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AIL 2021/22 Fixtures Confirmed – SportsNewsIreland

Fixtures have been confirmed for the upcoming 2021/22 Energia All-Ireland League (AIL) season.

The motion will get underway with a full spherical of the Women’s All-Ireland League on Saturday, September twenty fifth.

The males’s league will return per week afterward October 2nd, with all 50 males’s sides beginning their season that weekend.

The default kick-off occasions for males’s video games will likely be 2:30 pm on Saturdays and 5 pm on Saturdays for girls’s video games however will be adjusted based mostly on the agreed desire of taking part groups.

Speaking concerning the launch of fixtures, IRFU Competitions Manager Kevin Beggs mentioned: “We are delighted to announce agency fixtures for all 60 taking part groups within the Energia All-Ireland League for the 2021/22 season.

“For clubs and their supporters, it means a lot to have dates to put in the diary and the chance to get back pitchside and enjoy the very best that club rugby has to offer.”

The full checklist of fixtures is out there to view on https://www.irishrugby.ie/energiaail.

Briggs mentioned that the fixture checklist is balanced to fulfill the wants of golf equipment throughout the upcoming season.

The IRFU Competitions Manager additionally said that golf equipment will play localised video games in preparation for the league’s openers.

“It will be preceded by localised matches in September to whet the appetite for the All-Ireland action to come.”

Women’s All-Ireland League

Two new sides will be a part of the ladies’s ranks for the 2021/22 season – Ballincollig and Wicklow – and each can have residence benefit in Round One.

Ballincollig will welcome Suttonians to Tanner Park whereas Wicklow will play host to Old Belvedere.

Defending Champions Railway Union will meet 2019 runners up UL Bohemian on October twenty third, two and a half years after they met within the final Women’s AIL closing.

A nine-game common ladies’s season will conclude on December eleventh with a one-off modified format starting on January fifteenth 2022.

A Top 4 Round-Robin will lead into semi-finals and a closing to find out the 2021/22 Energia Women’s All-Ireland League Champions.

The backside six sides may even be put right into a round-robin system separate from the highest 4 and can compete for a one-off trophy following play-offs.

Dates for the Energia Women’s All-Ireland League playoffs are topic to affirmation to keep away from any clashes with the as-yet-to-be introduced fixtures for the 2022 Women’s Six Nations Championship Fixtures.

The ring-fencing of all 10 taking part groups will likely be retained as deliberate for the subsequent two seasons because the IRFU proceed to help the event and long-term sustainability of taking part groups.

The Energia Women’s All-Ireland Cup may even return this season with particulars to be introduced sooner or later.

Men’s AIL

In the Men’s AIL, there will likely be an 18-game common season that can run up till April ninth 2022 and a closing set for Sunday, May 1st 2022.

This transfer was made after a majority of golf equipment voted to return to the earlier format of the Men’s AIL.

Cork Constitution are the final winners of the Men’s Energia AIL and kick off the defence of their 2018/19 title away to Garryowen.

By the time we get to our Energia All-Ireland League finals in May 2022, it’s going to have been three years since these prestigious trophies have been final lifted. It’s constructing as much as be a really particular season certainly.”

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