It was the final weekend of the regular season with two games down for decision, one each in both the SBC and IAFL1. Continue reading “Weekly Round-up: Rebels win SBC South as the Panthers make the playoffs”
This weekend in the Shamrock Bowl Conference saw the Trojans beat the Knights in a Belfast Derby, the reigning champions Rebels thrash the Vikings, the students of UCD finish the regular season unbeaten on 8-0, and the Panthers close in on a late Playoff place. Continue reading “Weekly Round-up: UCD end the season unbeaten and Trojans win the battle of Belfast”
There was only two games over the weekend, as unfortunately the other three games were called off due lack of player numbers, whilst the lack of an ambulance impacted on another. Continue reading “Weekly round-up: Rebels win Shamrock Bowl renewal and Rhinos keep the pressure on the Eagles”
The big game over the weekend saw the champions, the Dublin Rebels head up to Belfast to face an ever improving Trojans side in Harlequins Rugby Club on Sunday afternoon.
Irish Champions, Dublin Rebels had a comprehensive 42-14 victory over their Romanian namesakes, Bucharest Rebels to win the 2017 Atlantic Cup in ALSAA on Saturday. In spite of the very cold weather, the Rebels had a lot of success through the air with touchdown receptions by James Kalis (x2), Ciaran Fitzpatrick and Peter Keely. Three were thrown by veteran quarterback Andy Dennehy and the fourth by backup Jack Fagan. Shamrock Bowl MVP Wello Omorodian continued his good form with a rushing touchdown. A second rushing touchdown was added by Pete McMahon.
Bucharest acquitted themselves well, in what was the first ever European final involving a Romanian team – scoring two touchdowns. This was the Rebels first ever Atlantic Cup victory, having played in the finals tournament on two previous occasions. The Rebels maintained Irelands unbeaten record for finals played in Ireland.