Preview – Leinster Rugby Metro Cup first round
March 9, 2022 1:12 pm Site Editor
The Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Metropolitan Cup begins this week with seven first round matches spread over the course of the week.
It starts with Suttonians against Seapoint on Thursday evening and ends with St Mary’s against UCD on Wednesday, 16 March.
Holders Dublin University have drawn Monkstown, while favourites Terenure will host Old Wesley in an intriguing first-versus-fourth from the Metropolitan League.
Already, Wanderers have conceded a walkover to Clontarf to leave 15 cubs on the starting blocks.
Suttonians v Seapoint – Thursday, 10 March (JJ McDowell Grounds, KO 8pm)
Suttonians are going through a rebuilding phase under new head coach Andy Kenny and Director of Rugby Peter Synnott.
The results this season have been mixed, leaving the Sutton club in mid-table of Leinster League Division 1A.
The biggest issue has been consistency and not knowing what team they can turn out each week.
A case in point was back-to-back games where they went from the high of beating then-leaders Monkstown away with a bonus point to the low of losing at home the following week to the bottom club at the time, Gorey.
The coaches are looking to play an attractive brand of running rugby with plenty of width, placing a focus this season on getting back some of the young players back who had left in recent years.
This saw the return of key contributors in full-back Fergal Flood and out-half James McCourt from Old Belvedere, tighthead prop Aziz Naser from Trinity College and centre Darragh Kelly from Clontarf.
The recruitment of Mikey McGiff and Conor Kelly from Clontarf, Darragh Henry from Old Belvedere and James McConnon from Dundalk has meant a new and youthful squad that is slowly gelling together in the hope of exploding when they get it right.
Captain and scrum-half Dave Traynor is part of a core group of club stalwarts within the squad which also consists of prop Gar Connolly, second row Jamie Reilly, flankers Rory Litchfield and Brian Duignan.
Suttonians can be a match for anyone and relish a chance to get into the Metropolitan Cup final for the first time since a narrow defeat to St Mary’s in the 1994 decider.
In 1934, when the club was founded, Seapoint were nomads, playing their games all over the place until settling in Kilbogget in 1977.
The club’s style welcomed anyone and everyone and fast forward to 2022 that outlook has not changed.
The first team fielded 47 players in the Leinster League this year and finished third.
There has been a camaraderie built within the squad that has been driven and implemented by two youthful and exuberant coaches in Karl Miller and Adam Philpott.
The coaches set about improving the culture within the club and ensuring that the best players played and that “if you don’t train, you don’t play”.
The team started superbly this year with a 6-0 undefeated run until falling victim to a well-earned victory by Monkstown.
Following the Christmas break, game rescheduling, injuries and lack of selectable players meant that the great start was hampered by a less than favourable run-in of four defeats in a row.
However, this has not dampened spirits around the club boasting some very favourable accolades for the year of most games won in 10 years, best finish in the league in 10 years, first silverware won in 10 years with the Colm O’Shea Cup.
Seapoint can be very excited about the future talent coming through, Matt McKenna, Eoin Mahon, Dan Montayne, Cian Tallon and Gareth Hughes among them.
The Metro Cup looms as the target for one last push from this squad to secure further honours, hinging on the old guard of Zach Jungmann, Cian Buckley and Mark McCoy, the drivers of the team.
Terenure College v Old Wesley – Friday, 11 March (Lakelands Park, KO 7.30pm)
Terenure College have been the team to beat all year in Metro League Division One.
It is all right there in the 13 wins from 14 rounds to give them home-court advantage in the league final when they will host second-place Trinity.
In addition, ‘Nure tallied a whopping 459 points, when the next best attack Trinity could only muster 322, and complemented it with the stingiest defence, leaking 223 points.
This was good for a points difference of +236 compared with Trinity’s aggregate of +85 while UCD at +38 was the only other club with a positive points difference.
Terrenure are on a mission to make up for losing the delayed 2021 Metropolitan Cup final to Trinity before Christmas.
