Saturday 18 August 2018

Mulvihill strikes late as Mary's reach final four

St Mary's College 10-0 Terenure College

St Mary's claimed victory with a Hugo Massey try (stock photo)
St Mary's claimed victory with a Hugo Massey try (stock photo) Sportsdesk

It took a 56th-minute try from Adam Mulvihill to seal a semi-final spot for St Mary's at Donnybrook yesterday.

St Mary's made a fine start and centre Rob Nolan crashed over in the seventh minute.

It was nip and tuck from that point on but St Mary's offered more in possession and that ultimately proved the difference, front row Mulvihill getting over close to the finish.

St Mary's - M Svedjar; R Moore, R Nolan, B O'Loughlin, S Czerniek; D Gilbourne, S Devereux; C Dillon (A Gibbons 58), M Black, A Mulvihill (capt); D Leane, H Massey (G O'Moore 56); W Sparrow (A Gibbons 33, temp M Gallagher 57), J Kennedy, A Sloan.

Terenure - C Cunningham; L Breslin (R Jones 45), H O'Donoghue, S Hughes, C Hassett; M Lynch, L Nolan; A Hall (H Heneghan h-t), M Russell (E Sweeney 57), C Johnson; J Doyle, O Curran (R Quinn 48); R Byrne, C McElwaine (capt), A Clarke.

REF - B Montayne (Leinster Branch)

Armagh book final spot

Royal School Armagh will face Campbell College in the final of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup at Kingspan on Monday, March 19 after securing a 26-22 against reigning champions RBAI yesterday.

RBAI, the holders for the last three seasons, were outplayed by an Armagh side that took an early 14-point lead with the help of the strong wind.

The Belfast team came back to 10-14 by the interval but with their pack to the fore, the Armagh side opened up an 11-point advantage.

RBAI never really got into the encounter until the final minutes when Armagh had to defend stoutly and hold on for a deserved success.

Irish Independent

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