A large crowd turned out at Lakelands Park where three penalties from the boot of Matt D'Arcy steered defending champions Clontarf to a hard-earned 9-0 semi-final win over hosts Terenure College. Check out highlights of a closely-fought Ulster Bank League Division 1A play-off.
Table toppers Lansdowne and defending champions Clontarf were the winners of two closely-fought Ulster Bank League Division 1A semi-finals today, as the pair set up an all-Dublin decider on Saturday, May 9.
Play-off winners Dundalk are the latest club to rise from the junior ranks to the Ulster Bank League. They will compete in the new ten-team Division 2C next season. There is just one game left in this year's league campaign - the Division 1A final between Lansdowne and Clontarf on Saturday, May 9.
Table toppers Lansdowne and defending champions Clontarf will contest the Division 1A final after two very eventful semi-finals this afternoon. Meanwhile, Garryowen gained promotion back to the top flight with a play-off win over St. Mary's College and Dundalk's fantastic season continued as they booked their place in the new Division 2C for next season.
League positions matter no more as the top four contest the Division 1A semi-finals on Saturday, with 10/1 title outsiders Young Munster hoping to upset first-placed Lansdowne and Terenure College aiming to dethrone defending champions Clontarf.
Spectators are in for a great showcase of Ulster Bank League rugby at Lakelands Park on Saturday when Terenure College host Clontarf in a mouth-watering all-Dublin Division 1A semi-final (kick-off 3pm).
Lansdowne are planning 'a huge club day' around Saturday's Ulster Bank League Division 1A semi-final against Young Munster at the Aviva Stadium, with everyone from the minis up to the most veteran of supporters getting involved.
Lansdowne topped the Division 1A table but they still have it all to do if they are to claim a second Ulster Bank League title in three seasons. It promises to be a festival atmosphere at the Aviva Stadium and in the clubhouse when they face Young Munster in Saturday's semi-final.
Young Munster are flying the flag for Limerick and Munster club rugby in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A play-offs. The Cookies are in a rich vein of form as they prepare for their semi-final clash with table toppers Lansdowne.
Terenure College have their sights set firmly on their Ulster Bank League Division 1A semi-final this weekend. Their recent resurgence is part of an ongoing programme to build a community-based club for the future. Irish Rugby TV went to Lakelands Park to see just what has spurred this initiative on.
Reigning champions Clontarf are ready for their Ulster Bank League Division 1A semi-final against Terenure, but they are also preparing for the future with plans for a new all-weather pitch at Castle Avenue. Irish Rugby TV visited the club to find out more.
Lansdowne centre Tom Farrell has been named the Ulster Bank League Division 1A Rising Star of the Month for Match. He will now be shortlisted for the overall Ulster Bank Rising Star of the Year honour which will be presented at the Ulster Bank League Awards next month.
The anticipation is building ahead of tonight's annual Colours match between UCD and Dublin University which takes place at the Belfield Bowl at 7.30pm. The Women's game between the two arch rivals will be played as the curtain raiser on the Astro pitch (4pm).
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, today announced an investment package of 7.4 million euro from the Irish Sports Council, to support grassroots development in Rugby, Football and Gaelic Games.