23 May, 16:14
A Munster Under 17 combined selection of players from the Regional Development Squad and Munster 'B' Schools recently attended a 11 a-side blitz at Cork Institute of Technology grounds.
Glenstal’s great Cup run came to a halt at Clanwilliam Park as defending champions Crescent Comp. had to battle all the way for their place in the final.
The Holders got off to a great start with Mike O’Donnell putting them ahead with a try in the opening minute and Greg O’Shea converted.
Glenstal’s skipper Kevin O’Keeffe brought his sided back in contention with two penalties but winger James Beary extended Crescent’s advantage with a try in the corner to leave it 12-6 at half time.
Crescent skipper Gearoid Lyons put his side further ahead with a penalty early in the second half.
Winger Jack Hogan completed the scoring with a try in the final minute which Lyons converted.
Scorers Crescent Comp: Mike O’Donnell, James Beary, Jack Hogan tries, Gearoid Lyons con, pen, Greg O’Shea con.
Glenstal Abbey: Kevin O’Keeffe 2 pens.
Crescent Comp: Jason O’Sullivan; Jack Hogan, Greg O’Shea, JJ O’Neill, James Beary; Garoid Lyons (capt), Ed Barry; John Tuohy, Cillian Rea, Liam McMahon, Michael O’Donnell, Jay Kavanagh; Rory Noone, James Green, Cormac Blake.
Replacements: Robbie Scott, Mark O’Connor, Cian Guerin, Lorcan Russell, Tim Moloney, Eoin Parkes.
Glenstal Abbey: Cal Healy; Michael Boland, Kevin O’Keeffe (capt), Hugh Connors, Michael Hogan; Oisin Bradley, Rory Hogan; Albrecht Plettenberg, John Healy, John Murphy; Ben Clancy, Neilus Mulvihill; Karl Glynn, George O’Hara, Jack Boland.
Replacements: Henry Healy, Garoid Fitzpatrick, Emmett Carey, Luke Kelly, Victor Garrett, Max Ryan, Andrew Grey.
Referee: Frank Butler (M.A.R.)
Ard Scoil Ris 6, Castletroy College 3.
In a low scoring semi final at Dooradoyle, Ard Scoil Ris booked their place in the final of the Avonmore Milk Munster Schools Junior Cup on a two to one penalty count.
This was an exciting game up to the finish but Ard Scoil Ris just about deserved their place in the decider. Stephen Fitzgerald put Ard Scoil ahead with a penalty after seven minutes and that was to be the only score of the opening half.
A minute into the second half Ard Scoil Ris number 8 Paul Obande was shown a yellow card but Castletroy were unable to make their numerical strength count. However a minute after Obande’s return Conor Linehan levelled the tie with a penalty.
Fifteen minutes into the half Fitzgerald restored Ard Scoil Ris’ s advantage with a penalty.
In the last minute of the game Castletroy’s replacement Stephen Power saw his touch line penalty effort just miss the target to level the scores, much to the delight of the Ard Scoil Ris followers.
Scorers Ard Scoil Ris: Stephen Fitzgerald 2 pens.
Castletroy College: Conor Linehan pen.
Ard Scoil Ris: Brion Moriarty; Joey Walshe, William Leonard, Shane Fenton, Oscar Lyons; Stephen Fitzgerald, Robbie Deegan (capt); Kelvin Brown, Killian Bracken, Jack O’Halloran; Frank Bradshaw-Ryan, Daniel Wixted; Joe Cannon, Josh O’Halloran, Paul Obande. Replacements: Michael Casey, Adam O’Brien, Ben Sexton, Gavin Farrell, Jack English, Niall Goggin, Gordon Brown.
Castletroy College: Conor Linehan; John Fox, Cian Malone, Paul Butler, Rhys Joyce; Mark McCarthy, Rory Cunningham; Conor Humphreys, Robbie Sweeney (capt), Jack Tiernan; Jack O’Neill, Robert Larby; Pat O’Kane, Darragh Kennedy, Ronan Murphy.
Replacements: Lee Ivory, Jeffrey Deegan, Eoghan Fitzgerald, Kevin Quigley, Ian O’Connor, Ronan Phelan, Stuart Power.
Referee: Shaun Curry (M.A.R.