Riordan gets over for brace
Leinster A Schools ... 6 Connacht Schools ... 25 Connacht Schools, who were far too good for the Leinster A Schools at Donnybrook yesterday, had impressive performers in full back Daniel Riordan, who finished with two of their four tries, right wing Conor Lavelle, second row David McGowan and prominent blindside Sean Rafter.
Leinster outhalf Michael Quinn kicked the first points of the game in the eighth minute, before Connacht number eight Tom O'Brien and Riordan produced tries. Riordan converted the first to leave it 12-3 to Connacht at the break.
Leinster enjoyed sound performances from openside Jason Horsey and scrumhalf Shane Finnegan.
LEINSTER A SCHOOLS: A McCormack (St Patrick's, Navan); A Musgrave (St Columba's), D O'Rourke (Newpark CS), P Black (St Columba's), S Hyde (Wilson's Hospital); M Quinn (St Columba's), S Finnegan (Mount Temple); E O'Byrne (Skerries CC), P O'Donnell (Wilson's Hospital), D Dobbs (St Columba's), D McDonagh (St Patrick's, Navan), D Lee (Skerries CC), S O'Hara (Newpark CS), J Horsey (St Columba's), H Gervais (St Columba's). Replacements: D Quirke (Mount Temple) for McCormack (42 mins), S O'Hare (De La Salle, Churchtown) for O'Donnell (47 mins), J Costelloe (Wilson's Hospital) for Dobbs, P Ainscough (St Conleth's) for McDonagh (both 52 mins), A McArdle (St Columba's) for Lee (61 mins), C Bull (Wilson's Hospital) for Finnegan (65 mins), D Kirwan (Skerries CC) for Hyde (67 mins).
CONNACHT SCHOOLS: D Riordan (Colaiste Iognaid); C Lavelle (Garbally), M Aspell (Clifden CC), B Taylor (Sligo GS), A Keenaghan (St Saran's); P Gillespie (Sligo GS), M Murphy (St Muiredach); C Muldoon (Portumna CS), R Guinan (St Saran's), J Merrigan (St Joseph's, Galway), D McGowan (Ballymote), N Connolly (St Joseph's), S Rafter (St Muiredach's), T Linnane (Gort CS), T O'Brien (Garbally). Replacements: S Considine (Sligo GS) for Murphy (49 mins), C Power (Colaiste Iognaid) for Linnane, M Gohery (Portumna CS) for Rafter, P Callaghan (Garbally) for Connolly (all 60 mins), M Butler (Sligo GS) for Keenaghan (63 mins).
Referee: M Bebbington (Ulster Society).