The All-Ireland Under-20 Championship, in which the winners lift the Frazer McMullen Cup, is heading for the semi-final stage this weekend with at least one Leinster club set to reach the final…

The St. Mary’s College Under-20s made it a double header victory over Cork Constitution last weekend.

While the senior team beat Constitution to put them in pole position in AIB League Division 1A, the Under-20s enjoyed an 18-5 victory over the Leesiders to qualify for the semi-finals of the Frazer McMullen Trophy.

Their reward is a home tie against a Lansdowne Under-20 side that beat defending champions UL Bohemians, winning 12-9 after extra-time.

UL have won the title for the last two seasons, so there will be a new name on the trophy this year.

With the Lansdowne senior team unbeaten all season in the AIB League, the U-20s will be hoping to add to the club’s All-Ireland success.

The other semi-final will be an all-Munster affair between Shannon and UCC. Shannon overcame their Terenure College counterparts 20-18, while UCC enjoyed a one-point win over UCD, running out 15-14 winners.



St. Mary’s College 18 Cork Constitution 5, Templeville Road
UCD 14 UCC 15, Belfield
UL Bohemians 9 Lansdowne 12, Annacotty
Shannon 20 Terenure College 18, Coonagh


Saturday, April 3 –

St. Mary’s College v Lansdowne, Templeville Road
Shannon v UCC, Coonagh

The final will be played on Saturday, April 10, with the venue to be decided following the semi-finals.