Connacht squad member Shane O'Leary made the most of his late inclusion in the Galwegians team as his 18-point haul helped them beat bottom side Ballynahinch 33-16 at Crowley Park in Ulster Bank League Division 1A.
UCD are the new leaders in Division 1A after two second half tries saw them beat Garryowen 13-6 at Dooradoyle, while a Joey Carbery-inspired Clontarf were held to a draw by battling Lansdowne in a repeat of last season's final. Home wins have kept St. Mary's College and Ballymena in the top two positions in Division 1B.
In the most exciting development since the club moved to Rosbrien over 35 years ago, Old Crescent RFC is purchasing land adjoining its club grounds which will see the club grounds double in size, securing the future of rugby at Rosbrien for current and future generations.
Big games at both ends of the table are on the menu in the latest round of Ulster Bank League Division 1A action. Leaders Clontarf will be out for revenge in a repeat of last season's final against Lansdowne, while second-placed UCD are looking to maintain their high-scoring, winning form away to Garryowen.
Two of the front runners in Division 1B, St. Mary's College and Old Wesley, meet in the penultimate round before Christmas. A cracking contest is in prospect, while there is also plenty of interest in the Munster derby between resurgent Shannon and Dolphin.
Division 2A resumes for a three-week run in to Christmas and things are as tight as ever with a nine-point spread over the top seven clubs. The clash of Banbridge and Cashel at Rifle Park could be a key game this weekend.
No different to Divisions 2A and 2B, there is a 'peleton' of clubs within touching distance of the leaders. Just nine points separate Old Crescent in first place from Midleton in sixth. All set for the run in to Christmas.
The semi-final draw for the Ulster Bank All-Ireland Junior Cup has been made. Former winners Enniscorthy have been drawn at home to Bangor, while Instonians host Clogher Valley in a mouth-watering all-Ulster affair.
Saturday was a red-letter day for Ulster club rugby as three northern clubs (Bangor, Clogher Valley and Instonians) qualified for the Ulster Bank All-Ireland Junior Cup semi-finals, with 2014 champions Enniscorthy the other team to make the last-four.
Four mouth-watering fixtures make up a fascinating Ulster Bank All-Ireland Junior Cup quarter-final day, with big crowds expected in Bangor, Clonmel, Enniscorthy and Belfast. There are three teams each from Leinster and Ulster, while Clonmel and St. Senan's carry the hopes of Munster.
Clontarf Rugby Club officially opened their brand new state-of-the-art 4G rugby pitch at their grounds in Castle Avenue last Saturday, ahead of their Ulster Bank League Division 1A match against Galwegians.
Table toppers Clontarf entertained Galwegians in Ulster Bank League Division 1A, hosting the game on their new 4G pitch which was officially opened on the day by Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt and IRFU President Martin O'Sullivan.
Old Crescent took advantage of Wanderers' home defeat to Bruff as they moved back to the top of Ulster Bank League Division 2C. Meanwhile, bottom side Dundalk overcame Kanturk for their first win since coming up from the junior ranks.
Former Ireland Under-20 winger Barry Daly waltzed over for two tries, taking his season's haul to six, as UCD enjoyed a runaway 39-10 bonus point triumph over defending Division 1A champions Lansdowne.
Saturday was a great day for Young Munster RFC. On the same afternoon that the Cookies overcame Cork Constitution on the Greenfields pitch, they made their own legendary lock Paul O'Connell an honorary life Vice-President of the club.