A couple of early second half tries from the home side gave them the impetus and sufficent control to resist a late Irish rally.
Manager Barney McGonigle was far from downhearted by the outcome. "Disappointed to lose obviously but nevertheless we played well for long periods. We'll bounce back, regroup in Belfast on Wednesday and prepare for the game against Wales in Ravenhill on Saturday.Ireland Schools. Eamon Fitzgerald (Belvedere College); Stephen Grissing (St Mary's College), John Hearty (Blackrock College), Simon Morrissey (Gonzaga College) Robert Conway (Coleraine A.I.); Thomas Horner (Campbell College), David Connellan Captain (Clongowes Wood College);Cillian O'Byrne (St Mary's College), Oliver McCormack (St Mary's College), Robert Sweeney (St Mary's College);