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Newbridge cruise as cup draw sees big guns collide

Newbridge 45 CBC Monkstown 7

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Marcus Kiely of Newbridge College scores the first try against CBC Monkstown Park. Photo:  Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Marcus Kiely of Newbridge College scores the first try against CBC Monkstown Park. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

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Marcus Kiely of Newbridge College scores the first try against CBC Monkstown Park. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Newbridge devastated CBC Monkstown with five tries in the second half of their Leinster Senior Cup first-round tie at Energia Park, while the quarter-final draw threw up some interesting ties.

Gonzaga, who knocked out Blackrock in a sensational first-round tie, have been paired with favourites and defending champions St Michael's in the clash of the round.

Clongowes will take on St Gerard's, Belvedere will face Castleknock, while Newbridge, who were too good for CBC, will go head-to-head with Kilkenny.

It was Monkstown who were the first to register a try, through Conor Anderson and converted by Eoin Quinn in the 18th minute, but that was to be their only score of the game.

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Robbie Browne of CBC Monkstown Park is tackled by Marcus Kiely of Newbridge College. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Robbie Browne of CBC Monkstown Park is tackled by Marcus Kiely of Newbridge College. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

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Newbridge soon found their rhythm though and levelled matters through a converted effort from captain Marcus Kiely on 35 minutes.

It was all Newbridge in the second half then, Johne Murphy's side running in scores through James Gaire, David O'Sullivan, Donough Lawlor, Kiely and Conor Halpenny.

Newbridge College - S Cahill; J Gaire, M Kiely (capt), S Fata, D Conroy; S Prendergast, C King; P Leavy, F O'Malley, B Watson, P O'Flaherty, D Mangan, M Dennis, C McGroary, D Lawlor. Reps: G McNelis for O'Malley, Z Ahmed for Watson, D O'Sullivan for Fata (all 38 mins); L Dunleavy for Dennis, J Shanahan for Cahill (both 57); L Borgonova for Leavy (61); H Masterson for O'Flaherty, C Halpenny for King (both 65 mins).

CBC Monkstown -J Brindley; M Newman, R Browne, S Cronin, J Newman; E Quinn, E Watson; C McCoy, S Flannery, C Eivers, J Balmaine, H Ross, C Anderson, S Montayne, L Foster (capt). Reps: M Donnelly for Balmaine (42); P Duffy for J Newman (46); H O'Neill for Anderson (55); J O'Donoghue for Quinn (57); A Lee for Newman, J Reynolds for Montayne and S Comiskey for McCoy (all 68).

Ref - G Sheridan (Leinster Branch)

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