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.
Portlaoise RFC played host to hundreds of boys and girls from all over Ireland in the second Aviva Mini Rugby Festival of the season. We caught up with Ireland's Rhys Ruddock and Nora Stapleton and some of the young players at last Saturday's event. There was also a guest appearance by the Men's and Women's RBS 6 Nations trophies.
Following an exciting final round, we take a look at the make-up of the Division 1A play-offs and the teams both promoted and relegated in the Ulster Bank League this season. Congratulations to the three league champions so far - Galwegians (Division 1B), Old Wesley (Division 2A) and Highfield (Division 2B).
There was huge drama in all divisions of the Ulster Bank League today as Young Munster squeezed into the Division 1A play-offs, Galwegians gained automatic promotion from Division 1B and the final placings in Divisions 2A and 2B were sorted out. Meanwhile, it is DLSP who will face a promotion/relegation play-off against the Round Robin series winners.
We now know three of the semi-finalists in Ulster Bank League Division 1A, and the fourth will be decided during what is sure to be an action-packed final round. There is also the matter of who fills the promotion/relegation play-off spot at the other end of the table.
The focus for the final day's action in Ulster Bank League Division 1B is on Crowley Park and College Park, as leaders Garryowen, Galwegians and Dublin University fight it out for automatic promotion and the promotion/relegation play-off spot.
The final round of games in Division 2A this weekend and the new structures next season mean that the mid table clashes are the most important. Old Wesley have already been crowned champions and promoted with Blackrock.
Three members of the Leinster Rugby team took time out from their busy training schedule to help launch the Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Summer Camps in Old Wesley Rugby Club in Dublin this morning. These camps, which will take place in locations all across the province, offer kids the chance to learn to play the Leinster way whilst having plenty of fun!