The J1s began their first Metro League 1 fixture by welcoming Trinity to the newly-floodlit Thornfield pitches on Friday Sept 27th.
Collidge managed to achieve the bonus point before half time with a try from Dan ODonovan and one each from Jack Ringrose and Andy Mark, with all tries converted by Jack O’Donnell. The visitors struck back with 2 converted tries.
After the break Cian Reilly, Chris Egan and Lorcan Feighery added a try each.
Trinity’s never give up attitude were awarded with two late tries
This result was built on a total team effort, with an aggressive defence, strong set-pieces and making good decisions in attack.
UCD: 15 Jamie Murphy; 14 Chris Egan; 13 Andy Marks; 12 Jack Ringrose; 11 David Heavey; 10 Jack O’Donnell’ 9 Harry Donnelly; 1 Rory Mulvihill; 2 Darragh Coyle; 3 Evin Coyle; 4 Jack Gardiner; 5 Alec Byrne; 6 Dan O’Donovan; 7 John Fairley; 8 Cian Reilly. Replacements: 16 Sean McNulty; 17 Sam Corrigan; 18 David Mays; 19 Matt Gilsenan; 20 Lorcan Feighery.
Report by: Pete Herangi