Saturday 1 October 2016

Ardscoil see off plucky Clement's

Ardscoil Ris 18 St Clement's 12

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Published 28/01/2016 | 02:30

A strong finish from Ardscoil Rís saw off the the challenge of St.Clement's : David Maher / SPORTSFILE
A strong finish from Ardscoil Rís saw off the the challenge of St.Clement's : David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Ardscoil Ris got the better of a plucky St Clement's to qualify for the quarter-final of the Munster Schools Junior Cup.

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In a game switched from Thomond Park to the 4G pitch at UL, Ardscoil survived against a Clement's team who were drubbed by PBC in the previous round but showed great composure on this occasion.

Indeed St Clement's led 7-0 at half-time thanks to a try by centre Alex Marshall which Alan Kiely converted.

An upset seemed likely at that stage but a penalty by Adam McNamara and a try by Stephen Cleary, converted by Gerard Higgins, had Ardscoil in front. Clement's refused to lie down and were back in front when Adam Kiely had a try but Ardscoil finished the stronger with a penalty by Gerard Higgins and a try by Jack Ward-Murphy.

Ardscoil Ris - M Gaule; K Dineen, D O'Byrne, S Long, G Hanrahan; A McNamara, E Sherlock; E Healy, S Cleary, F Lyons; M Daly, G Power; J Ward-Murphy, R Barry, L Barry.

St Clement's - Adam Kiely; C Morrissey, A Marshall, J O'Rahilly, C Carroll; E Barrett, E O'Regan; C Heelan, G Burke-O'Dwyer, D Maher; P McNamara, R Williams; S Duggan, Alex Kiely, A Ahern.

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