Wales narrowed the deficit with a penalty from Greg McCarthy ten minutes after the restart but the Irish mounted a superb defence to thwart the home side.
15. S. Grissing (St Marys College) 14. E. Fitzgerald (Belvedere College) 13. A. Trimble (Coleraine Academical Inst) 12. M. Scott (Methodist College) 11. C. McNaughton (Rockwell College) 10. F. Lawlor (Cistercian College Roscrea) 9. D. Williams (CBC Cork) 1. A. O Sullivan (PBC Bray) 2. J. Coady (Blackrock College) 3. A. Kirkpatrick (Ballymena Academy) 4. R. Noonan (CBC Cork) 5. A. Dunlop (Terenure College) 6. C. Henry (Wallace High School) Capt. 7. G. Murphy (Clongowes Wood College) 8. K. McLaughlin (Gonzaga College)
Replacements: (None used) 16. J. Kerins (CBC Cork) 17. D. Hurley (CBC Cork) 18. P.Collins (Templeogue College) 19. R. Caldwell (Royal Belfast A.I.) 20. D. O Leary (PBC Cork) 21. E. Ronan (CBC Cork) 22. J. McGrugan (Ballyclare High School).