Thursday 19 September 2019

Trinity too hot to handle in decider

Retaining the prestigious All-Ireland U-20 trophy gives Trinity a timely boost ahead of their senior team's Division 1A semi-final trip to Cork Constitution next Sunday. Stock photo
Retaining the prestigious All-Ireland U-20 trophy gives Trinity a timely boost ahead of their senior team's Division 1A semi-final trip to Cork Constitution next Sunday. Stock photo

Fraser McMullen

Dublin University U-20s produced a spectacular performance at Naas RFC on Saturday evening to defeat UCC 41-24 and secure back-to-back titles.

Winger Paddy Opperman and scrum half Louis O'Reilly chipped in with two tries each, prop Simon Clear and replacement Seb Pim also crossed the whitewash and captain James Moriarty kicked 11 points.

Retaining the prestigious All-Ireland U-20 trophy gives Trinity a timely boost ahead of their senior team's Division 1A semi-final trip to Cork Constitution next Sunday.

The damage was done during the closing stages of the first-half when Tony Smeeth's superbly-drilled side capitalised on UCC prop Conor Burke's sin-binning to register 21 points without reply.

The Cork youngsters dug deep to close the gap late on, but the champions had done enough.

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