Codyre powers Garbally on
Garbally College 24 Coláiste Iognáid 8
Connacht Schools Cup 1st rd
Garbally took one step towards ending their seven-year drought in this competition -- their longest since the 1960s -- when they comfortably accounted for Coláiste Iognáid at home.
The Ballinasloe school had five representative players in their pack and they brought that power to bear right from the off, but it was Coláiste Iognáid who went in front when Cian Shaughnessy slotted a 25-metre penalty after 10 minutes.
Two Simon Keller penalties gave Garbally a three point half-time lead, but after the break Keller added an early penalty and two tries around the three-quarter mark effectively settled the contest.
Jack Codyre powered over from the base of a ruck and a slick passing move sent Cian Dooley over in the corner.
GARBALLY COLLEGE -- S Tierney; C Dooley (G Donoghue 60), I Duffy, S Horan (R Glennon 64), P Flannery; S Keller, D Reilly (F Hopkins 60); D O'Hara, N Higgins, C Kenny (A Curley 64); S Holland, P Claffey; C Barrett, D Connolly, J Codyre.
COLÁISTE IOGNÁID -- W Finnerty; P Butler, Z Wilkinson (M Kilroy 56), C Shaughnessy (C Heskin 43), R McHugh; P Murphy, R Kenny (F O'Gríofa 64); E Croker (C Delaney 66), D O'Toole (R Kelly 58), C Murphy; D Forde, C Greaney; H Power (R Flaherty 63), L McKnight, E Hannon.
REF -- T Horkan (Connacht Branch)