Scoil Chonglais stars

Balt­in­glass rugby team come so close to glory

Bray People - - SPORT -

ALL ROADS led to Tul­lam­ore RFC last Mon­day as Scoil Chonglais sought to cre­ate his­tory in the Le­in­ster Ju­nior Devel­op­ment Cup fi­nal against Moyne CS from Long­ford.

The team has been in fine form go­ing into the game and had beaten St David's Greystones, Wex­ford CBS, Co­laiste Bhride Carnew and St Colm­cilles Knock­lyon on the way to the fi­nal.

The game got off to high tempo start with two evenly matched teams try­ing very hard to make the break­through. This came in the 15th minute when a con­tro­ver­sial scrum in the Scoil Chonglais 22 re­sulted in good in­ter­play and a try for Moyne out­side cen­tre Cor­mac Mc­Cabe.

The try was con­verted by Mark Hughes who added a penalty af­ter 20 min­utes. The Scoil Chonglais team kept to the task and pro­duced some ex­cel­lent for­ward play.

The break­through came from the Balt­in­glass in­side cen­tre Adam Doyle who scored an out­stand­ing in­di­vid­ual try but his con­ver­sion came back off the post and left the score at 10-5 to Moyne at half time. Balt­in­glass con­tin­ued to work very hard in the sec­ond and played very ex­cit­ing at­tack­ing rugby led es­pe­cially by out­half Robin Far­rell cen­tre Adam Doyle and full­back Daniel Kelly.

It was Moyne how­ever on a rare visit to the op­po­si­tion 22 who got the only score of the sec­ond half, a try through num­ber 8 James McGara­han and con­verted by Hughes.

The Scoil Chonglais team dom­i­nated af­ter this and de­spite huge pres­sure could not get the vi­tal scores.

This was a very good team per­for­mance from the Wicklow lads but spe­cial men­tion has to go to Daniel Kelly, Adam Doyle, Shane Farnon, Robin Far­rell, Sean Byrne and Bren­dan Keogh.

The squad have had a great sea­son with 10 games and Moyne CS are the only team to have beaten them.

The team is very grate­ful for the gen­er­ous spon­sor­ship from Kenny Au­tos, Quinns, Ger­maines, Kead­een Knitwear and PJ O`Reilly

Scoil Chonglais: Daniel Kelly Jack McMil­lan (Luke Daly) Ross Nolan (capt) Adam Doyle Robin Far­rell Seanie Ger­maine Thomas Doyle Sean Byrne(Shane Sweeney) Shane Farnon Bren­dan Keogh Jodie Doyle Nathan Balfe (Ciaran Ger­maine) Gavin Owens Tom Burke

Ref­eree: Trevor McHugh Long­ford RFC

The de­feated squad from Scoil Chonglais who fell to their Long­ford op­po­nents to bring to an end a nine-game win­ning streak in the Le­in­ster Devel­op­ment Cup fi­nal.

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