The numbers are through the roof, the forwards have strength in depth with All-Ireland veterans Adam Melia and Niall Lalor mixed in with Harry O’Donnell, Cian Croke and Sam McCoy.
The main weapon has been the power of the collective, lucky enough to avoid serious injuries.
Half-backs George Morgan and Tiernan Neville, from Hong Kong, have been using the ball well for the likes of full-back Sam Dardis and Jack Hunt, a German Sevens speedster, to pose problems.
The Old Wesley J1 team has been very competitive over the last number of years, competing in two Metro League finals and a Metro Cup final, unfortunately losing out to Lansdowne on each occasion.
This year, after a good start to the league campaign, they found themselves in fourth place in the league.
Unfortunately, a chance of a third successive final was just beyond them.
The loss of key players in out-half Josh Miller, wing Shane Brennan and back-rower Stephen Boyle made the second half of the season more difficult.
Old Wesley are captained by Brian Short from the back row and involve players that have a high number of AIL caps, such as hooker Craig Telford, locks Mark Robinson and Donnacha Phelan, full-back Jack Maybury and centre Bill Corrigan.
There are also a number of new senior players involved such as forwards Zac Bursey, Robert Byrne, Stephen Clery and wing Andrew Ross, all graduating from the U-20s this season.
Lansdowne v Greystones – Sunday, 13 March (Aviva Stadium, KO 3pm)
Lansdowne’s seconds, known as the ‘Roosters’, are captained by out-half David Moran, the nephew of ex-Ireland team manager Michael Kearney.
There is a smattering of players who have seen AIL action with the first team this season.
Having said that, the team has had a difficult league campaign with a lot of disruption from injuries.
This is reflected in the unpalatable news of their relegation from Metro League Division One after three wins and three draws from the regular season.
Nonetheless, head coach Phil Donnellan is looking forward to the challenge of the cup, whilst Ireland Sevens Olympian Mark Roche is a recent addition to the coaching team looking after the backs.
Greystones seconds have had a successful league campaign, finishing third in Metro League Division Two.
‘Stones are ably led by Jack Dooley, captaining from the second row of a hard running, aggressive, mobile pack.
Forward stalwarts in prop Barry Treanor, lock Ronan Mannion and loose forwards Alan Symes, Adam Benson, Chris Williams and Cormac O’Donoghue are hard to stop in full flight.
Greystones backline has developed an exciting brand of running rugby while, along with the pack, possessing resolute defensive skills, proven by having the lowest points conceded in the division.
There is no shortage of footballing skill and ability with a good sprinkling of senior GAA players in their ranks like out-half Dave Baker, centre Cal Connolly and wing Paudie Geoghegan.
Veteran player Billy Ngawini brings flair to his current position of centre, while place-kicker Ross Nicholl, Shane Marmion and James Quinlan add huge experience and tactical ability to the team.
Scrum-half Alex Ryan is determined to emulate his father, Pat, in winning a Metro medal.
Old Belvedere v Bective Rangers – Sunday, 13 March (Ollie Campbell Park, KO 3pm)
The Old Belvedere J1 squad play a versatile and dynamic brand of rugby inspired by the style pushed by club legend Ollie Campbell.
A versatile coaching trio of Jack O’Beirne, Briain Coyle and Max Ludwig will design the game plan to unsettle Bective.
Captain Eoghan Fitzgerald is in charge of a very mobile pack of forwards which is all about moving away from the point of contact as quickly as possible.
The game plan revolves around running bigger men off their feet, pulling them out of position with quick decisions and even quicker movement.
The main body of the squad is supported by a very strong U-20 panel, who have been eager to test themselves at the adult level.
Hugh Hogan, Dean Moore and Diarmuid Rowe have all been keen to cut the mustard.
Out-half Max Dowling oversees a talented backline looking to play from anywhere on the field
Bective are having a good season, the firsts topping Division 1A of the Leinster League with 11 wins from 14 rounds.
Rangers have a very good set-piece and look to play with width as much as possible, the 4G pitch really suiting the type of rugby they want to play.
There is a great mix of players from some of the local schools but, also, a lot of country lads up in Dublin for college or work.
