Belvedere celebrate their Leinster Schools Cup victory at the RDS. Photograph: Inpho

Belvedere College 31 Cistercian College, Roscrea 7 It takes a special team to lose two finals yet return to beat Terenure, Blackrock, St Michael’s an(...)

  Belvedere’s James McKeown on his way to scoring the first try against St Michael’s College in the semi-final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Belvedere College v Cistercian College, Roscrea RDS, Sunday, 4pm Surely this is Belvedere’s year. Considering everything we have witnessed up to thi(...)

 Sam Hastings and Fineen Wycherley celebrate Cistercian College Roscrea’s victory over Clongowes wood in the semi-final of the     Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Senior Cup at Donnybrook. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cistercian College Roscrea 24 Clongowes Wood College 18 The school which won the Leinster Senior Cup for the first time last year is one win away fro(...)

Gonzaga’s Jack MacNamara tackles Daniel Keane of Roscrea during the Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Senior Cup quarter-final at Donnybrook. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Cistercian College Roscrea 27 Gonzaga Colllege 17 The holders Cistercian Roscrea powered past Gonzaga before finding out they will have to confront C(...)

Roscrea’s Alan Tynan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cistercian Roscrea 22 Kilkenny College 6 Reigning champions Cistercian Roscrea could call upon seven of the team that claimed the historic victory (...)

Kerry players celebrate their minor football final victory over Tipperary at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Kerry 4-14 Tipperary 0-6 For a county that couldn’t win a minor All-Ireland for 20 years Kerry are suddenly golden. They didn’t so much defend(...)

Kildare’s Conor Hartley and Tipperary’s Emmett Moloney, who was sent off during the  All-Ireland minor football semi-final at  Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary 0-11 Kildare 0-9 A Tipperary minor football and hurling double perhaps? “Well sure, there is nobody else going to do it,” coach Cha(...)

Cistercian College Roscrea players celebrate their Leinster Schools Rugby Senior  Cup Final victory over Belvedere College at the final whistle  at the RDS. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cistercian College Roscrea 18 Belvedere College 11Title number one. Cistercian College, Roscrea, they who dwell 250 yards inside the Offaly border wit(...)

Dan Trayers scores Cistercian’s second try in the semi-final against Newbridge. Trayers in the main man in the lineout for Roscrea. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With a completely unforeseen pairing in Cistercian Roscrea and Belvedere, here we are on St Patrick’s Day as unquestionably deserving finalists bring(...)

Newbride’s Jake Howlett is tackled by Tim Foley of Cistercian College Roscrea during the Leinster Schools Senior Cup semi-final at Donnybrook. Photograph:    Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cistercians College, Roscrea 8 Newbridge College 8Roscrea’s relentless lineout drive already removed Blackrock from the Leinster Schools Senior Cup. I(...)