Not many teams leave Ravenhill with a win, but the second-string Ospreys muscled their way to a 20-12 victory that Holley says is a turning point in their season.
"We didn't start the season well, probably because we were in a new home and we had a lot of injuries to key players, but I think you've seen the real Ospreys in the last couple of weeks," he said. "The win in Ulster was brilliant - we had about a dozen players missing, but the other guys really dug deep. Not many teams will win in Ulster this season and it was a very nice feeling to return with the points."
Holley said the defending champions had no intention of taking their hands off the Celtic League trophy just yet.
"We're about sixth on the table and I think a lot of the top teams will take points off each other. And looking at the draw, about seven of our last 10 games are at home. We know we can't afford to lose too many more games, but it's a bit early to write us off just yet.
"Our next game is the Powergen Cup match against Bristol on December 2, and - touch wood - we should have a full compliment of players back by then. The likes of Gavin Henson and Ryan Jones are targeting that match, and I don't think many teams will be looking forward to playing us when all our players are fit."
Outside-half Shaun Connor - who is enjoying the best season of his career - was again the Ospreys' hero on Friday night. He slotted four penalty goals and a clever dropped goal to compliment the effort of scrum-half Jason Spice, who scored the only try of a hard-fought match.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.
Dodgy tattoos, carthorses, Avatar and soft chins are revealed by Wales Sevens players Tom Williams and Sam Cross as they profile the Wales Sevens squad taking part in Hong Kong this weekend in the latest round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.