They have had a lot of strong performers. But, Colin Jackson at tighthead and Denis Coulson at No 8 are probably the most consistent performers on the roster.
Club captain Oisin Lennon is now back after a long-term injury and is hugely important to how Bective will go about their business up front.
Blackrock College v MU Barnhall – Sunday, 13 March (Stradbrook, KO 3pm)
Blackrock have slowly turned around their season, driving an upswing in fortune since November.
Numbers making themselves available for both training and games has increased greatly, which has had a direct improvement in both performances and results for the team.
This has been driven by squad leaders such as hooker and captain James McShane, and vice-captains second row Louis Keyes and utility back Eoin Joy.
They have been able to help create an atmosphere and structure that is enjoyable for players to play in.
They are determined to put their best foot forward against Barnhall in the first round, excited about the possibilities of going far and progressing in the Metro Cup.
The partnership with Maynooth University has created a strong MU Barnhall squad with considerable depth of talent available for both the All-Ireland League and the Leinster League teams.
The J1s ended the regular season on top in Division 2, many of the players coming through the recent U-20 teams.
In addition, a strong group of seasoned senior players have been excellently led by evergreen captain Eoin McCreary and vice-captain Tom Keane.
While the team changes week to week, players such as veteran prop Dan Jennings and industrious No 8 Jack Horgan provide stability to a dynamic pack.
The backline is guided by last year’s U-20 out-half Jack Hannon. Centres Paddy Duggan and Shane Rogers provide the punch in midfield, with Zack O’Reilly and Ben McCarthy supplying the pace out wide.
MU Barnhall have a strong tradition of performing well in the Metro Cup as runners-up three times over the last 10 years.
Dublin University v Monkstown – Tuesday, 15 March (College Park, KO 8pm)
Trinity College come into the Metropolitan Cup as holders from the delayed 2021 final which ended in a 13-6 win over Terenure, their first such title since 1967.
They concluded their business in Metro Division 1 in second place, guaranteeing a final away to Terenure College.
Coaches Johnny Butler and Rory Clarke have managed the squad brilliantly, keeping spirits high, while holding to the true traditions of Trinity Rugby.
The team is led by captain and back-rower Jody Booth, who was on the Trinity U-20s that won the last Frazer McMullen All-Ireland U-20 trophy in 2019.
Some of the key players in this year’s Metro league campaign have been props Darren Magee, Aidan Donnelly and Donnacha Mescal. Hooker Felix Campbell has punched well above his weight.
Darragh Callaghan and Neil Howard have manned the engine room.
In the back row, Jody is joined by Adam Corcoran, Mick McGagh, Rory Simington and Tiarnan McCloskey.
Out the back, Oisin Mangan has given the team great tempo with his speedy service, along with the running nine Ted Walsh.
Out-half Aran Egan has moved up to senior rugby, but the return from long-term injury of former Leinster Schools 10 David Fitzgibbon has been most welcome.
Trinity can call on Jack Walsh, Seb Pim and Paul Damery in the centre. In the back three, Luke McKey is in Notre Dame for three months so Jamie O’Grady has the position to himself.
On the wings, the students have an embarrassment of riches to call on, with Liam McMahon, Hugh Twomey, Cian Crotty, Fillipo Panarello, Andrew Hogan all very capable of playing AIL rugby.
Monkstown ply their trade in the parallel universe that is the Leinster League, pipped at the post by Bective.
It can boast a couple of former club internationals in full-back Danny Riordan, tighthead Declan Lavery and openside Tony McGinnis, who is a Scottish club international.
Also in their ranks, former Connacht academy players Steve McVeigh (No 8) and Cormac Brennan (outside centre) have come on board.
Not to forget the prolific Charlie McMickan at 10, who already has an AIL winners medal in his back pocket from his time at Lansdowne.
In the back row, captain Lorcan Walshe, from Ferbane, Co Offaly, is known for his ferocious physicality and work ethic.
St Mary’s College v UCD – Wednesday, 16 March (Templeville Road, KO 8pm)
St Mary’s College has a proud and storied history of playing attractive rugby and the J1s follow this tradition.
