Thursday 8 December 2016

Vaughan hat-trick eases Terenure through

Terenure College 36 Cistercian Roscrea 15

Published 04/02/2016 | 02:30

Terenure College's Jack Cooke is tackled by Lucas Culliton and Sean Clancy from Cistercian College. Picture credit: Sam Barnes / Sportsfile
Terenure College's Jack Cooke is tackled by Lucas Culliton and Sean Clancy from Cistercian College. Picture credit: Sam Barnes / Sportsfile

A hat-trick of tries from Levi Vaughan ensured that Terenure College stayed on course to avenge last year's final defeat as they eventually eased past a stubborn Cistercian College Roscrea outfit.

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Roscrea led at three different stages of the game but in the end Terenure's fitness proved the difference.

William Foley kicked Roscrea into a 3-0 lead after 11 minutes but 'Nure hit back through Vaughan's first try that George Morgan converted.

Roscrea No 8 Luke Rigney, who impressed throughout, hauled his side back in the lead with a try after a powerful carry but there was still time left in the half for Ross McInnes to ensure that 'Nure led 12-8 at the break.

Fiachra Murphy's try five minutes after the restart was converted by Foley and that sparked Roscrea into life again but their hopes were soon dashed with four quick-fire 'Nure tries.

Matthew McGetrick converted tries from Sean Daly and Vaughan before he crossed the whitewash for a try of his own.

The Roscrea defence was out on their feet at this stage and 'Nure punished them further when Vaughan completed his hat-trick when he showed a great burst of speed to score in the corner in what proved to the last play of the game.

Terenure College - M McGetrick (C Neill 57); D Byrne, R McInnes (L MacNamara 57), A Dempsey, E Molloy (S Noone 43); G Morgan (capt), B O'Brien; A Byrne (C Lowe 56), L Vaughan, S McCoy (A Dunne 45); A Deegan, J Townsend; B Vaughan (J Keegan 57), J Cooke, S Daly (C Harpur 46).

Cistercian College Roscrea - D Kilgallon (D Cronin 4, M Heenan 59); S Brien, B Murphy, F Murphy (C Griffin 59), D Keane; W Foley, J Matthews; S Connolly (M Carroll 49), O McCloskey, J Cahir; L Culliton, S Clancy; G Meagher, D Loughnane, L Rigney (capt).

Ref - B Macniece

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