Saturday, September 29, 2012

Ulster Bank League kickoff

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Best wishes to all clubs in the All Ireland League as the season gets underway this weekend…there were already some matches under lights last night.

As sources of information go, the internet remains an extremely poor way to keep in touch with the AIL.  What is clearly needed is a website that is 100% dedicated to just the league itself.  Or at very least, a site that gives comprehensive coverage of Division 1A, treating each match as if it were a Pro12 contest with starting lineup announcements, pre- and post-match interviews with players and coaches, and up-to-the minute reports & stats from the league.

“So you’re the blogger, why not set it up yourself?” I hear you cry. I’d be very happy to, but I definitely couldn’t do it alone, it would need to be a joint project with other content providers as well as of course co-operation from the league and competing clubs.  Something to definitely ponder for the future.

In the meantime, here are some ways you can follow the league…if you have any others, please let me know and I will add them to the list.

IFRU website

boards.ie thread

Knockon.ie

If twitter is your thing, I have created a couple of lists to keep track of club’s feeds.  Word of warning though – not every club embraces the internet, and proper utilisation of twitter varies from the likes of Young Munster & St Mary’s (excellent) to Cork Con (website looks like it was built in 1995).

But here are links to the lists should you want to follow them anyway.

ULSTER BANK LEAGUE DIVISION 1A LIST

“HARPIN ON RUGBY TIMES” LIST – every rugby club on the island of Ireland (if I’m missing one let me know!)

Try and get to a game if you can! JLP

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