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 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.
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.
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.
The Ulster Bank League has new champions in four divisions today - congratulations to Buccaneers, Banbridge, Greystones and Navan, and commiserations to those who ran them close, and the clubs who have suffered relegation. For others, the play-offs over the next few weeks will define their seasons.
The Ulster Bank League's regular season climaxed in typically thrilling fashion this afternoon as Banbridge, Greystones and Navan joined Buccaneers as promoted title winners, and the the Division 1A semi-final match-ups were confirmed - Lansdowne v Cork Constitution and Clontarf v Young Munster.
The finishing order of the top four in Ulster Bank League Division 1A will be sorted out come shortly after 4pm tomorrow, while there is a huge amount riding on the result of Dublin University v Terenure College as both sides look to avoid the relegation play-off spot.