12 Dec, 17:21
Munster Rugby recently held a Clare Schools U16 blitz at Ennis in Lees Road, Co. Clare.
Midleton had the advantage of the elements in the opening half but despite dominating territorially failed to press home their advantage.
It was Bandon’s turn in the second half and their pack came close on several occasions to scoring but great defensive work by Midleton kept them at bay.
The deadlock was broken fifteen minutes from time when Darren Sweetnam kicked a penalty.
The home side extended their advantage shortly afterwards when Midleton full back Ben Mitchell who had an excellent game, failed to deal with an up and under and winger Mighty Okafor hacked the ball on and Ieuan Walters followed up to touch down and Sweetnam converted.
Scorers: Bandon Grammar: Ieuan Walters 1 try; Darren Sweetnam 1 penalty & 1 conversion.
Bandon Grammar: Conor Moloney; Peter Good, Chris Pringle, Stephen Good, Mighty Okafor; Darren Sweetnam, Jack Robinson; Eoin Crowley, Neil Willoughby, Ross Bateman; Eanna Tyrell, P.J. Hegarty; Sam Hunter, Peter Deane, Richard Kingston.
Replacements: Mark O’Donoghue, Ieuan Walters, Padraig O’Shea, Gavin Peevers, Alan Donnelly, Edward O’Driscoll, Bertie Miller, Jamie Kingston.
Midleton College: Ben Mitchell; Andrew Power, Dean James, Brian Moore, Josh O’Sullivan-Hourihan; Ned Hodson, Rory Hurley; Andrew Colton, David O’Sullivan, Mark Twomey; Stephen England, Stuart O’Sullivan; Alex Tibsfraeney, Greg Chambers, Andy Weston.
Replacements: Killian Abernethy, Kim Crosbie, Adam Colton, Adam Pennington, Nick Burns, John Sweetnam, Louis Farnham.
Referee: Colin McTaggart (M.A.R.)