18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
UL BOHEMIANS 3 BLACKROCK COLLEGE 8, Thomond Park Stadium
Scorers: UL Bohemians: Pen: Ed Torrie
Blackrock College: Try: Andrew Conway; Pen: James Power
The home side were on top in the forward exchanges in the first half but could not penetrate a solid 'Rock defence.
All that Bohs had to show for their dominance was a penalty by out-half Ed Torrie.
Blackrock started the second half in livelier manner and launched a series of rucks and mauls.
Ultimately it paid off when schoolboy star Andrew Conway finished off a terrific left wing attack with a try which centre James Power converted, and there was no denying the Dubliners their opening win.
UL BOHEMIANS: Danny Riordan; Cian Aherne, David Moloney, Martin McPhail, Finbar Aherne; Ed Torrie, Cathal Sheridan; David Kilroy, Sean Henry, Mike Storey, David Foley, James O'Neill, Tommy O'Donnell, John Ed O'Connor (capt), Kieran Essex.
Replacements: Eddie Rossiter, Richie Feeney, Kieran O'Gorman, Paul Rowley, Giles Boland.