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Portlaoise reach Leinster U-16 cup semi-final

The Portlaoise team that beat Tullamore in the quarter-final of the Leinster U-16 Cup on Saturday
The Portlaoise team that beat Tullamore in the quarter-final of the Leinster U-16 Cup on Saturday

Portlaoise 17 Tullamore 7

Leinster U-16 Rugby Cup Quarter-final

Portlaoise RFC  triumphed over Tullamore on Saturday to reach the semi-final of the Leinster U-16 Cup.

Portlaoise got off to a great start when scrum-half Ben Conroy went over after five minutes for a try converted by William Reilly. Tullamore responded with a try and conversion of their own but Portlaoise were 12-7 ahead at the break thanks a try from centre Allan Connolly after he kicked ahead and won the race up the touchline to get over in the corner.

The Portlaoise team that beat Tullamore in the quarter-final of the Leinster U-16 Cup on Saturday
Action from the Portlaoise v Tullamore Leinster U-16 Cup quarter-final on Saturdaya

The second half saw both sides play very competitive rugby until Portlaoise’s super sub Jack Rouge received the ball on the wing in Tullamore’s 22 and ran over the try line.

This Portlaoise victory is a reflection of an entire squad’s commitment and hunger for Cup victory. Portlaoise will go on to play Carlow in the semi final with the date to be decided.

PORTLAOISE: Liam Og Lynch, John Keogh, Paddy Coss, Alan Maher, John Startin, Adam Duffin, Eoghan Brennan, John Hardy, Alex Boateng, Robert Laffen, Daniel Whelan, Bryan Redmond, Fionn McWey, Jack Rouget, Robbie O’Rourke, Jordan Ratcliffe, Sam Bolton, Adrian Brzozowski, Eoghan Fitzpatrick, Ethan Hussey, Adam Dunne, Allan Connolly, Tadhg Mullen, Brandon Nolan, Jay Buggy, Jack Tobin, William Reilly, Ben Conroy, Igor Dasilva and John Harney

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