Ashbourne held on to claim an 18-10 win despite a late fightback from Gorey RFC.

The Wexford club scored a try with five minutes remaining to make it 15-10, but a late penalty secured the win for Ashbourne.

It took extra-time to separate Enniscorthy RFC and Wicklow, in a game which also produced the odd sight of the home side wearing Leinster Rugby blue to avoid a colour clash with the visitors.

Leinster Provincial Towns Cup

Scorthy led 16-9 thanks to two drop goals as the game entered injury time, however, Wicklow scored a late converted try to level matters.

They carried that momentum into extra-time and took a 16-22 lead with a penalty and a drop goal.

Despite Enniscorthy’s relentless pressure in attack in the closing stages, the Wicklow defence stood strong and they held on to claim their place in the semi-final of the Cup.

Bank of Ireland Provincial Towns Cup Quarter-final results

Ashbourne RFC 18 Gorey RFC 10
Enniscorthy RFC 16 Wicklow RFC 22 (AET)
Skerries RFC 2nd XV 21 Clondalkin 16
Tullow RFC 50 North Kildare RFC 0

Bank of Ireland Provincial Towns Cup Semi-final draw

Both fixtures will take place on Sunday, 2nd April, and will kick-off at 3pm.

Ashbourne RFC v Tullow RFC (Venue: Edenderry RFC)
Wicklow RFC v Skerries RFC 2nd XV (Venue: Cill Dara RFC)