Two tries apiece for Robert Kearney, Rory Drysdale and David Pollock helped the Irish Schools to a comprehensive 47-8 victory over Wales Schools in Donnybrook on Saturday.
Two tries apiece from full-back Robert Kearney, wing Rory Drysdale and number 8 David Pollock helped the Irish Schools to a comprehensive 47-8 victory over Wales Schools in Donnybrook on Saturday.
Ireland crossed the Welsh line eight times in all, their other tries coming from outstanding captain, flanker Diarmuid Laffan and centre Tom Gleeson. Kearney landed two conversions and a penalty while Jonathan Watt a 63rd minute replacement for Conan Doyle tagged on another conversion.
Ireland led 25-3 at the break after Gleeson had opened the scoring with a try after just five minutes and from then until the end the home side domianted in all phases of the game.
Robert Kearney (Clongowes Wood College); Rory Drysdale (Belfast Royal Academy), Tom Gleeson (PBC Cork), Darren Cave (Sullivan Upper School), Peter Shallow (Rockwell College); Conan Doyle (Ard Scoil Ris), Duncan Williams (CBC Cork); Gary Walsh (Blackrock College), Sean Cronin (Ard Scoil Ris), Paul Collins (Templeogue College); Jamie Cornett (Royal School Armagh), Devin Toner (Castlenock College); Diarmuid Laffan Capt (Blackrock College), Barry O’Mahony (Crescent College), David Pollock (Royal School Dungannon)
Gavin O’Meara (St. Mary’s College) for Cronin 61 mins
Tony O’Kane (St
Gerard’s School) for Walsh 15 mins
Brian McGovern (St Mary’s College) for Collins 58 mins
Reilly (Blackrock College) for Cornett 52 mins
Joe Burns (Coleraine Academical
Institution) for Wiliams 61 mins
Jonathan Watt (Royal Belfast Academical Institution) for Doyle 63 mins
J Shortt for Drysdale 61 mins.
Wales: A Bramwell; R Owen, M McClean, L Knight, M Johnstone; E Williams, T Dickens; R Gill, D George, R Jones; A Andrews, B Davies (capt); A Powell, L Isaac, A Murphy.
Replacements: J Roberts for Bramwell 10 mins; R Johnstone for George 49; G Williams Davies for E Williams 54; L Williams Jones for Powell, L Probert for Gill (both 60); M Roberts for Dickens 63.
Referee: C Marchat (FFR)