21 May, 10:02
Presentation Brothers College Transition Year Students recently completed a Rugby Coaching Course following 11 weeks of modules tutored by Munster Rugby Coaching Officers.
Lansdowne went into a 7-0 lead after four minutes with a try from Matthew Healy which Andrew Geraghty converted.
A bad clearance out of defence by Lansdowne allowed Bruff winger John Moore to touch down on fifteen minutes. A try by David Hewitt on the stroke of half time converted by Geraghty left Lansdowne 14-5 ahead at the break.
Geraghty extended the Dubliners lead with a penalty on 53 minutes, but Bruff produced the try of the match when Pat Thompson touched down with twenty minutes remaining.
The Limerick side tried everything to get an equalising sore as they dominated the final quarter but indiscipline was to cost them dearly during this period and Lansdowne held out for victory.
Scorers: Bruff: John Moore, Pat Thompson tries.
Lansdowne: Matthew Healy, David Hewitt tries; Cons: Andrew Geraghty 2 cons Pen.
Bruff: Pat Thompson; Andrew Cashman, John Malone, John Carroll, John Moore; Brian Cahill (capt), Tony Cahill; David Horan, Cathal O'Regan, Stephen Foster, Alan Bourke, Maurice O'Connell; David Gardiner, John Shine, Michael Carroll.
Replacements: Peter Malone for O'Connell, Diarmuid Murnane for M Carroll (both 45 mins), Nigel Riordan for Thompson (47 mins, temp), Eoghan Maher for J Carroll (77).
Lansdowne: David Hewitt; Shane Gahan, Kieran Lewis, Greg Stafford, Matthew Healy; Andrew Geraghty, Brian O'Riordan; John Lyne (capt), Paddy Flood, Jack O'Connell; Neilus Keogh, Willie Earles; Aidan McCullen, Ben Horan, Brian McKeever.
Replacements: Ron Boucher for McKeever (half-time), Rhys Jones for Boucher (80+2 mins).
Referee: Simon McDowell (IRFU)
Nenagh Ormond 16, Queens University 17.
Nenagh came very close to winning their first senior trophy at Anglesea Road in the Division 3 League final, only for Queens to snatch victory with a try a minute from time.
An intercept by Michael Piper after fifteen minutes, saw the Queens out half race sixty meters to touch down for a 5-0 lead after seventeen minutes.
David Delaney opened Nenagh’s account with a penalty on 26 minutes and the Tipperary side went ahead two minutes later with a try from David Walsh, after the Belfast side failed to clear their lines following a Delaney penalty. The Nenagh out half converted for a 10-5 lead which they held to half time.
Queens were back in font on 53 minutes when Mark Sampson touched down for his side’s second try and Ian Porter converted.
Two Penalties by Delaney but the Tipperary side back in front with eighteen minutes remaining.
Great defending by Nenagh looked like repelling everything the Ulster side tried, but a minute from time Chris Quinn got in for the match scoring try.
Delaney did have an opportunity with a drop goal effort in injury time but it missed the target and so with it went Nenagh’s dreams of glory.
Scorers: Nenagh Ormond: David Walsh try, David Delaney 3 pens, con.
Queen's University: Michael Pyper, Mark Sampson, Chris Quinn tries, Ian Porter con.
Nenagh Ormond: Steve Harvey; Ger Harmse, James Kingston, Trevor Connolly (capt), Colm McMahon; David Delaney, David Corcoran; Conor Brislane, Damien Dunne, Fergal Brislane; David Walsh, Darren Gallagher; Shane O'Callaghan, Brian Williams, Keith Quigley.
Replacements: Jamie Quigley for Walsh (47 mins), Mike Fogarty for Harmse (56), Mike Slattery for O'Callaghan (69).
Queens University: David McIlwaine; Chris Quinn, Michael Hooks, James Reekie, Matthew Arneill; Michael Pyper, Ian Porter; Paul Karayiannis, Gareth Megaw, Mark Sampson; Tom Patton, Andrew Linton; Gareth Hooks, Mark Robinson (capt), Paddy McGowan.
Replacements:Michael Ferguson for Patton (17 mins), Jonny Shiels for Reekie (54), James McKinney for Hooks, Michael Boyd for Megaw (both 64), Connor O'Neill for McGowan (65), Robert Whitten for Arneill (67).
Referee: Alan Rogan (IRFU)