11 Dec, 14:35
This week's club notes come from Carrick-on-Suir, Midleton and Shannon rugby clubs.
Entering the final minutes of this contest an upset looked on the cards with the sides tied 6-6 and Midleton dominating, but Ard Scoil Ris steadied the ship and in injury time their center Robbie Deegan cut through the Midleton defence to touch down under the posts and Robbie Burke converted to setup a meeting with C.B.C. in the next round.
The Limerick side dominated the opening half. Full back Ronan McKenna and out half Burke were posing numerous problems for the Midleton defence where yet again Ben Mitchell as Midleton’s last line of defence was coping with everything that came his way.
Burke was off target with a penalty after 5 minutes for the Limerick side, but made amends with efforts on 15 and 21 minutes to lead 6-0.
Slowly Midleton began to settle into the tie as their pack began to take control in the forward exchanges. Midleton’s skipper Ned Hodson was off target with a penalty on the stroke of half time.
Hodson opened his side’s account three minutes after the break and levelled mid way through the second half as the Midleton forwards were completely in control.
Rory Hurley was off target with a drop goal effort minutes from time for Midleton and then came Ard Scoil’s late rally.
Midleton College: Ben Mitchell; Odhran Brennan, Bryan Moore, Ned Hodson, Conor Simpson; Rory Hurley, Alex Simonin; Mark Twomey, Robbie Steele, Thomas Turkington; Adam Pennington, Adam Colton; Andrew Colton, Greg Chambers, Stuart O’Sullivan.
Replacements: Steven England for Greg Chambers 45, Luke Deane for Andrew Colton 68.
Ard Scoil Ris: Ronan McKenna; Conor Mulqueen, Robbie Deegan, Dylan Kelly, Evan O’Callaghan; Robbie Burke, Joe Murray; Tony Cusack, Darragh O’Shea, Liam McMahon; Patrick Kearns, Craig Irwin; Conor Glynn, David O’Halloran, Ciaran Power.
Replacements: Paul Obande for Liam McMahon 40, Luke Guinane for Tony Cusack 62, Frank Bradshaw-Ryan for Craig Irwin 68.
Referee: C Harrington (MAR)
C.B.C. 27, Crescent Comprehensive 5.
C.B.C. booked their place in the final of the Barry Cup with an emphatic win over Crescent College at Lansdowne and set up a meeting with old rivals PBC in the final next Sunday.
The Cork side led 15-0 at half time with tries from Cillian Monaghan, Barry Egan and Lorcan O’Regan.
Tadhg Arrigan extended the home side’s advantage with a fourth try early in the second half which Olan Hanly converted for a 22-0 lead.
Karl Hanly got in for a try for Crescent. Joe Dowling completed the scoring with another try for Christians.
C.B.C: Olan Hanly; Barry Egan, Henry Donnelly, Richard Roberts, Rory Slater; Cillian Monaghan, Lorcan O’Regan; Tim Walley, Colin Martin, Shane Galvin; Tadhg Arrigan, Sean Gill; Dylan Stokes, Shane Burke, Adam McCarthy.
Replacements: Eddie Roche, Dave Barry, Ethan Ackland, Michael Lordan, Sean Quill, Joe Dowling, Alex O’Neill.
Crescent Comprehensive: Nigel Kerr; James Frawley, Peter Liston, Will Leonard, Jack Leahy; Cathal Monaghan, Ed Barry; Sean McGee, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Liam McMahon; Conor Beatty, Karl Hanly; William Fenton, Cian Scott, Cormac Blake.
Replacements: Dara Morris, Cillian Rea, Tim Fitzgibbon, Brendan Costello.
Referee: Paul O’Connor (M.A.R.).
Ard Scoil Ris 0 C.B.C. 27
Christians made it a double with a 27-0 away victory over Ard Scoil Ris in the semi final of the Kidney Cup and will now face Crescent College in the decider.
Tries by Stephen Kennedy and William Trevor gave the Cork side a 10-0 interval lead. Nessan Guilfoyle, Cameron Waugh and Shane O’Hanlon scored further tries and Mark McGirr kicked a conversion.
Avonmore Supermilk Munster Schools Cup: Midleton College 6, Ard Scoil Ris 13;
Barry Cup Semi Final: C.B.C. 27, Crescent College comprehensive 5;
Kidney Cup Semi Final: Ard Scoil Ris 0, C.B.C. 27;