Burke stars for De La Salle
LEINSTER SCHOOLS DUFF JUNIOR CUP FIRST ROUND
Full-back Kevin Burke was on fire at Templeogue yesterday as his two tries from well inside his own half and a further 12 points from placed balls propelled De La Salle Churchtown past Marian College (47-5) and into the second round.
Marian had able performers in prop Cian Johnston and captain Dylan McKeon, but they were powerless to prevent Burke and a pacy Salle back-line pouring through at will.
First-time qualifiers East Glendalough powered away from traditional stalwarts Wilson's Hospital for a 20-3 win, with three tries from flanker Robbie Bradshaw and further scores from wings Stuart O'Callahan and Luke Dane-Smith.
St Columba's College prop Stephen Chan, playing rugby for just two months, darted 50 metres for a superb individual effort against Newpark Comprehensive in a crackerjack contest at Danum.
Kicker Emmet Minch's 55th-minute penalty gave Columba's a 17-14 victory.
Good Counsel, New Ross had just enough in hand -- after a bright start yielded tries for No 9 Ciaran Roche and centre James Kinsella -- to hold off St Conleth's College 15-14 in Athy.
Ard Scoil na Trionoide made a massive title statement with three players -- Pascal Connell, Paddy Keogh and Jeremy Lupin -- claiming doubles in a 48-12 victory over St Paul's College in Newbridge.
Skerries Community College were in total command of Mount Temple 39-13, their half-dozen tries shared out between Peter Lecey, Dean Harford, Paul O'Connor, Eoin Smith, Conor Oliver and Sean Attley, despite the best efforts of Temple out-half Darragh Irwin, who scored all of the losers' points.
CBS Naas showed the right attitude in attack and defence as six tries, two from centre Bryn Sheridan, beat Sandford Park 32-0 out in Maynooth.