Free-flowing RSD win another Schools Trophy

The RSD team celebrate.
The RSD team celebrate.

A spirited team performance did the trick for Dungannon Royal School when they emerged comfortable 29-10 winners over Lurgan College in the final of the Schools Trophy at Banbridge on Wednesday.

RSD made a promising start with some threatening runs but it was the Lurgan boys that struck first when scrum-half Scott Wilson landed a penalty on 12 minutes.

On 25 the pack took play close to the Lurgan line. Adam Cranston swept the ball left and then right for David Cooper to charge down the blindside before Jonathan Black crashed over in the corner. Buckley landed a superb conversion to put RSD in the driving seat.

And Matthew Clarke dived over to make it 12-3 well before the interval.

RSD kept the momentum going in the second half as Doran charged over and Buckley converted to make it 19-3, putting RSD in the comfort zone.

Gallant Lurgan never gave up and, when RSD spilled a ball in the back line, the eagle-eyed Jonny Hunter picked up and ran 40 metres to the posts. Robbie Norton added the simple conversion,

But Black was unstoppable as he completed his brace and the industrious Aaron McCammon added a fifth try just ahead of the final whistle.