Division 2A of the Ulster Bank League kicks off this weekend and with the move to five divisions of ten teams next season there is a lot to play for in the months ahead. The action kicks off under lights in Holmpatrick.
Following an extensive consultation with clubs on the future development of the All-Ireland League - the existing four divisions will be remodelled into five divisions of 10 clubs each at the end of the 2014/15 Ulster Bank League season.
'The Battle of Dublin 6W' commences this Saturday as local rivals St. Mary's College and Terenure College lock horns in the top tier of Irish club rugby - Ulster Bank League Division 1A - for the first time in over five years.
Lansdowne sit top of Ulster Bank League Division 1A after the opening weekend's action. Mike Ruddock's men recorded an emphatic 37-6 bonus point win over Dolphin on the main pitch at the Aviva Stadium.
It was quite a day for the McGrath family as Mick made his PRO12 debut for Leinster and older brother Rob scored a try as Clontarf began their Ulster Bank League title defence with a bonus point win over Young Munster.
Lansdowne and defending champions Clontarf both enjoyed bonus point victories in their opening Ulster Bank League matches. Meanwhile, in Division 1B, Galwegians led the way on an afternoon of wins for the home clubs.
A stunning final quarter comeback made all the difference in this Friday Night Lights encounter at Belfield as UCD kicked off the new Ulster Bank League season with a hard-earned 23-20 victory over St. Mary's College.
Less than five months after playing for Dublin University in an Ulster Bank League Division 1B relegation battle with Shannon, Niyi Adeolokun will earn his second GUINNESS PRO12 start tonight, lining out on the right wing for Connacht against Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield.