Michael Collins the Newbridge hero as holders St Michael’s crash out
Leinster Schools’ Junior Cup quarter-final
After Jules Fenelon (penalty) and Andrew Cosgrave (try) got on the scoresheet either side of a Harry Farrell score for Newbridge, Michael’s established an 8-5 interval cushion.
However, Farrell powered over for his second try on 48 minutes. Matthew Furlong and Newbridge’s Ronan McGroary proceeded to trade five-pointers, before a Fenelon penalty edged Michael’s back in front.
This looked set to give the south Dubliners a narrow success only for Collins’ last-gasp strike to power Newbridge into the penultimate rounds.
Scorers for Newbridge College: H Farrell 2 tries, R McGroary try, M Collins pen, A Carroll con.
Scorers for St Michael’s College: A Cosgrave, M Furlong try each, J Fenelon 2 pens, con.
ST MICHAEL’S COLLEGE: M Green-Delany; D Ryan, J Fenelon, A Cosgrave, P Wood; M Canniffe, J Sherwin; T Stewart, M Furlong, R Coogan; D Lydon, M O’Reilly; J White, R Brown, B O’Donohue.
NEWBRIDGE COLLEGE: T Brophy; A Larkin-Smithers, H Farrell, J Collins, A Carroll; P Taylor, C Mangan; S Davitt, J Sheedy, D Walsh; R Munnelly, S Treacy; S Menton, R McGroary, R Byrne.
Referee: T Colton (LRR).