17 May, 13:32
A selection of players from the Daughters of Charity in Munster recently took part in a challenge match at Garryowen Rugby Club.
Christian Brother College reclaimed the Bowen Shield after a deserving win over Ardscoil Ris at Coonagh.
A try by Evan Mintern gave Christians an early lead and Jamie Murphy converted. David O’Mahony replied with a penalty for Ardscoil, but a second try for Christians by Colm Fitzgerald left it 12-3 in favour of the Cork side at half time.
O’Mahony kicked his second penalty early in the second half but a third try by Michael Clune put CBC in a comfortable position.
Paul McNamara did score a try for the Limerick school but a drop goal by Murphy in the final minute completed the scoring.
Scorers Ardscoil Ris: David O’Mahony 2 pens.
C.B.C.: Evan Mintern, Colm Fitzgerald, Michael Clune tries, Jamie Murphy drop goal, 2 cons.
Ard Scoil Ris: Liam Brock; Andrew Leyden, Paul McNamara, Shane Fenton, Padraig de Brun; David O’Mahony, Diarmuid Scannell; Killian Bracken, James Shorten, Billy Hoare; Bara O’Byrne, Kevin Danagher; Darragh Ryan, Dylan McMahon, Kelvin Browne.
C.B.C: Killian Doyle; Tim O’Keeffe, Michael Clune, Peter Hyde, Darren Lee; Jamie Murphy, Sam Kennedy; Greg Roche, Vincent O’Brien, Colm Fitzgerald; David Lynch, Cian Barry; Evan Mintern, Chris Barry, Shane O’Hanlon.
C.B.C. 14, P.B.C. 5
Christians won the McCarthy Cup for the seventh time with an impressive performance over arch rival PBC at Temple Hill.
While Pres’ enjoyed the majority of the possession it was Christians clinical finishing that decided this contest.
From the kick off Christians went on the attack forcing Pres’ to concede a five metre scrum and Dara McGinn broke from the scrum to score and James Taylor converted.
Pres’ however hit back and after a period of pressure inside the Christians half Pres’ winger Michael S. Ledger got in at the corner.
Harry Shanahan missed a simple penalty chance for Pres’ from in front of the posts to take the lead on twenty one minutes.
Christians started the second half in fine style when a break by Oisin Conway was finished off by winger Killian O’Sullivan for a 12-5 lead.
A leg injury to St. Ledger held up the game and the Mardyke College lost the initiative as Christians ran in two further tries from Conway and Jordan Roche, with Conway converting his own try.
Scorers: C.B.C: Oisin Conway 1 try & 1 conversion; Dara McGinn, Jordan Roche & Killian O’Sullivan 1 try each; James Taylor 1 conversion.
P.B.C: Michael St. Ledger 1 try.
C.B.C: Ian Dorney; David Leonard, Colin O'Shea, Oisin Conway, Killian O’Sullivan; James Taylor, Colin Sisk; Gary Barrett, Tim Lehane, Ciaran McHugh; Dara O’Donovan, Cian Hedderman; Jordan Roche, Eamonn Doyle, Dara McGinn. Replacements: Jacob Buckley, Evan Linnane, Fergus Hennessy, Joe Harrington, Mickey Doherty, Conor Pratt, Richard Thompson, Peter O’Riordan.
P.B.C: Harry Shanahan; Michael St. Ledger, Paul Buckley, Jack O’Shea, Eoin Tuohy; Peter Sylvester, Simon O'Brien; Niall O’Brien, Declan O'Brien, Kevin Morris; Tim Peters, Jack O’Sullivan; Cian Fitzgerald, David Duggan, Jack O’Sullivan. Replacements: Rory Sreenan, Ethan Keane, Caoimhin Galvin, Eoghan Nyhan, Tadhg Deasy, Michael Healy, Tom Fitzgerald, Niall McCarthy.
Referee: Chris Harrington (M.A.R).
In the opening game in the Munster Schools Junior Cup St. Clements defeated Midleton College 13-0. Eoin Murnane scored two tries for the Limerick side and Sam Ward kicked a penalty.
Bowen Shield Final: Ardscoil Ris 11, C.B.C. 22;
McCarthy Cup Final: C.B.C. 24, P.B.C. 5;
Munster Schools Junior Cup: St. Clement's 13, Midleton College 0;