Thursday 19 April 2018

Sheehan inspires Monkstown

CBC Monkstown 17
St Andrew's 7

CBC MONKSTOWN progressed to the final of the Vinnie Murray Cup with a comfortable victory over St Andrew's at Wanderers RFC.

Monkstown got off to an impressive start when a brilliant cross-field kick by talented out-half Aaron Sheehan released winger Robert Hallam to grab the opening try in the 20th minute.

Sheehan converted from under the posts but St Andrew's hit back on the half-hour through captain Josh Barrington, who touched down following a tapped penalty.

After a Sheehan penalty made it 10-7, Ronan Banaghan scrambled over the line to increase CBC's lead following a maul four minutes into the second half. Sheehan converted.

CBC Monkstown -- D O'Brien; E Fitzpatrick (B Howard 45), R Hallam, S Hanley, C Martin (C Jordan 72); A Sheehan, S Woods; R Banaghan, K O'Neill (C O'Brien 69), A Howard, E Keogh, A Ryan, R Keogh, D O'Toole (G Monaghan 70), P Crown.

St Andrew's -- M Reid (H Balbernie 66); J Rowe (M Ruttle 14), G Foxton, A McDonagh, M Hide; C Buckley, K Weymes (S Curran 65); N Veltom, A Brady, J Cawley, J Barrington, P Cremin, J Rice, C Weymes, M Kerr.

Irish Independent

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