Saturday 17 March 2018

Hurley's wonder try lights up Crescent cruise

Crescent’s backs were too tricky for a gutsy Clement’s outfit. Stock photo: Sportsfile
Crescent’s backs were too tricky for a gutsy Clement’s outfit. Stock photo: Sportsfile

Crescent College 31 St Clement's 0

Crescent College romped home in impressive fashion against St Clement's in UL.

The Dooradoyle school scored four tries in a game that had to be blown up 14 minutes early due to player safety as conditions deteriorated.

The game was also delayed for a half hour for an ambulance to arrive due to an injury to Crescent winger Ben Moloney.

When the game did get back under way, there was only one team in it. Tries from Tim Duggan, and a stunning Jack Delaney effort put Crescent well on top inside 20 minutes.

Crescent's backs were too tricky for a gutsy Clement's outfit and they was emphasised even more when John Hurley finished off a sensational move that began on his own try-line.

Hurley's centre partner Jamie Hoffman started the attack with a pass out to Aaron Cosgrave, who then returned the favour.

Hoffman then found Hurley on his inside and he finished under the posts for a wonder try. Hurley then added the conversion to give Crescent a 24-0 lead at half-time. Crescent did all of that playing into a gale and things didn't get any better for Clement's in the second-half.

Crescent crossed for a fourth try when sub scrum-half Neville O'Sullivan dived over from the base of a ruck. Hurley landed the extras to put Crescent 31-0 up and safely through to the next round.

Crescent - C Phillips; T Duggan, J Hoffman, J Hurley, B Moloney (C Tuohy 2); J Delaney, A Cosgrove (N O'Sullivan 44); C Fitzgerald, R Reynolds, B Leahy, P King, C McDonagh, J Madden, D Feasey, F Coleman.

St Clement's - A Kiely; Ad Kiely (C O'Brien 44), A Marshall, J Neville, D Brosnan; J Bateman, E Griffin; A Stacey, A Ahern, C Byrne, A Lloyd (S Duggan 44), D Bridgeman, C Heelan, S Brosnahan, M Kiely.

Ref - T O'Donoghue (MAR)

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