Sunday 24 September 2017

Kennedy hat-trick paves the way

A first-half hat-trick of tries from Nicholas Kennedy laid the platform for Rockwell to beat St Munchin’s 22-10 in the Clayton Hotel Munster Schools Junior Cup. Photo: Getty
A first-half hat-trick of tries from Nicholas Kennedy laid the platform for Rockwell to beat St Munchin’s 22-10 in the Clayton Hotel Munster Schools Junior Cup. Photo: Getty
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A first-half hat-trick of tries from Nicholas Kennedy laid the platform for Rockwell to beat St Munchin's 22-10 in the Clayton Hotel Munster Schools Junior Cup.

At Clanwilliam, the Tipperary school fell behind to Keith McInerney's early penalty but Kennedy's influence soon had them in firm control.

While Dylan Higgins' try gave Munchin's brief hope in the second half, a fourth for Rockwell, scored by John O'Sullivan, sealed the result.

PBC took time to get going against Ardscoil Ris at Dooradoyle, but eventually ran out 23-17 winners.

Loughlin O'Keeffe's fifth-minute try put Ardscoil in front; Pres drew level when Dylan McSweeney crossed over and Darragh O'Sullivan made it 10-5 at half-time.

The excellent Alex Walsh extended the lead with a penalty and though Alex Long got an Ardscoil try in response, Alex Kendellan extended Pres' lead. Daniel Okeke did get a late try for Ardscoil but it was just a consolation.

In the other game at Irish Independent Park, Crescent College Comprehensive staged an impressive comeback to tie at 15-15 with CBC. However, Christians won by virtue of scoring the first try.

Ronan O'Sullivan (two) and Aaron Leahy touched down in the first half for the Cork school as they led 15-5 at half-time, Jake Connolly scoring for Crescent. Colm Quilligan and Darragh O'Shea scored in the second half to level, but it wasn't enough.

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