Midleton On the Double In Mungret Cup

Talor Devine reports from UL

It all kicked off yesterday at University of Limerick at 1pm where Midleton college were to face Villiers in the senior Mungret cup final.

It was the Limerick based Villiers that drew first blood with an early penalty. This was soon answered by the Midleton college captain and out half Rory Walsh with a try that was then successfully converted by full back Julian Power. The game then would remain without another score with Midleton College having a good hold on the game throughout with some notable performances from centre Jack Ryan and from the two back rows Rob England and Rob Stafford. However some late second half pressure lead to a nail biting finish for spectators

This victory was soon followed by the junior Mungret Cup final between Midleton college and St Clements College. It was again the Limerick based team that drew first blood with a penalty right in front of the posts. This was answered by a well worked try with Hugh Jeffers touching down. However Clements came back with a try of their own leaving it 10-5 at half time in their favour. It wasn’t until mid way through the second half that Midleton started to pull away with a try from the no:8 captain Padraig Fives crashing his way over the white wash. The final nail in the Clements coffin was a fantastic individual try from Diarmaid Phelan where he collected his own kick through to touch down in the corner the score finished 15-10


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