#EnergiaAIL Women’s Division Final: What You Need To Know

Blackrock College take on Railway Union in tonight’s Energia All-Ireland League Women’s Division final. Here are some of the key things you need to know about the title decider.

Where?

Energia Park, Donnybrook.

When?

Friday, December 9, kick-off 7.45pm.

Tickets:

Student and OAP tickets cost €5, with adult tickets costing €10.

Tickets must be purchased online via the Leinster Rugby ticket portal. There will be no cash accepted at the turnstiles at Energia Park.

To purchase tickets go to: URL: https://bit.ly/AILWDFINAL

Broadcast

Live on TG4 and the TG4 Player.

Preview Content

#EnergiaAIL Final Preview: Blackrock College v Railway Union

Route To The Final: Blackrock College

Route To The Final: Railway Union

Captain’s Comments: Blackrock College

Captain’s Comments: Railway Union

Throwback To 2021/22 Final

Energia All-Ireland League Women’s Division Scoring Charts

Match Officials

Referee: Padraic Reidy (IRFU)
Assistant Referee 1: Colm Roche (IRFU); Assistant Referee 2: Katie Byrne (IRFU)
Television Match Official: Mark Patton (IRFU)

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Report Lays Foundation For Participation Strategy – Greensmith

The IRFU Women in Rugby Report, which was published on Thursday, paves the way for a strategy to build opportunities at every level of participation for girls and women including a new look for the Women’s Division of the Energia All-Ireland League.

Independent Review Sets A Positive Pathway For Women’s Rugby In Ireland

Speaking at the launch of the report IRFU Women’s Development Manager Amanda Greensmith outlined some of the areas of focus for the future,  “We have made significant progress in a lot of areas, this Report also highlights the opportunity to grow the women’s game further in a sustainable fashion throughout the country which incorporates Mini, Age Grade and Adult rugby, with solid connections in Schools and Third Level.”

Download the Women In Rugby Report HERE

The report will form the basis for further consultation with rugby clubs about the proposed new structure of the Women’s Division of the All-Ireland League which the report makes clear is not meeting the needs of the club game.

Fiona Steed, Chair of the IRFU’s Women’s Sub-Committee, spoke about the plans, ‘This was an area that was explored in-depth and the biggest thing to come out of that is that the current Women’s All-Ireland League is not fit for purpose and the steering group agreed with that.

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