CUS impress in Vinnie Murray Cup win over Gormanston
January 9, 2019 4:24 pm Site Editor
CUS 60 Gormanston College 0
Catholic University School breezed into the Bank of Ireland Vinnie Murray Cup second round at Energia Park on Wednesday.
The winners jumped out to a healthy lead as forwards Barry Mangan, Michael Barrett, Alex Hegarty and James Byrne finished strongly for a 22-point difference at the break.
Gormanston had able operators in full-back Aitzol King, wing Pete Corcoran and centre Josh McNamee but couldn’t make full use of their potential.
The game was put to bed soon after half-time when full-back Vinny Flynn sliced through on the end of a fine passing movement one minute before Mangan knifed over for O’Halloran to convert again.
Wing replacement Jake Costello was next on the mark, followed by Flynn before Costello grabbed his second and Eoghan Brady the tenth.
CUS: Vinny Flynn; Tom Brennan; Eoghan Brady, David McCormack, Kevin Gill; David O’Halloran (Capt), Zach Ryan; Callum Clinton, Alex Hegarty, Sean Jaksland, Michael Barrett, Martin Healy, James Byrne, Barry Mangan, Ethan Hauer.
Replacements: Fionn Jones for Gill 6 mins; Sean Andrews for Hauer 38 mins; Jake Costello for Brennan 47mins; Oran Walsh for Clinton 52 mins; Aonghus Brady for Jones 55 mins; Jack Guinon for Hegarty, Dara Brennan for Ryan, Niall O’Neill for Mangan all 60 mins.
Gormanston: Aitzol King; Peter Corcoran, Josh McNamee, Keanu Van Beek, Jack Scannell; Daniel Morgan, Todd Lynch; Daniel O’Neill, Noah Pederson, Brendan Landers, Michael Ibrahim, Tariq van Beek, Kealan King, Abdul Muheez, Cormac Murphy (capt).
Replacements: James Downes for Pederson ht; Rory Agboola for Scannell 58 mins; Mark Olajinola for K King 58 mins; Daniel Guerrini van Beeq 59 mins; Cian Casey for Muheez 65 mins.
Referee: B Armstrong, Leinster Branch.
CUS 60 (V Flynn, J Costello, B Mangan 2 tries each; E Brady, J Byrne, A Hegarty, M Barrett try each; D O’Halloran 5 cons); Gormanston College 0.