Double success for Corinthians

Corinthians pulled off two cup finals at the weekend, winning the u-19 and the Ard na Cregg trophies.

Corinthians faced the Connemara All Blacks in the u-19 final at the Galway Sportsground and were quick out of the blocks when prop Craig Hansberry grabbed the opening try. Captain Colin Keane added the extras before scoring an individual effort midway through the half to help his side into a 14 - 0 lead.

The Connemara side created a few opportunities in the half but were unable to put points on the board, and Corinthians extended their lead after the restart with an excellent try by centre Ruairi Greene, while winger Samuel Casburn posted the fourth.

The All Blacks never gave up and were finally rewarded when TJ Barry crossed with Darin Burke converting, but Corinthians had the final say when second row Arron Broderick broke through the All Black cover for the fifth touchdown to win by 29 - 7.

Corinthians u-19: P Maher, M O'Connell, C Hansberry, M Brosnan, A Broderick, C Joyce, I Kilkoyne, J Harney, M Marlbouragh, C Keane (c ), J O'Coistealagh, C Evens, R Greene, S Casburn, N Mulloy. Replacements; D McDonaha, P O'Toole, M O'Toole, C O'Sullivan, J Gavin, P Murphy, M O'Donohue, J Keighery.

Ard na Cregg

Corinthians 3rd XV retained the Ard na Cregg Cup on Sunday with a comfortable 27-0 win over Tuam in Cloonacauneen Park.

The hosts were on the scoreboard early when veteran fullback Kieran Dolan scooted in for a touchdown out wide, while Anthony Leifi added a second minutes later.

Although Tuam ran at every opportunity, especially scrumhalf Eugene Sharkey and Jarlath Fallon, they were unable to break through the Corinthian defence.

An intercept try from wing Jack Campbell gave the home side a 17 - 0 half-time lead, and there was no way back for the Tuam side, led by Jimmy Maughan.

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