7 Dec, 18:36
Heavy defeat for Dolphin in Ulster Bank League Division 1A as Cork Constitution and Young Munster win but Garryowen are still searching for their first win of the campaign.
Leonard Allen & Cormac Liddy
P.B.C. 17, Crescent College Comprehensive 8.
An exciting contest at Musgrave Park saw P.B.C. earn a home quarter final tie against the losers of next week’s tie between Glenstal Abbey and holders Rockwell College.
This game was in the balance right up to six minutes from time when Pres’ center Seamus Glynn went in for his side’s second try and Steven Dinan converted to put the game beyond Crescent.
Pres’ opened the scoring with a try from winger Rory Fenton after sixteen minutes and Dinan converted.
Gearoid Lyons kicked a drop goal for Crescent minutes later but Pres’ out half Rory Scannell restored his side’s seven point advantage with a drop goal.
Winger Nigel Kerr scored a try for Crescent to leave it 10-8 at half time in favour of Pres’.
The second half was evenly contested until Glynn’s late try, a result that will now see Crescent travel to Cork for a quarter final meeting with Christian Brothers College in two weeks time.
Scorers P.B.C.: Rory Fenton, Seamus Glynn tries, Steven Dinan 2 conversions, Rory Fenton drop goal.
Crescent College Comprehensive: Nigel Kerr try, Gearoid Lyons drop goal.
P.B.C.: Steven Dinan; Josh Barrett, Seamus Glynn, Cian Murphy, Rory Fenton; Rory Scannell, Philip O’Leary; Aidan Slattery, Max Abbott, David Hartnett; Ross McCarthy, Ian Silke; William Foley, Paul Derham, John Fitzgerald.
Replacements: Ryan Callanan, Aidan O’Brien, Hugh O’Halloran, Kieran Farmer, Matt Curtin, Thomas Duggan, Brian Crowley, Peter O’Brien,
Crescent College Comprehensive: James Frawley; Nigel Kerr, Greg O’Shea, Greg Barry, Jack Hogan; Gearoid Lyons, Ronan O’Doherty; Sean Gleeson, James Green, Niall Horan; Karl Hanly, Eoin Casserly; Elliot Fitzgerald, Jay Kavanagh, Cormac Blake.
Replacements: Cillian Rea, Sean McGee, Liam McMahon, Conor Beatty, Ed Barry, Cathal Monaghan, J.J. O’Neill, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Peter Liston.
Referee: Tommy O’Donoghue (M.A.R.).
Rockwell College 12, Castletroy College 14 .
A late rally by Rockwell just failed as Castletroy College began their Avonmore SuperMilk Munster Schools Junior Cup campaign with a victory at Clonmel.
Conor Linehan opened the scoring with a penalty for Castletroy but Rockwell hit back with center Willie Coffey going in for a try and Bill Johnston converted. Castletroy’s number 8 Ronan Murphy gave the Limerick College an 8-7 half time lead with a try.
Two penalties from Linehan extended Castletroy’s advantage to seven points.
Rockwell went in search of an equalising score in the latter stages of the game and Coffey got in for his second try in injury time but the ever reliable Johnston was off target with the conversion to tie up the scores.
Scorers Rockwell: Willie Coffey 2 Trys, Bill Johnston conversion.
Castletroy College: Ronan Murphy try, Conor Linehan 3 pens.
Rockwell: Jack Shaughnessey; Stephen Quirke, Willie Coffey, Lee Molloy; Bill Johnston, Ben Riley; Jack Tierney, Jack Bolger, David O’Dwyer; Michael Flanagan, William Purcell; Tommy Anglim, Darren Fehilly, Ian O’Reilly.
Replacements: Tom O’Keefe, Christian Casey, Declan Farrell, Evan Hughes, Eoin O’Sullivan, Simon Lowry, Sean Murphy, Callum Finlay.
Castletroy College: Brian Donovan; Jamie Porter, Barry Nash, Stuart Hoare, Paddy Morrissey; Conor Linehan, Rory Cunningham; Eoghan Fitzgerald, Lorcan Lyons, Mike Finucane; Joe Doyle, Shane O’Hara; David Rowsome, Niall O’Shea, Ronan Murphy.
Replacements: Mark O’Meara, David Kennedy, Sean Shinners, Evan Slattery, Tom Morrissey, Connor Fleming, Sean McBrearty, David Garry.
Referee: D Noonan (M.A.R.)
Midleton College defeated Abbey CBS 38-3 in the semi final of the Mungret Cup to set up a meeting with Bandon Grammar in the final.
Avonmore SuperMilk Munster Schools Senior Cup: C.B.C. 22, Ard Scoil Ris 0;
P.B.C. 17, Crescent C.C. 8;
Avonmore SuperMilk Munster Schools Junior Cup: Rockwell College 12, Castletroy College 14;
Mungret Cup Semi Final: Abbey CBS 3, Midleton College 38;