Bank of Ireland Fr Godfrey Cup Quarter-Final review
January 24, 2018 10:24 am Site Editor
Scoil Chonglais continued their fine form with a 30-10 victory over CBS Enniscorthy in the Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Fr Godfrey Cup quarter-final at Donnybrook on Tuesday.
While the Baltinglass boys got out to a sound start with tries from number eight Jason Kenny and centre Jack Hanlon, ‘Scorthy used their big runners off scrum-half Sean Kelly to stay in the game.
There were further touchdowns from out-half Cian Leonard and prop Tadhg McCarthy-Griffin against CBS’s reply from centre Stefan san Agustin.
In the curtain raiser, Wesley College got the edge on Gorey Community College and kept it that way (22-0) to move into the final four.
Their tries came from feisty captain Chris Gilmer, openside Adam Walker – it was converted by out-half Sean Verdon – tight-head Ade Ogunyemi and full-back Toby Durham.
It was a grinding win over the Wexford lads for which openside Geoffrey Lande and scrum-half George Slattery, their captain, fought on valiantly.
Denians Izekor was the headline act in Wilson’s Hospital’s 38-17 defeat of Skerries Community College at Donnybrook on Monday.
The left wing was quick to show his pace in slicing through for a hat-trick of tries, starting with a length of the pitch effort to make it 12-5 in the 11th minute.
Full-back Evan Coade, second row Ola Aro and replacement Emanuel Ojomo all crossed with Samuel Leech converting four of the half-dozen tries.
Skerries never gave up the fight with wing Eoghan O’Connor-Flanagan and impressive, try-scoring prop Alvin Amaniampong leading the resistance.
Wilson’s will look forward to a semi-final clash with Kilkenny College.
The Marble City school struck for seven tries, two from second row Joshua Akanji-Murphy, in beating Dundalk Grammar 47-10 at Donnybrook.
The full complement of scores was completed by full-back Richard Crotty, right wing Tom Kavanagh, flanker Stephen Fennell and replacements Daniel Neale and Jackson Oyo.
Despite this, Dundalk had stellar performers in second row Coleman Finley and number eight Harry O’Neill as well as a try from out-half Aidan Kane.
Their commitment to a losing cause found reward in the last minute try from scrum-half Shan Hannon, converted by replacement Ronan Mulcahy.
Bank of Ireland Fr Godfrey Cup – 1st Round Results
Dundalk Grammar 48 Mount Temple 0 (Donnybrook)
St Mary’s CBS, Enniscorthy 29 The King’s Hospital 8 (Greystones RFC)
Gormanston College 14 Wilson’s Hospital 18 (MU Barnhall RFC)
Presentation College Bray 14 Scoil Chonglais, Baltinglass 23 (Wicklow RFC)
St Patrick’s Classical School Navan 10 Gorey Community School 21 (Donnybrook)
St Andrews College 19 Kilkenny College 31 (Donnybrook)
Wesley College 31 The High School 8 (Donnybrook)
Monday, 22nd January
Skerries Community College 17 Wilson’s Hospital 38 (Donnybrook)
Dundalk Grammar 10 Kilkenny College 47 (Donnybrook)
Tuesday, 23rd January
Gorey Community School 0 Wesley College 22 (Donnybrook)
St Mary’s CBS, Enniscorthy 10 Scoil Chonglais, Baltinglass 30 (Donnybrook)
Wesley College v Scoil Chonglais (30th January, Venue & KO TBC)
Wilson’s Hospital v Kilkenny College (30th January, Venue & KO TBC)