YMCA clinched the Leinster U19 cup with a 42-run win against rivals Clontarf at Anglesea Road.

Batting first, a 72-run partnership between Ireland Under 19 captain Tim Tector and former international Mitchell Thompson propelled the Claremont Road side to 143 for 5.

Tector top-scored with 50 from just 34 balls, which included six fours and two sixes, and was well supported by Thompson, who made 48 from 51 deliveries (4 fours, 1 six).

Winners YMCA

There were also double figure contributions from opener Eliott Johns (18) and Jamie Forbes (11*).

Luke Thompson (2-23) was best with the ball for Clontarf.

Aaron McGeehan (16) hit four boundaries in a quickfire start, but once YM settled, wickets soon began to fall.

John McNally top scored with an even time 28, but they never really threatened the chase, with YM's battery of spinners proving highly effective.

Left-arm spinner Cillian McDonnell picked up three for 16, while there were two wickets for Thompson and Shetty in the 42-run win.

Skipper Cillian collected the trophy, with his side deserved winners on a day where they were always in control.

Tim Tector and team mate Jamie Forbes now head off to Spain later this week hoping to get their hands on more silverware as Ireland U19s hope to win the European U19 World Cup Qualifier.


At Anglesea Road, YMCA beat Clontarf by 42 runs

YMCA 143/5 (20 overs; T Tector 50, M Thompson 48, L Thompson 2-23)

Clontarf 102 (19.1 overs; J McNally 28, C McDonnell 3-16, K Shetty 2-9, M Thompson 2-20)