This season, however, has proved to be a difficult one due to a range of injuries and Covid issues resulting in a much-changed team from week to week.
Most notably, flying full-back Alex Dix suffered a season-ending injury and former captain Dan Lyons moved up to the AIL squad.
The main priority this season was to maintain their Metro 1 League status which was achieved in a crowded basement where the bottom four were separated by four points.
The majority of the squad has graduated from U-20 rugby since the pandemic began.
Of all teams in St Mary’s, the J1s rely on an extended squad considerably more than any other team, having to date been represented by almost 50 different players over the course of the season.
Every single player has made a contribution, beginning with captain and talismanic prop Podge Dundon, joined in the front row union by Kealan Quinn, Conor McElearney and hooker Jamie Coolican.
He is ably supported by loose forwards Conor Corcoran and Joe Nolan, locks Loris Nikolov, Ian Wickham and Eoin Byrne, while out-half Aaron O’Neill is charged with implementing the strategy out the back.
UCD will bring the classic cocktail of young players from the recent U-20s combined with a few older heads, who are enjoying their rugby and have decided to stay in Belfield.
There is a commitment to expressing themselves on the pitch by playing the typical fast-paced and expansive brand of rugby.
The students have had an above-average season, just missing out on the Metro Division One final.
College have retained some of the players who were part of the J1 Metro-winning team of 2020.
In the pack, hooker Kevin White, props Robert Byrne and Dan Coughlan, and back-rowers Dan O’Donovan and Jack Gardiner have been the backbone.
Further back, scrum-half Tom Foley, out-half James Moriarty, centre Harry Donnelly, utility back Luke Maloney and full-back Jamie Murphy have been at the heart of their continuity.
A sprinkle of young talent from the U-20s in versatile back Ben White and forwards Joe Cronin, Tom Coghlan, Killian McQuaid and Simon Burke has added depth to the chart.
Bective Rangers RFC
Coaches – Bernard Jackman, David Kirk, Hein Havenga, Danie Poolman, Shane Dunne, Stephen Rattigan, Hugh Whitla
Captain – Oisin Lennon
Squad – Aerton Griffin, Angus MacCallum, Ben Garrett, Ben Ryan, Benjamin Muhli, Bobby Holland, Colin Jackson, Dagan Morris, Danie Poolman, Daniel Byrne, David Kealy, Dennis Coulson, Dillon Quinn, Donough Lawlor, Dylan Carpenter, Elliot Stone, Eoghan Vaughan, Fox Fallon, Gerard Warde, James O’Kane, Jamie Lawless, Jamie Stone, Killian Hanly, Mark Bennett, Matthew Gilsenan, Matthew Keane, Michael O’Hare, Murray Wilson, Niall Campbell, Niall Godfrey, Oisin Lennon, Rian O’Callaghan, Rodrigo Gens, Ronan Cregan, Rory Kavanagh, Rory O’Brien, Ryan Callanan, Sean Geraghty, Shane O’Loughlin, Shane O’Meara, Tadgh O’Dwyer, Thomas Daly, Tim Maguire, Tom Dever, Zac O’Donnell, Zak Facer, Titapu Pairama-Lewington
Blackrock College RFC
