Check out our footage of the inaugural Ulster Bank League Awards which took place at Ulster Bank headquarters in Dublin last week. Six club players from across the country were chosen for individual honours, with Lansdowne's Craig Ronaldson a double winner on the night.
The inaugural Ulster Bank League Awards took place in Dublin last Thursday as some of Ireland's finest and most talented club rugby stars were honoured for their achievements in the league this season. Check out our photo gallery from the night.
Three of the divisions in the Ulster Bank League have been completed with promotion and relegation decided, while Division 1B has a final round to play next weekend. Check out the ups and downs across the league.
There was huge drama at the bottom end of Division 1A as the final day results saw Shannon seal a place in the promotion/relegation play-off, with their local rivals UL Bohemians dropping down automatically. Ballynahinch have been confirmed as Division 1B champions, while away sides Naas and Richmond prospered in the lower league play-offs.
The annual Athlone Rugby 7s tournament takes place on the August Bank Holiday weekend - Saturday, August 3 - at Dubarry Park, with the event again being generously sponsored by Smith's SuperValu and host club Buccaneers RFC.
Ireland internationals Iain Henderson, Robbie Henshaw, Ian Madigan and Simon Zebo were joined today by An Ghaeltacht, Clontarf, New Ross and Waterford City Rugby Clubs to launch the IRFU's new safety course, SAFE Rugby (Standard Approach to Field Emergencies in Rugby).
Ballinrobe Under 17 squad have just returned from "Festival Mondial de Rugby" (a A L'Ouverture) tournament in Vienne France which had 32 teams made up of the under 17 and 15 Rugby teams from the four corners of the world.
The Stevenson Sharks, a Dungannon-based Tag rugby team for children with a learning disability/special needs, have welcomed Ulster and Ireland stars Craig Gilroy and Paddy Jackson on board as club patrons.
Leinster players Leo Auva'a, Andrew Goodman, Darren Hudson and Jack McGrath received a schooling recently as they surprised St. Mary's CSSP, Rathmines with a flash training session to launch the Herald's Leinster Rugby Summer Camps.