UCD 29 Lansdowne 43
U20s kicked off their McCorry Cup campaign at Belfield Bowl on Sunday with a stunning win over last years winners UCD.
In an entertaining cup tie, Lansdowne outscored the students by 6 tries to 4.
In an all-out attack from the start, Lansdowne stormed into a 22-3 lead with tries from Tom Monaghan(2) and captain David Kelly. UCD responded with a well worked try out wide before, man of the match, scrum-half Tony Dole broke within the UCD 22 to score a wonderful individual try. The students then scored each side of half time to narrow the gap to one score.
However, Lansdowne dug deep and further tries from wingers Sean ‘Snoopy’ Galvin and Cillian Redmond gave Lansdowne the win they deserved and a subsequent semi-final tie against NUIM Barnhall. Date & Venue TBD
Tries: Tom Monaghan (2), David Kelly, Tony Doyle, Sean Galvin, Cillian Redmond
Conv: Stephen Madigan (5)
Pen: Stephen Madigan
MOM: Tony Doyle