Dromore hold out for final Nutty Krust victory

The victorious Dromore Under 18 team following their 24-21 victory over Rainey in the Nutty Krust final. 

Photo by TONY HENDRON.
The victorious Dromore Under 18 team following their 24-21 victory over Rainey in the Nutty Krust final. Photo by TONY HENDRON.
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Dromore surived a Rainey Old Boys come back to retain the Nutty Krust Undcer-18 title in Portadown last night by a 24-21 margin.

Tries from Joshua Brame, Michael Watson and Simon Henshaw, all converted by outhalf Aaron Atkinson, had Dromore 24-0 ahead.

Dromore captain Dylan McAteer receives the Nutty Krust Trophy from Mr Brian Irwin, chairman of tournament sponsors, Irwin's Bakery,second from left, and Ulster Branch president, Bobby Stewart, second from right. Also included are special guests Rory Best, left, Les Kiss, right, director of rugby, Ulster.  

Photo by TONY HENDRON.

Dromore captain Dylan McAteer receives the Nutty Krust Trophy from Mr Brian Irwin, chairman of tournament sponsors, Irwin's Bakery,second from left, and Ulster Branch president, Bobby Stewart, second from right. Also included are special guests Rory Best, left, Les Kiss, right, director of rugby, Ulster. Photo by TONY HENDRON.

Rainey pulled a score back just before the break with Neil Hastings crossing and Lorcan Quinn converting.

The second half saw Rainey stage a comeback with talented tighthead prop, Calum Smyth going over twice. Conversions by Quinn brought them within three points.

Rainey dominated those closing stages but Dromore defended stoutly to take the spoils.

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Dromore's Josh Brame receives the man of the match award from Ulster and Ireland star Rory Best. 


Photo by TONY HENDRON.

Dromore's Josh Brame receives the man of the match award from Ulster and Ireland star Rory Best. Photo by TONY HENDRON.