The Belfast Trojans beat the Dublin Rebels 67-36 to secure their first Shamrock Bowl appearance in the history of the organisation. In a thrilling high-scoring encounter, the Trojans’ ground game completely dominated the Rebels defence as running back David Colvin ran for four touchdowns. He was aided by younger brother Chris, who also capped a stunning display with three touchdowns of his own. First he took a kick off return back for six, before adding a punt return and then completing his hat-trick with an equally impressive interception return. Quarterback James McKelvey also crossed the plane on a trademark Belfast Trojan sneak behind former Amsterdam Admiral lineman Jeroen Egge. Peter Roberts and Ben Carr also scored for the Trojans as the offence fired on all cylinders against the reigning champions. The defence, although shaky early on as the Rebels passing game impressed, tightened up as the game went on, with the highlight being the pick six from Colvin. Belfast will meet the University of Limerick Vikings at Tallaght, the home of Irish soccer champions Shamrock Rovers, on Saturday 14 July. The stage is set for what is sure to be a monumental clash between two undefeated teams in Dublin. It could be a fairytale end to an incredible season for the Green Machine.