The fixtures for both the Women’s and Men’s 2019 Energia All-Ireland Rugby have been released.
A Limerick Derby kicks off proceedings on October 4th with the Friday night clash between UL Bohs and Old Cresent in UL.
Division 1A Champions, Cork Con begin their campaign by welcoming Garryowen to Tom Clifford Park while finalists Clontarf travel to Limerick to take on Young Munster on the same day.
In Division 1B, Shannon welcome Old Belvedere to Thomond Park on October 5th.
Bruff travel to City of Derry for their first game in Division 2C.
The full set of fixtures can be found in the link below!
In the Women’s AIL, UL Bohs will be on the road in their opening game as they face Malone in Belfast.
Bohs are Limerick’s sole representative in the top tier of Women’s club rugby with a full list of their fixtures in the link below.
Speaking about the fixtures announcement, IRFU Rugby Competition Manager Kevin Beggs outlined the work that goes into the scheduling across the six divisions, saying:
We are very pleased to include more Friday Night Lights and double header games – they are popular with club members and teams alike as they meet the changing needs of our players.
“We received many requests from clubs prior to the fixtures being finalised and we have incorporated as many of those as possible.
“I’d like to thank all the clubs and the All-Ireland League committee for their work on delivering these fixtures and we look forward to an exciting Energia All-Ireland League season ahead.”
Gary Ryan, Managing Director of Energia Customer Solutions, added:
We are really looking forward to the start of the Energia All-Ireland Leagues and to working with the IRFU and the clubs to deliver future success at grassroots level.”