St Michael’s College 19 Presentation College Bray 0

St Michael’s College claimed the last semi-final spot in the Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Junior Cup with a 19-0 win over Presentation College Bray.

The early contest was evenly matched. Both teams were solid in defence denying any opportunity to the opposition.

There was all of 21 minutes on the clock before Fintan Gunne was afforded the opportunity to open the scoring with the boot for St Michael’s.

His penalty went narrowly to the right of the posts but there was better to come from his side.

From the restart, St Michael’s rushed straight back down the field and took advantage of an overlap on the right wing.

Second row David Woods was the extra man outside and was given the job of scoring the opening points, to which Gunne added two more.

Bray started the second half with plenty of intent and, but for some unlucky handling errors in front of the posts, could have been level.

Michael’s weathered and the storm and were soon on the attack themselves where Gunne added to his tally.

The clever scrum-half spotted a hole in the Bray defence and went it alone from 5m.

He was then on hand just moments later to send Woods in for his second try and to seal the result.

Scorers – St Michael’s College: David Woods two tries, Fintan Gunne try, 2 cons.

St Michael’s College: Henry McErlean, Daniel Whelehan, Matthew Victory, Sam Berman, Tiernan Hurley, Killian McMahon (JP Tiernan 46’), Fintan Gunne; Dan Barron (Cormac Porter-McEvoy 46’), Matthew Sherwin, Sean Egan (Tom Stewart 55’), Michael Sadlier, David Woods (Daire Lydon 58’), Dan Carroll, Josh Brown, Zach Baird (capt).

Presentation College Bray: Jack Murphy (Joshua Kenny 49’), Sean Quinn, Finn Treacy, William Seymour, Luke Devitt (Dylan Henry 56’), Gavin Rochford (capt), Adam Tymlin; Jake Salmon, Flyn Pyper, Conor Maher (Ryan Evans 49’), Carver Nolan, Brandon Murphy-Morgan, Noah McNulty, Sam Nolan (Callum Flemming 58’), Eoin Kelly.

Referee: Dermot Blake