Queens University captured the First Trust Ulster Senior Cup title for the first time in five years and only the second time in 32 years on Wednesday evening at Ravenhill when they overcame top flight side Ballynahinch in an absorbing final.
The game was won in the second half with two Ritchie McMaster penalties after the sides shared a brace of unconverted tries in a breathless first half.
In front of a big crowd the students from two division’s below their opponents, secured a place in the All Ireland Cup semi finals by taking the win and will join fellow third level side UCD at that stage along with the still to be decided Munster and Connacht champions.
Caption: Stewart McIlwaine on his way to Queen’s first try. Pics from Queens University facebook page.