A thundering and typically spirited display by the Shannon pack, with skipper Lee Nicholas and flanker Charlie Carmody in inspirational form saw them to a decisive 23-10 victory over Young Munster in a highly enjoyable and keenly contested All-Ireland League encounter at Thomond Park last night.
Much like last year, when it was also a Kerry v Limerick pairing in the Munster Intermediate Club final, An Ghaeltacht showed little mercy to St Senan’s in becoming the fourth consecutive Kerry side to win this title and the 10th from the Kingdom to do so in the last 11 years.
Cistercian College Roscrea’s quest for a second successive Leinster Schools Senior Cup triumph remains on course, after Brian Diffley’s 61st-minute try helped them to edge a compelling semi-final showdown with Clongowes Wood College, at Donnybrook yesterday.
CIT 0-17 DCU 1-6: CIT manager Pat Mulcahy praised Tipperary star John O’Dwyer’s big-game character after inspiring his team to an opening-day Fitzgibbon Cup success. The All Star forward shot four important points in the final quarter, and 0-8 in total, to settle a tie that hung in the balance.