TRINITY WIN IN BUCCANEERS!
Trinity travelled to Dubarry Park, Athlone on Saturday and came away with their 2nd away All Ireland league win in succession.
Trinity started quite strong, but struggled to really press home their advantage. In fact it was Buccaneers who scored first with a penalty. The first half scores were all from penalties as both teams struggled to get on top of the respective defences. Trinity led at half time 6-3, but hey knew it would not be enough with the strong breeze in their faces in the second half.
Buccs came out in the second period and kicked long and their tactics were rewarded with two penalties from Connacht A Out half Luke Carty.
The game came to life half way through the second half, when Trinity secured a penalty try, after replacement out half James Fennelly had the ball batted out of his hands when passing 13-9 Trinity.
Off the restart the students drove in the death nail for the home team, when they ran from their own 22, with man of the match Patrick Finlay making a 40 M bust, from the ensuing ruck Fennelly chipped the ball to his Full back Michael Silvester who sprinted in from 40 metres out for a superb try to put the score at 20-9.
The home team came back to score from close in, but it was Silvester who scored again on the final play.
This was an important win for Trinity, who now play the formidable All Ireland champions Cork Constitution next Saturday in College Park, KO 2.30pm.
15 Michael Silvester, 14 Evan Dixon, 13 Michael Courtney, 12 Seb Fromm, 11 Will Connors, 10 Tom Whittle, 9 Angus Lloyd, 1 James Bollard, 2 Patrick Finlay, 3 Joe Byrne, 4 Jack Burke, 5 Jack Dunne, 6 Sam Pim, 7 Richard Dunne, 8 Dave St Leger;
16 Dan Sheehan, 17 Darragh Higgins, 18 Niall O’Riordan, 19 Rowan Osborne, 20 James Fennelly.
TRINITY U20s BEAT UCD
Trinity U20s played host to their Belfield rivals UCD in College Park on Sunday. In a well played, extremely fast and physical game Trinity fell behind in the first half 14-5, but they did not panic and in the second half they played some superb rugby winning out 29-24 and getting the important bonus point for four tries.
Trinity U20s Freshers XV, lost out to Old Belvedere 1st string for the second week running. 17-7.
Trinity Senior 3rds won in St Marys 28-20 in Templeville road on Wednesday evening for their first win of the campaign in Metro 6.
Trinity Women had a rare weekend off
Paddy Finlay enjoys some well-deserved post-match milk
Strong travelling support in traditional DUFC style