Ireland Under-20 international Max Abbott scored the only try of the game as Cork Constitution defeated Dolphin 17-6 at Temple Hill tonight, while Garryowen bagged a bonus point in their 34-17 triumph over Shannon at Thomond Park.
All roads lead to Temple Hill tonight for another mouth-watering Friday Night Lights derby encounter as Cork Constitution host Dolphin in Division 1A. The round wraps up on Saturday with table-topping Terenure College entertaining a lively UCD side.
It is a big night in Ulster Bank League Division 1B as Limerick giants Shannon and Garryowen go head to head at Thomond Park, while Saturday's headline act is the capital clash of fourth-placed Dublin University and current leaders Galwegians.
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.
Old Belvedere backed up their stunning form from throughout this season to seal the Women's All-Ireland League Division 1 title in a fast-paced final against an extremely dogged Blackrock, writes Kate Rowan.
Old Belvedere are the Women's All-Ireland League Division 1 champions for the second year running, following their four-try 26-5 win over Blackrock in Saturday's final at Donnybrook. Check out our match photo gallery.
Cooke took the spoils in the Women's All-Ireland League Division 2 final on Donnybrook's back pitch today, running out 47-0 winners over a gallant Carlow side. Check out some pics from the match and trophy presentation.
Leinster clubs hold the top three positions in Ulster Bank League Division 2A, with leaders Old Wesley making it seven wins out of seven and Blackrock College and NUIM Barnhall leading the chasing pack.
Bottom side Ards were on the end of a 69-0 thrashing by table toppers Highfield in the latest round of Division 2B action, while Richmond claimed their first victory of the campaign by winning away to Navan.
The Women's All-Ireland League Division 1 title will be staying in Dublin after current holders Old Belvedere fended off UL Bohemians and Blackrock saw off a dogged Galwegians in today's semi-finals, writes Kate Rowan.