Tuesday 24 January 2017

Gonzaga sent out a warning sign to their Cup rivals

Gonzaga 44
Naas CBS 12
Leinster Schools Junior Cup

Published 11/02/2011 | 05:00

Gonzaga sent out a warning sign to their Cup rivals when they swept aside Naas CBS in Terenure.

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Captain Andy Marks broke through the ranks of the Naas defence to score two tries within the opening 12 minutes. Second-rows Marco McVey and Fionn Maguire also got over before the end of the first quarter.

Naas finally got on the scoreboard when scrum-half Andrew Kelly drove over after a long spell of pressure, but that was soon cancelled out by McVey's second try to leave it 27-5 at half-time.

Kelly's second try gave Naas some hope but Gonzaga quickly regained control with tries from replacement Killian Carolan and front-row pair Eoghan Byrne and Hugo Brennan.

GONZAGA COLLEGE -- J Kerrigan; C Tong (P Ryan 53), A Marks, K O'Connor, R Fitzpatrick (M Coffey 36); R McKeever, H Gray (A Dillon 36); E Byrne, H Brennan (R Smith 56, C Horan 60), R Barry; M McVey, F Maguire; E McMahon (P McDonnell 55), F Ryan (K Carolan 36), J Doyle.

NAAS CBS -- C Julian; D Smith, B Sheridan, D Murphy, D Mulhall (J O'Keefe 60); C Fitzsimons, A Kelly; J Kelly (K Finucane 70), S Nolan, A Coyle; R McCain (A Trundle 25), S Lackey; J Hanrahan, M Russell (C Dotson 41), R Pierce.

REF -- S McCann (ARLB).

Irish Independent

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