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Meteor Munster Sevens Battles the Weather

11th August 2007 By Munster Rugby

Meteor Munster Sevens Battles the Weather

Despite the inclement weather, rugby fans turned out in numbers to support the inaugural Meteor Munster Sevens at Old Crescent RFC on Saturday, which now looks set to become an annual highlight of the rugby calendar.

The sixteen teams taking part made the best of the conditions, and put on a fantastic display of sevens rugby for the enthusiastic crowd present. However, while the pool stages went off without a hitch, severe thunderstorms in the late afternoon ensured that only the Bowl final could be played, with Young Munster claiming a 24-0 win over Waterpark. Waterpark had overcome Sunday’s Well 33-14 in their semi final while eventual winners Young Munster defeated Shannon 21-14 in their semi final.

The sixteen teams had been divided into four pools, with Dolphin, Bruff, UL Bohemians and Cork Constitution topping their respective pools and going forward to play in the Cup competition. Cork Constitution disposed of local rivals Dolphin in one semi final, claiming a seven point victory, while UL Bohemians and Bruff couldn’t be separated in normal time and had to play extra time, with UL Bohemians eventually claiming a 17-12 win. Unfortunately, the final couldn’t be played and so Cork Constitution and UL Bohemians shared the Cup title.

In the Plate competition, Garryowen and Thomond were drawn in one semi final, with Garryowen having a comprehensive 29-0 win and in the other half of the draw Nenagh Ormond claimed a 21-12 win over Old Crescent. Again the final could not be played.

John Lacey, Meteor Munster Sevens Event Co-ordinator, commented on the success of the tournament overall saying "Despite the rain we saw some superb sevens rugby being played here today and we’re already looking forward to next year and expanding the tournament even more".

"With great support from Meteor, Old Crescent and all the crew at Munster Rugby the day ended with a brilliant festival atmosphere and a demonstration of true sportsmanship by the finalists" he added.

Meteor’s Media and Public Relations manager Amanda Carroll said "Meteor has a very strong presence here in Munster and we are proud to have teamed up with Munster Rugby for this hugely successful event today".

"Congratulations to the winning teams, all the players who took part and sincere thanks to all the supporters who turned out to cheer on the teams despite the weather" she added.

The event was a fun filled day of entertainment for all the family with younger supporters enjoying bouncing castles, a DJ, face painting, a delicious barbeque and more!

The Meteor Munster Sevens tournament also supported ‘Headsup’ a new text service from Rehab, which aims to help young adults in difficulty by offering support group information for a range of issues via text.

Click here for photos of the 2007 Meteor Munster Sevens


GROUP A

Garryowen 22-0 Sundays Well
Highfield 12-21 Dolphin
Garryowen 31-5 Highfield
Sundays Well 0-35 Dolphin
Garryowen 10-12 Dolphin
Sundays Well 17-14 Highfield

Team W L D PF PA TS TA Points
Dolphin 3 / / 68 22 10 4 9
Garrowen 2 1 / 63 17 11 3 7
Highfield / 3 / 32 69 5 11 3
Sundays Well 1 2 / 17 71 3 11 5

GROUP B

Shannon 17-5 Newport
Nenagh Ormond 19-22 Bruff
Shannon 12-29 Bruff
Newport 5-40 Nenagh Ormond
Shannon 12-12 Nenagh Ormond
Newport 7-38 Bruff

Team W L D PF PA TS TA Points
Bruff 3 / / 89 38 15 6 9
Nenagh 1 1 1 71 39 11 7 6
Newport / 3 / 17 97 3 12 3
Shannon 1 1 1 43 46 7 8 6


GROUP C

UL Bohs 22-14 UCC
Young Munster 10-19 Old Crescent
UL Bohs 29-19 Young Munster
UCC 5-26 Old Crescent
UL Bohs 28-12 Old Crescent
UCC 7-34 Young Munster

Team W L D PF PA TS TA Points
Old Cresent 2 1 / 57 43 9 7 7
UCC / 3 / 19 55 4 14 3
UL Bohs 3 / / 59 45 13 7 9
Young Munster 1 2 / 63 48 11 9 5

GROUP D

Cork Constitution 43-7 Midleton
Waterpark 7-26 Thomond
Cork Constitution 40-7 Waterpark
Midleton 7-34 Thomond
Cork Constitution 19-5 Thomond
Midleton 14-26 Waterpark

Team W L D PF PA TS TA Points
Cork Con 3 / / 102 19 16 3 9
Midleton / 3 / 28 92 4 17 3
Thomond 2 1 / 65 33 11 5 7
Waterpark 1 2 / 40 80 4 12 5


CUP SEMI-FINALS CUP FINAL
Dolphin 12-19 Cork Constitution Cork Constitution v UL Bohs
UL Bohs 17-12 Bruff AET

PLATE SEMI-FINALS PLATE FINAL
Garryowen 29-0 Thomond Garryowen v Nenagh Ormond
Old Crescent 12-21 Nenagh Ormond

BOWL SEMI-FINALS BOWL FINAL
Sundays Well v Waterpark 14-33 Waterpark v Young Munster
Shannon v Young Munster 14-21 Young Munster Won

Plate & Cup finals both unplayable due to bad weather conditions.

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