With Clontarf slipping up at St. Mary's on Friday night, Terenure College closed in on a home semi-final in Ulster Bank League Division 1A with a well-judged 20-8 win away to Cork Constitution this afternoon.
As Terenure College strengthened their hold on second spot, Ballynahinch made a significant move into Division 1A's top four as they edged out fellow play-off hopefuls UCD by a single point. Meanwhile, in Division 1B, the top four clubs all won as the race for promotion enters its final weeks.
Division 1A leaders Lansdowne will try to get back to winning ways when they visit Old Belvedere tonight, while the other Friday Night Lights tussle sees St. Mary's College entertaining title holders Clontarf at Templeville Road.
Two mouth-watering local derbies kick off the action in Ulster Bank League Division 1B this weekend, as Corinthians make the short trip to Galwegians and Dooradoyle is UL Bohemians' destination for their all-Limerick clash with Garryowen.
A top four finish is the requirement to maintain Division 2B status at the end of this season. Highfield and Tullamore occupy the top two slots but only seven points separate Armagh in third from Old Crescent in 8th.
The IRFU, Jamie Heaslip, Rob Kearney and the ISPCC have joined forces to 'Stand up against Bullying' with the development of a new 'Shield your Club' toolkit which will allow rugby clubs review, audit and improve their anti-bullying policies. Clubs can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The IRFU, Jamie Heaslip, Rob Kearney and the ISPCC have joined forces to 'Stand up against Bullying' with the development of a new toolkit which will allow clubs review, audit and improve their anti-bullying policies to ensure values of respect, inclusivity and fun are known and shown to everyone in rugby.
Highfield and Tullamore remain the teams to beat in Ulster Bank League Division 2B, with Tim Ryan's unbeaten Corkmen a full 10 points clear at the top of the table and Tullamore holding a five-pointer buffer in second place.
There were some very significant results in the Ulster Bank League today as Division 1A leaders Lansdowne lost at UCD, Galwegians and Garryowen won the top four clashes in Division 1B and Old Wesley and Highfield, the respective Division 2A and 2B table toppers, both remain unbeaten.
There are some cracking Division 1A fixtures to whet appetites for the resumption of the Ulster Bank League on Saturday - none bigger than the meeting of defending champions Clontarf and early season leaders Terenure College.
Monivea RFC hosted their first girl's national primary school blitz on Thursday night last with 16 teams taking part. With over 120 pupils from 22 schools turning up for the occasion, games kicked off at 6.30pm under flood lights with the sound of joy and laughter echoing through the woods nearby.