Tuesday 12 December 2017

Lilly blooms to earn Mary's late triumph

UCD 16 ST MARY'S COLLEGE 18

Chris Lilly was the hero for St Mary's College in Belfield last night, as his 75th-minute try gave the visitors a hard-earned victory.

Mary's trailed by 10-7 at the midway point, but a brace of penalties by Steve Toal-Lennon moved them into the ascendancy just past the hour mark.

Two terrific long-range penalties by Niall Earls restored UCD's lead, but Lilly's excellent try five minutes from time decided the contest.

UCD – A Boyle; S Coghlan-Murray, A Kelly, S Murphy (M Cawley 61), B Daly (S Murphy 64); J Thornton (N Earls 61), J Glynn (R Shanley 22); K Moloney (R Harrison h-t), R Byrne (A Clarkin 30), L Hyland; B Cawley, E MacMahon; J Coghlan, E Joyce, P Timmins.

ST MARY'S COLLEGE – C Hogan; S Toal-Lennon, R Hudson, M Sexton (R O'Loughlin 28-33, 46), C Lilly; P Brophy, M D'Arcy; C McMahon, D Fawsitt, B McGovern (A Lyons 66); D Frawley, C Ruddock; G Austen, B O'Flanagan, K Sheahan (M Fallon 66).

REF – E Hogan O'Connell (IRFU).

Irish Independent

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