Sunday 25 March 2018

Kelly sets up Tuam cruise into Curley Cup final

Injury-plagued Buccs were no match for their visitors
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Tuam were the big winners on a weekend dominated by cup rugby as they beat Buccaneers thirds in the Curley Cup semi-final at Dubarry Park.

Injury-plagued Buccs were no match for their visitors, who maintained their unbeaten start to the season to reach the final. The decider will take place on Good Friday, and Tuam will face either Creggs or NUIG.

St Senan's were one of three away winners in the first round of the All Ireland Junior Cup. Two tries inside the opening 22 minutes from Warren Kelly and Fergal Lawlor set them on their way to a 34-3 success at Monivea.

A penalty try had the Shannon town club leading 20-3 at the interval, and further tries from Aidan McMahon and Malachy Gavin - both converted by Declan Rowe - booked their place in Wednesday's quarter-final draw.

Meanwhile, Ashbourne outscored Westport by five tries to zero as they claimed a 29-9 victory.

Wind-backed Westport trailed 15-9 at half-time, with Ashbourne's impressive flanker Mark Rooney touching down twice and Sean Kent breaking through for the third.

Number 8 Simon 'Dippy' Deevy crashed over in the second half and the Meath men also registered a penalty try.

Irish Independent

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