Monday 11 December 2017

It's 'Nure and 'Rock for final destination

The dashing speed of centre Adam La Grue was the main difference between Terenure and Roscrea in the second Leinster Junior semi-final at Donnybrook on Tuesday.

It was La Grue's ability to turn defence into attack that enabled him to create one try and finish the second in their 15-10 win over a strong Roscrea.

The Offaly boarding school reduced a 12-point deficit to two with tries by flanker James Corcoran and scrum-half Liam Crowley before La Grue's beautifully judged 52nd minute penalty proved decisive.

Reigning champions Blackrock were first past the post 13-8 in another tight one as Belvedere fell to a final minute flurry for wing Adam Thompson's try on Sunday.

Belvo' took charge from Sam Barry's try and David Lacey's penalty only for 'Rock captain Liam Turner to turn it with a break and feed for Thompson.

Terenure: S Dardis; L Murnaghan, A La Grue, J Walsh, J Nolan; D Henry-Hayes, M O'Shea; B Vaughan, B Bruce, L Vaughan, C Somerville (capt), R McGrath, P Heneghan, L Grady, C Shenton. Replacements: J Cooke for Heneghan 46 mins; C Creed for Henry-Hayes 56 mins.

Roscrea: R O'Halloran; M O'Leary, J Culliton, A Donovan (capt), R Deacy; E Browne, L Crowley; R Lomas, J Cahir, K Fitzgerald, D Maher, D Power, J Corcoran, M Milne, L Rigney. Replacements: D Loughnane for Maher 22 mins - temp; D Loughnane for Milne, B Foley for Donovan both ht; S Clancy for Maher 35 mins; T Martin for Culliton 42 mins; B Murphy for O'Leary 50 mins.

Blackrock: N Brady; A Thompson, L Turner (capt), R Hally-Doody, D Colgan; J Caputo, L O'Reilly; G Coyne, S Molony, T Clarkson, T Godson-Treacy, J Stapleton, J Burke, M McGagh, L McMahon. Replacements: M Grogan for Godson-Treacy, J Slevin for Burke, H Donnelly for O'Reilly all 55 mins; R Gallagher for Clarkson 58 mins.

Belvedere: D Lacey; J Crumlish, D Sanfey, C Mulvaney, S Barry; D Hawkshaw, T Walsh; J Gleeson, L McGrath, J Bell, L McDermott, M Daly, J McComish, H Beggy (capt), R Byron. Replacements: M Hynes for Bell 48 mins; J Haughey for McGrath 53 mins; J Meagher for Sanfey 56 mins.

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