Munster 32-28 Ulster: Craig Gilroy's tries not enough to secure victory in Thomond Park thriller
Guinness Pro12 6pm, Thomond Park, Ref Marius Mitrea
Ulster have fallen 32-28 at the hands of Munster in Thomond Park, but Neil Doak's men left Limerick with two points for their efforts in what was a thrilling encounter.
The teams shared nine tries - five for the hosts and four for the visitors - while there was also a losing bonus point for Ulster after finishing within seven.
Craig Gilroy was in fine form for the hosts but his two tries - in addition to scores from Nick Williams and Dan Tuohy - were not enough for victory.
Munster crossed the whitewash through Andrew Conway, Robin Copeland, Gerhard van den Heever, Simon Zebo and Denis Hurley.
Ulster were turned over at a crucial line-out in the final stages and, despite being handed another chance from a scrum in a bizarre finish, could not force the score that would have brought a first away win since April.
Les Kiss, Ulster's new director of rugby, will begin work on Monday with the province's next game a visit to Newport.