Coláiste Iognáid travelled to Sligo on Friday afternoon and edged out a determined Grammar side by a single point in their Top Oil Senior Schools Cup Pool 2 fixture . David Molloy’s try was the crucial score in the match, adding to Morgan Codyre’s conversion, penalty and drop-goal for the Galway students whilst Niall Gray kick four penalties for Grammar.
Final Score Sligo Grammar 12 – 13 Coláiste Iognáid
Pictured: David Molloy scores the decisive try for the the Jes.
David Molloyscores for the Jes

 

Meanwhile in Ballinasloe It was literally all hands on deck at Garbally College on Thursday as Principle Stephen Reilly and his teaching staff took to the pitch to clear surface water ensuring this Top Oil Senior Cup match could go ahead.
Torrential morning rain had not only put the Garballly pitch in jeopardy but had also ruled out the back up venue of Ballinasloe RFC. Conditions also dictated play as a strong wind supported Garbally in the first half.
While the Ballinasloe outfit had all the territory the half time lead of 6-0, thanks to two Colm Reilly penalties, seemed scarcely sufficient. Aside from one Jeff Alova being halted short of the Marist line neither side had try scoring opportunities.
Into the strong wind Garbally played it expertly backing up pressure relieving kicks with impenetrable chase lines. Marist tried on a number of occasions to unleash their backline errors and the conditions conspired against them with repeated attacks ending in turnovers.p21
A Jack Carty penalty had the score at 6-3 going into the final 10 minutes.
Fittingly Garbally finished stronger forcing numerous infringements, allowing them to contain Marist in their own 22.
Ultimately pressure and patience prevailed when a third Reilly penalty put the contest beyond doubt for Garbally.

Final Score: Garbally 9 – Marist 3

 

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