07 Mar 14
Crescent College Comprehensive are on course to defend their SEAT Munster Schools Senior Cup title following a 23-8 victory over Castletroy College today at Rosbrien.
The finals of the second and third tiers of the A.I.L. form part of a double header across town in Dooradoyle.
At midday Corinthians and Old Wesley go head to head in the Division 3 decider and the Galway side who finished the group stages of the campaign in pole position will be seeking to avenge their 16-11 defeat by 'Wesley at Donnybrook last October.
At 2:00 p.m. U.C.C. take on Ballynahinch in the Division 2 decider and both sides will be playing top flight rugby next season for the first time in their respective histories. The County Down side, who are aiming to win their fourth major trophy having won the Ulster League and Cup double and the All Ireland Cup and have had a hectic schedule in recent weeks They secured their place in this final with a 29-13 home win over Lansdowne last Monday and will be seeking revenge for their 21-9 defeat by the Cork students on their visit to Leeside in January.
The Cork side who won this trophy last season will be anxious to retain it and it should be a very close contest.
The only Junior game this weekend is the Martin O'Sullivan Cup decider between Castleisland and Waterford City at The Showgrounds in Fermoy. This is the final opportunity for either side to complete their season with silverware. The Kerry side, who missed out on promotion as they were defeated 6-3 at home by eventual champions Galbally in the Munster Junior League Division 3 semi final, will see a victory in this final as the first step on the road to restoring their Club to former glories. Waterford City meanwhile had an indifferent League campaign which yielded three victories and saw them finish in fifth position in their section and this would be a welcome boost to the club to win some silverware.