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Devitt holds nerve to put Clongowes into quarter-final Clongowes Wood 18-12 Temple Carrig

Clongowes - C McNamee; S Noone, R Morrin, M Spillane, D O’Donohue (D Scholarin 40); C Reilly (capt), O Devitt; M Roca, L Dowling, B D’Arcy (T O’Donnell 56), A Mannion (I Cruise-O’Brien 40), A Matthews, L Murray, J Carroll, H Wilkinson. Temple - J Prendergast; J O’Sullivan, S Lloyd, E O’Neill, C Condon; T Shanahan, L Dorgan; N Baker, J Burke, S Salmon, F Brauner (M Homan 54), G Zdunek (capt), J McCormac, C O’Hara, C Fulham. Ref - S Holt (Leinster Branch)

round. Centre Rory Morrin, hooker Leo Dowling, flanker John Carroll and able out-half Charlie Reilly are well capable of showing the leadership to make this a close call.

Ross sets tempo for Belvedere in march to semi-final spot Belvedere Col 24 Clongowes Wood 7

Inigo Cruise-O’Brien (left) and Andrew Matthews of Clongowes Wood College following their side’s victory Newsdesk February 6 2018 It took two late penalties from scrum-half Oisín Devitt to send Clongowes Wood into the Leinster Junior Cup quarter-final at Donnybrook yesterday. New kids on the block Temple are here to stay on the evidence of the last few years and they moved 12-7 ahead with centre Sean Lloyd’s second try, converted by out-half Thade Shanahan, in the 36th minute.

Temple Carrig’s Alex Daly is tackled by Rory Morrin of Clongowes Wood PREVIEW: BANK OF IRELAND LEINSTER SCHOOLS JUNIOR CUP QUARTER-FINALS February 23, 2018 / 4:00 pm / Site Editor Belvedere College and Clongowes Wood College will get the Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Junior Cup quarter-finals underway on Monday in what should set the tone for four exciting matchups, all kicking off at 3pm and to be played at Donnybrook Stadium. On the face of it, Belvo’s 31-7 defeat of CUS doesn’t look eye-catching. But, this was one of the better CUS collections. Belvo’s full-back Dylan O’Grady completed a hat-trick of tries from being in the right place at the right time for two and showing a late change of angle for the other.

Leo Dowling of Clongowes Wood College is tackled by Cameron O’Hara of Temple Carrig But the Clane school had the composure to add prop Barry D’Arcy’s try to that of centre Rory Morrin in the first half, before Devitt gpfoto 28held his nerve near the end.

Number eight Jonathan Ross leads a competitive pack of forwards with prop Jonathan Sargent often turning up as a source of go-forward. Clongowes were pushed right to the limit by new force Temple Carrig before two late penalties from scrum-half Oisin Devitt allowed them to come away as 18-12 winners in the first

Jonathan Ross of Belvedere College scores his side’s first try despite the efforts of Derick Sholarin of Clongowes Wood College. February 27 2018 Jonathan Ross’s Belvedere became the first side to make it into the Leinster Junior Cup se++mi-finals at Donnybrook yesterday. The key was a fast start in which No 8 Ross was prominent, latching onto a block-down for the first try in the seventh minute. Hooker David Lambe pounded out the hard yards and centre Daniel Hawkshaw benefited from a fortunate bounce for further tries in the 14th and 21st minutes, two of which were converted by Belvo’s full-back Dylan O’Grady. The look of gloom lifted for Clongowes on the back of prop Marcos Roca’s turnover and centre Rory Morrin’s speed and line of running for captain Charlie Reilly to make it 19-7 at the break. When they couldn’t add to this, despite the best efforts of magnificent Morrin, Belvo’ sealed it with left wing Michael Rock’s fine finish.

