Tuesday 12 December 2017

Ennis leads Roscrea rout

Cist Col, Roscrea 41
CBS Naas 0
Father Godfrey junior Cup Semi-Finals

Cistercian College scored seven tries as they cruised into the final with the minimum of fuss in Portarlington yesterday.

Jeremy Sweetnam and Peter Ennis had tries inside the opening 11 minutes. Conor O'Leary failed to add extra points after either try.

Then James Foley got the try his performance deserved two minutes before the break. This time O'Leary made no mistake.

The change of ends brought new hope for Naas and they finally got some possession in the Roscrea '22', but O'Leary intercepted a pass and led a breakout that ended with a Tim Carroll try.

Hugh O'Connell, Peter Gavin and Ennis went on to score tries in the second half as a demoralised Naas caved in. Fionn Higgins converted two of those scores as Roscrea ran out clear winners.

Cistercian College, Roscrea -- R Wharton (J Ryan 50); D Lavelle, F Higgins, H O'Connell, T Carroll (T Guinee 63); C O'Leary, C Quinn; J McEvoy, J Sweetnam, R Tynan (J Duggan 42); P Gavin, P Ennis; M Kelly (C Doyle 50), A McDermott, J Foley.

CBS Naas -- D Murphy; D Smyth (J O'Dea h-t), D Devlin (R Carroll 66), C Fitzsimons, D Mulhall; C Jackson, A Kelly; J Kelly, S Nolan, A Coyle; S Lackey (D Nugent 62), K Finucane; J Hanrahan, M Russell, R Pearse.

Ref -- C Wardrope.

Irish Independent

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