SLIDESHOW: Dromore are unbeatable again

Dromore RFC U18s completed an historic treble by winning the Ulster Carpets Cup at Ravenhill on Saturday.

The team beat Rainey Old Boys 13-8, with tries from David Pyper and William Beatty.

Dromore U18s lift the Ulster Carpets Cup following their 13-8 triumph over Rainey.

Dromore U18s lift the Ulster Carpets Cup following their 13-8 triumph over Rainey.

This meant the Ulster Cup joined the Nutty Krust Cup and the league title in their trophy haul from this season.

Rainey will be glad to see the back of them as the Dromore boys beat them 10-6 in the Nutty Krust final and 30-15 in the league play-off final, in addition to Saturday’s Ulster Cup success.

Remarkably, Dromore also finished the season unbeaten for the second consecutive year.

Coach Ian McDonald was delighted with his team’s achievements.

He said: “This season, everything has really been between us and Rainey. We targeted the treble at the start and the boys have really stepped up to the mark and had a great year.

“We have quite a small squad but this team has come up playing together and there is a really good team atmosphere. The club has been very supportive and invested a lot of time and effort in keeping these players here. We’re hoping some of the lads will progress at the club and be playing for the first team next season.”

McDonald also made clear that a lot of people deserved praise for their effort in driving the team towards this success.

He said: “My co-coach Michael Harshaw (Dromore first team player) has spent a lot of time with the u18s this year and he’s been totally dedicated to helping them improve.

“The support from the parents has been great as well. They travelled the length and breadth of the country.”