NUIM Barnhall RFC affiliate NUI Maynooth last weekend hosted the prestigious national university club cup competition, the Conroy Cup.
Six of the top university rugby clubs in the country – NUIM, UCD, Queen’s University, Dublin University, NUIG and UCC – gathered at the Mayooth venue and the crowds were treated to a display of top-class rugby.
This is the first year NUIM have hosted the university tournament, in only their second year of taking part in the competition.
NUIM Barnhall was first paired against Dublin University and were narrowly beaten 14-8 by the side who would be the eventual winners of the competition.
They next faced Galway in the second round, losing 19-5, meaning they would go into the 5th and 6th place play off against Queens University, where NUIM rallied to run in a sa