Scoil Chonglais Secure Father Godfrey Semi-final Place
January 20, 2015 12:00 am client
The boys from Baltinglass completed the semi-final quartet for the Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Fr Godfrey Cup semi-final on the back pitch at Donnybrook yesterday.
This was an evenly contested affair and the first try was bound to be influential. It didn’t come until first-half injury-time when Chonglais flanker Shane Sweeney forced his way over for fly-half Jake Elliott’s conversion to make it 7-0 at the break.
They didn’t have to wait too long to edge further clear from Elliott’s calm three pointer in the 33rd minute.
The carrying power of St Pat’s replacement Evan Gordon was put to proper use when he spun out of two tackles to halve the deficit.
They had pressure without the method to make it count and not even wing Jordan Dean’s yellow card could leave a shortage in numbers willing to put their bodies on the line.
SCOIL CHONGLAIS 10 ST PATRICK’S NAVAN 5
Scoil Chonglais: A Byrne; S Barrett, M Jackson, D Cassells (capt), J Deans; J Elliott, M Murphy; C Hanly, D Curran, R McCarthy-Griffin, A Barrett, S Branagan, T O’Toole, S Sweeney, C Germaine.
St Patrick’s: R Gordon; S Walsh, O MacGinneartai, C Morgan, L morgan; G Brady, K Murphy; L Carroll, M Horton, G Faulkner, J Condra, Y Gbede, L Ivors, B Byrne, P McLoughlin.
Replacements: E Gordon for McLoughlin 16 mins; B Maguire for Walsh 52 mins.
Referee: S Owens, Leinster Branch.