Marist Athlone scored a double-blow against the travelling CBS Roscommon juniors on Friday afternoon, claiming their junior cup quarter-final and the Supermac’s Connacht Schools Junior Development Cup title to boot.

MarDev1_640x371Marist, having already busied the Athlone trophy cabinet with silverware this winter courtesy of their senior league win, turned out in full force to support the youngsters in their 17-5 double-fixture victory against little-known rugby rookies CBS Roscommon. Drawn against each other in the junior cup quarter-final, both development cup finalists acquitted themselves well in mucky conditions.

Played on Dubarry Park’s number two, the fixture doubled as the Supermac’s Connacht Schools Junior Development Cup final, and the first round of the Open Cup. Both development cup finalists were drawn against each other in the open cup’s quarterfinal first round.MarDev3_640x341

Marist experience won out in the end cutting short what has been a remarkable ride on the Roscommon rollercoaster. The Supermac’s Connacht Schools junior and senior cups continue for Marist Athlone, both senior and junior contingents through to semi-final encounters next week.


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