The Community Series is expected to be a “one-off” competition set up to give clubs a controlled return to rugby following the shutdown of all sports activities in March 2020 due to the Covid 19 outbreak.
The men’s Community series will feature 50 clubs playing over seven provincial conferences as follows: Connacht, Leinster 1, Leinster 2, Munster 1, Munster 2, Ulster 1, Ulster 2.
We’ll largely be covering teams in Ulster 1, Ulster 2, Leinster 1 and Munster 1. We are still waiting to hear what’s happening with the women’s teams in Connact to see if we can combine men’s and women’s coverage there.
About the Community Series
From the IRFU
- The Community Series will be a bespoke IRFU competition for All-Ireland League Clubs for the 2020/21 season only.
- It will be administered at provincial level in a league format where clubs may only compete against clubs from within their conference.
- Each conference will only contain clubs from the same province.
- The men’s conferences will be contested only by All-Ireland League clubs.
- The first placed team in a conference will receive a trophy as conference champions.
- Conference placings will also determine which three teams qualify for All Ireland cup competitions to be played during Stage 2.
- Connacht conference will see the top three finishing teams qualify. Leinster, Munster and Ulster conferences will see the top two teams from Conference 1 and the top team from Conference 2 qualify.
- Each conference will commence on September 26th and conclude no later than 12th December with a reserve date of December 19th
Connacht Conference: Ballina, Buccaneers, Galway Corinthians, Galwegians, Sligo.
Leinster Conference(s): Blackrock College, Clontarf, Dublin University, Enniscorthy, Greystones, Lansdowne, Naas, Navan, Malahide, MU Barnhall, Old Belvedere, Old Wesley, Skerries, St. Mary’s College, Terenure College, Tullamore, UCD, Wanderers.
Munster Conference(s): Bruff, Cashel, Clonmel, Cork Constitution, Dolphin, Garryowen, Highfield, Midleton, Nenagh Ormond, Old Crescent, Shannon, Sundays Well, UCC, UL Bohemian, Young Munster.
Ulster Conference(s): Bangor, Ballymena, Ballynahinch, Banbridge, Belfast Harlequins, City Of Armagh, City Of Derry, Dungannon, Malone, Omagh Academicals, Queen’s University, Rainey Old Boys.
Fixtures and Results
Fixtures and results in the conferences we are covering are below in the sortable table.
The season was paused by the IRFU on 15th October 2020 for, as yet, an unknown period of time. We have classified fixtures for the weekends of 17th and 24th October as 0 – 0 draws. When this is confirmed, or otherwise, we’ll update league tables accordingly.
|St Mary’s College||3||0||1||2||-11||1||3|
|City of Armagh||3||2||1||0||50||1||11|
|Rainey Old Boys||3||1||1||1||-42||0||6|
|City Of Derry||3||0||3||0||0||0||6|