Dardis seals Newbridge triumph
NEWBRIDGE COLLEGE 23 ,
KILKENNY COLLEGE 14
Newbridge's electric back line proved the difference as the Kildare boys repeated their league final victory over Kilkenny to claim the Leinster Schools Junior Plate at Naas RFC yesterday.
Tight-head prop Ed Wynne put Newbridge ahead in the first half, with wing Joe Darcy adding a second try, but a determined Kilkenny side battled hard and kept in touch with centre Tom Bulfin's touchdown, converted by wing Simon Williams.
However, full-back Mathew Madigan's kicking and a fine finish from out-half Billy Dardis put Newbridge in command after the break, despite a late converted try by Kilkenny prop Cian Casey.