Saints to cut down Wood

Des Berry

Clongowes Wood College v St Michael's College, Donnybrook, tomorrow 4.0.

The holders St Michael's have been hit with the loss of wing Oisin O'Meara to a torn cruciate ligament from last week's 31-0 'friendly'

win over Munster school Crescent Comprehensive in what is the last of the Leinster Senior Cup quarter-finals tomorrow.

Coach Andy Skehan has moved Dan Green to left wing, triggering the entry of Mikey O'Hehir onto the right with Gavin Duffy promoted to bench duty.

This one could go either way, as evidenced by the 21-all draw in the pre-Cup clash out in Clane, in what has been the match-up that has defined the Leinster Schools Senior Cup for the last three seasons.

St Michael's take medal holders Ross Molony (pictured), Denis Coulson, Ross Byrne, Nick McCarthy, Mark O'Keeffe, Adam Leavy and Cian Kelleher into battle.

Clongowes coach Noel McNamara makes one change from the side which put St Gerard's to the sword 30-6 in the first round, Cillian Byrne coming in at full-back.

Verdict: St Michael's.

Clongowes Wood: C Byrne; C O'Donoghue, W Lappin, S Fromm, A Jeffares; F Cleary, P Maher; A Dudeney, D Donnellan, D Garty, R Collins, C Gleeson, W Connors, S Keelan, S McVeigh.

St Michael's: C Kelleher; M O'Hehir, A Leavy, M Gilsenan, D Green; R Byrne, N McCarthy; H Redmond, R Allen, D Coulson, R Molony, J Ryan, C Cregan, A Penny, J Murphy.