by Jonathan O’Meara
Having qualified to represent Longford in the Duff Cup, Moyne Community School continued their unbeaten run after they made light work of Ashbourne CS at the Meath venue on Monday of last week. In truth this encounter was a stroll for Moyne who completely outclassed the opposition.
Moyne used the quick offload to staggering effect. Their first opportunity in front of the posts ended with a well engineered try. Cormac McCabe swiftly flicked the ball out to right wing Peadar Kiernan and he easily pushed Ashbourne’s defence to one side to open the scoring.
The visitors could do no wrong in front of the posts and they touched down for their second try as tight head pop Joseph Reynolds used his immense strength to push his way over the line.
Out-half Mark Hughes displayed cool composure to land the conversions to extend the lead to 12-0. Holding a 17-0 advantage at the interval thanks to another try from Peadar Kiernan, Moyne quickly penetrated Ashbourne’s rearguard yet again.
This time Cormac McCabe got on the end of a glorious pass down the blind side to go over the line for another try. In the closing quarter, Moyne ran in another three tries with James McGahern, Pat Donnelly and Oisin Sheridan all adding their names to the score sheet. MOYNE CS: Francis Flynn, Barry Smith, Joseph Reynolds (try), Danny Griffin, James Kiernan, James Heslin, John Martin, James McGahern (try), Mark Hughes (5 conversions), Cathal McCabe, Oisin Sheridan (try), Paul Donnelly (try), Cormac McCabe (try), Peader Kiernan (2 tries), Ryan McGahern. Replacement: Sean Donnelly for C McCabe.