Saturday 23 March 2019

Anderson hat-trick powers CBC to Vinnie Murray victory

BOI Vinnie Murray Cup Final: CBC Monkstown 50 CUS 15

CBC Monkstown players celebrate with the cup. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
CBC Monkstown players celebrate with the cup. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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Conor Anderson led CBC Monkstown to Vinnie Murray Cup glory at Energia Park with a hat-trick of tries yesterday.

CUS knew the task ahead of them after Monkstown hit 55 points without reply against them in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup last month.

A second-minute try for CUS, by Fionn Jones, this time around meant that the shutout would not be repeated before the try scorer ended up in the bin for a deliberate knock-on. 

In his absence, Monkstown hooker Anderson got his first of three tries.

When Michael Barrett joined Jones on the sideline, Monkstown took full advantage with Cian Tallon (brace), Logan Brady, Liam Forster, and James Reynolds also dotting down, before Anderson added two more.

CBC Monkstown – S Power; L Brady (D Drummond 56), J Reynolds (capt), G Hughes, R Browne (E Healy 42); E Quinn, C Tallon (E Watson 56); S Flannery (E Mahon 42), C Anderson (Flannery 56), L Dunne (T Brady 42); H Ross, D Montayne; L Forster (Dunne 56), N Scully, T St Leger-Quinn (P Nolan 56).

Conor Anderson of CBC Monkstown celebrates scoring his side's first try. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Conor Anderson of CBC Monkstown celebrates scoring his side's first try. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

CUS – V Flynn (D McCormack 68); J Costello (B Lockhart h-t), E Brady, A Brady, F Jones (T Brennan 46); D O’Halloran (capt), Z Ryan; C Clinton (P Mongey 66), J Guinon (N O’Neill 46), A Hegarty; O Walsh (S Andrews 46), M Barrett; J Byrne, B Mangan, E Hauer (D Brennan 56).

Ref – J Flynn

Hugh Ross of CBC Monkstown wins possession in the lineout. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Hugh Ross of CBC Monkstown wins possession in the lineout. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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