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NUIG strike blow for youth as Legends beaten

NUIG 48-36 UCG Legends

Published 15/05/2015 | 02:30

The NUIG and UCG Legends teams
The NUIG and UCG Legends teams

The university playing fields in Dangan were witness to a momentous battle last Saturday as a team of former players took on the current crop in a classic past v present match.

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The College team of 2005, led by Limerick native Jeff Neville, were able to call on players from a wide variety of backgrounds and players came from as far as Aberdeen and London, as well as across the country in a 10-year reunion that no one will forget.

The current team were equally primed for the match and eager to prove their ability against players they had only heard stories about, the side led by flanker Josh Dunne.

The old boys took the lead, but the current Connacht J1C champions responded and the game opened up into a free flowing contest which pitted youthful exuberance and silky skills against dogged determination and a decade of experience.

UCG Legends - Dave Lalor, Tom O'Regan, Jeff Neville (capt) Micheal Roche, Brian Carey, Darragh O'Loughlin, Ross Barrett, Cormac Fay, Ross Tiernan, Kieran 'Spyder' Byrne, Johnny Quinn, Steve O'Connell, James Dooley, Warren Beattie, Luke Murphy, Cillian McGovern

NUIG - Ruairi Keogh Clarke, Josh Dunne (capt), Peter Moore, Michael Brady, TJ Wallace, Monty Akpan, Shane Browne, Mike Walsh, Adam O'Brien, Justin Conboy, Damo McNeilis, Cathal O'Neill, John 'Senior' Kennedy, Connor Dennehy

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