Sunday 21 April 2019

Gunne fires Michael's bid for Cup double

 

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

Des Berry

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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