Cork Constitution players celebrate after their victory over Clontarf in the final of the All-Ireland League Division 1A at the Aviva stadium. Photograph:   Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Cork Constitution 28 Clontarf 13 Cork Constitution’s ruthless precision in taking try-scoring opportunities and the capacity to absorb the late withd(...)

Joey Carbery lifts the Ulster Bank League trophy in 2016. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Club rugby has been liberally populated with international stars of the future based on the specific evidence of recent semi-finals and finals in the (...)

Lansdowne prop Ian Prendiville scored his first try in his 102nd appearance for the club in the  All-Ireland League Division 1A match against Dublin University at  College Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Second-half tries from Jason Higgins and replacement Patrick Casey steered Division 1A leaders Cork Constitution to a deserved 34-14 bonus-point win o(...)

UCC’s Cian Bohane in action with Andy Marks of UCD during UCD’s 39-28 victory at Belfield, UCD, Dublin, on Saturday. Photograph:  Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Cork Constitution and UCD are the early leaders in All-Ireland League Division 1A following an opening round which produced five home wins, including (...)

Cork Constitution’s Niall Kenneally with Lansdowne’s Ian Prendiville at the Aviva Stadium ahead of Sunday’s final. Photograph: Inpho

Cork Constitution v Lansdowne, Aviva stadium, Sunday, 3pm – Live RTÉ For some, the All-Ireland League final represents a stepping stone into the prof(...)

Lansdowne’s Alan Peter Beirne scores a try. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Cork Constitution 12 Lansdowne 32 Three tries in the third quarter propelled Lansdowne to a long-awaited Ulster Bank Bateman Cup title - the club’s (...)

Lansdowne’s Charlie Butterworth is tackled by  Gerard Sweeney with Brian Hayes of Cork Constitution during the Ulster Bank League Division 1A game at the  Aviva Stadium back pitch. Photograph:   Bryan Keane/Inpho

Lansdowne 24 Cork Constitution 10 Defending Ulster Bank League champions Cork Constitution suffered their second defeat of the new season as Lansdown(...)

Cork Constitution’s Niall Kenneally and team-mates celebrate the Division 1A final victory over Clontarf at the Aviva. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Last weekend Cork Constitution retained the Cork Charity Cup – one of four trophies they won in a remarkable 2016-2017 season. They also triumphed in(...)

Ballynahinch’s Jonny Murphy and Ballymena’s James Beattie in action during the Division 1B clash at Ballymacarn Park. Photograph: Declan Roughan/Inpho/Presseye

It proved to be another memorable visit to the capital for Cork Constitution on Saturday as they ran out comprehensive 30-10 winners over a disappoint(...)

Eamon Mills of Lansdowne runs in for his side’s first try at Trinity. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin University 14 Lansdowne 25 Dublin University’s spell at the top of Division 1A lasted just a week after Lansdowne consigned the high-flying st(...)

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