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Moyne snatch last gasp victory

Paul Donnelly on the attack for Moyne C.S. against Scoil Chonglais Baltinglass during the Leinster Schools Junior Rugby Duff Cup Quarter Final on Thursday of last week at the Edenderry grounds. Photo: Ray Donlon/www.raydonlon.ie

Paul Donnelly on the attack for Moyne C.S. against Scoil Chonglais Baltinglass during the Leinster Schools Junior Rugby Duff Cup Quarter Final on Thursday of last week at the Edenderry grounds. Photo: Ray Donlon/www.raydonlon.ie

In an exciting climax to the Leinster Schools Junior Rugby Duff Cup quarter-final, Moyne Community School snatched a last gasp victory with practically the last kick of the game and in the process set up a historic semi-final outing in the coming weeks.

Played at the Edenderry Rugby grounds on Thursday last, Moyne got off to a flying start when Ryan McGahern scored a try in the early stages and while Baltinglass replied with a try, the north Longford side dug deep to regain control of the game.

A Paul Donnelly try and the successful conversion from the boot of Mark Hughes left Moyne seven points in front at the break but again Baltinglass bounced back to level matters.

The ding-dong battle continued when Cathal McCabe touched down near the corner flag for another Moyne try but they were under a lot of pressure thereafter and buckled under the maul as Baltinglass scored a couple of tries to establish what appeared to be a winning five-point lead.

But a brilliant try from James McGahern on the stroke of full-time set up a grandstand finish and the late, late comeback was complete when Mark Hughes displayed nerves of steel to fire over the conversion to clinch a dramatic win for never-say-die Moyne.

MOYNE CS: Danny Griffin, Barry Smith, Joseph Reynolds, James Kiernan, James Heslin, Francis Flynn, John Martin, James McGahern (try), Mark Hughes (4 conversions), Cathal McCabe (try), Oisin Sheridan, Paul Donnelly (try), Cormac McCabe, Aaron McGee, Ryan McGahern (try).

Replacement: Peadar Kiernan.

 
 
 

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