The defeat ended Harlequins' brave fight against relegation. Andy Ward and his players have shown great strength and belief to bounce back from a poor start to the league campaign before Christmas. They had won seven of their previous nine AIB League and Cup games before their final day trip to Dublin 4. Darren Cave, kicking in the absence of the injured Niall O'Connor, fired over a 38th-minute penalty to put the visitors into the lead.
'Quins only needed a draw to stay up in Division One, but two McFadden kicks saw the students take the spoils and overhaul them in the table.
Commenting on what was a must-win game, UCD hooker and captain Conor Geoghegan said: "Everyone got on board. We had a similar goal and we really went for it. We're really relieved and thank God we pulled it off."
UCD v Belfast Harlequins AIB League Photo Gallery
Photos courtesy of Inpho Photography