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St Pat's give no quarter to Conleth's


St Patrick's, Navan moved into the Leinster Schools Fr Godfrey Junior Cup semi-final for the first time with a comprehensive 28-0 whitewash of St Conleth's College at Ashbourne RFC.

A two-try burst in three minutes in the 22nd and 24th minutes from full-back Brian Conlan and centre Conor Nash, both converted by fly-half Christian Byrne, pushed them into a 14-0 lead against Conleth's.

And the game was put to bed when wing Keelan McKeever broke through in the 39th minute followed by another try by Byrne, who converted both.

The Meath boys have already qualified for the Duff Junior Cup final, where they will meet St Columba's.

St Columba's are also still in contention in the Fr Godfrey, after seeing off Moyne Community School 17-5 at Kirwan Park.

St Columba's centre Adam Verwjis got on the end of the line for an unconverted try, but it was wiped out by an equaliser from Moyne out-half Cathal McCabe to leave the score at 5-5 at the interval.

Saints made a good start to the second half, scrum-half Fred Morris nipping in for a try, converted by fly-half Louis Shiels, before Verwjis made sure of the outcome with his second try in the 51st minute.

Loose-head prop Andrew Egan provided the try to shade The High School 7-5 at Kirwan Park, Adam Curry converting.

High School out-half Daniel Murphy sparked a counter-attack that concluded with prop Lee Tucker skinning the defence to make it a two-point game.


At Ashbourne RFC: St Patrick's Classical School Navan 28 (C Byrne try, 4 cons; B Conlan, C Nash, _ K McKeever try each); St Conleth's College 0.

At Kirwan Park: Wesley College 7 (A Egan try; A Curry con); The High School 5 (L Tucker try).

At Mullingar RFC: St Columba's College 17 (A Verwjis 2 tries; F Morris try; L Shiels con); Moyne CS 5 (C McCabe try).