10 Dec, 15:57
Christian Brothers College senior side will host their Presentation Brothers College counterparts in the Brother O'Reilly Cup this Friday, 13th December at 7.15pm in Lansdowne, Cork.
P.B.C. defeated Rockwell in the semi final of the Bowen Shield at Wilton 12-6 to set up a meeting against Crescent College Comprehensive at a Cork venue next Wednesday 7th December.
Playing with the advantage of the strong wind in the opening half, Rockwell raced into an early 6-0 lead with penalties by out half Aidan Moynihan. Pres’ were on the defensive for most of the opening half and in a rare attack skipper Michael Murphy scored a try under the posts and Conor Flanagan converted for a 7-6 lead after twenty two minutes. Pres’ extended their advantage a minute into the second half when full back Paddy Hegarty cut through the Rockwell defence to score. Rockwell had the better of the exchanges after that but could not find a gap through a solid Pres’ defence.
In the replay of the opening round in the Avonmore Milk Munster Schools Junior Cup Midleton College defeated Bandon Grammar 16-3 at Midleton. Ross Donovan and Kieran Simpson scored tries for Midleton and Josh Foley kicked two penalties. Bobby Smith replied with a penalty for Bandon.
Bowen Shield Semi Final: P.B.C. 12, Rockwell 6;
McCarthy Cup Final: Ard Scoil Ris 15, Rockwell 10;
Avonmore Milk Junior Cup Replay: Midleton College 16, Bandon Grammar 3;