Mahony on double for Clongowes
Clongowes Wood 23
Pres Bray 0
WINGER Conor Mahony helped himself to 13 points at Coolmine RFC as defending champions Clongowes got their defence of the Leinster Senior Cup off to an emphatic start against Pres Bray yesterday.
Clongowes were in front after just four minutes when captain Conor Gilsenan got through in the left-corner.
Mahony touched down for their second try 12 minutes later then the winger superbly landed a 45-metre penalty.
Flanker Nick McCarthy gave Clongowes an 18-0 interval lead, with Mahony getting through for his second try just after the break.
Clongowes Wood -- H Burns; G Murray, J Glynn, C Joyce (S Fromm 56), C Mahony (C O'Hanrahan 69); D Quirke, C McQuaid (M McFarland 64); G Frayne, B Byrne (D Donnellan 60), T Collis; B Phelan, T Byrne (P Timmins 64); N McCarthy, C Gilsenan (B Grehan 64), J Coghlan (D O'Byrne 66).
Presentation Bray -- H Barrett; F Kenny, R Keating, K Devin, A Conway (K Quihen 63); D Downey, C Cassidy; K Murphy, C O'Meara, C Higgs (J Hayes blood sub) (D Sheehy 60); G Peakin, J Ashworth (Hayes 47); N Hunter, N Finch, C O'Donoghue.
REF -- K Willis.