The IRFU have announced a revised season plan at senior club level which sees a local provincial based competition taking place in the autumn with a shortened national competition commencing in the spring.
A Leinster based competition involving the 18 Leinster AIL clubs will commence on 26th September. Similar competitions will take place in the other provinces from the same date.
The AIL as we know it will commence on 9th January with each club playing the others in their league once, followed by semi-finals and finals. The leagues will consist of 10 clubs, similar to last season. Significantly however there will be no promotion or relegation.
For further details see the IRFU Return to Rugby Document here