Limerick duo impress in Ireland Students win over Scotland

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Limerick duo impress in Ireland Students win over Scotland

Lee Nicholas, of UL and Shannon RFC, back, second from left and former Munster centre Cian Bohane, UCC, back, second from right, pictured with their Ireland Students team mates who defeated Scotland

TWO Limerick players had starring roles as the Ireland Students rugby side defeated Scotland Students 33-17 at the Peffermill playing fields at the University of Edinburgh on Sunday.

Hooker Ty Chan, of University of Limerick and Shannon RFC, helped himself to two tries in the impressive victory.

Chan’s UL and Shannon clubmate Lee Nicholas, who lined out in the second row, also made a significant contribution to the Irish win.

The Ireland Students squad was captained by former Young Munster and Munster centre Cian Bohane, now of UCC.

Ireland Students coach David O'Mahony said: "This was a highly competitive match, with a high degree of skill and intensity demonstrated throughout.

“It was a great showcase for third level rugby, and the great work being done with regards to player development in the universities and colleges of Ireland."

IRELAND STUDENTS: Richard Walsh (UCC); Steven Kilgallen (UCD), Cian Bohane (UCC) (capt), Paul Kiernan (UCC), Michael Courtney (Dublin University); James Taylor (UCC), Rowan Osborne (Dublin University); Ntinga Mpiko (IT Carlow), Ty Chan (University of Limerick), Michael Moynihan (UCD), JJ O'Dea (DCU), Lee Nicholas (University of Limerick), Sam Pim (Dublin University), Paddy Thornton (DCU), Jack O'Sullivan (DBS). Replacements: Tadgh McCarthy (UCC), James Bollard (DIT), Anton Lupari (University of Ulster), Ryan Murphy (UCC), Alex Penny (UCD), Gerard Treanor (Queen's University), Darren Hudson (Maynooth University), Fergal Cleary (DIT).