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Roscrea rely on key Connacht influence

A strong Connacht strain will run through Cistercian Roscrea's bid to move into the Leinster Schools Cup quarter-final next week as centre Tadgh Leader and full-back Philip O'Dwyer played for the Western province in the inter-pro series.

Leinster Schools second row Brian Moylette is the son of former Connacht second row stalwart Mick and their ace Leinster Schools centre Conor Finn hails from Ballinasloe in Co Galway.

Scrum-half Robert Durcan, younger brother to Connacht U21 Peter, comes from Ballina in Mayo as does the captain Ross Farrell and his younger brother Craig, a prop beside Galweigan hooker Denis O'Dwyer.