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UCD Win This Year’s Dudley Cup Competition

UCD Win This Year’s Dudley Cup Competition

UCD ran out convincing winners of this year’s Irish Universities Dudley Cup which was played recently in Cork (Saturday, October 22).

The Dudley Cup has been played for since 1904 by the senior teams from each of the member clubs of the Irish Universities Rugby Union. This year’s competition was played in a three-match format between hosts UCC from Division 1B and Division 1A outfits UCD and Dublin University in the UCC playing grounds in Curaheen.

Played in near perfect conditions, the sizeable attendance was treated to feast of open and entertaining running rugby with handling and offloading skills of the very highest quality. 17 tries were scored in total over the three games played.

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First blood was drawn by UCC who, ably led by loosehead Charlie Slowey and winger Rory Slater, saw off a spirited Trinity 17:15 in the opening game.

Despite the best efforts of standout wing forwards Richard Dunne and John McKeowen, Trinity lost out to UCD in game two. The Belfield side were superbly led throughout by captain Jamie Glynn and came out on top on a 46-7 scoreline

The final clash was a ‘winner takes all’ encounter between UCC and UCD. Led by player of the tournament Greg Jones, UCD proved far too strong for their hosts, comfortably winning 47-7.

The President of UCC RFC Olann Kelleher presented the Dudley Cup to the winning captain Jamie Glynn from UCD afterwards.