Documentary about the history of the All-Ireland Rugby League (Energia AIL)
To celebrate the anniversary of the All Ireland League, we are looking back at its 30 year contribution to Irish sport and culture.
With this documentary, we look at the origins of the league, its contribution to local communities, and what the future holds for Irish club rugby. Featuring Keith Earls, Gordon D’Arcy, Niamh Briggs and more.
Check out ep. 4 ‘The Next Chapter' now or catch up with the earlier episodes below.
Our rugby heroes don't just play on the pitch. They are the fans in the stand, the coaches on the side-lines, and the volunteers making it happen. There's so much hard-work that goes into every #EnergiaAIL club and so many people that have not only had a hugely positive impact on their club, but their entire community. This is for the heroes of the league.
Club rugby in Ireland brings people together, forming bonds that last a lifetime. Young and old, home and abroad, men and women, once you are part of the #EnergiaAIL community you have friends for life. From clubhouses to pitches, the importance of the club network is stronger than ever, and continues to shape the lives of thousands of people across the country.
For 30 years the AIL has been a thriving community of people united by their love of rugby. From volunteers to coaches, players to supporters, club rugby has become a way of life and created friendships and bonds that not even the fiercest of rivalries can break. The Energia AIL is more than just a league, it's a way of life and this is how it all began...