After a large and delicious lunch, Leinster played Ulster. The winner of the match would top the league. The first half was close with both teams playing some good hard rugby. In the end though Ulster missed the experience of Bernard Rooney and Leinster pulled away to win the match and top the league.
The final and most exciting game of the day was Munster v Connacht. The winner of the match would avoid the wooden spoon and a semi final against Leinster. Connacht started strongly with John Finn and Aidan Hynes combining well to give Connacht a commanding lead going into half time. The home team came out at the start of the 2nd half determined not to lose two in a row on their home patch. Munster upped their intensity and forced Connacht into unforced errors. With two minutes left Conancht led by 1 and had possesion, as they attacked Munster's line a Munster hand reached in and managed to earn a jump ball, giving possesion to Munster. Munster urged on by the home crowd scored to draw the game level. Both teams scored again to bring the game into overtime. The teams were still inseparable after three minutes of overtime and the game was declared a draw. With both teams level on 5 points Munster finished ahead of Connacht with a superior points difference.
Munster 5 +3
Connacht 5 -8
Final Round Irish League December 17th
IWA Sports Hall, Blackheath Drive, Clontarf, Dublin 3
11.00 Munster v Ulster
12.30 Leinster v Connacht
13.30 3rd/4th Playoff