12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
Andrew Thompson was in tremendous form, he scored two tries, converted six and also tagged on a penalty as the home side controlled this game right from the kick off. They had the bonus point secured after thirty minutes when they scored their fourth try and added four more in the second half. UCD scored their first try in the 55th minute when Neil Kearns crossed but Shannon replied with a try from Fiach O'Loughlin and a second from Thompson. Michael Moynagh and Damien McKenna scored late tries for the visitors at a time when the Shannon players were more interested in reports from Perpignan.
The only other game scheduled for the premier division was due to take place in Temple Hill but Ballymena's long journey south proved fruitless after referee David Tyndall ruled that the pitch was unplayable.