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.
Again it was the boot of skipper Gearoid Lyons that laid the foundation for this victory as he kicked five penalties. Crescent were 9-0 up after eighteen minutes with three penalties from Lyons on 5, 12 and 18 minutes.
Three minutes later David O’Mahony got in for a try for Rockwell after good work by Sean O’Connor. Just on the stroke of half time JJ O’Neill scored a try for Crescent which Lyons converted to leave it 16-5 at half time.
Disaster struck for Rockwell six minutes into the second half when full back Steve McMahon was shown a red card for a dangerous tackle and Lyons converted the resulting penalty.
Crescent were now on top and Lyons kicked his fifth penalty on forty five minutes. Diarmuid Dee completed the scoring with a try sixteen minutes from time to the delight of the large Limerick following.
Crescent College Comprehensive: James Frawley; Jason O’Sullivan, JJ O’Neill, William Leonard, Greg O’Shea; Gearoid Lyons (capt), Gary Fitzgerald; Sean McGee, James Green, Liam McMahon; Jonathon Keane, Robert Scott; Diarmuid Dee, Jay Kavanagh, Jack Dinneen. Replacements: Cillian Rea, Gerard Mullins, Michael O’Donnell, Eoin Casserly, Cormac Blake, Edmond Barry, Joseph Purcell, Jack Leonard.
Rockwell College: Steve McMahon; David O’Mahony, Shaun O’Donoghue, Rory Parata, William Coffey; Aidan Moynihan, Ben Riley; Denis O’Connell, Sean McNulty, James Maxwell; Neville Flynn, Sean O’Connor; Jimmy Feehan, Sonny Dwyer, Aidan Butler (capt). Replacements: Jack Bolger, David O’Dwyer, Luke Hickey, Adam Horgan, Tommy Anglim, Rory Horgan, Elliot Mulcahy, Alan McMahon.
Referee: K Barry (M.A.R.)