Blackrock remain in running for 64th title

BLACKROCK College, on the trail of a 64th Leinster Schools Senior Cup title, booked their place in the semi-finals at Donnybrook yesterday.

Blackrock College 22 King’s Hospital 6

The sides were level at the break after Killian Lett’s 33rd minute penalty was cancelled by a Conor O’Daly Blackrock kick just before the break.

King’s Hospital led in the 47th minute when Lett landed another penalty. But Blackrock stormed back. A try 10 minutes later saw prop Gary Walsh ground the ball at the posts. Luke Fitzgerald and David Nyhan added further tries to seal the victory.

Meanwhile, Belvedere College defeated St Andrew’s College 44-0 in the Leinster Schools Junior Cup.

Scorers: Blackrock College: D Nyhan, L Fitzgerald, G Walsh try each; M Kavanagh 2 cons; C O'Daly pen. King's Hospital: K Lett 2 pens.

BLACKROCK COLLEGE: D Nyhan; M Kavanagh, L Fitzgerald, J Power, V Artemiev; C O'Daly, D Madigan; G Walsh, P Young S Snell, M Cantrell, R O'Hara, D Laffan (capt), G Flanagan, D O'Reilly. Replacements: S Creavin for Snell 22 mins; R Stokes for O'Daly 38 mins; C McGough for Cantrell, N Lysaght for Flanagan both 66 mins; N Murphy for Fitzgerald, S Kirwan for Artemiev both 69 mins; M Soden for Young 70 mins.

KING’S HOSPITAL: P Donovan; A Deegan, C Donohoe, N Hogan, R Molloy; K Lett, J Orr; G Moran, S Gray, C Telford, N Wilkinson, R Young, B Cunningham, G Carleton, S Young. Replacements: T Stone for Telford 49 mins; P Musgrave for Carleton 54 mins; R Glynn for Hogan 64 mins; G Telford for Gray, G Coyle for Deegan both 70.

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