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Davy Colbert of Gonzaga College is tackled by Josh Brown of St Michael's College during the Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Schools Junior Cup Semi-Final match between Gonzaga College and St Michael's College at Energia Park in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Davy Colbert of Gonzaga College is tackled by Josh Brown of St Michael's College during the Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Schools Junior Cup Semi-Final match between Gonzaga College and St Michael's College at Energia Park in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Davy Colbert of Gonzaga College is tackled by Josh Brown of St Michael's College during the Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Schools Junior Cup Semi-Final match between Gonzaga College and St Michael's College at Energia Park in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

It will be St Michael's who will entertain the prospect of a Senior-Junior Cup double as they qualified to take on Blackrock back at Energia Park next Wednesday.

They drew first blood when captain Zach Baird barged over from a maul for Fintan Gunne to convert for 7-0 in the fifth minute.

Gunne sent Tiernan Hurley through for the second try in as many minutes before Daniel Whelehan then dotted down as Gunne made the conversion.

The Gonzaga bounce-back came from centre Hugh Goddard's gather of Davy Colbert's delicate chip, answered by Gunne's penalty for 22-5 at the break. Gonzaga's Hassett struck in injury-time in the second half but it was too little, too late.

St Michael's College - H McErlean; D Whelehan, M Victory, S Berman, T Hurley (JP Tiernan 46); K McMahon, F Gunne; D Barron (C Porter-McEvoy 46), M Sherwin, S Egan (T Stewart 56), M Sadlier, D Woods, D Carroll (D Fegan 56), J Brown, Z Baird (capt).

Gonzaga - H McLaughlin; S Higgins, H Goddard, H Neville, L Hassett (j-capt); D Colbert, C Breslin; D Geraghty, T Cotter, G Morris, J McCarthy, L O'Callaghan, P Wilson, T Noone, N Maguire (j-capt).

Ref - T Treacy (Leinster)

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