Click here for photos from Leinster’s Heineken Cup victory over Glasgow at the RDS last Saturday.
Pictured above: Leinster captain Brian O’Driscoll celebrates his side’s eight-try defeat of Glasgow amongst young supporters. The Ireland skipper managed to score two second half tries to confirm his return to fitness following a lengthy spell out with a dislocated right shoulder.
It was also quite a night for Leinster and Ireland full-back Girvan Dempsey, who crowned his 100th appearance for the province with a try. The Terenure College clubman, 30, is four games short of his 50th Heineken Cup cap. Dempsey has scored six tries, two conversions and a penalty in his 46 European outings to date.
Leinster fly half Felipe Contepomi, who is still the 2005/06 Heineken Cup’s top scorer (89 points) after bagging a try and three conversions against Glasgow, is tackled by Dan Turner and John Barclay. The Puma star has scored a try in each Heineken Cup round this season. Will he make it six in Bath next Sunday?
Girvan Dempsey watches on as Shane Horgan makes the try line just ahead of Glasgow duo Rory Lamont and Graeme Morrison.
Girvan Dempsey races in for his try after showing good agility to pick up a low pass from Eric Miller in the first half.
Graeme Morrison puts Leinster and Ireland winger Denis Hickie under pressure. Leinster changed their jerseys at half-time due to a slight colour clash in the first half.
Brian O’Driscoll, who was starting his first Heineken Cup game of the season, darted onto a grubber kick from Felipe Contepomi to score his first try on 54 minutes.
Brian O’Driscoll stepped inside Glasgow captain Jon Petrie on the left wing to glide in for his second try in the 78th-minute. It was the gifted centre’s 14th touch down in 37 Heineken Cup starts.
**All photos by Morgan Treacy and Tom Honan of Inpho Photography**