Sunday 23 July 2017

Dunne in the groove to send Mary's joint top

ST MARY'S COLLEGE 15 OLD BELVEDERE 10

ail DIVISION 1A

Full-back Gavin Dunne was the star of the show for St Mary's College at Templeville Road last night, as his 15-point haul against Old Belvedere meant that the Templeogue side are, for the time being, joint top of the table.

Playing into a strong breeze in the first half, Belvo fell behind 14 minutes in when Dunne easily converted a close-range penalty.

Belvo levelled it up with a penalty of their own from Danny Riordan four minutes later, but two more kicks from Dunne gave Mary's a 9-3 half-time advantage, as Belvo lost their captain Richie Leyden to the sin-bin in stoppage-time.

Dunne split the posts again in the 56th and 63rd minutes, though Belvo secured a bonus point with a try from wing Peter Woods, converted brilliantly by Riordan.

ST MARY'S COLLEGE -- G Dunne; D Hudson, S Grissing, M Sexton, C Hogan (D Fanning 46); P Brophy (C Hogan 72), M D'Arcy; C McMahon, D Kilbride (Richard Sweeney 63), Rob Sweeney, G Logan (S Bradshaw 48), D Hall, C Ruddock, G Austin, H Hogan.

OLD BELVEDERE -- D Riordan; P Woods, M McAllister (J Kennedy 40), B Woods, D Mongan; A Wynne (A Dunne 54), A Sheehan; V Soden (P O'Regan 50), K Buckley (M Cooney 57-73), P O'Regan (B O'Dea 40), D Moore (J Conan 75), A Trenier, R Leyden, B Smyth, J Conan (C Miller 50).

REF -- P Haycock (IRFU).

Irish Independent

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