Wednesday 28 June 2017

Harrison hat-trick sinks Gerard's

St Gerard's 12 St Michael's 44

Zach Harrison, St Michael's College, who scored three of his side's tries, applauds the supporters as he leaves the field (SPORTSFILE)
Zach Harrison, St Michael's College, who scored three of his side's tries, applauds the supporters as he leaves the field (SPORTSFILE)
Cian McGettigan, St Michael's College, scores his side's second try of the match (SPORTSFILE)
Andrew Smith, St Michael's College, scores his side's eighth try of the match (SPORTSFILE)
A St Gerard's School supporter leads the chants before the start of the match (SPORTSFILE)

A hat-trick of tries from St. Michael's flying winger Zach Harrison in a blistering three-minute spell eased his side passed St Gerard's in the first round of the Junior Cup.

The contest was over by half-time at which point a far superior Michael's outfit were 24-0 to the good and there was no let-up in the second half despite two consolation tries from Charles Byrne.

Christopher Cosgrave scored the try of the game after 10 minutes as well as kicking two conversions, while Cian McGettigan, Mark O'Brien and Harrison also dotted down in the first half. Harrison's two tries in two second-half minutes left the contest beyond any doubt and two further scores from Andrew Smith put the gloss on the scoreline before Byrne's consolation tries, one of which Ben Watson converted.

St Gerard's School - S Jackson (P O'Connor 48); J Kennedy (L Lalor 33), H Begley (J O'Donovan 53), T Cahill-Hannigan, O Haydock; B Watson, L O'Reilly (R Bisgood 51); L Concannon (J Finnegan 53), R Byrne, B Farrell; D Ashmore, (N Denvir 17) (M Connolly 53) N Dooley; D Carroll (B Hutchinson 53), O Soper, C Byrne (capt).

St Michael's College - M O'Brien; A Smith, C Cosgrave (T Gilsenan 41), C McGettigan, Z Harrison (E Kelly 43); N Carroll, R Gilsenan (A Headon 41); J Boyle (B Gallagher 50), L Barron (B Victory 50), J Toland (H McGovern 50); J Fish (O Hurley 41), L Dunne; W Hickey, M Hernan (capt) (C Frankling 38), B Gannon.

ref - B White

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