THE SURPRISE PACKAGE of last year’s Leinster Schools Cup, St Andrew’s College, booked their place in the second round of this year’s competition with a convincing win over The King’s Hospital in Donnybrook today.
The Booterstown school will now face Newbridge College in the next round after the quarter-final draw was made in Old Wesley RFC following Andrews’ 40-10 win.
Defending champions Blackrock, who beat Terenure on Sunday, will face Cistercian College Roscrea while ten-time winners Belvedere were paired with CBC Monkstown.
The stand-out tie of the round, however, is the meeting of pre-tournament favourites St Michael’s and last year’s runners-up Clongowes Wood.
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The dates and times have been confirmed with all matches kicking-off at 3pm in Donnybrook. Setanta Sports will broadcast all four games live.
Leinster Senior Schools Cup quarter-final draw:Clongowes Wood College v St. Michael’s College, Sunday 8 FebruarySt. Andrew’s College v Newbridge College, Tuesday 10 FebruaryBlackrock College v Cistercian College Roscrea, Thursday 12 February
Belvedere College v CBC Monkstown, Friday 13 February
In Munster, meanwhile, Thomond Park will stage back-to-back Senior Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday 11 February.
Crescent, who are in pursuit of their third consecutive title, face Glenstal Abbey at 4pm after Castletroy College play PBC at 2pm.
The other ties see Rockwell meet St Munchin’s at 3pm on Tuesday 10 February and Ardscoil Rís host CBC later that day.
Munster Senior Schools Cup quarter-final draw:Rockwell College v St. Munchin’s, Clanwilliam, Tuesday 10 February, 3pm.Ardscoil Rís v CBC, Dooradoyle, Tuesday 10 February, 3.30pm.Castletroy College v PBC, Thomond Park, Wednesday 11 February, 2pm.Crescent College v Glenstal Abbey, Thomond Park, Wednesday 11 February 4pm.
Jonny Guy holds off the attention of The King’s Hospital’s David Smith Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO
Paul McCullagh is the meat in the sandwich Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO
Gary Fearon crosses the line for one of Andrews’ tries Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO
A dejected Matthew Bursey and David Smith as Andrew’s run riot Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO
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