Is the AIL professional?

The league was inaugurated in the 1990–91 season. The league is the second highest level of rugby union in Ireland, as professional teams representing the four provinces of Ireland play in the Pro14.

Does Ireland have a rugby league?

Rugby League Ireland (RLI) is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the great sport of Rugby League for the whole island of Ireland – we are tasked with growing our sport, running Domestic competitions, and managing Representative squads to compete internationally.

Who sponsors the All Ireland rugby league?

As title Sponsors of the Energia All-Ireland League, Energia have just launched a new app will act as an all-in-one hub of essential and engaging AIL information for players and supporters alike, available to download online at

What time is the rugby on today Ireland?

Kick off for the game is pencilled in for 8 pm.

Do AIL rugby players get paid?

Young players on their first contract with a province will earn about €40K. Academy players earn from €8-12K depending on their year. These are average salaries but some star players are on significantly higher amounts.

How many Irish rugby clubs are there?

56 clubs
There are currently approximately 95,000 rugby players in total in Ireland. There are 56 clubs affiliated to the Ulster Branch; 71 to the Leinster Branch; 59 to the Munster Branch and 23 to the Connacht Branch.

What is the Irish rugby league called?

National team The Ireland national rugby league team, known as the ‘Wolfhounds’, represents Ireland in rugby league football. The team is organised by Rugby League Ireland. The representative team is dominated by players from the Super League and sometimes includes players from the Australasian National Rugby League.

Is rugby league played in Scotland?

Rugby league is a comparatively minor sport in Scotland, dwarfed by the popularity of association football and rugby union, and to a lesser extent curling, ice hockey and shinty.

What does Guinness sponsor?

Guinness is the Title Sponsor and the Official Beer of the Guinness Six Nations.

What channel is Ireland rugby on today?

Yes, the game is being shown live on ITV with coverage starting at 4pm.

How much is Johnny Sexton paid?

around €650,000 every season
– IrishTimes Mar 2021 Ireland and Leinster outhalf Johnny Sexton has signed a one year extension to his IRFU contract up to the end of the 2021/22 season. Johnny Sexton’s current IRFU salary is believed to be around €650,000 every season.

Who are the top of Division 1A Ulster Bank League?

Lansdowne have extended their lead at the top of Division 1A to 13 points after out-half Scott Deasy drove them to a brilliant 38-8 bonus point victory over Clontarf. Fellow divisional leaders, Shannon, Malone and Old Crescent, were also victorious during 2018’s opening weekend of Ulster Bank League action.

What is the All-Ireland League in rugby?

All-Ireland League (rugby union) The All-Ireland League ( AIL ), known for sponsorship reasons as the Energia All-Ireland League, is the national league system for the 50 senior rugby union clubs in Ireland, covering both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The league was inaugurated in the 1990–91 season.

Who won the Ulster Bank League in 2018?

Fellow divisional leaders, Shannon, Malone and Old Crescent, were also victorious during 2018’s opening weekend of Ulster Bank League action. Ulster Bank League Results Service: Send UBL to 51444. To unsubscribe send the word STOP to 0876445950. Search #UBL on Twitter for club updates.

What was the new sponsorship deal between IRFU and Ulster Bank?

^ “IRFU and Ulster Bank Announce New Community Rugby Partnership”. SportsNews Ireland. 28 January 2011. Archived from the original on 12 January 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2011. ^ “IRFU secures new five-year sponsorship deal for All-Ireland League”. The42. 26 June 2019.