Trinity were 2-1 winners over NUIG in Maynooth, 25-20, 19-25 and 26-24.
Storm Dudley made landfall in Ireland on Wednesday afternoon and its presence was to be the defining factor of the quarter-final of the tournament.
The Meteors secured the 68-55 victory at home after regaining dominance in the final quarter.
A 1-0 victory at home has secured Trinity a place the in quarter final of the competition.
The ex-Ireland under-20 lock will join Leinster in tonight's game against Cardiff.
Munster TU's Cork team were ahead from start to finish, but the final score was narrow.
Filippo Panarello has suffered numerous setbacks in his DUFC career, but since his debut for the team earlier this month, he has more than proved his commitment.
A proposal to build the temporary exhibition space on College Park was met with backlash from sports clubs who train on the park.
Four wins in their last five games leave DUFC within touching distance of top 4 in the AIL Division 1A.
Michelle Tanner claimed to the Workplace Relations Commission that she should be paid the same as her predecessor.