Hughes inspires Moyne
Published 15/01/2013 | 05:00
Moyne CS captured this Leinster schools title following a highly entertaining contest at Tullamore RFC.
Moyne opened the scoring in the 17th minute when Cormac McCabe finished off a fine move involving Mark Hughes and Cathal McCabe.
Hughes converted and, minutes later, extended the midlanders' advantage further with a penalty.
Scoil Chonglais responded when centre Adam Doyle touched down after some slack defending to cut the gap to 10-5 at the break.
The Baltinglass side battled hard in the second half, but a try from captain James McGarahan, which Hughes converted, put paid to any hope of a comeback.
Moyne CS – M De Vere Browne; B Smith, J Reynolds, J Kiernan, J Heslin; F Flynn, J Martin; J McGaharan, M Hughes, Cathal McCabe; O Sheridan (S Hamilton 30), P Donnelly; Cormac McCabe, A McCabe, R MacGarahan.
Scoil Chonglais – T Doyle; S Byrne, S Farnon, B Doyle, J Doyle; N Balfe, T Burke; G Owens, S Germaine, R Farrell; P Burke, A Doyle; R Nolan, J McMillan, D Kelly.
REF – T McHugh (Longford).