Leinster Schools Junior Cup Final: Newbridge College crowned champions

Blackrock College miss out on victory by four points at Energia Park

Newbridge’s Patrick Taylor celebrates with his teammates after their  Leinster Schools Junior Cup. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

Newbridge’s Patrick Taylor celebrates with his teammates after their Leinster Schools Junior Cup. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

 

Newbridge College 19 Blackrock College 15

Paddy Taylor amassed a personal tally of 14 points at Energia Park on Friday as Newbridge College were crowned Leinster Schools Junior Cup champions at the expense of Blackrock College.

After both of these schools had shared the junior title in 2020 – following the cancellation of their final meeting due to the Covid-19 pandemic – this decider offered one of them an opportunity to win the competition outright.

Thanks to eight points from the boot of Taylor – and a well-worked try from Todd Lawlor – the Kildare school found themselves 13-0 in front at the break. ‘Rock fought back on the resumption with five-pointers by Jack Angulo and Brian O’Flaherty, but it wasn’t enough to deny Newbridge a superb victory.

Scorers
 
Newbridge College: T Lawlor try, P Taylor 4 pens, con
  Blackrock College: J Angulo, B O’Flaherty try each, C O’Shaughnessy pen, con

Newbridge College: T Lawlor; D Cosgrave, C Mangan, C Murphy; A Magee; P Taylor, D Connolly; T Kelly, JR Walsh, B Bohan; J Dennis, C Hanly; J Montgomery, R Munnelly, P Forde

Replacements: M Wilson for Walsh (52)

Blackrock College: B O’Flaherty; C Dennehy-Vazquez, D Moloney, C Woodcock, C Molony; C O’Shaughnessy, S Shortt; D Grehan, J Pollard, N Smyth; T Butler, D McGuire; H McCarthy, M Walsh, J Angulo

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