Schools International: Saturday, March 26Ireland Schools 27 England Schools 18, Temple Hill, CorkScorers: Ireland: Tries: Cian Healy, Vasily Artemiev 2, Adam Bartholomew; Cons: Brian Collins 2; Pen: CollinsEngland: Tries: Peter Swatkins, Jack Adams; Con: Giles Pryor; Pens: Pryor 2
The visitors led 11-3 - thanks to an early Peter Swatkins try and penalty brace from Giles Pryor - but Belvedere loosehead prop Cian Healey muscled over late on to reduce England's lead to a single point by the break, with Castleknock fly-half Brian Collins converting.
Fleet-footed Artemiev ran England's rearguard ragged on the restart as he darted in for two tries - the second of which was converted by Collins, who was operating behind a now dominant pack of forwards.
His half-back partner Adam Bartholomew (Royal School Armagh) - who set up Artemiev's second - then rounded off a pleasing outing for the Irish youngsters - who face Wales next Saturday - with a late try off a blindside scrum snipe.
(15) Luke Fitzgerald (Blackrock College)(14) Shane Hanratty (Gonzaga College)(13) Mark McCrea (Belfast High School)(12) Keith Earls (St Munchin's College)(11) Vasily Artemiev (Blackrock College)(10) Brian Collins (Castleknock College)
Replacements used: Owen McMurray (Methodist College) for Fitzgerald (6-12 mins), David Gilchrist (Belvedere College) for Culleton (38), Michael Ferguson (Sullivan Upper School) for Burke-Flynn, Don Keogh (Christian Brothers College Cork) for Fallon (both 68), David Moore (Blackrock College) for Collins, James Shiels (Royal School Dungannon) for Bartholomew, Neil Simpson (Belfast Royal Academy) for Healy (all 69).
England Schools: P Swatkins; S Caven, J Appleton, J Adams, I Davey; G Pryor, S Alford; R Batty, M Wernham, O Tomaszczyk, I Kench, G Townson, S Stitcher, J Cann, T Wood (Capt).Replacements used: T Swingewood for Kench (31), H Walford for Swatkins (43 mins), P O'Grady for Davey (49), C Steel for Tomaszczyk (56), C Nelson for Cann (68), J Mason for Wernham, M Sykes for Alford (both 69).
Ireland Schools fixtures 2005:
Saturday, April 2: Wales v Ireland, Pontypool RFC, 3.00pm
Friday, April 8: Ireland v France, Dubarry Park, Athlone, 6.45pm