Rugby

Rugby Union is one of the four most popular team sports in Ireland, after Soccer, Gaelic Football and Hurling. There is a Pro League operating at the highest level with teams in Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connacht as well as Scotland, Wales, Italy and South Africa, the top teams of which qualify for the Champions Cup involving the Top French and English sides.

There is also an All-Ireland League for Club sides below this and Four Provincial Leagues below this again. Women’s Rugby has gained in popularity in recent decades and there is an All-Ireland League fed by Provincial Leagues. Variations on the sport include Rugby Sevens, Tag & Touch Rugby (non-contact) and Wheelchair Rugby.

Below you will find links to the Results and Tables for a variety of competitions.

The Irish Rugby Football Union governs Rugby Union on the island of Ireland, running the All-Ireland League, and sending International Teams to the 6 Nations, World Cup and various other International Rugby Board competitions.

Irish Rugby Football Union

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IRFU Rugby Union

Irish Rugby Football Union

IRFU All Ireland League (Overviews):

Irish Rugby Football Union All-Ireland League Division 1 1991-1998

Irish Rugby Football Union All-Ireland League Division 1 1998-2009

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International Rugby Board

International Rugby Board

IRB Rugby World Cup; 6 Nations; Autumn Nations Cup

IRB Rugby World Cup

IRB Pacific Zone Qualifying (Editions): 1998-1999

IRB Europe Zone Qualifying(Editions):1998-1999

IRB Africa Zone Qualifying (Editions):1998-1999

IRB Americas Zone Qualifying (Editions): 1998-1999

IRB Asia Zone Qualifying (Editions): 1998-1999

6 Nations

Guinness Men’s 6 Nations (Results): 2021

Autumn Nations Cup

ANC (Seasons): 2020

Celtic Rugby

Pro 12 Rugby 2010-2017

Guinness Pro 14 Rugby 2017-Present

Pro14 Rugby (Seasons): 2020-21

Pro 14 Rainbow Cup (Seasons): 2021

World Rugby

IRB Major Rugby Leagues (Season Tables): 2019-20

Picture Credit: Paulo Bona / Shutterstock.com PARIS, FRANCE-SEPTEMBER 22, 2007: irish and french players with fighting for the ball during the match France vs Ireland, of the Rugby World Cup, in Paris. [Accessed 4 May 2021]

Women’s Rugby

Women’s Rugby

6 Nations; IRFU; Leinster Rugby

Women’s 6 Nations Rugby Championship

Women’s 6 Nations Rugby Championship 2017-2020

Womens 6 Nations Rugby Championship 2007-2016

Guinness 6 Nations Rugby Women (Seasons): 2020

IRFU Women’s All-Ireland League (Seasons): 2017-18

Leinster Rugby Women’s Leagues

Leinster Rugby | Women’s Division 1 2012-2018

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Leinster Rugby

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Leinster Senior League

Leinster Rugby

Leinster Senior League (Seasons): 1990-91

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Leinster Junior Club

Leinster Rugby

Leinster Junior 1 Club (Seasons): 1990-91

Leinster Junior 2 Club (Seasons): 1990-91

Leinster Junior 3 Club (Seasons): 1990-91

Leinster Junior 4 Club (Seasons): 1990-91

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Leinster Junior League

Leinster Rugby

Leinster Junior 1 League (Seasons): 1990-91

Leinster Junior 2 League (Seasons): 1990-91

Leinster Junior 3 League (Seasons): 1990-91

Leinster Junior 4 League (Seasons): 1990-91

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Leinster Junior Leagues (Provincial)

Leinster Rugby

Leinster Midlands League (Seasons): 1990-91

Leinster Junior 2 Midlands League (Seasons): 1990-91

Leinster Junior 2 Southeast League (Seasons): 1990-91

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Connacht Rugby

Connacht Senior League

Connacht Senior League

Connacht Senior League (Seasons): 1990-91

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Rugby Sevens

IRFU Rugby Sevens

IRFU Rugby Sevens

Irish Rugby Football Union | Rugby Sevens Festival 2017

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Tag Rugby

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Munster Tag Rugby

IRFU Tag Rugby

Ballincollig RFC

Ballincollig RFC Tuesday  (Seasons): 2008-09 2011-12 2012-13 2015-16 2017-18

Ballincollig RFC Wednesday  (Seasons): 2017-18

Ballincollig RFC Thursday  (Seasons): 2015-16

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Touch Rugby

IRFU Touch Association

IRFU Ireland Touch Association (Seasons): 2016

Picture Credit: [3] MVP Sports Branding (2012) ITA Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.mvpsportsbranding.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/ITA-large.jpg [Accessed 15 November 2016]