Andrew's and Naas see off Fr Godfrey Cup debutants
St Andrew's College and CBS Naas booked places in the second round of the Bank of Ireland Fr Godfrey Cup earlier this week.
CBS Naas ran out comprehensive winners over a Salesian College side who were the first to ever represent the college in this competition.
In Ashbourne, St Andrew's College and St Ciarán's, Kells locked horns in the same competition. St Ciarán's, similar to Salesian College, were playing in their first Fr Godfrey Cup match.
It was the south Dublin school who got off the mark first, crossing the whitewash in the third minute. Ciarán's responded well and midway through the second half had a 12-5 advantage thanks to two tries from Conor Rennicks, the second of which was converted.
The composure of St Andrew's proved vital in the end as they managed to gain parity in the 47th minute before Wilhelm de Klerk touched down with just five minutes remaining to seal a 17-12 victory and a place in the second round for the school.
Elsewhere in Round 1, Catholic University School enjoyed victory over Roscrea, while The High School advanced at the expense of Newpark Comprehensive.