That was some week that was. Five days ago Lansdowne won the Ulster Bank League Final against Cork Con and a quick turnaround later our First XV have won the Leinster Senior Cup in Donnybrook (Energia Park). The first half seemed to be quite a frenetic affair. First score was to Lansdowne after 10m with a Penalty although ‘Nure quickly responded 7 minutes later with a Mark O’Neill try then followed by a Penalty to make it 10-3 after 24 mins. Lansdowne didn’t score again for the rest of the first half but Nure weren’t finished their opening opportunities with another try by Harry Moore making it 17-3 to Terenure at the break. Terenure twitter feed was reporting it as a “Ridiculus tempo at stages”. Some game.
The second half was a different affair however. Lansdowne were to tot up 50 points in 40 minutes. Within moments Lansdowne were over for their first try and then another within 6 minutes. Try number 3 came at 52 minutes played followed by a penalty try 10 minutes later. Two more tries scored by Lansdowne before the final whistle and a consolation try for Nure. Final score 53-22 to Lansdowne.
Call it a Triple Crown if you will, but the Bateman Cup, the Ulster Bank League and the Leinster Senior Cup all within 2 weeks ain’t half bad!
Detailed match report to follow.