4 Dec, 10:19
Grand Slam winners Fiona Coghlan and Nora Stapelton have returned the Women's RBS 6 Nations trophy to Chief Executive John Feehan at the Six Nations offices in Dublin.
Pictured above: Centre Brian Hastings accepts the Colours trophy on Trinity's behalf. It was Hastings' third Colours outing and he was leading a matchday 22 that included 16 newcomers to the Colours' fixture.
The 6ft 1in BESS student tasted success with Trinity in 2003 as the Dublin 2 club won the All-Ireland Under-20 championship. He was a member of the Irish squad at the 2002 IRB Under-19 World Cup and has also been capped by Munster at Under-21 level.
The win sparked wild celebrations amongst the Trinity players as they beat their arch rivals for the first time since 1995. Despite going 10 years without a win, 'The Trin' have battled hard in recent seasons to reclaim the Colours crown - UCD had only five points to spare in 2003 (17-12) despite Trinity being in AIB League Division Three, 2004's encounter ended in a 21-21 draw while last season UCD, helped by Leinster's Rob Kearney, ran out 25-13 winners.
Trinity scrum half Joey Burns flings a pass out under the floodlights at Donnybrook. Burns' half-back combination with his Ulster Under-21 colleague Johnny Watt was one of the best facets of Trinity's game in their three-point success.
UCD looked set for victory at Donnybrook when their 20-year-old Fergus McFadden dived in for a first half try, set up by Ian Keatley. McFadden, a current member of the Leinster Academy who has been capped for Ireland at Under-19 and Under-21 level, converted his try and landed two penalties for a 13-point personal haul.
UCD's Killian Lett is caught in a tackle by Trinity full-back Gareth Murphy and centre Brian Hastings. Murphy, nicknamed 'Gaz', has had a solid start to the season with a try against Barnhall last month and he also offers cover at out-half.
UCD winger Killian Lett is tackled by Trinity's Brian Hastings. Lett, 20, was a JP Flanagan League and McCorry Cup winner with UCD in 2004/05.
UCD's Ross McCarron is challenge by Trinity flanker Shane Young during the 55th edition of the Colours match. McCarron made his senior debut for Leinster earlier this month against the Newport Gwent Dragons. Young, who captained King's Hospital during his school days, spent a summer in Wellington, New Zealand, furthering his rugby development before starring for the Connacht Under-21s last season.
UCD number 8 Sean O'Brien, who despite being only 19 was a stand-out member of the Irish U-21 team last season, has his run halted by Trinity hooker Matt Crockett. Welshman Crockett, who is studying medicine, captained the Dublin 2 students last term.
**All photos by Inpho Photography and Sportsfile**