Clinical Newcastle West RFC storm into All-Ireland Junior Cup semi-finals

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent

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Clinical Newcastle West RFC storm into All-Ireland Junior Cup semi-finals

Newcastle West's Sean Herlihy, pictured in possession, kicked 13 points in their All-Ireland Junior Cup quarter-final win over Enniskillen on Saturday

NEWCASTLE West RFC stormed into the semi-finals of this season’s Ulster Bank League All-Ireland Junior Cup thanks to an impressive 28-13 victory over Enniskillen RFC in Co Fermanagh on Saturday.

Newcastle West now join Ashbourne RFC, Ballina and Munster rivals Kilfeale in the semi-finals of the All-Ireland Junior Cup.

The West Limerick side had beaten two-time All-Ireland Junior Cup winners and last season’s beaten finalists Enniscorthy in the previous round of the competition.

Newcastle West led Enniskillen 15-3 at half-time. The visitors scored two tries in that opening period through Dave Foley and Stephen Kelly. Sean Herlihy added a penalty goal and converted one of the tries.

Enniskillen closed to within 10 points, 18-8, at one stage in the second half but a third Newcastle West try from James Kelly eased the visitors clear. Sean Herlihy converted that try and added two penalty goals.

SCORERS: Newcastle West: Dave Foley, Stephen Kelly, James Kelly try each, Sean Herlihy three pens, two cons.