Monday 22 January 2018

Hudson makes history for Bandon

Bandon GS 17 St Munchin's College 13

Ireland's U-20s have been dealt a major blow ahead of their Six Nations clash in Italy on Friday, as captain Jack Kelly is unlikely to feature. Stock photo: Getty
Ireland's U-20s have been dealt a major blow ahead of their Six Nations clash in Italy on Friday, as captain Jack Kelly is unlikely to feature. Stock photo: Getty

Bandon GS reached the semi-finals for the first time as they held off St Munchin's at Bandon RFC yesterday.

Leading 17-3 at half-time after playing with the wind, the West Cork school expected a second-half onslaught but though out-half Jason Kiley cut the deficit with a penalty on the restart, the Bandon defence was strong.

They held out until Kealon McMahon got a Munchin's try just before the end, with Kiely converting, but it was the last action of the game.

In the first half, Kiely put Munchin's ahead but Bandon responded as prop James French scored a try which full-back Sean Hudson converted.

Hudson then scored a second try himself, adding the extras before kicking a monster penalty to secure a 14-point half-time lead that proved decisive.

Bandon GS - S Hudson; V Lovell, B Gur, E Greene, J Donnelly; E Palmer, J Crowley; J French, T Coomey, A Deane; C Scully, J Bradfield; N Beamish (P Jackson 58), R Stokes, C Deane (M Archer 68).

St Munchin's College - L Costello; R Clancy, G Quilligan, E Carr (J Pendijito 70), S Murphy; J Kiely, E Maher; M O'Driscoll, D Radcliffe (E Sheehan-O'Driscoll 60), G McCoy (K Hyland 60); P Kelly, K McMahon; M Crowe, S Kelly, J Murphy.

Ref - G Finn (MAR).

Irish Independent

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