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2019-20 All Ireland Cup Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC Tullamore RFC

All Ireland Plate. Cooke 41 Tullamore 12

Cooke Women powered to a 41 – 12 win against Tullamore in the semi final of the All Ireland Plate on Saturday evening at Shaws Bridge.  Cooke got off to the best of starts with Eliza Downey crossing out wide to open the scoring. Further tries followed from Naomi McCullagh and Delores Hughes, all converted […]

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2019-20 All Ireland Cup Club Rugby Women Old Belvedere RFC Suttonians RFC

Energia All Ireland Cup. Old Belvedere 25 Suttonians 22

Old Belvedere progressed to the final of the All Ireland Cup after a dramatic and entertaining semi-final against Suttonians at Ollie Campbell Park on a perfect evening for rugby in Dublin 4. [pullquote]Report and images by JC Sports Photography[/pullquote] Suttonians started brightly, forcing a couple of early penalties and having the bulk of possession and […]

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2019-20 All Ireland Cup Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC Old Belvedere RFC

Energia AI Cup Cooke 22 Old Belvedere 50

Old Belvedere returned to D4 with an Energia All Ireland Cup Semi Final place in their back pocket after a first half blitz against Cooke at Shaw’s Bridge on Sunday afternoon.  The visitors were quick out of the block as Kathryn Dane sent Fiona Tuite under the posts after four minutes for Jemma Jackson to […]

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2019-20 All Ireland Cup Club Rugby Women Malone RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Energia AI Cup Malone 0 UL Bohemian 48

UL Bohemian returned to Limerick on Saturday evening with an Energia All Ireland Cup Semi Final in the bag after a comprehensive 0 – 48 win at Gibson Park against Malone.  Malone continued to add to their experience in their journey of discovery through senior rugby and they were competitive for large parts of this […]

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2018-19 All Ireland Cup City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Garryowen FC

Club Men: City of Armagh 21 Garryowen 45 (Bateman Cup)

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2018-19 All Ireland Cup Blackrock College RFC Club Rugby Women UL Bohemian RFC

Club Women: UL Bohemian 17 Blackrock 5 (Cup Final)

UL Bohemian will now have their sights firmly set on a League and Cup double after picking up their sixth Women’s All Ireland Cup after a hard fought win against Blackrock College at Ashbourne on Saturday afternoon. The clubs will go head to head again in two weeks time in Limerick when they meet in […]

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2018-19 All Ireland Cup Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC Tralee RFC

Club Women: Cooke 15 Tralee 10 (Shield Final)

The second final at Ashbourne on Saturday afternoon featured AIL side Cooke RFC Women against promotion chasing Tralee RFC Women with the Belfast girls edging an entertaining encounter in the Shield Final. An all action display from Cooke youngster Vicky Irwin pushed the game in favour of AIL side. Irwin kicked the decisive five points […]

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2018-19 All Ireland Cup Club Rugby Women Old Belvedere RFC Railway Union RFC

Club Women: Railway Union 25 Old Belvedere 8 (Plate Final)

It was a busy day at Ashbourne RFC yesterday, Saturday 30th March, as Ireland Women’s former base hosted the Women’s All Ireland Cup, Plate and Shield finals. First up we had the, first of two, AIL play off semi final rehearsals as  Railway Union played Old Belvedere in the Plate Final. The teams are due […]

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All Ireland Cup Club Rugby Women Malone RFC Tralee RFC

Club Women: Malone 5 Tralee 24 (All Ireland Shield)

An impressive Tralee side came out on top against Malone in an entertaining Women’s All Ireland Shield Quarter Final match on Saturday evening at Gibson Park. Malone started the game strongly but, after rebuffing the home sides initial attacks Tralee broke quickly up field for Christine Arthur to open the scoring close to the posts. […]

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2018-19 All Ireland Cup Blackrock College RFC Club Rugby Women Old Belvedere RFC

Club Women: Blackrock College 15 Old Belvedere 0 (WAIC)

Blackrock College progress to the semi finals of the All Ireland Cup following a 15 – 0 win against, Dublin rivals, Old Belvedere on Saturday evening at Stradbrook. Irish International Jackie Shiels did the damage, knocking over a first half penalty before scoring a converted try at the start of the second. Meabh Scally completed […]

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All Ireland Cup Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC Suttonians RFC

Club Women: Suttonians 15 Cooke 5 (WAICUP)

Suttonians Women RFC caused a major shock in the opening round of the Women’s All Ireland Cup with a 15 – 5 win against AIL side Cooke. The home side set the tone going straight for the line from kick off. Scrum half Kristina Aprahamian crossed for the first and the home side could have chalked […]

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All Ireland Cup Ballynahinch RFC Club Rugby Women St Mary's College RFC

Club Women: Ballynahinch 0 St Mary’s 36 (WAICUP)

