St Gerard's success brings double reward


St Gerard’s eclipsed Mount Temple by five tries to nil to qualify for a Leinster Schools’ Vinnie Murray final at Wesley College yesterday. Number eight and captain Fergal Smith, fullback Mark Prendergast and wings Adam Simmonds and Sam Kingston all touched down as St Gerard’s moved out to a 24-0 lead.

Mount Temple’s only score came from a penalty by outhalf Daragh Irwin before outside centre Con Callan rolled out the final try for St Gerard’s who have also earned the right to play Clongowes Wood in the first round of the Senior Cup.

Replacements: L Scullion for Kelly 25 , B Warren for Jennings ht, J Dawson for Shaw, N Broaders for McCann 59, L Kearney for Scullion, G Dunne Lynch 65. Referee: M Scoyne (Leinster Branch).

ST GERARD’S: M Prendergast; S Kingston, C Callan, C Jordan, A Simmonds; T Whittle, D Baker; N Buckley, J Ryan, T Kenna, H Conan, M Loughman, B Fitzpatrick, D King, F Smith (capt). Replacements: C Kenny for Loughman 4 mins; S Tyrell for Fitzpatrick 40 mins, N Byrne for Buckley, M Gallagher for Simmonds both 44 mins, A Symes for King 51 mins, R O’Caoimh for Callan 59 mins, S Murray for Baker 60MOUNT TEMPLE: E Prior; A Lynch, D Gill, D O’Byrne, S Jennings; D Irwin, T Beechinor; A Jackson-Ryan, S Reamsbottom, C Kelly, G Keogh, J Bethal, R Shaw, R McCann, S Gibney.

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