Clontarf’s Rob Keogh kicks a conversion during their Ulster Bank League Division 1A game against UCD at Castle Avenue on Saturday. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho.

There will be two provincial derbies in next Saturday’s Ulster Bank League Division 1A semi-finals, while Galwegians were relegated on a dramatic fina(...)

Clontarf’s Mick McGrath passes three UCD players en route to scoring a try under the posts in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A match at  Castle Avenue in  Dublin. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Clontarf 25 UCD 12 Clontarf look the team to beat in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A playoffs after a well-judged 25-12 victory at home to UCD on (...)

Daniel Leavy scores UCD’s  sixth try against Garryowen at the Belfield Bowl where the students triumphed 45-19. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork Constitution continued their strong start to 2016 with a 32-0 bonus point win over a disappointing Old Belvedere side at Temple Hill. Brian Hick(...)

UCD’s Adam Byrne skips past Steve McMahon of Garryowen on his way to scoring their third try of the game in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A game at Belfield Bowl. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

UCD 45 Garryowen 19 It was business as usual at the Belfield Bowl where Ulster Bank League Division 1A pacesetters UCD swept Garryowen aside in a 45-(...)

Clontarf’s Matt Darcy runs in a try at the Belfield Bowl. The player could play an important role for the Ireland Club international team in the coming weeks. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Clontarf 38 UCD 17 Matt D’Arcy heated up a bitterly cold Belfield Bowl with a terrific hat-trick of tries as Clontarf claimed a 38-17 bonus point win(...)

Barbarians coach Mike Ruddock and Clontarf coach Andy Wood. “We will take it any way we get it. Thank goodness for Garryowen. We just knew that we had to win and hope that Garryowen would do us a favour,” said a delighted Wood following his team’s league title win. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

After all of their near misses and bad luck, Clontarf finally got the break they needed to capture the Ulster(...)

Clontarf’s players and backroom staff celebrate after they claimed their first Ulster Bank League Division 1A title with a victory over Ballynahinch at Castle Avenue on Saturday. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Ulster Bank League round-up: Clontarf took advantage of Old Belvedere’s defeat to(...)