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Roscrea joined the party at senior level but the old order struck back in the Junior Cup

Blackrock College might be the greediest team in rugby history.

Blackrock captain Liam Turner lifts the Junior Cup.
Blackrock captain Liam Turner lifts the Junior Cup.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

THERE WAS A great photo floating around during the week of the Senior Cup trophy surrounded by sheep on a farm and the caption asked ‘what would Blackrock think of this?’.

The school likely saw the funny side of it like everyone else but they offered an indirect response in the Junior Cup final today, reminding everyone of their might by beating bitter rivals Terenure College 15-13.

Midway through the second half ‘Nure led 13-5 with the help of a try from Luke Murnaghan but a late five-pointer from Michael McGagh reduced the gap to just two points.

Remarkably, Blackrock won a penalty with a minute to go and Joey Caputo held his nerve to seal the school’s 49th Junior Cup.

It was Blackrock’s third Junior Cup in-a-row and the school had been going for a ‘treble treble’ until Roscrea ended the senior team’s three in-a-row dreams in the Senior Cup quarter final.

James Nolan and Adam Thompson Terenure's James Nolan is tackled by Adam Thompson of Blackrock. Source: James Crombie/INPHO



Joey Caputo kicks a late penalty to win the game Joey Caputo kicks a last minute penalty to win the cup for Blackrock. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

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