Temple Carrig complete lineup for Vinnie Murray Cup last four
February 4, 2022 5:47 pm Site Editor
Temple Carrig School 37 Gorey Community School 14
Temple Carrig showed no signs of fatigue in reeling off their second win in four days to complete the Bank of Ireland Vinnie Murray Cup semi-final line-up at Wicklow RFC on Friday afternoon.
It didn’t hurt that they got out of the blocks smartly enough for Max Scully flanker to touch down, converted by Oisin Shanahan.
Gorey kept the ball alive well enough to strike back from Gavin McNulty’s try, converted by Neil Byrne to square it in the first quarter.
It was then Temple put together their best rugby, inching ahead through Shanahan’s penalty and adding two tries by Colm Condon and Rhys Gamble to make it 22-7 at the interval.
An unconverted try by second row Dylan Potts extended the advantage before Gorey held the ball uninterrupted for a long period to set up scrum-half Byrne’s show-and-go try and conversion to make it 27-14 in the 56th minute.
However, they could get no closer as centre Condon and replacement Ben O’Brien notched tries five and six to set-up a semi-final date with CUS.
Scorers – Temple Carrig: C Condon two tries; M Scully, R Gamble, D Potts, B O’Brien try each; O Shanahan pen, two cons. Gorey: N Byrne try, two cons; G McNulty try.
Temple Carrig School – Conor Cunningham; Rhys Gamble, Colm Condon, Christopher Stewart, Ollie Barr; Oisin Shanahan, Patrick Wedgeworth-Byrne; Cathal Kirby, James Noonan, Frankie Wedgeworth-Byrne; Sean O’Neill, Dylan Potts; Max Scully, Tadhg O’Donnell, Adam Williams.
Replacements: Lukas Zdunek, Tom Hayden, Nathan Ross, Calum Sweeney, Daniel Stewart, Ollie Barr, Ben O’Brien, Jack Ward, Cillian Hingerty, Matthew O’Callaghan-Albiati.
Gorey Community School – Simon Campbell-Carty; David Griffith, Ronan Cleary, Conor Wafer, Gavin McNulty; Marcus Wallace, Neil Byrne; Evan McGowan, Eoin Dunne, Sean Doyle; Tom Stokes, Enda McCrea; Shane Meleady, Adam Cleary, Ewan Stephens.
Replacements: Aidan O’Gara, Reece Price, Ewan Byrne, Colm Donnelly, Sean Trayner, Harry Murphy, Matthew Naessens, Callum McNulty.