Coaches – Mark O’Brien, Jay Mion, Brian Colclough, Tristan Wood
Captain – James McShane
Squad – Henry Downing, Cian Carroll, Oisin Dougan, Andrew Savage, Stephen Higgins, Luke Mion, James McShane, Tom Cooke, Stephen Judge, Louis Keyes, Nathan Mullen, Joe Scott Lennon, Brian Flanagan, James Roberts, Josh Dixon, Andrew Ellison, John Colclough, James Burke, Job Langbroek, John Kirby, Mark O’Neill, Dave Fortune, Sam Cooke, Harry Angulo, Will Britton, Mark O’Brien, Eoin Joy, Rory Hogan, Sean Joyce, Mark Godfrey, David Downey, Sam Murphy, Chris Rolland, Matt Dwan, Cillian Daly, Paddy Cowhey, Roghan McMahon, Dave Murphy, Evan O’Sullivan, Tim Molony, Dan Connolly, Davy Rowan, Dave Scott Lennon, Shane McEvoy, Nat Stack, Michael Taaffe, Neil O’Brien, Nico Caputo, Cristian Baleani
Coaches – Ian Smith, Dave Murray, Mark Byrne, Peter Walsh
Captain – Vinnie Gavin
Squad – Mikey Power, Cathal O’Flynn, James O’Sullivan, James Horgan, Ed Kelly, Ed Brennan, Vinnie Gavin, Luke Carton, Dan Skelly, Dominick Damianov, David Lambe, James Byrne, Alvin Amanianpong, Matheuz Gallinski, Aidan O’Kane, Darren Lambert, James Reilly, Neil Reilly, Ben Griffen, Jack Carroll, Fionn Gilbert, Killian Hickey, Ben Woods, Cian Egenton, Peter Hoy, Zach Ryan, David Fox, Conor Doyle, Harry Ryan, Matteo Cardiff, Stefan Bors, Con Kelly, Jimmy Hawkshaw, Fiachra Smith, Frankie O’Dea, Miguel Gallego, Alberto Costella, Michael Brown, Seni Reilly-Ashiru, Sam Barry, Darragh Loughnane, Carlos Alexis Manzano, Sam Dunne, Shane Coughlan, Jordan Mulvaney, Mark Williams, Mark O’Sullivan, Ryoma Matsuda, Patrick O Farrell
Dublin University FC
Coaches – John Butler, Rory Clarke
Captain – Jody Booth
Squad – Jamie O’Grady, Hugh Twomey, Cian Crotty, Fillipo Panerello, Liam McMahon, Andrew Hogan, Sebastien Pim, Jack Walsh, Paul Damery, David Fitzgibbon, Oisin Mangan, Ted Walsh, Eugene Smyth, Ben Nel, Felix Campbell, Donnacha Mescal, Darren Magee, Aidan Donnelly, Neil Howard, Darragh O’Callaghan, Rory Simington, Mick McGagh, Adam Corcoran, Tiarnan McCloskey, Jody Booth
Coaches – Liam Murphy, Michael McNaughton, Karl Jordan, Peter Hennessy
Captain – Jack Dooley
Squad – Ross Nicholl, Cal Connolly, James Quinlan, Billy Ngawini, Shane Marmion, David Baker, Alex Ryan, Daniel Gavin, Matt Looby, Barry Treanor, Jack Dooley, Ronan Mannion, Alan Symes, Paudi Geoghegan, Cameron Bowes, Chris Williams, Cormac O’Donoghue, Stephen Salmon, Neil Megannety, Conor Diamond, Adam Benson, Ryan Ashworth, Jude Burke, Liam Marshall, Stephen Keating, Max Cleary, Killian Bourke, Rauf Javerov, Ion Dinu, Indi St Clair
Coaches – Phil Donnellan, Mark Roche, John Kilroy
Captain – David Moran
Squad – Sean Dunne, Adam Boland, Henry Godson, Jordan Finney, Michael Fitzpatrick, Rik van Dijk, Paddy Nixon, Donal Spain, Evan Downey, Eoghan Buggy, Matt Healy, Andrew McInnes, Conall O’Brien, Darragh Murphy, Leon Downer, Michael O’Brien, Jack Barry, Robie Kidney, Jack Matthews, Jack Connolly, David Moran, Tim Foley, Rory Madigan, Kyle Dixon, Tom Monahan, Conall Doherty, Shane Hourihane, Sean Wafer, CJ Jordan, Catha Boyle, Michael Heaney, Liam O’Sullivan, Billy Foley
