U.L. Bohemian retain Munster Junior Cup tie.
25th April 2010 By Munster Rugby
Ul Bohemian retained their Munster Junior Cup title with a 13-6 win over Young Munster at Dooradoyle.
UL-Bohemian 13, Young Munster 6
Though they had three players sin binned at various stages UL-Bohemian retained the Munster Junior Cup with a hard earned win over Young Munster who were cheered on by Paul O’Connell who played on the last side to win the trophy in 1999.
A try by Giles Boland from a pass by Ross Butler was the crucial score and it came ten minutes from the end of a game in which the winners were more enterprising.
Both place kickers missed a number of shots at goal before Aidan McNulty broke the deadlock four minutes into first half stoppage time for UL-Bohemian.
Ian Cross leveled for Young Munster before McNulty had another penalty after 67 minutes. A 40 metre strike by Cross had them level again until Boland’s try, converted by McNulty edged it for UL-Bohemian.
Scorers UL Bohemian:G Boland, try, A McNulty, 2pens, 1 con,
Young Munster: I Cross, 2 pens.
UL-Bohemian: H de Stackpoole; C Ahern, R Butler, G Boland, M Doyle; A McNulty, D Farrell; K Flanagan, (S Hassett ht), E Rossiter, G Walsh; K Bracken, A Hartigan; C O’Neill, (J O’Neill 48), I Condell, N Kinnane, (T Foley 60).
Young Munster:D Bannon; J Jackman, D Grace, C Clohessy, D Long; I Cross, D Barry (T Cronin 43); S Copello, (D O’Dwyer 64), P McMahon, (P Allen 64), A Cotter; J Griffin, (B Collins, 70), K Hanley; G Burke, L Og Murphy, B Guilfoyle
Referee: E Hogan-O’Connell, MAR.