Belvedere opened the scoring with a penalty after five minutes from Eamon Fitzgerald, but St Mary's respnded soon after when Joey Connolly crossed for a try that Michael Finlay converted. Fitzgerald kept his side very much in the hunt with a second penalty and It was 7-6 to Mary's at half time.
St Mary's didn't manage to seal victory until the closing stages when Jonathan Sexton, a replacement for the injured Connolly, dropped into the pocket to drop a goal for three vital xtra points.
St Mary's College: S. Grissing; J. Clarke, M. Ryan (captain), M. Finlay, R. Doherty; J. Connolly, S. Gibney; C. O'Byrne, O. McCormack, R. Sweeney, N. Conway, F. O'Sullivan, J. Ryan, C. Lennon, P. Nash. Subs: B. O'Neill for Droe (35), J. Sexton for Connolly (injured, 65).
Belvedere College: E. Fitzgerald; M. Hewitt, B. McLoughlin, P. Hobbs, K. Barden; J. Kennedy, M. Broe; E. O'Meara, P. McGuire, M. Hayes, R. Leyden, B. McArdle, C. Murphy, D. O'Kane, D. O'Brien (captain). Subs: M. Houlihan for O'Sullivan (50), N. Gallagher for Taffe (60-63).
Referee: A. Rolland (IRFU)