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AIB All Ireland League Fixtures

16th February 2007 By Munster Rugby

A full schedule of AIB All Ireland League action on Saturday, with plenty of top class action on the cards

AIB League Division 1:
Belfast Harlequins v St. Mary’s College, Deramore Park, 2.30
Blackrock College v Ballymena, Stradbrook, 2.30
Clontarf v Buccaneers, Castle Avenue, 2.30
Cork Constitution v Lansdowne, Temple Hill, 2.30
Galwegians v U.C.D., Crowley Park, 2.30
Garryowen v U.L. Bohemian, Dooradoyle, 2.30
Shannon v Dungannon, Thomond Park, 2.30
Terenure College v Dolphin, Lakelands, 2.30

Click here for up to date Division One League table

Division 2:
Bective Rangers v Suttonians, Donnybrook, 2.30
Co. Carlow v Dublin University, Oak Park, 2.30
Greystones v Malone, Dr. Hickey Park, 2.30
Midleton v D.L.S.P., Towns Park, 2.30
Old Belvedere v Barnhall, Anglesea Road, 2.30
Old Crescent v Highfield, Rosbrien, 2.30
U.C.C. v Thomond, Mardyke, 2.30
Young Munster v Clonakilty, Clifford Park, 2.30

Division 3:
Banbridge v Nenagh Ormond, Rifle Park, 2.30
Bruff v Old Wesley, Kilballyowen Park, 2.30
City of Derry v Sunday’s Well, Judge’s Road, 2.30
Connemara v Rainey Old Boys, Monastery Field, 2.30
Corinthians v Queens University, Corinthian Park, 2.30
Instonians v Ards, Shaws Bridge, 2.30
Portadown v Waterpark, Chambers Park, 2.30
Wanderers v Ballynahinch, Merrion Road, 2.30

AIB All Ireland League Preview
Ger Hodkinson PRO

Terenure College v Dolphin

17th February 2007


Referee: David Wilkinson (Ulster)

* RTE are due to have a camera at the game for the Against the Head programme, Monday at 8pm

Previous Results
1991/92 W10-06 (H) M Kiernan 2p & A McGonnell try
1992/93 L 12-16 (A) E O’Mahony 3 pen & dg
1993/94 L 09-14 (A) B Keary 3 pen
1994/95 L 12-18 (H) B O’Neill try & con, T Taylor try
1995/96 L 19-34 (A) P O’Donoghue, E Walsh tries Conor Mahony 2c

1997/98 L 10-23 (A) S Jackson try, Conor Mahony con & pen
2004/05 D 13-13 (A) T O’Leary try, J O’Mahony con & 2 pen
2006/07 L 24-29 (H) J Coughlan D Murphy tries, B Keeshan 4p &c

Form Guide:
Last Five AIB League Games: WWWLL
Last Five Home AIB League Games: WWLLW

Record Against Munster Clubs: P75, W33, D3, L39, 46% Success
Record at Home to Munster Clubs: P41, W23, D2, L16, 59% Success

  • Most capped player Girvan Dempsey.
  • Have scored three tries in four games so far this AIBL season and missed out on a bonus point on each occasion.
  • Won their last three Div. One matches.
  • Contracted Players – Girvan Dempsey, Brian Blaney- Alex Dunlop (Academy)
  • 2005/06 Most Points: D McAllister 168, Most tries James Blaney 17.
  • Most Points (to date) 2006/07: 31 Robert McCarthy- Tries 4 Alex Dunlop.
  • Terenure were due to play Dolphin in last season’s Div. Two Championship Final but the match never went ahead

Dolphin have scored the most penalties (23) in Division 1 to date this season- Terenure have scored the least (9).

Last Five AIB League Games: WLLWL
Last Five Away AIB League Games: WLLWL

Record Against Leinster Clubs: P87, W37, D7, L43, 47% Success
Record Away to Leinster Clubs: P42, W16, D1, L25, 39% Success

  • Barry Keeshan now has scored the same number of points as Conor Mahony (265)- he has also overtaken Mick Kiernan with the highest number of drop goals (4)
  • The last time that George Finn did not start for Dolphin was against Terenure in January 2006.
  • Dolphin won all five of their fixtures away in Leinster last season, this is the first trip to Leinster this season.

Top Try Scorers:
Peter Owens 3
Eric Moloney 3
George Finn 2
Tomas O’ Leary 2
James Coughlan 1
Gary Conway 1
David Harty 1
Ed Mills 1
Alan Daly 1
Rory McGrath 1
David Griffin 1

Points Scorer: Barry Keeshan- 88 points

Dolphin went c10 years without winning in Connacht (3 matches during the period)- the team that beat Ballina was as follows
Barry O’Neill, Richie Kelleher, Alan Byrne, Jack Clarke, Paddy O’Donohjue, Mick Kiernan, Paddy Murphy Owen Sheehy, Terry Kingston, Richie Abbott, Tom Keogh, Sean Killgrew, Mick Quaid, Eddie Walsh, John Waterman.
Sub John Ellis

Remaining Fixtures

Terenure (A) Garryowen (H) UL Bohs (H) Lansdowne (A) Shannon (A)
2 at home, 4 against sides above them.

Dolphin (H) Galwegians (A) Clontarf (H) Cork Con (A) St Mary’s (H)
3 at home, 4 against sides above them in the table.

Ballymena (H) Dungannon (A) Garryowen (A) Shannon (H) UL Bohs (H)
3 at home, all above them in the table

St Mary’s
Belfast Harlequins (A) UCD (H) Ballymena (H) Dungannon (A) Terenure (A)
2 at home, 3 against sides above them in the table

Clontarf (A) Cork Con (H) (B Harlequins (A) UCD (H) Lansdowne (A)
2 at home, 2 against top 4 sides, 1 against a side below them

Galwegians (A) St Mary’s (A) Cork Con (H) Buccaneers (A) B Harlequins (H)
2 at home, 1 of them against the top side, the other the bottom side.

Belfast Harlequins
St Mary’s (H) Lansdowne (A) Buccaneers (H) Ballymena (A) UCD (A)
2 at home but no games against a side in the top 6

Team News
Gary Conway, Ed Mills, Peter Owens, Eric Moloney, Kevin Lynch, Barry Keeshan, Gary O’Keeffe, Fergus Gately, Kieran Murray, John O’ Sullivan, Rory McGrath (Capt), Dave Harty, Donnchadha Murphy, George Finn, Alan Daly
Substitutes from
Shane Heffernan, Andrew O’ Driscoll, Richie McKinnie, Dave Pomeroy, John O’Mahony, Henry O’Flynn, Dave Kingston


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