rugbybigOn Thursday the first of December the Ardscoil Junior rugby team advanced to the semi-finals of the Junior Development Cup. They beat De la Salle, Bagnelstown 12-5 in a tense match that could have gone either way up to the final whistle.

The visitors put Ardscoil under early pressure but Ryan Foley opened the scoring with an excellent run from the halfway line, Aaron Rowan converted from in front of the posts.

Bagnelstown got over for a Try within ten minutes and that was the end of the scoring for the first half. Ardscoil forwards drove over for a try 10 minutes into the second half.

There was some excellent rugby from both sides, but they cancelled each other out and the game ended 12-5 to Ardscoil.