Crescent College Comprehensive 7-8 Presentation Brothers College
Presentation Brothers College will compete in both the Schoolsâ00 Senior and Junior Cup finals next week after a narrow win over Crescent College Comprehensive today saw them through to next Wednesdayâ00s Avonmore Milk Munster Schools Junior Cup final. With the Senior team vying for honours on Monday, the possibility of a double victory will surely spur them on.
In the tightest of games at Tom Clifford Park, PBC edged out Crescent with an 8-7 victory. The Limerick side opened the scoring with a try from centre Dara Oâ00 Doherty after a kick ahead within three minutes of kick off. Winger Shane Oâ00 Brien converted to put Crescent 7-0 ahead. Midway through the first half PBC full back Pat Deasy claimed their first points- successfully kicking a penalty from in front of the posts to leave the score 7-3 in Crescentâ00s favour at half time.
Five minutes after the restart, PBC took the lead after Deasy crossed the line for a try, with the conversion missed. With a physically superior PBC pack helping to retain possession for the Cork side for much of the second half, Crescent were unable add to their score. With eight minutes of injury time played, PBCâ00s victory was sounded, and they now look forward to a meeting with Castletroy College in next Wednesdayâ00s final. Despite being on the losing end of the scoreline, second row Gavin Herbert, No. 8 David Cowper and flanker Kevin Oâ00Shea impressed for the Limerick side. For PBC, Pat Deasy was influential, with No. 8 Brian Carroll and Captain Niall Scannell also standing out.
Crescent College Comprehensive
15. Thomas Ryan, 14. Shane Oâ00Brien, 13. Dara Oâ00Doherty, 12. JJ Oâ00Toole, 11. Jurgen Quinlan, 10. Gareth Quinn-McDonagh, 9. Robert Fenton, 1. John Randles, 2. Luke Malone, 3. Luke Murray, 4. Jack Donovan, 5. Gavin Herbert, 6. Eoghan Cross (Captain), 7. Kevin Oâ00Shea, 8. David Cowper
Replacements: 16. Niall Horan, 17. Neal Darcy, 18. Ross Tiernan, 19. Cian Russell, 20. Peter Coffey, 21. Shane Grehan, 22. Kevin Meade
Presentation Brothers College
15. Pat Deasy, 14. Will Murphy, 13. Cian Bohane, 12. Graham Murphy, 11. Sean Og Murphy, 10. Jack Costigan, 9. Matthew Kelleher, 1. Niall Scannell (Captain), 2. Brian Vaughan, 3. Ian Mullarkey, 4. Dave Oâ00Mahony (wearing 6), 5. Killian Kingston, 6. Rob Oâ00Herlihy (wearing 4), 7. Jack Duffy, 8. Brian Carroll
Replacements: 16. Bryan Coughlan, 17. Steve Lynch, 18. Kieran Ryan, 19. Daniel Horgan, 20. Brian Forde, 21. Paul McKeown, 22. Cathal Oâ00Flaherty
23. Aaron O Connor