Powerful Gonzaga send out warning
Gonzaga College 44 CBS Naas 12: GONZAGA College sent out a warning to Clongowes yesterday when they swept aside a battling, but outclassed Naas CBS in this first round clash of the Leinster Schools Junior Cup.
The Ranelagh side were 17-0 in front after just 12 minutes thanks to a brace of tries from captain Andy Marks and one from secondrow Marco McVey.
McVey’s lineout partner Fionn Maguire got in for another try, and McVey’s second try earned Gonzaga a 27-5 half-time lead.
Andrew Kelly’s two tries did offer CBS some consolation.
GONZAGA: J Kerrigan; C Tong, A Marks, K O’Connor, R Fitzpatrick; R McKeever, H Gray; E Byrne, H Brennan, R Barry; M McVey, F Maguire; E McMahon, F Ryan, J Doyle. Replacements: M Coffey for Fitzpatrick, A Dillon for Gray, K Carolan for Ryan (all 36 mins), P Ryan for Tong (53 mins), P McDonnell for McMahon (55 mins), R Smith for Brennan (56 mins), C Horan for Smith (60 mins).
NAAS CBS: C Julian; D Smith, B Sheridan, D Murphy, D Mulhall; C Fitzsimons, A Kelly; J Kelly, S Nolan, A Coyle; R McCain, S Lackey; J Hanrahan, M Russell, R Pierce. Replacements: A Trundle for McCain (25 mins), C Dotson for Russell (41 mins), J O’Keefe for Mulhall (60 mins), K Finucane for J Kelly (70 mins).
Referee: S McCann (ARLB).