Wales Under-20 defied terrible conditions in Athlone to make it two Six Nations wins from two with a 16-0 defeat of Ireland.
Blues young guns Garyn Smith, Tom Williams, Ethan Lewis, James Sheekey, Ben Roach and Callum Lewis were all named in the match day 23.
On a wet and windy evening, the Wales pack stood up to be counted, demolishing the Irish scrum with props Nicky Thomas and Nicky Smith playing a key role, particularly in the second half.
With the weather having a significant impact on the game, it wasn't pretty as both Ethan Davies and Irish fly half Ross Byrne struggled with their kicking in the first half. The only points before the break came from a single Davies penalty but a superb team performance in the second half guided Wales home.
Davies added another six points soon after the break but the key moment came when Wales skipper Steffan Hughes crossed for the only try of the game. The Scarlets centre finished off a move which came from yet another powerful forward surge, Davies converting to pull his side clear.
Ireland needed to respond quickly and although the final quarter saw them dominate possession, they failed to score a point as Wales ran out deserved winners.
Thank Blues it's Friday! The weekend will be starting HERE on Friday night as Cardiff Blues tackle Ulster in the Guinness PRO12 at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park - and we want you to be our guest at our big match day party!
Let the Games Begin! Cardiff Blues launch the Guinness PRO12 season on home soil this Sunday afternoon against Glasgow Warriors (kick-off 4pm) - and we are going to make it a double celebration as we also recognise the achievements of Team Wales!
As well as the half marathon on Sunday (October 5), the 2014 Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon also sees the return of the action-packed Lloyds Bank Festival of Running to Cardiff's Civic Centre on Saturday (October 4, starting 11am) where you can see our mascot Bruiser the Bear in action!
Second half tries from Dan Tuohy and Ian Humphreys saw Ulster claim the Friday night points on offer as Cardiff Blues suffered a 26-9 defeat to the impressive Irish province at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Clinical Glasgow Warriors produced a devastating final 20 minutes to secure the points on Super Sunday and consign battling Cardiff Blues to a 33-12 defeat in the Guinness PRO12 opener at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.