Today's five promotion/relegation play-off winners have completed the divisional line-ups for next season's Ulster Bank League, with all roads now leading to the Aviva Stadium for next Sunday's Division 1A final between defending champions Clontarf and Bateman Cup winners Cork Constitution.
While Les Kiss' senior team were succumbing to defeat in Swansea, Ulster's domestic clubs had a red-letter day in the Ulster Bank League as Armagh, Rainey Old Boys and Omagh all gained promotion with play-off victories.
First-time finalists Old Belvedere have the honour of hosting the Ulster Bank Bateman Cup decider - so can 'Belvo bounce back from relegation to end their season with a national trophy, or will Cork Constitution continue their dominance of the prestigious competition with a fifth title in-a-row?
The 2016/17 IRFU Junior Interprovincial Championship kicks off on Saturday with Leinster hosting Connacht at Newbridge RFC and Munster beginning their title defence with a trip to Randalstown to play their Ulster counterparts.
The final 'ups and downs' in this season's Ulster Bank League will be confirmed tomorrow afternoon, with excitement, thrills, spills and tension guaranteed in five all-or-nothing promotion/relegation play-off clashes.
The Bateman Cup was first contested back in 1922 between Lansdowne and Cork Constitution. This weekend the Cork club are aiming for their fifth title in as many seasons. We take a look back at the history of this venerable trophy.
The UL Bohemians Women's squad completed a fantastic season for the club by winning the All-Ireland Cup final against Blackrock - 26-17 - at Dubarry Park on Sunday. It was a third 2016/17 title for Mike Storey's side who were also crowned All-Ireland League and Munster Senior Cup champions.
Dolphin and Nenagh Ormond will meet in an all-Munster Division 1B promotion/relegation play-off final next Saturday, while Armagh needed extra-time to see off Wanderers' challenge and the Division 2B play-offs were both won by the away teams, Rainey Old Boys and Tullamore.
Six promotion/relegation play-off semi-finals take place in the lower divisions of the Ulster Bank League this weekend, with three of them in Cork where Highfield, Dolphin and Sunday's Well will be looking to extend their seasons.
There are four heavyweight contenders in the Division 1A semi-final line-up, with Lansdowne and Clontarf, who have shared the trophy over the last four years with two wins each, facing off against Bateman Cup kingpins and last season's beaten league finalists Cork Constitution and Young Munster who have reached this stage for a third year in a row.
The quartet of clubs all looking to secure the final place in Ulster Bank League Division 1A next season include Garryowen, the second-from-bottom finishers in the top flight, their Limerick rivals UL Bohemians and Leinster duo Old Wesley and Naas.
The IRFU hosted a Disability Tag Rugby event in The King's Hospital last week and it proved to be a wonderful day for all involved as the Ireland Under-18 Clubs & Schools and England Under-18 Counties players took part.
Cadbury Boost ambassadors Alan Quinlan, Fiona Coghlan and Jordi Murphy were joined today by Dave Kearney to launch the first ever #BoostYourAwareness Touch Rugby Blitz, which will take place on Friday, May 19 at Lansdowne Rugby Club.
It is all about knock-out rugby this weekend and there will be IRFU referees involved up and down in the country in the Ulster Bank League play-offs, as well in France in the European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-finals.