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.
Munster Senior Cup Final: Saturday, April 23 Shannon 17 Garryowen 8, Thomond Park Scorers: Shannon: Tries: David O'Donovan 2; Cons: David Delaney 2; Pen: Delaney Garryowen: Try: Alan Purcell; Pen: Gerry Hurley
Mick Galwey's side warmed up nicely for next weekend's AIB League Division One semi-final against Clontarf, and also earned retribution for last November's 13-point league loss to their Limerick rivals with the club's 17th Cup win since 1960.
Full-back David O'Donovan, set-up by David Delaney and centre Brian Tuohy, crossed for Shannon's opening try on 16 minutes.
Fly-half Delaney converted, kicked a subsequent penalty and added the extras to O'Donovan's second, crafted from a Tuohy break, right on half-time for a 17-0 half-time lead.
Three minutes into the second half, busy Garryowen scrum-half Gerry Hurley attempted to fire his side - without a Cup crown since 1999 - with a well-struck penalty.
The 21-year-old missed a second shot at the posts ten minutes later. And although Alan Purcell breached the Shannon cover on 79 minutes for a late try, Galwey's men were comfortable victors, adding to their 2004/05 haul of the Munster Senior League and Limerick Charity Cup.