The Ireland Under-19s, sponsored by PwC, were denied their second successive victory over France at Templeville Road this afternoo when full-back Valentin Saurs struck for a late match-winning try for the visitors.
Buccaneers out-half Jack Carty did his best to spoil the party with a terrific 24-point haul, but Division 1B champions Terenure College tallied up six tries in the end as they completed a perfect league season with their 18th win in as many games.
The excitement and drama of this season's Ulster Bank League title race lasted right until the final seconds as Clontarf, having defeated Ballynahinch, awaited confirmation of Old Belvedere's loss away to Garryowen. The results fell into place for 'Tarf to be crowned champions for the first time.
The Danske Bank Challenge between Clontarf and the Barbarians at Castle Avenue on Wednesday (kick-off 5.30pm) is set to be a sell-out, with the last few tickets on sale for the game which marks the 1,000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf.
The Ulster Bank League served up a suitably dramatic final day's action in Division 1A as Clontarf were crowned league champions for the first time, taking advantage of Old Belvedere's defeat down at Garryowen. Elsewhere, Munster clubs Thomond and Kanturk brilliantly turned the tables on their hosts in the promotion/relegation play-offs.
Following an exciting last day in Divisions 1A and 1B, we take a look at the winning teams and those both promoted and relegated in the Ulster Bank League this season. Congratulations to the four league champions - Clontarf, Terenure College, Galwegians and Nenagh Ormond.
A fascinating day of rugby lies ahead on RTÉ Two with the Ulster Bank League Division 1A title race coming to a conclusion this afternoon and Connacht hosting Munster in a crunch RaboDirect PRO12 derby at 6.15pm.