9 Dec, 12:44
Munster Rugby and IRFU Referee Department have just completed their very successful joint venture to find the next generation of referees in schools within the Limerick area.
Crescent College Comprehensive 3, P.B.C. 12.
Defending champions for the past two seasons Crescent College Comprehensive lost their opening game in this year’s Avonmore SuperMilk Munster Schools Junior Cup to P.B.C. at Dooradoyle.
In an evenly contested opening half it finished scoreless at half time. Shane Eades opened the scoring with a penalty for Crescent early in the second half.
The visitors hit back and tries from prop Jake O’Donovan and second row Dave Fitzgerald and a conversion by David O’Sullivan saw Pres’ earn a home quarter final tie.
Scorers Crescent College Comprehensive: Shane Eades pen.
P.B.C.: Jake O’Donovan, Dave Fitzgerald tries, David O’Sullivan con.
Crescent Comprehensive College: Glenn Dickinson; Gary O'Sullivan, Shane Eades, Calvin Nash, Mark Varley; Jack Harrington, Phillip Spillane; Caolan Moloney, Sean Hensey, Michael McGann; Eimhin Prendergast, Cian Reale; Andrew Harrison, Sean Fitzgerald, Owain Quinlan.
Replacements: Anson Thai, Diarmuid McDonnell, Sean Naughton, Conor Slattery, Val McDermott, Billy O'Hora, Daniel O'Keeffe, Bryan McNamara.
P.B.C.: David O'Sullivan; Conor Barrett, Paul Kiernan, Luke Clarke, Seafra Guilfoyle; Robin Reidy, John Poland; Joe Ring, Jack Linehan, Jake O'Donovan; Andrew Ring, Dave Fitzgerald; Michael Fitzgibbon, William Buckley, Caolan O'Flynn
Replacements: Emmet McCarthy, Gearoid O'Mahony, Eddie Ryan, Graham Smith, Billy Pope, Kevin O'Leary, Paul Tobin, Paddy Hogan.
Referee: Paul O’Connor (M.A.R.)
C.B.C. 13, St. Munchin’s 3.
A deserved victory for Christian Brothers College in their opening game in the Avonmore Milk Munster Schools Junior Cup at Musgrave Park.
The winners totally dominated the game up front and this laid the foundation for the Cork Schools victory.
Christians got off to a great start with Michael O’Halloran slotting over a penalty from thirty metres inside the opening minute.
David Lynch was dominating out of touch and wing forward Daniel Walsh was putting in an amount of work around the park, as Christians had Munchin’s on the back foot for long periods in the opening half.
Excellent tackling by the Munchin’s defence kept Christian at bay but they eventually breeched the Munchin’s defence on nineteen minutes when following a series of scrums close to the line, scrum half Jamie Murphy got in for a try.
The slippery ball was making things difficult and Christians winger Darren Lee knocked on over the line after a well worked back line move on the stroke of half time.
Christians continued to dominate after the break with full back Killian Doyle knocked on when another try seemed certain.
Slowly Munchin’s worked their way back into the match and hooker Peter Meyer kicked a penalty after forty seven minutes.
Munchin’s lifted their game but the C.B.C. defence held firm and in the final minute a forward drive resulted in Evan Mintern going in for a second Christians try.
Scorers C.B.C.: Jamie Murphy, Evan Mintern tries, Michael O’Halloran pen.
St. Munchin’s: Peter Meyer pen.
C.B.C.: Killian Doyle; Darren Lee, Michael Clune, Peter Hyde, Ben O'Callaghan; Michael O'Halloran, Jamie Murphy; Colm Fitzgerald, Vincent O'Brien, Greg Roche; David Lynch, Evan Mintern; Shane O'Hanlon, Daniel Walsh, Cian Barry,
Replacements: Stephen Kennedy, Robert O’Donoghue, Joe McSweeney, Eoin Cahill, Nessan Guilfoyle, Rob McGuire, Daniel O'Sullivan, Alex McHenry.
St. Munchin's: Shane Halpin; Bobby Price, Jonathon O'Hanlon, Darragh Hynes, Shane O'Sullivan; Dylan O'Dwyer, Aaron Nunan; Jordan Prendeville, Peter Meyer, Antoine Sheehy; Nathan Nugent, John Foley; Killian Browne, Sean O’Dea, Jake Healy.
Replacements: Corey Wells, Emmett O’Callaghan, Ryan O’Sullivan Glynn, Darragh McSweeney, Aaron McSweeney, Eric Mulcahy, Eoin Brewett, Brandon Wallace.
Referee: Chris Harrington (M.A.R.)
The draw for the quarter finals of the Avonmore SuperMilk Munster Schools Senior Cup is :-
C.B.C. v Crescent College Comprehensive;
P.B.C. v Glenstal Abbey School;
Rockwell College v Castletroy College;
St. Munchin’s v Ard Scoil Ris.