This impressive win moved Collidge into 2nd place in Division 1A displacing Terenure who are now 3rd. The stand-out feature of the game was flying winger Jack Ringrose’s hat-trick which matched his brother Garry’s similar feat at the RDS .. also on Saturday afternoon.
Played in ideal conditions in front of a big UCD Bowl crowd Collidge were delighted to welcome Scott Penny and Michael Milne onto the team and went in at the break 18-15 ahead thanks to the first Ringrose try and another from Tommy O’Brien.
In the second period, Ringrose added another two tries. James Tarrant kicked 10 points .. 2 penalties and two conversions.
Members of the Thornton family attended the lunch beforehand and the match … and were on hand to see the Eddie Thornton Trophy being presented to UCD Captain Jonny Guy (see below.)
Note: The match was live-streamed through the UCD RFC Facebook page and was watched by many Collidge-connected people at home and abroad. This was a very successful initiative which will be repeated for selected future matches.
UCD: 15 David O’Brien; 14 Jack Ringrose; 13 Gavin Mullin; 12 Tommy O’Brien; 11 Andy Marks; 10 James Tarrant; 9 Paddy Patterson; 1 Michael Milne; 2 Sean McNulty; 3 Sam Griffin; 4 Jonny Guy (Capt); 5 Cian Prendergast; 6 Alex Penny; 7 Scott Penny; 8 Stephen McVeigh. Replacements: 16 Bobby Sheehan; 17 Rory Mulvihill; 18 Bobby Leahy; 19 Luke Maloney; 20 Colm Mulcahy
Next match: v UCC (away) Nov 30 (3pm)