Click here for photos from Sunday’s Powerade Leinster Schools Senior Cup first round tie between Blackrock College and Terenure College at Donnybrook.
Pictured above: Blackrock’s Russian-born winger Vasya Artemiev on the attack at Donnybrook. Artemiev, who has been in Ireland now for four years, played last month for the Ireland Under-19s, having been a pivotal member of the Ireland Schools side that beat England, Wales and France last season.
The Terenure supporters try to lift their players at Donnybrook. Terenure lost Sunday’s encounter 28-0 with tries for Blackrock from Vasya Artemiev, full-back Niall Morris and replacement scrum half Conor Crowley. Centre Aidan Wynne, who was also capped last month at Ireland Under-19 level, kicked three penalties and two conversions.
Blackrock’s Andrew Cullen is confronted by Terenure flanker Matthew O’Sullivan.
Terenure winger Niall Kelly takes a tumble under pressure from Blackrock centre James Lee (number 13) and replacement fly half John Ronan.
The Blackrock supporters, with victory within their grasp, crank up the volume in the main stand at Donnybrook. ‘Rock will meet the winners of the Cistercian College Roscrea v Kilkenny College clash in the quarter-finals.
Blackrock’s Niall Morris on the burst with Terenure winger Niall Kelly (left) and fly half Cathal Morley (right) in hot pursuit.
The Blackrock supporters watch the lineout action at Donnybrook. ‘Rock lost last year’s Leinster final to Belvedere College (16-10).
**All photos by Billy Stickland of Inpho Photography**