Garryowen ended their long wait for victory in an All-Ireland final as they beat 'Quins 20-7 with out-half Eoghan Hickey kicking ten points and setting up a try for prop Eugene McGovern in a man of the match display.
Revealing just how much the victory meant to the Limerick club, coach Paul Cunningham said afterwards: "The All-Ireland League in 1994, when I was on the bench and Keith Wood was hooker, was the last national title we'd won - this is just massive for the club and the players. It means an awful lot to the club.â0
Kiwi flanker Ben Focas stole the show for Seapoint in the Junior Cup final as the Dubliners claimed a comprehensive 47-15 win over Derry side Coleraine. Focas and Ireland U-20 full-back Felix Jones shared out four of Seapoint's six tries in an impressive display from the pre-tournament favourites.