Weekend Summary

November 7, 2018

Results from the Weekend

It was a mixed bag over the weekend, bookended by two brilliant performances with contrasting results. On Friday, the 1st XV were pipped at the post by UCD, losing 23-18 in the Leinster Senior League Final. A full match report is available on, and photos from the match are available on www.facebook/com/leinsterrugby.

Then on Sunday afternoon, the U20s cut loose against Blackrock, eventually sauntering home 47-10 winners. Seven tries were scored by a rampant Terenure side, and they wasted no time, scoring first through Jake Swaine after only 5 minutes. Five minutes later a neat move from a scrum put centre Robbie Carroll over to double the lead, and Rock had a mountain to climb. Although they managed to pull one back, the home side went in at the break leading 19-5 after no. 8 Niall Lalor superbly put winger Tom O’Brien away in the corner, and took only two minutes to extend the lead after the break. From then on, it was all Nure, and the only question was when they would stop scoring. A great start to the Super Six, with UCD to follow in two weeks.

The 4th XV travelled to Naas on Friday night, and had an eventful start to the match, with Brian O’Sullivan dotting down, but dislocating his shoulder at the same time. Naas responded with two intercept tries, and from then on, the game saw little scoring. Although having plenty of territory, Nure were unable to get the scores needed, and lost 12-8. The upcoming match against joint league leaders Clontarf now becomes even more important. On Sunday afternoon, we suffered two defeats to Old Belvedere, with the 2nds losing heavily in Anglesea Road, and the 3rds losing at home, 3-27.