UL Bohemians ended last season on a high with seven straight wins in the AIB League, and they started the new campaign with another success at Thomond Park.
AIB LEAGUE: DIVISION ONE: Saturday, October 14
UL BOHEMIANS 43 TERENURE COLLEGE 8, Thomond Park
Scorers: UL Bohs: Tries: Martin McPhail 2, Mark Butler 2, James O'Neill 2, Ben Martin; Cons: Martin 3, Tom Luke
Terenure: Try: Alex Dunlop; Pen: Brian Flanagan
Terenure College got a taste of how hard life can be in the top flight as UL Bohemians ran seven tries past them on Saturday.
Winger Martin McPhail, full-back Mark Butler and number eight James O'Neill all scored two tries apiece as Bohs shot to the top of the Division One table.
McPhail (2) and O'Neill dotted down in the opening half-hour for a 17-3 interval lead.
Bohs lost their Australian out-half Ben Martin to the sin-bin but he returned on to grab their other try. Leinster 'A' lock Alex Dunlop, who was lining out in the visitors' back row, scored 'Nure's only try.
UL Bohs: M Butler; M McPhail, T Luke, C Finn, I Hanley; B Martin, F Lawlor; K Flangan, G Ryan, M Storey, B Madigan, A Hartigan, R Hartigan, JE O'Connor, J O'Neill.
Subs used: M Skelton for Butler, F Leonard for Ryan, G Walsh for Storey, K Barry for Madigan.
Terenure: G Crawford; A Hughes, R O'Connor, M Smith, B Flangan; S Cullen, D Hegarty; J Barretto, J Blaney, S Nolan, D O'Doherty, K O'Dwyer, A Egan, C Conneally, A Dunlop.
Subs used: K Coleman for Smith, M O'Neill for Cullen, M Hamilton for Barretto, K Mahony for Blaney, P Egan for A Egan.
Referee: Alistair McKay (Ulster)