Fittingly the outstanding fly-half for the winners, Conor Linehan, was involved in the try and it was his pass that sent prop Eoin Fitzgerald over five minutes from the end as the conditions deteriorated rapidly in the torrential rain and strong wind. Linehan converted to add to the two penalties he put over, one in each half.
St Clement’s had the opening points, a penalty by Conor Redmond, after 10 minutes but once Linehan tied it up with a superb kick from 35 yards into the wind after 26 minutes Castletroy had the edge.
CASTLETROY COLLEGE: B Donovan; D Garry, B Nash, S Hoare, S McBrearty (J Porter 40); C Linehan, R Cunningham; E Fitzgerald, L Lyons (M O’Mara 59), M Finucane; J Doyle, S O’Hara; D Rowsome, N O’Shea, R Murphy.
ST CLEMENT’S COLLEGE: J Broderick (N Clancy 40); D Ryan, S Ogee, C Redmond, D Browne; H O’Brien-Cunningham (S Ward 59), R Minihan; D Joyce (C Meagher 50), M O’Callaghan, E Kenny; J Dillon, K Burchardt; K Madden, A Dunne, K Clifford (O Kiely 56).
Referee: D Sheehan, MAR.