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All Ireland Cup Club Rugby Women

Club Women: All Ireland Cup Preview

The Women’s All Ireland Cup kicks off this weekend with three Ulster clubs involved in the opening round which takes place on Sunday 13th January. The leading AIL sides, UL Bohemian, Railway Union and Old Belvedere have been awarded a first round bye, the remaining fixtures are as follows. 13:00 Shannon v Blackrock College Coonagh […]

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All Ireland Cup Blackrock College RFC Club Rugby Women Railway Union RFC St Mary's College RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Women’s All Ireland Cup Finals

The Women’s All Ireland Cup Finals were completed this weekend to much publicity and fanfare! Women AIL Cup Final: Railway Union 33 UL Bohemian 3 In the Cup Final, Railway Union took a massive step towards a possible League and Cup double with a convincing 33 – 3 win against their main rivals and defending […]

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All Ireland Cup Club Rugby Women Old Belvedere RFC Railway Union RFC

Women’s All Ireland Cup: Railway Union 19 Old Belvedere 7

We popped along to Park Avenue on a cold and damp Friday evening to catch up with the delayed All Ireland Cup Semi Final match between Railway Union and Old Belvedere. Belvo have been the form team in the Women’s All Ireland League over the last couple of months so I was keen to have […]

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All Ireland Cup Club Rugby Women

Women’s All Ireland Cups Wrap.

It’s a pity, as the Women’s Club game in Ireland continues to diminish, that these competitions don’t get a bit more coverage. Mind you we’re ones to complain as we didn’t get to a single cup match over the weekend due to logistical problems and clashes with other competitions we were already scheduled to cover.  […]

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All Ireland Cup Club Rugby Women

Women’s All Ireland Cup Previews.

There are a raft of Women’s All Ireland competitions this weekend as the Cup, Shield and Trophy reach the semi final stages.  Well, I say this weekend, but the Railway Union v Old Belvedere Cup match has been pushed back to 9th March. In the Cup, it’s the top four of the All Ireland League […]

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All Ireland Cup Club Rugby Women

Women’s All Ireland Cup Update.

The Women’s All Ireland Senior and Junior Cups progressed almost unnoticed last week. Mind you with a few bye’s and and few walkovers both the organisers and the clubs could work a bit harder to raise the profile and the participation in what should be one of Ireland Women’s Rugby showpiece events. It’s a pity […]

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All Ireland Cup Ballincollig RFC Club Rugby Women Malone RFC

All Ireland Cup: Malone 12 Ballincollig 36

Cork outfit Ballincollig returned home with the spoils following a 12 – 36 win against Malone in an entertaining All Ireland Junior Cup match at Gibson Park on Sunday afternoon. The match was closer than the scoreline suggests with the Cork side pulling away in the last quarter. However, the Malone team were unable to […]

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All Ireland Cup Club Rugby Women

Women: All Ireland Senior and Junior Cup Preview

Busy old Weekend at FRU headquarters. Not only have we the Schools Cup and Towns Cup on Saturday but the Women’s All Ireland Cup and Shield Quarter finals are up on Sunday. We’ll some of them are. Railway Union and Blackrock re-fixed their game to Wednesday at Park Avenue and Railway came away with the […]

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All Ireland Cup City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Cork Constitution FC

Bateman Cup: City of Armagh 13 Cork Constitution 20

A strong performance from City of Armagh was not enough to prevent Cork Constitution reaching the final of the Bateman Cup for the sixth year in a row. The Division 1A side squeezed through 13-20 in an exciting encounter at The Palace Grounds. Cork Con exerted early pressure and opened the scoring after twelve minutes […]

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All Ireland Cup Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC Malone RFC

All Ireland Cup: Malone 0 Cooke 57

Cooke ran out comfortable winners against Malone in the rearranged All Ireland Cup Round One match on Wednesday evening at Gibson Park. I had predicted, and indeed hoped for, a closer score but the moving of the fixture probably hit Malone harder than Cooke and the Cooke team decided to give most of their first […]

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All Ireland Cup Club Rugby Women

Women’s All Ireland Cup Review

We are looking to make Tuesday our Women’s Rugby Day on The Front Row Union so, for the remainder of this season we’ll be publishing the bulk of our women’s content on Tuesday mornings, plus we’ll look at bringing in regular features on the Women’s game. Unfortunately, we had planned to have two AIL Cup […]

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All Ireland Cup Blackrock College RFC Club Rugby Women UL Bohemian RFC

Women’s All Ireland Cup: UL Bohemians 26 Blackrock 17

The Women’s All Ireland Cup Final was held in Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Sunday afternoon between UL Bohemians and Blackrock. These teams have met already twice this season in the All Ireland League with UL Bohemians coming out on top, but Blackrock looked keen to make amends. Report by Aishling O’Connell. We did find an Ulster connection […]