18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
UL Bohemians gave Co Carlow a 19 point lead before clawing their way back into the game but ended up losing 41-16 and so will join Terenure College in Division Two next year. Dolphin were 38-6 winners over Malone at Musgrave Park.
A late Justin Meagher try earned Buccaneers a 28-28 draw with Ballymena in Ericsson Park a result that loked beyond them after the visitors had gone into a seven pint lead in the closing stages. Had they lost Buccs would stil have qualified as Belfast Harlequins were beaten at home, 24-19 by Shannon whose winning score came from James Blaney