- J1s get promotion back to Metro 1!
- U20s come back from 15-0 down to win Frazer McCullen All Ireland quarter final!
Every season we have a weekend where the season comes to a climax for one or more teams.
Today’s Super Sunday was a smash for the two back up teams for Trinity. Another beautiful sunny day in College Park gave the DUFC’s Senior 2nds team a home draw in the Metro 2 league final V a very strong Naas RFC.
The Senior 2nds played some good rugby on their way to a last gasp 23-16 victory. Trinity scored three tries to one, but were made to fight by a well drilled Naas outfit. The score was locked at 16-16 right up until the last minute with the teams looking at extra time, when flanker Ross Todd crashed over to win the game for his team, just after the they had gone through some furious phases of play. Job done! The lads are back in the top league for 2nd XVs in Leinster.
J1 team V Naas RFC; 15 Frazer Wright, 14 Evan Dixon, 13 Cian Delaney, 12 Will Ben Simms, 11 Jesse Milne, 10 Jack Balbernie, 9 Dan Joyce, 1 James Bollard, 2 Maurice Buckley, 3 Darragh Higgins, 4 Jack Hennessy, 5 Cian O’Dwyer, 6 Adrien Chabonnier, 7 Ross Todd, 8 Niall O’Riordan. Subs Cormac Keane, Fintan Murphy, Vittorio Mantegazza, Dave St Ledger, Ryan Johnson.
Straight after the 2nds win, the Trinity U20s Premier team took the field, to play Garryowen who had won the Munster title the week before. Garryowen really took the game to the students and led 15-0 at half time.
Trinity made three changes at half time and were ahead 32-15 in 20 minutes in an absolute, all out running assault on the Garryowen defence, simply running the Visitors off the field.
Garryowen, to their credit, came back to score two late tries to close the score to 33-26.
Trinity now travel to Navan (who are having a fabulous year) next Sunday for the All Ireland semi final at 2.30pm.
All Leinster teams won the quarter finals, so we are back competing with our neighbours again! UCD play Lansdowne in the other semi final.
U20s team vs. Garryowen; 15 Micheal Silvester, 14 Billy O’Hora, 13 Phil Murphy, 12 James Hickey, 11 James McGowan, 10 Oran James, 9 Rowan Osborne, 1 Eoin Corcoran, 2 Will Jennings, 3 Fiacra Keane, 4 Dan Mullane, 5 Neilus Mulville, 6 Patrick Nulty, 7 Johnny Mckeown, 8 Roghan McMahon; Subs Josh McKee, Niall Curran, Ross Gorey, Tom Doyle, Daryl Egan, James Fennelly, Cathal Martin