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Saturday 16 December 2017

Divilly opens the floodgates to spark scoring blitz for Iognáid

Col Iognid, Galway 45
Summerhill, Sligo 3
Connacht Senior Cup s-f

Defending champions Coláiste Iognáid qualified for the decider thanks to an emphatic victory over Summerhill in Sligo yesterday.

'The Jes' dominated from the off and Colin Divilly's fifth-minute try opened the scoring. No8 Rory Cunningham followed up with a brace, while Brian Dixon and Robert Murray completed the first-half try count.

With out-half Robert Butler deadly accurate from conversions, Coláiste Iognáid led by 35-0 at half-time.

Aaron Conneely and sub David Cuinnane got in on the act with second-half tries to round off the winners' total, while Kieran Blake registered the Sligo side's only score with a 52nd-minute penalty.

COL IOGNÁID -- N Murphy; J Dooley (S Knight 41), F Bourne (D Cuinnane 41), B Dixon, C Divilly (S Dunne 58); R Butler, D O'Meara; B Madden, R Murray, C Qualter (J Kane 59); J Healy (R Brennan 58), J O'Donnell (D Wilkinson 58); C Murphy (M Burke 51), R Cunningham, A Conneely.

SUMMERHILL -- D Brady; D Burke, M O'Hehir (D Sheridan 69), C Finneran (E Flanagan 62), A Donnellan (C White 67); K Blake, G O'Hehir; G Keaney (Capt) (R Loftus 62), C Henry (A Mahon 67), C Melly; CJ McCarrick (C McGlynn 69), D O'Sullivan; J Roemer, T McMunn, S Donnelly.

REF -- D Eames (Connacht RFU)

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