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Stillorgan Scoop First League Crown

Stillorgan Scoop First League Crown

Stillorgan Rugby football Club (formerly Salesians) won their first league title on Saturday, beating De La Salle Palmerston 18-6 in the J3 League Final at Donnybrook Stadium.

Stillorgan went unbeaten through the whole regulation season, winning 12 games out of 12 before the play-offs. They are the only team in Leinster to achieve that feat.

The final was a close affair with Stillorgan’s two tries ultimately being the difference between the teams. The first try was scored early on after a scrambled intercept inside their own half.

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Great teamwork and support was shown then with six players touching the ball before Finian Finn scored to the right of the posts. The conversion was added by Tim Twomey.

In the second half, a fantastic break through the centre by Peter Hynes cut right through the DLSP defence.

He offloaded to Twomey on the wing to score in the corner. DLSP came close to scoring on a number of occasions but just could not get over the try-line.

Stillorgan are still in contention in the Moran Cup – they will play Old Belvedere in the Moran Cup quarter-final at Bird Avenue on Thursday (kick-off 6pm).

For more information on Stillorgan RFC including the club’s history, please click here.