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The draw for the Leinster Schools Senior Cup semi-finals has been made and we got two crackers

Belvedere beat CBC Monkstown comfortably to join Clongowes, Roscrea and Newbridge in the final four.

The Belvedere players celebrate their victory.
The Belvedere players celebrate their victory.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

A BREATHTAKING WEEK of schools rugby was rounded off today by Belvedere College as they blasted CBC Monkstown 42-14 to reach the semi-finals of the Leinster Schools Senior Cup.

The scoreline doesn’t even reflect the dominance of the winners as they led 32-0 at half time and had the luxury to ease up late on.

A strong start by the northside Dublin school saw them lead 14-0 after just nine minutes and this excellent try put them 29-0 ahead late in the first half.


Belvo saw out the second half with ease and their reward was to be drawn with last year’s runners-up Clongowes in the semi-final.

The other semi-final sees Newbridge take on a Roscrea side who dumped out two-time defending champions Blackrock with a last-gasp try in the quarter-final.

The semi-finals will be played on 3 and 4 March at Donnybrook and both will kick off at 4pm.

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