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Leinster Senior Schools Cup holders St Michael’s recorded a 34-3 win over Gozanga College on Tuesday. This game was a repeat of the 2019 showpiece.
Arthur Henry made some good carries early on for Gozanga but from the 10th minute mark onwards it as all St Michael’s. Fintan Gunne was impressive helping his side gradually come more and more into the game.
The first try of the game came from front row James Power. He drove home from close to the line. Power would go onto to get another try not long after. The Gonzanga at sixes and sevens as Power crossed the line. Chris Cosgrave added the extra points from the conversion. The score was 14-0 with 20 minutes played. Gonzaga managed to get on the scoreboard just before the break. St Michael’s were then penalised for been offside. This allowed Harry Colbert to take the three points. It was 14-3 at the break.
St Michael’s had a try within five minutes of the restart. Lee Barron coming up with a try after a maul from the lineout. Cosgrave added the conversion to make it 21-3. In tough wintry conditions St Michael’s weren’t going to be denied. St Michael’s took advantage and Lee Barron stormed over for another try. Cosgrave added penalties to the winners tally to secure safe passage to the semi-final stages.
Gonzaga College: Jamie McNulty; Hugh Lynn (Luka Hassett 60), Brian Barron, Jack Browne (Davy Colbert 17), Simon Wilson; Harry Colbert, Eadbhard O’Callaghan (Max Colgan 44); George Morris (Noah Maguire 44), George Kenny, Ronan Shaw; Seamus Carroll (Callum Murphy 70), Spencer O’Connell; Arthur Henry, Tom Cullen (capt), Hugo Fitzgerald.
St Michael’s College: Chris Cosgrave; Eddie Kelly, Simon O’Kelly, Hugo McWade (Luke Russell 64), Henry McErlean (James Nicholson 45); Niall Carroll, Fintan Gunne (Jeffrey Woods 56); Jack Boyle (Josh Egan 67), Lee Barron (Zach Baird 67), James Power (Dylan Rogan 68); Jack Guinane, Stephen Woods; Dylan Ryan (Michael Barron 56), Conor Booth (Dan Carroll 64), Will Hickey (capt).