Lansdowne sit top of Ulster Bank League Division 1A after the opening weekend's action. Mike Ruddock's men recorded an emphatic 37-6 bonus point win over Dolphin on the main pitch at the Aviva Stadium.
It was quite a day for the McGrath family as Mick made his PRO12 debut for Leinster and older brother Rob scored a try as Clontarf began their Ulster Bank League title defence with a bonus point win over Young Munster.
Lansdowne and defending champions Clontarf both enjoyed bonus point victories in their opening Ulster Bank League matches. Meanwhile, in Division 1B, Galwegians led the way on an afternoon of wins for the home clubs.
A stunning final quarter comeback made all the difference in this Friday Night Lights encounter at Belfield as UCD kicked off the new Ulster Bank League season with a hard-earned 23-20 victory over St. Mary's College.
Less than five months after playing for Dublin University in an Ulster Bank League Division 1B relegation battle with Shannon, Niyi Adeolokun will earn his second GUINNESS PRO12 start tonight, lining out on the right wing for Connacht against Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield.
Dublin dwellers are spoilt for choice this weekend with five top quality Ulster Bank League Division 1A on their doorsteps. The action gets underway tonight when UCD host St. Mary's College in a 'Friday Night Lights' clash that will be streamed live here on www.IrishRugby.ie.
The Ulster Bank League returns with the 'Friday Night Lights' meeting of UCD and St. Mary's College, which will be streamed live on www.IrishRugby.ie. We preview the game with captains Emmet MacMahon and Kevin Sheahan.
The IRFU is to utilise satellite technology to live stream a number of Ulster Bank League fixtures this season. In partnership with VideosOnTheNet, Irish Rugby TV will have the capability to live stream games from every club in Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League.