The PRO12, rugby's premier professional club competition in Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales, today announced the fixtures for the 2014/2015 season and welcomed Guinness as the new title sponsors - the league will now be called the GUINNESS PRO12.
Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson, Ulster Rugby President John Kinnear and the Sport Changes Life Foundation officially opened a state-of-the-art community gym in Ballybeen estate last Friday.
Ulster heroes Ruan Pienaar, Roger Wilson, and Robbie Diack teamed up with independent retail group Centra recently to launch a series of Ulster Rugby Summer Camps tailored especially for girls with an interest in the game.
Leinster, Saracens and Toulon are guaranteed top seeding when the pool draw for the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup takes place at the Stade de la Maladière in Neuchatel, Switzerland on Tuesday (12pm Irish time).
Today saw the newly-named Kingspan Stadium play host to Ireland's biggest ever display of Tag rugby for people with learning disabilities as over 400 players attended the eighth annual Wooden Spoon International Tag Rugby Festival.
The last ever Heineken Cup final was played this evening with Toulon retaining the title in Cardiff. The tournament has given Irish rugby some unforgettable moments over the years and we take a look back at some of them here.
The Ulster Branch of the IRFU held its annual Maxol Primary Schools Mini Rugby Festival at Ravenhill earlier this month, running from Tuesday through to Friday. 32 schools took part from across the province.
Ulster were the last team to beat Leinster in a league match at the RDS in March of last year, and they will aim for a repeat of that result when they take on the defending RaboDirect PRO12 champions in a mouth-watering semi-final clash.