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.
Shannon seem to be hitting their stride under Marcus Horan, the ex-Munster and Ireland prop proudly watching on as his young team emerged as 32-10 bonus point winners over Belfast Harlequins in Division 1B today.
Leaders Clontarf, UCD and Garryowen all won in the capital on a busy day of action in Ulster Bank League Division 1A, while Dublin University claimed the most eye-catching result in Division 1B - a 44-3 demolition of Dolphin at Irish Independent Park.
The latest round in Ulster Bank League Division 1A has some fascinating match-ups. There is a lot of interest in UCD's clash with defending champions Lansdowne, while new Young Munster boss David Corkery is plotting the downfall of his former club Cork Constitution at Greenfields.
Three of the leading four teams in Division 1B are away from home on Saturday, with table toppers St. Mary's visiting UL Bohemians, second-placed Ballymena looking to bounce back at Buccaneers, and fourth-ranked Dublin University have a Leeside date with Dolphin.