The draw for both of this year’s Leinster Schools’ Cups took place in Dublin just before Christmas and Newbridge College were in the hat for both premier competitions.
In the Senior Cup, we will face Belvedere College in Donnybrook On Wednesday January 27th at 3pm. In the Junior Cup, we await a finalist from the Fr Godfrey Cup in Lakelands, Terenure on Tuesday February 2nd at 3pm. We look forward to seeing the support assemble for what should be two excellent encounters.
SCT 11 Ardscoil Ris 16
The Seniors played a friendliy against Ardscoli Ris over the Christmas break and it turned out to be a very worthwhile outing against the Limerick school. In a very entertaining game, Ardscoil showed their intent early to treat this game like a competitive fixture. Twice we were guilty of indiscipline and were punished through converted penalty opportunities... 6:0 at half time. In the second half, another conceded penalty put Ardscoil into scoring territory. This time, they went for the lineout and a few phases later, scored in the corner after a wonderful cross field kick. We rallied after this set back scoring a penalty before we then scored a try after a fine phase of play. Ben Howlett crashed over the gain line to give us excellent go forward ball which we used really well to go wide through Daithi Murphy and Gavin Burke, who fed Tim Murphy on the inside to dive over. 11:10, game on. We got back into the Ardscoil 22 only to see our indiscipline cost us again, as twice a foul was committed and Ardscoil were suddenly in our 22. Again, we were punished, this time from constant close in pressure eventually led to a try and left the final score 16:11.
Other Results: Junior A 24 Castletroy 8; Inter A 34 Rockwell 26