After a tough, close loss in the Cup, we knew anyone facing our Junior Cup Team would have their hands full, as Coach Louis Magee has assembled a close-knit and spirited group of talented players and they certainly had more in the tank. And we were right, as the JCT had a great win yesterday in the Duff Shield beating St. Paul’s- Raheny 55-7. There were some very impressive individual performances with Andre O’Brien scoring a hat-trick of tries, Darrach Smyth and Conor Hyland touching down a brace each and Second Year Lucas Engmann striding the pitch like a collossus, scattering the mere mortals of St. Paul’s like so many toy figurines. Unfortunately one of our other stars, the fleet-footed and tough-tackling Daniel Weatherley, was forced off with an injury and will be out for some weeks. Afterwards, Coach Louis stressed the great overall team effort. The team’s undoubted unity and camaraderie will help them deal with the loss of such a key player as Daniel. On to the next round!