Michael Collins the Newbridge hero as holders St Michael’s crash out

Michael Collins was the hero for Newbridge College at Donnybrook as his late penalty sent holders St Michael’s College crashing out of the Leinster Schools’ Junior Cup.

Michael Collins the Newbridge hero as holders St Michael’s crash out

Leinster Schools’ Junior Cup quarter-final

[team1]Newbridge College[/team1][score1]20[/score1][team2]St Michael’s College[/team2][score2]18[/score2][/score]

Michael Collins was the hero for Newbridge College at Donnybrook as his late penalty sent holders St Michael’s College crashing out of the Leinster Schools’ Junior Cup.

After Jules Fenelon (penalty) and Andrew Cosgrave (try) got on the scoresheet either side of a Harry Farrell score for Newbridge, Michael’s established an 8-5 interval cushion.

However, Farrell powered over for his second try on 48 minutes. Matthew Furlong and Newbridge’s Ronan McGroary proceeded to trade five-pointers, before a Fenelon penalty edged Michael’s back in front.

This looked set to give the south Dubliners a narrow success only for Collins’ last-gasp strike to power Newbridge into the penultimate rounds.

Scorers for Newbridge College: H Farrell 2 tries, R McGroary try, M Collins pen, A Carroll con.

Scorers for St Michael’s College: A Cosgrave, M Furlong try each, J Fenelon 2 pens, con.

ST MICHAEL’S COLLEGE: M Green-Delany; D Ryan, J Fenelon, A Cosgrave, P Wood; M Canniffe, J Sherwin; T Stewart, M Furlong, R Coogan; D Lydon, M O’Reilly; J White, R Brown, B O’Donohue.

NEWBRIDGE COLLEGE: T Brophy; A Larkin-Smithers, H Farrell, J Collins, A Carroll; P Taylor, C Mangan; S Davitt, J Sheedy, D Walsh; R Munnelly, S Treacy; S Menton, R McGroary, R Byrne.

Referee: T Colton (LRR).

More in this section

Sport
Newsletter

Latest news from the world of sport, along with the best in opinion from our outstanding team of sports writers

Sign up
IE_logo_newsletters

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox