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Rugby League Ireland | Elite League 2007-2009

RLI Elite League 2007

 PWDLPFPAPts
Treaty City Titans10820  40
Carlow Crusaders10730  38
North Dublin Eagles10514  26
Dublin Blues10406  15
Kildare Dragons10307  11

[2]

DateHome Team Away Team 

RLI Elite League 2008

 PWDLPFPAPts
*Treaty City Titans10721  35
*Carlow Crudsaders10621  33
North Dublin Eagles10514  27
Dublin City Exiles10433  27
Tullamore Knights10127  7
Portadown Pumas10217  6

[3]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Grand Final    
 Treaty City Titans8Carlow Crusaders24

[3]

RLI Elite League 2009

 PWDLPFPAPts
*Carlow Crusaders7601  12
*Treaty City Titans7601  12
*Tullamore Knights7403  8
*North Dublin Eagles7304  6
Dublin City Exiles7106  2
Laois Panthers7106  2

[6]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Semi-Finals   
 Treaty City Titans70North Dublin Eagles0
 Carlow Crusaders68Tullamore Knights10
 Grand Final    
 Carlow Crusaders26Treaty City Titans33

Report

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Rugby League in Ireland dates back to the 1990s when a number of Rugby Union players formed the Dublin Blues as a way of keeping fit over the Rugby Union off-season. They entered the Challenge Cup in England, the Rugby League equivalent of Association Football’s FA Cup.

By the 2000s an Irish League was up and running on a provincial basis with an All-Ireland Playoff at the end of the season. In 2006 there were enough teams playing to create a separate All-Ireland Premiership for the top clubs.

In 2007 this Premiership was narrowly won by Treaty City Titans of Limerick, with a 2 point advantage over Carlow Crusaders. The next year they again won the Premiership, but fell short in the Grand Final, losing 24-6 to rivals Carlow Crusaders.The 2009 Premiership was again hotly contested by Treaty City and Carlow.

Following the 2009 season the Irish Rugby League again reverted to a single-tier provincial league system with the Provincial Champions contesting the All-Ireland Playoffs.

References

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Images

[1] Rugby League Planet (2017) Rugby League Ireland Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.rugbyleagueplanet.com/images/nations/ireland/rlireland.jpg [Accessed 10 July 2017]

Websites

[2] Web Archive – Rugby League Ireland (2007) Current Table – Lucozade Elite League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20071118170259/http://www.rli.ie [Accessed 18 April 2017]

[3] Web Archive – Rugby League Ireland (2008) Carnegie League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20081210151436/http://www.rli.ie [Accessed 18 April 2017]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Declan Mulcahy, Vinny Kingston and Brendan Farrell

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 23 December 2018

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and INAWSA 2018

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved.

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