JOHNNY TOBIN called it from the start. "CYM will dominate the first ten minutes, but then we're going to own it" said the Tullow sub.
He was on the money too as CYM camped in the Tullow half for the opening minutes but their terribly missed penalty after nine minutes ended any hope they had of scoring as Tullow went on the offensive.
The young guns of Tullow stepped up a gear and Cathal Ward and Gary Hade supported by Paddy Tobin and Mark Ashton were impressive from the pack with Shane Rohan dictating the moves.
The above mentioned all combined with Evan Healy and Steven Nolan to force a penalty which Paul Canavan converted from right under the posts.
Five minutes before the break Tullow got to grip with the wet and mucky conditions and forced another penalty and again Canavan did the business.
Paddy Mccall did make a break with half time approaching but the move broke down and Tullow lead 6-0 at the break.
Stevie Smith came on at half time and had the added bit of bite that Tullow needed. They had scored two tries in three minutes but both were ruled out for forward passes. Tobin and Mccall had combined first to go over and Ashton and Hanbidge followed suit before being disappointed.
CYM just could not cope with the size and strength of the Tullow hoops.
Having camped on their own try line for ten minutes CYM conceded a penalty try and it was no more than the Tullow pack deserved.
Sean O'brien may be the 'Tullow Tank' but his title could be up for contention with Mark 'Hank' Ashton having an immense day for the 20's. Again and again 'Hank the Tank' was a thorn in the side of CYM and they couldn't live with him.
Move of the game came in the 77th minute when Stephen Smith fed Shane Rohan through the back door in the Tullow half.
Rohan somehow kept the ball in play with a super kick down the line and after the ruck Tullow flew through the hands before Mccall touched down to finish off a superb try.
Canavan kicked an impossible conversion from a hard angle and Tullow were worthy winners.