Report by Trinity reporter.
Location: ALSAA, Santry, Dublin
Opponents: UL Vikings
Shamrock Bowl Conference
Trinity started the season opener home but in ALSAA against UL Vikings. Last year TCDAF went 2-6 but this year gained back some players who were away and recruited well with new student players. The game opened with Trinity stopping UL on their first drive. Taking over, Trinity scored on the first play of the game with a long touchdown pass from returning QB Dan Finnamore to national team WR Conor O’Dwyer. Trinity missed the extra point. UL then drove the field and score a running touchdown to #3 and then returned to add another score to #12 making the game 14-6 at halftime in favor of the visitors.
Trinity opened up the half driving the length of the field caping it off with a 2-yard touchdown run form RB Ola Bademosi. The 2-pt conversion failed. (14-12). UL then answered back with a score making the game 21-12 deep in the fourth quarter. WR Pavel Rozman returned a punt 81-yards for a touchdown with 1:30 left in the game. Trinity was unable to recover the ensuing onside kick and UL kneeled to win the game 21-19.