Thursday 19 April 2018

Skipper Kelly leads by example to swing it for Cistercian


Flanker Mark Kelly played a captain's part in scoring the decisive try in the 56th minute to take Cistercian Roscrea past Wesley 10-5 at North Kildare RFC yesterday.

Wesley had recovered from the concession of a touch-down to Roscrea No 8 James Foley with a degree of composure as replacement wing Gavin Hughes crossed for the equaliser in the 44th minute.

But Kelly delivered from behind a dominant pack to edge the contest.

CBS Naas got off to a fast start, scoring three tries, to always stay at least one score ahead of De La Salle Churchtown in a 29-19 win at Maynooth.

No 8 Rian Pearse burst over for the opener, while, hooker Sean Nolan and wing Diarmuid Smyth struck within the space of two minutes close to the break to leave DLS with too much to do.

Catholic University School and Presentation Bray will have to do it all over again as Bray rebounded from a 20-3 deficit at the break -- No 8 Luke Trench nabbed two tries -- to force a 20-20 draw at Railway Union.

St Gerard's full-back Mark Prendergast exploited a gap for the decisive try in their 13-10 win over King's Hospital at Ballycorus.

They couldn't have done it without a hard-working pack and the eight points kicked by fly-half Tommy Whittle.

King's Hospital were always a threat, with their wing Leo Morgan crossing for a try which was converted by stand-off Matt Bursey, but St Gerard's just had too much in the tank.

Irish Independent

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