Devitt holds nerve to put Clongowes into quarter-final
Clongowes Wood 18-12 Temple Carrig
It took two late penalties from scrum-half Oisín Devitt to send Clongowes Wood into the Leinster Junior Cup quarter-final at Donnybrook yesterday.
New kids on the block Temple are here to stay on the evidence of the last few years and they moved 12-7 ahead with centre Sean Lloyd's second try, converted by out-half Thade Shanahan, in the 36th minute.
But the Clane school had the composure to add prop Barry D'Arcy's try to that of centre Rory Morrin in the first half, before Devitt held his nerve near the end.
Clongowes - C McNamee; S Noone, R Morrin, M Spillane, D O'Donohue (D Scholarin 40); C Reilly (capt), O Devitt; M Roca, L Dowling, B D'Arcy (T O'Donnell 56), A Mannion (I Cruise-O'Brien 40), A Matthews, L Murray, J Carroll, H Wilkinson.
Temple - J Prendergast; J O'Sullivan, S Lloyd, E O'Neill, C Condon; T Shanahan, L Dorgan; N Baker, J Burke, S Salmon, F Brauner (M Homan 54), G Zdunek (capt), J McCormac, C O'Hara, C Fulham.
Ref - S Holt (Leinster Branch)