Young Sch­midt proves a bonus for Terenure

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport - - RESULTS / ROUND-UP -

JOE Sch­midt’s young son Tim bagged the bonus-point try for Terenure Col­lege as they won their Dublin 6W AIL derby with St Mary’s Col­lege to con­tinue their ex­cel­lent start to the new season.

Terenure moved back to the top of Di­vi­sion 1A fol­low­ing their third straight bonus-point vic­tory, scor­ing 25 sec­ond-half points to over­come their local ri­vals at Tem­pleville Road.

Mary’s had done the dou­ble on ‘Nure last season and held a 14-7 lead at half-time, their Amer­i­can full­back Tim Maupin jink­ing over for a 14th-minute open­ing try.

However, Terenure had a timely re­sponse be­fore the break, their in­side centre Ted O’Donoghue spot­ting a gap and sprint­ing in un­der the posts for a seven-pointer. Try number two fol­lowed in the 47 th minute when in-form open­side Niall Lalor’s lung-burst­ing run earned him his third try of the cam­paign, which went un­con­verted.

With their tails up, James Blaney’s men turned down a 52nd-minute penalty and the sub­se­quent li­ne­out maul was fin­ished off by hooker and cap­tain Rob­bie Smyth. Out-half Mark O’Neill con­verted for a 19-14 lead.

With both coaches look­ing to their benches, O’Neill nailed a 35-me­tre penalty en­ter­ing the final quar­ter. His 21-year-old half-back part­ner Sch­midt made it 29 points with­out re­ply when he dived over at the end of an­other pacy and power-packed move. And Terenure closed the door on the hosts’ bonus point bid as O’Neill closed out this ‘Bat­tle of the Par­ishes’ with an in­jury-time penalty.

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