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Salesian double up with wins in Cups

The South Dublin Cup has kicked off with a bang for Salesian College.

The past week saw their junior team and senior team record victories in the Cup. The junior team played a Holy Family Rathcoole team, where they won 36-7.

It was a very open game with both teams looking to play running rugby, which was a joy to see.

In the end, a slightly more experienced Salesian team came out on top in a very entertaining match.

Rathcoole will certainly be a team that will improve for every game they play though, and will offer stiff resistance to any team they come up against.

On Thursday the 13th, it was Salesian College senior side's turn to try and match their junior counterparts win in a competitive game against last year's runners-up in the competition, Tallaght Community School.

In what would have been a worthy final, Salesian came out on top 21-12. After trailing at the break, Salesian came out and played a brand of rugby which was a joy to behold, moving the ball wide and keeping the game flowing with some great offloading.

This was enough for them to score three tries in the second period, all of which were converted.

Coaches Eoin O'Sullivan and NUIM Barnhall CCRO Gareth Murray are now hoping to move to the next stages of the competition, and hope to be part of the final in Tallaght stadium.