Monday 24 July 2017

Wing commanders swoop for Terenure

Terenure College 12 Kilkenny College 3

Adam La Grue of Terenure College evades the tackle of Stuart Dudley of Kilkenny College during their Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Senior Cup Round 1 match. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile
Adam La Grue of Terenure College evades the tackle of Stuart Dudley of Kilkenny College during their Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Senior Cup Round 1 match. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Tries from wingers Zak Vaughan and Luke Murnaghan helped Terenure to overcome the challenge of Kilkenny at Castle Avenue.

In extremely wet and windy conditions, Kilkenny had broken the deadlock with a sixth-minute penalty from Josh Miller.

Josh Miller of Kilkenny College clears the ball downfield, under pressure from Jack OHare of Terenure College. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile
Josh Miller of Kilkenny College clears the ball downfield, under pressure from Jack OHare of Terenure College. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

However, the industrious Vaughan responded with a converted score for 'Nure - who brought a 7-3 cushion into the break.

Indeed, the 10-time champions increased their advantage six minutes after the restart, when Murnaghan squeezed over on the right-flank.

This left Kilkenny in a perilous position, and they ultimately couldn't halt the progression of the south Dublin school to the next round.

Terenure College - S Dardis; L Murnaghan (R McInnes 68), A La Grue, D Henry-Hayes, Z Vaughan; M Fabian, M Eaton (M O'Shea 63); A Tuite (B O'Hara 54), H O'Neill (J Boland 68) J Kerins; J Quirke (R McGrath 56), A Melia; J Cadell (A Deegan 68), J O'Hare, J Cooke.

Kilkenny College - M Braithwaite; T Awonusi, A Ross, J Rothwell (B O'Sullivan 63), L Onilenla; J Miller, E Stephenson (L Kerr 63); D Young (C Neale 60), S Gray, O Edghill; S Smyth (L Stephens 52), G Parr (A Warner 63); S Dudley, A Florio (M Onilenla 52), R Pim.

Ref - M Casey (LRR)

Irish Independent

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