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AIL Match Reports

Peter Sullivan
April 18, 2019
Sullivan Sets New Club Record Despite Loss To Clontarf

Lansdowne lost out in the “Winner Takes Home Advantage” stakes in the final round 18 of the All Ireland League on the Aviva Stadium back pitch last Saturday. From what had been regarded before the kick off as a tight…

April 10, 2019
J1 v Old Wesley – Match Report

Lansdowne went into Sunday’s Metro Cup decider versus Old Wesley with a double to play for having beaten the same opponents in the league final only week previously. Both sides had also beaten each other at home during the regular…

April 9, 2019
Lansdowne Secure Bonus Point Win Over Garryowen

Lansdowne celebrated the Club’s inaugural President’s Charity Day in style with a seven-try blitz against Garryowen in a most entertaining match on the Aviva back pitch last Saturday. There is little doubt that the Headquarters club have made the new…

February 27, 2019
Terenure’s Fight For Survival Sees Off Lansdowne Challenge

Scott Deasy’s 100th All-Ireland League appearance was destined not to be a happy one as the AIL Title holders went down to a 35-26 loss against a battling Terenure College side at Lakelands Park last Saturday. Not for the first time…

February 19, 2019
Lansdowne Prove Too Strong For Fiesty Shannon

After six seasons in Division 1B, during which they were at one time staring down the barrel of a drop into Division 2A of the AIL, the famous Shannon Club deservedly took their place back at the top table this…

January 29, 2019
Lansdowne Lose To Leeside Students In The Mardyke

Arriving in Cork on the back of a nine-match winning streak, Lansdowne were the bookies favourites to complete the season double over the Leeside students, who were languishing second from bottom of the league. Instead, it was the College side…

January 22, 2019
Lansdowne and Dublin University Serve Up 15 Try AIL Cracker

What a cracker of a match! The elements, which had condemned the first meeting between these two sides in mid-December to a water-boarding forward slog, relented this time and conditions were nigh perfect for winter rugby. The outcome was a…

January 15, 2019
Lansdowne Fail To Progress To Bateman Cup Final

A match similar in many ways to the AIL game between the two sides last October – cold and wet, with a wind sweeping the rain in from the city end of the Dooradoyle ground. A similar outcome, too, with…

December 18, 2018
Lansdowne Prevail In Tough Test Against Trinity

Lansdowne travelled to College Park to face a Trinity side coming off the back of an impressive win away to Clontarf. Lansdowne were looking to close out 2018 with their 7th straight AIL victory. The weather at College was typically wet, windy and dreary…

December 4, 2018
Lansdowne secure bonus point win against Shannon in Thomond

There was a time when a visit to Limerick to take on the Shannon Club in the AIL would have been looked forward to with some trepidation.   Nine-times All-Ireland title winners, Shannon still hold the record for the greatest…

November 6, 2018
Lansdowne Claim Back To Back Away Wins Over Young Munster

Having stormed the Cookie’s Limerick Citadel for the first time in seven attempts last season by a 27-24 score line, it was going to take another massive effort to repeat the exercise this time around. And another massive effort it…

November 1, 2018
Fantastic Game Of Rugby As Lansdowne Prevail Over Cork Con

Cork Con must be forgiven if they felt a strong sense of deja vu last Saturday in Lansdowne Road as they were taken apart by yet another young out-half whose stunning debut for his club set him apart as a…

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