AIT and LIT Take SSI/IRFU League Titles

November 28, 2016  |  News  |  Share
Limerick IT SSI/IRFU Men's Rugby Division 2 Champions 2016-17 after defeating Waterford IT 19-15.

Limerick IT SSI/IRFU Men’s Rugby Division 2 Champions 2016-17 after defeating Waterford IT 19-15.

SSI/IRFU Men’s Rugby Division 2 and 3 finals

Limerick IT and Athlone IT ‘B’ celebrated capturing the first available silverware in the SSI/IRFU Men’s Rugby season during the past week.

On Wednesday afternoon last Limerick IT travelled to the WIT Arena to take on Waterford IT in the Division 2 final. In what was a very close fought game it was Limerick IT who claimed the honors on a 19-15 score line.  Limerick IT made up for defeat at the same stage in 2015-16 season when losing out to Dublin IT. Limerick IT and Waterford IT will both be promoted to take part in the Brendan Johnston Cup after Christmas.

On a bitterly cold and frosty Thursday night Ulster University Jordanstown was the host for the SSI/IRFU Men’s Rugby Division 3 final between Athlone IT ‘B’ and Ulster University Coleraine. Athlone IT ‘B’ raced into an early lead with an early penalty and converted try inside ten minutes.¬†Ulster University Coleraine hit back with a try but they trailed at the interval by 17-5 as AIT ‘B’ dominated physically upfront.

Within moments of the restart UUC had a converted try on the board but a sin-binning midway through the second half gave AIT ‘B’ numerical advantage to score their third try.
UUC were guilty of not kicking for goal with three score able penalty chances, they did manage another try but it was not enough as AIT ‘B’ closed out victory with a late penalty to triumph on a 25-17 score.

Garda College are in pole position to win the SSI/IRFU Men’s Rugby Division 1 title as they play Dublin City University on Wednesday knowing that a win will see them crowned champions.

Athlone IT 'B' won SSI/IRFU Men's Rugby Division 3 title after defeating Ulster University Coleraine on a frosty night in Ulster University Jordanstown.

Athlone IT ‘B’ won SSI/IRFU Men’s Rugby Division 3 title after defeating Ulster University Coleraine on a frosty night in Ulster University Jordanstown.


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