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Larmour proves too hot to handle

Centre Jordan Larmour was the star turn with 15 points in St Andrew's comfortable 30-8 victory over Templeogue College in the Leinster Schools Fr Godfrey Junior Cup quarter-final at Guinness RFC yesterday.

The strike power in the winners' backline was simply too much for Templeogue to handle, with wing Simon Smith and captain Gary Fearon bagging first-half tries, Larmour's boot making it 18-3 at the interval.

In fairness, Templeogue put up decent resistance. Out-half Ross Kennedy kicked a penalty, and when centre David Curtis pierced the cover a fightback looked possible.

It was then that try-scorers Larmour and Ryan Bradley benefited from the extra gear St Andrew's found.

Elsewhere, St Gerard's full-back Mark Gallagher made the all-important breakthrough that eventually subdued a spirited St Patrick's Navan 8-0 at Ashbourne RFC. Try as the Navan boys did, they couldn't force St Gerard's to give away enough ground to counter an eight-point lead from Gallagher's burst and a penalty by centre Adam Simmonds.

CUS got off to a dream start to build up a 17-point lead in as many minutes to see off Development Cup qualifiers St Finian's Mullingar 27-10 in Maynooth.

Two tries by openside Stephen Russell and another by lock Daragh O'Neill put CUS into a comfortable position.

St Finian's rallied with a try by outside-centre Evan Mulleady and points from the boot of inside-centre Ronan Wallace, before No 8 Cormac O'Cleirigh's try sealed the issue.

Centre Hugh Hackett certainly left his fingerprints all over High School's 15-3 defeat of Skerries Community College at Suttonians RFC.

The outside-centre was a source of two of three tries -- the other coming from hooker Stephen Crosby -- against a solitary penalty from makeshift fly-half Ciaran Frawley.

Irish Independent