Tuesday 24 April 2018

Castleknock advance with convincing win

Castleknock College 20-0 Gonzaga College

Gavin Murphy-O'Kane of Castleknock College is tackled by David Crowe of Gonzaga College Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Gavin Murphy-O'Kane of Castleknock College is tackled by David Crowe of Gonzaga College Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

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Castleknock College advanced to the next round with a comprehensive victory over Gonzaga at Castle Avenue.

'Knock forced the Ranelagh school onto the back foot from the opening moments and broke the deadlock with a routine Oran Farrell penalty on three minutes.

Gonzaga's Luke Hammond tackled by Sean Casey and Alex Watson of Castleknock College Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Gonzaga's Luke Hammond tackled by Sean Casey and Alex Watson of Castleknock College Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Number eight Luke Callinan raced through a gap in the Gonzaga defence to touch down. Farrell added the extras in convincing fashion, helping Castleknock to bring a 10-0 lead into the interval. The impressive full-back was also on hand to extend their lead 12 minutes after the restart.

Castleknock completed the scoring with a powerful five-pointer from Gavin Murphy-O'Kane in stoppage-time.

CASTLEKNOCK - O Farrell (E Leen 60); O Tierney (B Keogh 60), F Gibbons, S Casey, S Duggan; A Watson, C Duggan (C McEntire 60); J Ozoani (B Bislin 60), G Spillane, M Levesley (J Halpenny 52); D Lahert (J Duffy 3-7), S Forker (J Duffy 48); A Birnie, G Murphy-O'Kane, L Callinan.

GONZAGA COLLEGE - L Hassett; L Miller (H Lynn 41), J Browne, J McNulty, L Miller; H O'Kennedy, E O'Callaghan; S O'Connell (E Kelly h-t), T Barry, P Grimley; M Hennessey, C Murphy; G Kenny (C Crowe 7), N Maguire, L Hammond.

Castleknock's Alex Watson is tackled by Cian Crowe of Gonzaga College Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Castleknock's Alex Watson is tackled by Cian Crowe of Gonzaga College Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

REF - C Roche (LRR)

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