Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan was understandably happy with the performance and by the commitment of both sides.
Mike Mullins opened the scoring for the Colours after 20 minutes, a score that was cancelled out, 11 minutes later when Gordon D'Arcy levelled after a good 'assist from Humphreys. Two Alan Quinlan tries had the Colours leading 19-7 as the game entered the final quarter. David Wallace started the comeback with a try in the 70th minute and then Humphreys set replacement Dominic Crotty free and he delivered the scoring pass to Cunningham.
Whites. B Cunningham (Dungannon); G D'Arcy (Lansdowne), J Kelly (Cork Constitution), J Bell (Dungannon), A Horgan (Cork Constitution); D Humphreys capt (Dungannon), P Stringer (Shannon); R Corrigan (Greystones), F Sheahan (Cork Constitution), E Byrne (St Mary's College), D O'Callaghan (Cork Constitution), M O'Kelly (St Mary's College), D Wallace (Garryowen), A McCullen (Lansdowne), C McMahon (Shannon). Replacements: N Breslin (UCD) for McMahon (half-time), B O'Riordan (UCD) for Stringer (49 mins), J Fitzpatrick (Dungannon) for Corrigan (56 mins), T Robinson (Galwegians) for D'Arcy (62 mins), D Crotty (Garryowen) for Horgan (71 mins), J Blaney (Shannon) for Sheahan, N Best (Belfast Harlequins) for Breslin (both 79 mins).
Colours. J Staunton (Garryowen); S Horgan (Lansdowne), M Mullins (Young Munster), R Henderson (Young Munster), D Hickie (St Mary's College); M McHugh (St Mary's College), B O'Meara (Cork Constitution); M Horan (Shannon), S Byrne (Blackrock College), S Best (Belfast Harlequins), M O'Driscoll (Cork Constitution), P O'Connell (Young Munster), A Quinlan (Shannon), D Leamy (UCC), K Gleeson (St Mary's College). Replacements: T Hogan (Shannon) for O'Driscoll (17 mins), R Wilson (Belfast Harlequins) for Leamy (21-28 mins) and for Henderson (74 mins), M Lawlor (Shannon) for Horgan (half-time), G Duffy (Galwegians) for Mullins (49 mins), M Cahill (Buccaneers) for Horan (56 mins), E Reddan (Old Crescent) for Hickie (66 mins), G Hickie (St Mary's College) for Byrne (71 mins).
Referee - Alan Lewis.