Tuesday 16 January 2018

Leader from the front for Roscrea

Roscrea held on in a dramatic finish at North Kildare yesterday to advance to a quarter-final clash with St Mary's.

Monkstown out-half Aaron Sheehan missed a tricky penalty six minutes into injury time that would have levelled matters.

Try-scorer Kevin O'Connell and kicker Tadhg Leader were the heroes for the victors. Sam Hanley's try kept Monkstown within touching distance.

CC Roscrea -- P O'Dwyer; K O'Connell, T Leader, C Finn, S Kelly; B Duggan, R Durcan; C Farrell (A Wheatley 53 mins), D O'Dwyer, M Murray; C Moloney, B Moylett; D Egan (S Moran 46-51 mins), J Murphy, R Farrell.

CBC Monkstown -- D O'Brien; E Fitzpatrick (C Martin 65 mins), R Hallam, J Kearns, S Hanley; A Sheehan, S Woods (M Rogers 70); R Banahan, K O'Neill, A Howard; E Keogh, A Ryan; R Keogh, D O'Toole, P Crown.

Irish Independent

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