️St. Mary’s CBS U16 Rugby team are marching on to Donnybrook and the Shield Final after a very hard-fought win over St David of the Holy Faith Greystones on Thursday last in Portlaoise Rugby Club Tougher.

The game started very well for the CBS boys with some excellent early play seeing Eoghan Deegan crossing the whitewash in the corner to get the score board ticking over for the CBS lads. This was followed up by some brilliant flowing rugby which saw Daragh Lalor drive through to get his try and make the score 10 nil to the CBS. Greystones were not giving up and a well worked try saw them get over for their first score. CBS rallied again and it was Ciaran Dunne who would get his name on the score sheet after a well worked move. This was followed up by a conversion from Aaron Fitzpatrick. Greystones would come again and got their second try to make it 17 to 12 heading into the break.

After half time Greystones took things up a notch and some very well played rugby saw them move the ball out wide to score their third try and leave the game level at 17 all. From here on the CBS boys found themselves defending right until the death with Greystones throwing everything bar the kitchen sink at a very resilient CBS defence. A penalty awarded to Greystones to win the game would go wide into the arms of Joe Larkin who impressively put on the burners to beat several Greystones defenders before chipping the ball through, this was followed by a great tackle from Larkin resulting in a penalty to CBS. Up stood Eoghan Deegan and the Vicarstown man made no mistake with slotting the penalty over to give the CBS a 20- 17 win. ️
Huge performances by many players on the day. Men of the Match going to Larkin, Deegan and Danny Gavin who had a huge performance up to going off injured. 

Donnybrook now awaits on Thursday the 14th @12 for the Shield Final