Did You Know?:Cork Constitution have an enviable record in national cup competitions - they were crowned All-Ireland Cup champions in 2006 and 2010 and lifted the Bateman Cup for the first time last year.
UCD were the second top scorers in Division 1A this season with 433 points. Across their six most recent Ulster Bank League outings, the students averaged 30 points per game.
Paths To The Final -
Munster Senior Cup
- won 35-15 v UL Bohemians (away)
- won 21-11 v UCC (away)
- won 9-6 v Garryowen (aet) (final at Thomond Park) (champions for the 25th time)
Ulster Bank Bateman Cup semi-final
- won 46-14 v Queen's University (home)
Leinster Senior League Cup
- won 57-13 v Blackrock College (home)
- won 44-13 v Old Belvedere (away)
- won 29-19 v Lansdowne (away)
- won 57-26 v Old Wesley (home)
- won 23-18 v Terenure College (final at Donnybrook) (champions for the 9th time)
Ulster Bank Bateman Cup semi-final
- won 21-20 v Galwegians (home)
Preview: The RTÉ cameras will be at Temple Hill as the Leesiders look to defend the title they won 12 months ago. Back then, first half tries from Robert Clune and Scott Deasy set them on their way to a 24-19 win over St. Mary's College.
The Bateman Cup is one of Irish rugby's oldest competitions, first introduced in 1922 by Dr. Godfrey Bateman from Cork who presented the trophy to the IRFU to honour his sons Reginald and Arthur who both died in the First World War.
The format of the four provincial cup winners going head-to-head was reintroduced in 2011 and Munster clubs have had a stranglehold on the trophy since then with Bruff (2011), Garryowen (2012) and Cork Con (2013) all emerging as champions.
UCD, who were beaten by Bruff at the semi-final stage three years ago, are hoping to become the first Leinster winners in recent years after edging out Galwegians (21-20) in the last-four in January.
Bobby Byrne's youngsters were 14-6 losers when they visited Temple Hill in January, but will be full of confidence after beating Lansdowne, league champions Clontarf and Young Munster in recent weeks.
However, UCD have struggled for wins on the road and Cork Con, with Munster-capped half-backs Johnny Holland and Gerry Hurley directing operations, might have too much nous and scrummaging power for the visitors.
IrishRugby.ie Prediction: Cork Constitution to win by 1-5 points
CORK CONSTITUTION: tbc
UCD: Andrew Boyle; Sam Coghlan Murray, Alex Kelly, Stephen Murphy, Barry Daly; James Thornton, Jamie Glynn; James Tracy, Risteard Byrne, Kieran Moloney, Shane Grannell (capt), Emmet MacMahon, Josh van der Flier, Mark McGroarty, Eoin Joyce.
Replacements: Liam Hyland, Adam Clarkin, Rory Harrison, Brian Cawley, Shane O'Meara, Niall Earls, Tom Fletcher.
I am delighted to extend a very Happy Christmas and safe and peaceful New Year to our extensive rugby family.
Christmas time marks a halfway point in the rugby season and while we can look back and be greatly sustained by events of 2014, I believe we can also look forward with due optimism to what awaits in 2015.
Ulster are guaranteed to have one representative in the Ulster Bank All-Ireland Junior Cup final on Saturday, January 31, after Bangor reached the decider for the first time thanks to a 9-6 victory over last year's runners-up Clogher Valley.
Mick McGrath is one of the latest players to make the step up from Ulster Bank League rugby to the professional game. The young Leinster winger has scored tries against Cardiff and Edinburgh so far this season.
Speaking at the launch of the Ulster Bank League Awards, Ireland assistant coach Les Kiss says he loves getting out to watch club rugby with one of his recent games being Armagh v Greystones in Division 2B.
Ulster Bank rugby ambassador Alan Quinlan talks about the importance of the Ulster Bank League to Irish rugby - as a pathway to the professional game and a platform for players to represent their local communities.
Irish Rugby TV brings you highlights of UCD's Ulster Bank League Division 1A win over Lansdowne, with Ireland Under-20 out-half Ross Byrne scoring a try and three penalties for the victorious students.
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