St Munchinâ00s College, Limerick 10- 12 Presentation Brothers College, Cork
Played in sunny conditions and on a perfect pitch the game failed to live up to expectations apart from the closing stages when the Limerick side staged a recovery.
The PBC pack dominated in most of the forward exchanges and their opening try came from a bombardment close to the St. Munchinâ00s line which was countered until finally hooker, Denis Keohane, got in at the corner.
The conversion by centre Steven Dinan was to have a crucial bearing on the outcome.
That try came seven minutes before the interval and when splendid flyhalf Brendan Scannell had a second try on 45 minutes the Cork side seemed to be cruising.
St. Munchinâ00s were full of heart and five minutes from the end number 8, Mel Corbett had a try to pave the way for an exciting finish. Just at the Limerick side had a second try, this time by one of the gameâ00s best players, winger Gary Bateman. But both were too far out to be converted and the Cork side hung on for victory.
PBC: S Glynn, B Crowley, S Dinan, G Oâ00Callaghan, R Fenton, (rep D Oâ00Keeffe, 50 mins), R Scannell, D Evans (rep P Oâ00Leary, 35mins); H Oâ00Halloran, (rep B Kidney, 55 mins), D Keohane, R Callanan; I Silke, R McCarthy; M Curtin, W Foley, J Fitzgerald (capt).
St. Munchinâ00s College: D Morrissey, S Oâ00Mullan (rep C Shanahan, ht), A Hannigan, C Oâ00Donnell, capt., G Bateman; T Oâ00Neill, B Nugent; E Kelly, G Sheehan, D Byrne; M McSweeny, G Powell; S Airey, B Molloy (rep B Kilkenny, 40mins), M Corbett.
Referee: S Flannery, IRFU.
Avonmore Munster Schools Junior Cup Quarter Finals Round 2
Glenstal v Crescent - Clanwilliam
CBC v Ardscoil RÃs - Cork venue tbc
PBC v Rockwell - Cork venue tbc
Castletroy v St Munchins - Limerick venue tbc
All matches KO 3pm unless otherwise stated.
All matches ET - replay if draw AET.