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Captain Glynn ready for crack at quarters Coughlan returns to lock Layden back for Roscrea

Scrum-half Robbie Glynn made a cameo appearance from the bench following ankle ligament damage on what was a wonderful day for St Gerard's School on Tuesday.

Glynn should be fit to resume his captaincy role for the quarter-final against Blackrock College and will be dying to be involved as St Gerard's won't be content with one 'big six' scalp.

The value of a winning record in order to build confidence could be seen as the Leinster League champions were able to strike late on to deny Terenure College 13-11 at Donnybrook.



'Rock edge Belvo to claim chance to tackle Gerard's

Holders Blackrock handled the occasion and Belvedere with impressive composure as their captain, David Godfrey, the grand nephew of Fr Godfrey whose name is given to the Section B Junior Cup, improved from a shaky start to control the game.

Coach Peter Smyth must have been pleased with the resolve shown after 'Rock fell behind early on. It was the lineout dominance of their second rows Sam Cooke and Jack Kelly that paved the way to the last-eight challenge of Eric Miller's St Gerard's.

'Rock have come through the severe test from Belvedere unscathed in terms of the personnel at their disposal. The chances are they will go with the same side in the quarter-final, pencilled in for this day week.



Coughlan returns to lock

Clongowes Wood College lock Jordan Coughlan has certainly been a very busy young man in the past few weeks.

He put bat to ball for Ireland at the U19s cricket World Cup in New Zealand, where they reached the Plate Final, only to be beaten by 195 runs by Bangladesh last Thursday. There was the consolation of a best ever 10th place finish for the U19s in the World Cup.

From there, Coughlan returned to the bosom of his school in order to prepare for the Leinster Senior Cup first round encounter with King's Hospital, in which he made an appearance as a final-quarter back-five forward replacement.



Layden back for Roscrea

Cistercian Roscrea should be able to bring back their talented three-quarter Shane Layden to bolster their chances of springing a surprise over St Mary's College in the quarter-final.

The unlucky centre has been battling against injury since November. He started taking contact last week but was short of match practice for the 16-13 defeat of CBC Monkstown.


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