The Energia All-Ireland Leagues kick off in October
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In the Energia Women’s All-Ireland League Champions Railway Union start their journey with a trip to the newly promoted Suttonians while UL Bohs travel to Malone – who now become Ulster’s first club with a Men’s and Women’s team in the top flight of the domestic game.
Double header matches with the Men’s and Women’s sides proved popular last season and this has been included again this season with 12 games scheduled.
The first of these double headers take place on the opening weekend of the Women's Division 1A with Malone at home to UL Bohs and Old Belvedere at home to Cooke.
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Speaking about the fixtures IRFU Rugby Competition Manager Kevin Beggs outlined the work that goes into the fixtures,
" We are very pleased to include more Friday Night Lights and double header games – they are popular with club members and teams alike as they meet the changing needs of our players.
We received many requests from clubs prior to the fixtures being finalised and we have incorporated as many of those as possible.
I’d like to thank all the clubs and the League committee for their work on delivering these fixtures and we look forward to an exciting Energia All-Ireland League season ahead."
Commenting on the fixtures, Gary Ryan Managing Director Energia Customer Solutions , said:
"We are really looking forward to the start of the Energia All-Ireland Leagues and to working with the IRFU and the clubs to deliver future success at grassroots level."