St Michael's battle the wind, rain and St Gerard's to secure Leinster Senior Cup win

Michael’s ran out 23-0 winners in Donnybrook this afternoon.

Christopher Carey scores their third try Chris Carey's try was the icing on the cake for Michael's. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

St Michael’s College 23

St Gerard’s College 0

ST MICHAEL’S BOOKED their place in the second round of the Leinster Schools Senior Cup in abysmal conditions in Donnybrook on Thursday afternoon.

The teams played out a scoreless first half in driving wind and rain before three second-half tries saw the Ailesbury Road school safely through.

St. Michael's fans ahead of the game Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Ian O’Kelly broke the deadlock shortly after the restart with out-half Harry Byrne tacking on the conversion to nudge Michael’s into a 7-0 lead.

Byrne kicked a penalty to extend the gap by another three points before some smart handling gave Stephen Judge a chance to dive over for a second try.

Stephen Judge celebrates with David Ryan and Christopher Carey after scoring their second try Stephen Judge celebrates with David Ryan and Chris Carey. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Byrne’s missed conversion left the score at 15-0 but the out-half made no mistake when presented with another simple penalty straight in front of the posts.

Chris Carey added a third try in the closing minutes to ensure Michael’s place in the draw for round two.

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Jack Dunne celebrates Jack Dunne and Michael's are into round two. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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