Thursday 14 December 2017

O'Farrell eases CUS past High school

The game was sealed when hooker Finn Howley touched down at the back of a maul for Jake Costello to convert
The game was sealed when hooker Finn Howley touched down at the back of a maul for Jake Costello to convert

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A wonder try from centre Patrick O'Farrell lit up CUS's comfortable 19-0 victory over The High School in the Fr Godfrey Junior Cup second round at Donnybrook yesterday.

CUS dominated the first half without the final pass going to hand until Benjamin White's jinking surge was stopped just short for prop Ahmed Al Sahaf to pick and plunge to the line, scrum-half Brian Maxwell's conversion making it 7-0 in the 20th minute.

High School were showing more serious signs of life just as O'Farrell cut them open with a combination of pace and footwork from halfway.

The game was sealed when hooker Finn Howley touched down at the back of a maul for Jake Costello to convert.

Meanwhile, Glenstal Abbey and St Clement's College shared the spoils in yesterday's Clayton Hotels Munster Senior and Junior Cup first round double-header at UL.

In the latter encounter, Glenstal secured their place in the Senior Cup quarter-final following a 27-10 victory over Clement's. A superior set-piece and adventurous attack enabled Glenstal to rack up three first-half tries - from Ronan Quinn, Conan O'Sullivan and Jack O'Mahony - and they took a 17-3 lead into the break.

Glenstal struck again with a try from Luke Fitzgerald, which was converted by Aran Egan, but Clement's battled on and Aidan Quinlivan's try was their reward.

The result was reversed in the Junior Cup as St Clement's, who were spearheaded by the kicking of full-back Evan Barrett, ran out 22-14 winners.

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