MU Barnhall RFC
Coaches – David Stewart, Eoin O Sullivan, Kevin Loftus, PJ Harding, Stephen Sheeran, Peter Black
Captain – Eoghan McCreary
Squad – Lee Franzoni, Brian Reidy, Dan Jennings, Eoghan McCreary, Adam Tallon, Niall Derham, Tom Keane, Jack Horgan, Conor Neville, Jack Hannon, Fionn Kenna, Paddy Duggan, Zack O’Reilly, Ben Jones, Shane Rodgers, Jack Castle, Caolan Fitzhenry, Richard Dowling, David Kingston, Cian Doyle, Casey Jenkins, Ben McCarthy, Jack Hannon, Robert Holt, Daire Martin, Mick Byrne, Dan Corr, Daire Turley, Murty O’Neill, Stephen Hadley, Matthew Alborough, Sean Guiney
Coaches – Dave Mahon, Declan Lavery, Brian Flaherty, Mick McLoughlin
Captain – Lorcan Walshe
Squad – Danny Riordan, Dan Costello, Bill Connors, Micky McDermott, Jimmy Lappin, Jack Keegan, Cormac Brennan, Bill Duggan, Alan Hughes, Charlie McMickan, Johnny Glynn, Tristan Brady, Liam Mulvihill, Cathal Bannon, Cathal King, Johnny Moloney, Gav Barrett, Dec Lavery, Marty Murphy, Sheamy Dunne, James Doyle, Joe Bulmer, Jim O’Shea, Lorcan Walshe, Rory Walshe, Tony McGinnis, Steve McVeigh, Ruadhan McDonnell, John Dever, Mark Rowley
Old Belvedere RFC
Coaches – Jack O’Beirne, Briain Coyle, Max Ludwig
Captain – Eoghan Fitzgerald
Squad – Aaron Atkinson, Alan Trenier, Ben Kealy, Briain Leonard, Colin Mallon, Conor Byrne, Dean Moore, Diarmuid Rowe, Eoghan Fitzgerald, Gavin Nugent, Hugh Hogan, Jack Breen, Jack Culligan, Jack Egan, Jack Gilheany, Jamie McAleese, Joe Horan, Joe White, John Rhatigan, Liam El Sabai, Luke McDermott, Matty Faulkner, Max Dowling, Michael Behan, Morgan Collins, Rob Jordan, Robbie Deegan, Shane O’Hehir, Tom Moloney, Tommy Whittle
Old Wesley RFC
Coaches – Morgan Lennon, Alan Large, David Rowley, Darren Horan
Captain – Brian Short
Squad – Jacob Barrett, Callum Kavanagh, Andrew Irwin, David Young, Michael Kearney, Robert Byrne, Chris Dunne, Craig Telford, Sam Kenny, Mark Robinson, Donnacha Phelan, Zac Bursey, Stephen Boyle, Stephen Clery, Brian Short, Geoff Power, Charlie O’Regan, Paddy McKenzie, Jack Maybury, Jack Costigan, Bill Corrigan, Brendan Monahan, Conor Gaston, Andrew Ross, Paul Harte, Josh Miller, Alex Molloy, Shane Brennan, Eddie Horan, Stephen Keane, Andrew Vincent, Ewan Watson, Eoin Quinn
St Mary’s College RFC
Coach – Paul Brennan.
Captain – Padraig Dundon
Squad – Aaron O’Neill, Adam McEvoy, Alex Dix, Benn Hoey, Ciaran O’Meara, Conor Corcoran, Conor McElearney, Dan Lyons, Daragh McDonagh, Darragh Gibson, David Fanagan, David Sloan, Eoin Byrne, Eoin Franklin, Eoin Power, Ethan Conroy, Gavin O’Brien, Gavin Potts, George Hassett, Hugo Diepman, Jamie Coolican, Jamie Kennedy, Dan Lyons, Joe Nolan, Kealan Quinn, Liam Curran, Loris Nikolov, Luke Mannion, Mark Fogarty, Matt Dillon, Matt Talbot, Matt Timmons, Niall McEniff, Nick McCarthy, Peter Starrett, Padraig Dundon, Ruairi Shields, Ryan O’Loughlin, Sean Heeran, Sean McCahill, Steven O’Brien, Tim McMahon, Tom Murray.
