There was something of a turn-up for the books out in Sydney Parade where Templeogue put lean times behind them to move past St Andrew’s into the second round of the Bank of Ireland Fr Godfrey Cup on Tuesday.

The decision was taken for St Andrew’s to have first use of the wind. They looked to jump out to a healthy lead. This never happened.
In fact, Templeogue were aggressive up front where blindside Cillian Goulding’s tackle rate was off the charts, Rory Dempsey-Brown led by example on both sides of the ball and second row Cillian O’Neill controlled the lineout. 
They moved in front when Dempsey-Brown took it on himself to take the ball up and over the line from a short-arm penalty in the 12th minute.  
Indeed, this was a real shot in the arm for them and fed their appetite for defence as they held out St Andrew’s all the way to the break.
It was double trouble for them when Templeogue moved the ball wide where inside centre Darragh Gibson showed steel in his carry Darragh to make the corner in the 36th minute.
St Andrew’s re-gathered to apply pressure and they always had a chance while they could put centre Zane Ombima-McClatchie on the ball. He was a danger every time he came into the game.
Unfortunately, he only broke through with five minutes left on the clock and Templeogue saw it out with something to spare. 

At Sydney Parade – Templeogue College 10 (R Dempsey-Brown, D Gibson try each); St Andrew’s College 5 (Z Ombima-McClatchie try).

Templeogue: Darragh Deegan; Kevin Elwood, Alec Leddy Sri-Uttha, Darragh Gibson, Josh McDonagh; Oisin Quinn, Daniel Ryan; Niall Harraghey,  Henry Trace,  Seán Spear, Grellan Lambert, Cillian O’Neill, Cillian Goulding,  Ciaran Fleming,  Rory Dempsey-Brown (capt).
Replacements: Noel Kelly, Joseph Keane, Max Walker.  
St Andrew’s: Louis Ronaldson; Hugo Given, Zane Ombima-McClatchie, Alexander Wallace, Eoin O’Neill; Nathan Murphy, Michael Butler; Rob Halpenny, David Bagnall, Rowan Kennedy, Luke Daly, Killian Puplett, David Tuohy, Josh Kuh-Hogan, Patrick Perrem (capt). 
Replacements Used: Ross Cooke, Max Ryan.