Scarlets coach Gareth Jenkins said that winning the Celtic League made up for their Heineken Cup disappointment.
"We've galvanised our season, sent Stephen Jones off with a smile and given the fans a great occasion," he said after the 23-16 win over Ulster.
"The scenes at Stradey Park demonstrate what we have been growing here over the years.
"It was something special, emotional. Ulster are a stubborn, quality team and we enjoyed the encounter."
Jenkins said that the hard-nosed approach of the Irishmen forced a rethink of tactics at half-time.
Scarlets v Ulster
"We had to change," Jenkins told BBC Sport Wales. "We set out to play a certain way but Ulster were unrelenting and their rush defence was brilliant.
"The pack got a lot more into the game in the second period, we changed the tempo, got our points when they counted and built a score.
"I feel that the balance of our squad has been the key to the season.
"Our young players have had a big year, and when it's mattered our internationals have stood up to be counted."
Scarlets fly-half Stephen Jones, playing his last game for the Llanelli side before moving to Montferrand, was caught up in the emotion of the occasion.
"This is a great feeling - it means so much to everyone involved to win," he said, after contributing 18 points to the Scarlets' cause.
"We got going a bit in the second half and our forwards were involved a bit
more, and it enabled us to gain some crucial scores.
"The support we've had this season has been superb, and I've had a great
eight years here. The team spirit is awesome."