Coaches – Karl Miller, Adam Philpott, Ryan Corcoran
Captain – Brian Lyons
Squad – Alex Macauley, Alex Guerin, Alex Crossley, Ben Dyer, Brian Lyons, Brian Guerin, Brian Duggan, Chris O’Doherty, Cian Cunningham, Cian Buckley, Cian O’Gorman, Cian Tallon, Conor Anderson, Conor Montayne, Daniel Montayne, Darragh Mullins, Daryl Draper, Darren Burke, Dave O’Reilly, Eddie Weaver, Eoghan O’Reilly, Eoghan Dalton, Eoin O’Leary, Eoin Mahon, Gareth Hughes, Gavin Hayes, Geoff Mahon, Harry Byrne, Harry Martin, Jack Campbell, Jacob Cooke, James Farrell, Mark McCoy, Matt McKenna, Michael Kerr, Oisin Horgan, Peter Lyons, Peter Hipple, Richie Mouatt, Rob Chadwick, Shane O’Hanrahan, Shane Grannell, Stephen Lyons, Steve Carroll, Zac Jungmann, Luke Dunne, Tom O’Reilly, Killian McCarthy, Killian Jenkinson, Andrew Heffernan, Harry Mullen, Joseph Hanna, Cormac Hurley.
Coaches – Andy Kenny, Peter Synnott, Bru Amerlynck, Darragh Henry
Captain – Dave Treanor.
Squad – Aziz Naser, Conor Kelly, Gar Connolly, Oscar Reilly, Simon Feeney, Cian Buckley, Cormac Buckley, Tom Dunne, Brian Duignan, Jamie Reilly, John O’Brien, James McConnon, Rory Litchfield, Liam Litchfield, Peter Synnott, Chris O’Brien, Will Arkle, Andy Ussher, Adam Hanlon, Dave Treanor, Rob Hennessy, Niall Connolly, James McCourt, Darragh Henry, Conor Jennings, Mikey McGiff, Darragh Kelly, Nathan Henderson, Fergal Flood, John Conroy, Oisin Heaney, Dan Murray, Thomas Kane, Alan Keogan, Mark Amerlynck, Conor Wickham, Eoin Fitzpatrick, Owen O’Driscoll, Tadgh Cleary, Tadgh Walsh, Thomas Culleton, Jamie Ward, Killian Foley, Michael Moore, Luke Bray, Sam Kelly, Will Lyons, Jack Ussher, Kevin Campbell, John Doherty, Brian McHale, Dylan McEvoy, Sean Cassidy, Callum Maher, Ciaran Smyth
Terenure College RFC
Coaches – Michael Mooney, Ian Morgan, Robbie Carroll, Michael Henry Hayes, John Keating
Captain – Adam Melia
Squad – Karl O’Brien, Gavin Kenny, Dewald Barnard, Sam Mccoy, Harry O’Neill, Conor McEvoy, Zac Vaughan, Harry O’Donnell, Eoghan Doherty, Marc Kelly, Mike Murphy, Adam Melia, Niall Lalor, Daragh McDonnell, Jack Dignam, Conall Boomer, Conor O’Sullivan, George Morgan, Mark Fabian, James Sullivan, Tiarnan Neville, Mark O’Neill, Conor Pender, Maxime Alric, Sam Dardis, Jack Hunt, Cillian McCabe, Caolan Dooley, Ben O’Shea, Mikey Haddock, Cian Croke, Ross McInnes, Stevie Barry
Coach – Peter Herangi
Co-Captains – Cian Reilly and Jack Gardiner
Squad – Alec Byrne, Alex O’Grady, Ben White, Chris McBride, Cian Reilly, Conor Sullivan, Dan Coughlan, Dan Effie, Dan O’Donovan, Donal McMahon, Gavin Meagher, Harry Donnelly, Jack Coolican, Jack Gardiner, Jaime Murphy, James Moriarty, JJ Landers, Joe Cronin, Kevin White, Killian McQuaid, Luke Maloney, Mike Henderson, Robert Byrne, Robert Gilsenan, Ross Deegan, Sam Corrigan, Sean Powers, Simon Burke, Tadgh Murtagh, Tom Coghlan, Tom Foley, Tom Ryan