Belvedere - D O’Grady; S Meaney, J Maher (E Carroll 55), D Hawkshaw, M Rock; F McCarrick, B Foy (R Keeley 52); J Sargent, D Lambe, S Hayes, J Flynn (C Cope 55), C Doran, E Rutledge, A Hayden (C Russell 43), J Ross (capt). Clongowes - C Reilly (capt); M Spillane, R Morrin, S Black (H McGrath 58), D Sholarin (S Noone 58); C McNamee, O Devitt (G Coman 53); M Roca, L Dowling (R MacGabhann 58), B D’Arcy (T O’Donnell 52), A Matthews (I Cruise-O’Brien 52), A Mannion, L Murray, J Carroll, H Wilkinson (F Gavigan 58). Ref - B Cuttriss (Leinster Branch) BELVEDERE COLLEGE CONVINCING WINNERS IN BANK OF IRELAND LEINSTER SCHOOLS JUNIOR CUP QUARTER-FINAL February 26, 2018 / 5:07 pm / Conor Sharkey Leinster Schools Junior Cup

on halfway, out-half Charlie McNamee’s touch-finder putting them in place for centre Morrin to cut through on the left for a fine try, converted by scrum-half Oisin Devitt for 19-7, just before the break. Straight away, Morrin was back on the ball, bursting forward and kicking ahead to bring a sense of danger again. Leinster Schools Junior Cup The pressure was on at the lineout and Clongowes failed to deal with it, number eight Jonathan Ross seizing on the opportunity for the opening try, full-back Dylan O’Grady converting for 7-0 in as many minutes. They were nearly in again when hooker David Lambe’s offload was judged to be forward just as wing Michael Rock dove in on the left. The Clane school had to arrest the momentum or they would suffer further consequences. They just couldn’t prevent the Belvedere forwards from churning out the hard yards and prop Jonathan Sargent blasted over for 12-0 in the 14th minute.

Belvedere College were good value for their Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Junior Cup quarter-final win over Clongowes Wood College at a bitingly cold Donnybrook Stadium on Monday afternoon.

Just when Clongowes looked to have escaped from wing Derick Sholarin’s recovery of Charlie McNamee’s exit kick, Belvedere scrum-half Ben Foy trapped them with another superb tactical kick.

Leinster Schools Junior Cup They had to strike while they had the ball. But, they were thwarted more than once. Then, Belvedere broke out of their defensive shell for McCarrick to counter and left wing Michael Rock to finish on the left for 24-7 in the 45th minute. Morrin was on the rampage again to create an opening for wing Sholarin to threaten down the left. But, the game was gone and Belvedere saw it out comfortably. At Donnybrook – Belvedere College 24 (J Sargent, D Hawkshaw, J Ross, M Rock try each; D O’Grady 2 cons); Clongowes Wood College 7 (R Morrin try; O Devitt con). Belvedere: Dylan O’Grady; Scott Meaney, Joshua Maher, Daniel Hawkshaw, Michael Rock; Finn McCarrick, Ben Foy; Jonathan Sargent, David Lambe, Senan Hayes, Jonathan Flynn, Cillian Doran, Eoghan Rutledge, Alexander Hayden, Jonathan Ross (capt).

There was a frantic opening from Clongowes’ direct runners in Hugh Wilkinson, John Carroll and Rory Morrin, met with the tenacity of Belvedere’s tackling. A bout of kicking concluded with Belvo’s out-half Finn McCarrick tickling a kick over the top and into the right corner.

They began to edge the battle for field position with loose forwards John Carroll and Wilkinson prominent, the latter almost sliding over in the right corner.

Leinster Schools Junior Cup Out-half McCarrick’s tantalising kick was touched down by centre Daniel Hawkshaw for O’Grady to strike a tremendous conversion in the 21st minute. Clongowes did find relief from prop Marcos Roca’s turnover

Replacements: Cian Russell for Hayden 43 mins; Rob Keely for Foy 52 mins; Ciaran Cope for Flynn, Eric Carroll for Maher both 55 mins. Replacements: Toby O’Donnell for D’Arcy, Inigo CruiseO’Brien for Mathews both 52 mins George Coman for Devitt 53 mins; Harry McGrath for Black, Senan Noone for Sholarin, Rory MacGabhann for Dowling, Fred Gavigan for Wilkinson all 58 mins.

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Clongowes Wood College JCT 2018

Charlie Reilly (capt), Michael Spillane, Rory Morrin, Stephen Black, Derick Sholarin, Charlie McNamee, Oisin Devitt; Marcus Roca, Leo Dowling, Barry D’Arcy, Andrew Matthews, Aran Mannion, Louis Murray, John Carroll, Hugh Wilkinson, Toby O’Donnell, Inigo CruiseO’Brien, George Coman, Harry McGrath, Senan Noone, Rory MacGabhann, Fred Gavigan

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