Men’s Community Series 2020

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.

Conference Standings

TeamPWDLPDBPPTS
Dublin University330034214
Clontarf220035210
Old Wesley320114210
Lansdowne2200519
UCD2101315
Terenure College3012-1235
Naas3102-2615
St Mary’s College3012-1113
Old Belvedere3003-4211

TeamPWDLPDBPPTS
Young Munster330088214
Cork Constitution321046212
U.C.C.31111528
Cashel RFC3111-517
Highfield3030006
Garryowen3021-1204
Shannon3012-5024
Old Crescent3012-8213

TeamPWDLPDBPPTS
City of Armagh321050111
Queens University321012010
Ballynahinch3102837
Rainey Old Boys3111-4206
Banbridge3021-904
Malone3012-1913
TeamPWDLPDBPPTS
Dungannon321024111
Belfast Harlequins31203119
Bangor3201-1919
City Of Derry3030006
Omagh Academicals3012-824
Ballymena3012-2813

Associated Posts

Club Men: Rainey Old Boys 17 Malone 10 Community Series U1
Club Men: Rainey Old Boys 17 Malone 10 Community Series U1

Club Men: Omagh Academicals 10 Dungannon 13 Community Series U2
Club Men: Omagh Academicals 10 Dungannon 13 Community Series U2

Club Men: Ballynahinch 17 Queen’s University 20 Community Series U1.
Club Men: Ballynahinch 17 Queen’s University 20 Community Series U1.

Club Men: Old Wesley 30 Old Belvedere 18 Community Series L1
Club Men: Old Wesley 30 Old Belvedere 18 Community Series L1

Club Men: Bangor 41 Ballymena 34 Community Series U2
Club Men: Bangor 41 Ballymena 34 Community Series U2

Club Men. Community Series Week 3 Preview
Club Men. Community Series Week 3 Preview

Club Men: Ballynahinch 21 Armagh 22 Community Series
Club Men: Ballynahinch 21 Armagh 22 Community Series

Club Men: Malone 17 Ballynahinch 29 Conference 1
Club Men: Malone 17 Ballynahinch 29 Conference 1

Club Men: Community Series Week 1 Preview.
Club Men: Community Series Week 1 Preview.

Club Men: Belfast Harlequins 28 Queen’s University 17 Preseason
Club Men: Belfast Harlequins 28 Queen’s University 17 Preseason

Club Men: Ballymena 10 City of Armagh 43 Preseason
Club Men: Ballymena 10 City of Armagh 43 Preseason

Club Men: Malone 19 Queen’s University 40 Preseason
Club Men: Malone 19 Queen’s University 40 Preseason