Emer O'Mahony and Kim Flood were the star performers at Templeville Road today as Railway Union were crowned Women's All-Ireland Cup champions for the first time with an outstanding 27-0 victory over Highfield.
Defending champions Clontarf are the latest team to reach the Division 1A play-offs and Ballynahinch, now in fourth, are leading the race to join them. Dolphin have been relegated following their loss to 'Hinch, while it is still nip and tuck between promotion chasers Garryowen and Galwegians at the top of Division 1B. Corinthians and Malone will be playing Division 2A rugby next season.
The battle to reach the Ulster Bank League Division 1A play-offs resumes on Saturday with a huge amount riding on the result of Clontarf's clash with Cork Constitution. Relegation matters also need to be sorted out with bottom side Dolphin facing a 'must win' game against play-off chasers Ballynahinch.
The battle for the Division 1B automatic promotion place is now a three-horse race as Dublin University and Garryowen continue to press front runners Galwegians. At the opposite end of the table, Corinthians, Malone and UL Bohemians are all under pressure to avoid relegation.
Highfield are nailed on for Division 2B next season but the other three places are still up for grabs. Meanwhile Ards will be relegated but three other clubs are in the firing line to join them - all to play for indeed.
The penultimate weekend for Division 2A and plenty at stake. Can Old Wesely seal the title? Can 'Rock seal promotion? Who will survive in Division 2A? We could know all the answers come Saturday evening.
Although admittedly 'delighted' with Clontarf's qualification for the Ulster Bank Bateman Cup final, their head coach Andy Wood said their focus is now straight back on Division 1A matters and their closing round clashes with Cork Constitution and Ballynahinch.
Last year's winners Cork Constitution will host UCD in the first round of the Fraser McMullen Cup. The opening games in this year's All-Ireland Under-20 competition have been scheduled for Saturday week (March 28).
The draw has been made for the Round Robin series of matches which make up the All-Ireland Provincial League Championship, with Dundalk, Clonmel, Instonians and the Connacht qualifiers battling it out to gain a place in next season's Ulster Bank League.
Minister of State for Sport, Michael Ring, has announced the opening of the 2015 round of the Sports Capital programme.
The programme allocates 40 million euro of funding to sports infrastructure around the country and applications from clubs can be made online at www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie before April 24.
Adam Griggs came off the bench to score the match-winning try as Lansdowne beat Cork Constitution 27-20 to secure home advantage in the Ulster Bank League play-offs. Two players who caught the eye during the game were Cork Con winger Darren Sweetnam and Lansdowne centre Tom Farrell.