2015 is a massive year for rugby and this year's tournament is already the most in-demand Rugby World Cup ever, but Ireland fans can still be part of the action with tickets for two pool phase matches currently on sale.
Three penalty goals from Matt D'Arcy steered Clontarf to a gritty 9-0 Ulster Bank League Division 1A semi-final success at Terenure College as they bounced back from last week's Bateman Cup final disappointment in Cork.
A large crowd turned out at Lakelands Park where three penalties from the boot of Matt D'Arcy steered defending champions Clontarf to a hard-earned 9-0 semi-final win over hosts Terenure College. Check out highlights of a closely-fought Ulster Bank League Division 1A play-off.
Table toppers Lansdowne and defending champions Clontarf were the winners of two closely-fought Ulster Bank League Division 1A semi-finals today, as the pair set up an all-Dublin decider on Saturday, May 9.
Play-off winners Dundalk are the latest club to rise from the junior ranks to the Ulster Bank League. They will compete in the new ten-team Division 2C next season. There is just one game left in this year's league campaign - the Division 1A final between Lansdowne and Clontarf on Saturday, May 9.
Table toppers Lansdowne and defending champions Clontarf will contest the Division 1A final after two very eventful semi-finals this afternoon. Meanwhile, Garryowen gained promotion back to the top flight with a play-off win over St. Mary's College and Dundalk's fantastic season continued as they booked their place in the new Division 2C for next season.
Munster will look to strengthen their position in the top four of the GUINNESS PRO12 when they entertain Benetton Treviso who are battling to stay ahead of Italian rivals Zebre at the bottom end of the table.
Man-of-the-match Iain Henderson and Paddy Jackson led the way as Ulster produced a performance full of grit, determination and no little flair to win a fiery interprovincial derby clash with Leinster at rain-hit Kingspan Stadium.
League positions matter no more as the top four contest the Division 1A semi-finals on Saturday, with 10/1 title outsiders Young Munster hoping to upset first-placed Lansdowne and Terenure College aiming to dethrone defending champions Clontarf.
Spectators are in for a great showcase of Ulster Bank League rugby at Lakelands Park on Saturday when Terenure College host Clontarf in a mouth-watering all-Dublin Division 1A semi-final (kick-off 3pm).