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Monday 23 April 2018

Brewer leads impressive rout for lethal 'Nure

It is going to take a very good team to prevent holders Terenure from retaining the Leinster Schools Junior Cup on the evidence of this dismissal of Newbridge in the quarter-final at Donnybrook yesterday.

It was all too easy for the holders from the moment centre Stephen O'Neill posted a 12th-minute penalty. Prop Kevin Colgan planted a try midway through the half and it was all Terenure after that as three tries from Harrison Brewer, another from O'Neill, and one each from Jimmy McCormack and Neil O'Connor followed.

Newbridge full-back Mathew Madigan eventually earned a consolation try as the Kildare side regained some pride.

Terenure College -- R Church; H Nwankwo, S O'Neill, R Carroll (J McCormack 43), T O'Brien (N O'Connor h-t); J Lynch, G Clarkin (R Murphy 52); K Colgan, J Carroll (C Dignam 62), S Borza (T Creagh 43), R Somerville ({capt, E Haddock 52), M Murphy, N O'Sullivan, P Thornton, H Brewer (S Caffrey 55).

Newbridge College -- M Madigan; I Briody, B Delaney (J D'Arcy 59), C Ryan, P Kyne (P Murphy 55); B Dardis (capt), M Sutton; J Phelan, J Briody, E Wynne (J Kearns 68), P O'Neill (H O'Donnell 43), B Hayden, O McKnight, C Nugent (M Kavanagh 59), R Dalton.

Glenstal Abbey 6
St Munchin's 0

KEVIN O'KEEFE converted two second-half penalties as Glenstal Abbey caused a huge upset by beating St Munchin's, last season's beaten finalists, in the Munster Schools Junior Cup at Tom Clifford Park, where Glenstal pair Conor Hughes and Tom Ryan were sin-binned in the closing stages.

Glenstal Abbey -- A Devereux; E Hurley, A Boland, C Hughes, P Glavey; K O'Keeffe, C McDonagh; J Lane, P O'Shea, D Dolan; C Buckley, R O'Hara; J Boland, K Hastings, T Ryan.

St Munchins College -- G OShea; C Shanahan, A Hannigan, D Morrissey, G Bateman; C O'Donnell, R Tsang; E Kelly, S Houlihan (Luke O'Halloran 48), D Begley; M Clancy, E Nugent; G Powell, L Nicholas, B Kilkenny.

Ard Scoil Ris 17
Castletroy College 3

A powerful display by the forwards and in particular prop Conor Glynn, who scored two tries, ensured a safe passage for Ard Scoil Ris into the semi-finals of the Avonmore Munster Schools Junior Cup at Dooradoyle.

Ard Scoil Ris -- R Bourke; R Deegan (C Ryan), D Kelly, D Goggin, R Whyte; R McKenna, J Murray (C Noonan, R Kirby for Noonan); A Nihill (M Foley), C Flanagan, C Glynn (T Cusack); P Obande, P Kearns; E Kennedy (C Irwin), D Carroll, C Power.

Castletroy College -- K Carroll; P Butler, E Clancy, P O'Kane, G Sheehan (R Joyce); JJ McDonnell, M McCarthy; A Cusack, B Burns (L Cronin), S Shinnors; M Kennedy, P Bermingham; I McNamara, D Kennedy, C Bonfil.

Calasanctius 3
Summerhill 0

Full-back Darren Hennessy was the hero for Calasanctius College from Oranmore as they booked their place in the final of the Connacht Schools Junior Cup.

The Corinthians player Hennessy landed a touchline penalty seven minutes after the restart to send the holders through.

Calasanctius College -- D Hennessy; D Moran, P Hackett, P Burke, P Griffin (C McNevin 54); K Finneran, J Hamilton (E Stenson h-t); L Folan, J Lardiner (N McLoughlin 60), D McArdle; L Keaveney (G Burke 28), C Hansberry; P O'Donnell, S O'Brien, D O'Brien.

Summerhill College -- B Smith (C Mulligan 50); M Gerrity, E Roche, D Long, D Burke; C Kerins, R Gordon; F Zawada, M Davey, J McGovern; J McGwynne (P Saba 60), C McLoughlin; K Devaney, J O'Hehir, E Connell.

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