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Posted 10 November 2010

Free entry for student card holders tonight - UCD RFC versus combined universities - centenary match 05 Nov

University College Dublin RFC will mark the Club’s Centenary season with a fixture under lights against the Combined Universities comprising players from UCC, Trinity, Queens and NUIG on the eve of the Ireland South Africa match, Friday 5th November in Belfield.

7pm kick off.

Entry at the gate is €10 (€5 OAPs) - student card holders admitted free.


Special feature

The Paddy Power Crossbar Challenge - a half-time place kicking competition featuring participants from the crowd has a potential prize of €25,000.


The squads

The Combined Universities squad, which is being coached by Conor Twomey of UCC and Tony Smeeth of Trinity was selected following the recent Dudley Cup competition.

UCD coached by Bobby Byrne, Gary Coakley and Killian Keane have had a strong start to their Centenary season  winning  9 of their first 10 matches. They have reached the final of the Leinster Senior League Cup and have won the Dudley and Conroy cups. They are currently in 2nd position in Division 2 of the All Ireland League.


Combined Universities:

1 John Ryan (University College Cork)
2 Gareth Megaw (Queens University Belfast)
3 James Gething (Dublin University)
4 Colin McDonnell (DU)
5Philip Donnellan (UCC)
6 Alan Mathews (DU)
7 Brian O’Callaghan (UCC)
8 James Ryan (UCC)
9 Conor Spence (QUB)
10 David Joyce (DU)
11 Chris Quinn (QUB)
12 James Reekie (QUB)
13 Conor Colclough (DU)
14 Shane Hanratty (DU)
15 William Walsh (UCC)

16 Mark Murdock (DU)
17 Paul Kayariannus (QUB)
18 Patrick McGowan (QUB)
19 Gearoid Crowe (NUIG)
20 Brian Slater (UCC)
2 1Andrew Burke (UCC)
22 Brian Derham (UCC)

Head Coach Conor Twomey
Backs Coach Tony Smeeth
Manager Alan Miller


University College Dublin

1 John Anthony Lee
2 Andy Pollard
3 Brian Hall
4 Brian Cawley
5 Mark Flanagan
6 Shane Grannell
7 Richie Bent
8 Kevin Croke
9 Rob Shanley
10 James Thornton
11 John Conroy
12 David MacSharry
13 Andy Cummiskey (Capt)
14 Tom Fletcher
15 Michael Twomey

16 Kieron Moloney
17 Liam Hyland
18 Michael Cawley
19 Danny Kenny
20 Shane O’Meara
21 Niall Earls
22 Rory Allwright

Director of Rugby John McClean
Head Coach Bobby Byrne
Coaches Gary Coakley & Killian Keane
Manager Kevin Kenny


(Produced by UCD University Relations)


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