10 Dec, 11:00
Munster Rugby recently hosted a Stage 1 Coaching Workshop in Old Crescent RFC for all coaches from the club's mini section.
Ardscoil Ris caused a shock in the semi final of the Avonmore SuperMilk Munster Schools Junior Cup semi final at Musgrave Park with a dramatic late try victory.
The Limerick school totally dominated the second half and came close to taking the lead on several occasions and just when it looked like a replay might be on the cards. Second row Kelvin Brown struck with a well taken try to earn his side a deserved victory.
Pres’ dominated the opening stages with the advantage of the wind. A fine back line movement nearly saw winger Conor Barrett in for a try, but he knocked on.
Pres’ took the lead with a long range penalty effort from David O’Sullivan after nine minutes but little was seen of Pres’ as an attacking force after this.
Ard Scoil began to impose their will on the game with Paul McNamara impressing in the center of the field and forwards Darragh Ryan, Brown and skipper Shane Fenton being in the thick of the exchanges and also put in some big tackles.
Both of the Limerick wingers Padraig DeBrun and Lloyd White came close to scoring and Ardscoil were back on level terms on twenty eight minutes when David O’Mahony kicked a penalty.
Ardscoil continued to dominate the tried to spread the ball wide at every opportunity. DeBrun was brought back for a foot in touch and prop Tom Walsh also made some telling runs.
O’Mahony was off target with two penalty efforts on thirty eight and forty minutes the first rebounding of the upright.
Pres’ were putting in some big tackles and it looked like they would live to fight another day when a great break by Brown saw him cut through the defence to score with two minutes remaining.
Despite six minutes of injury time Pres’ laid siege to the Ardscoil line and despite conceding numerous penalties there was to be no way back for the Mardyke College.
Scorers P.B.C.: David O’Sullivan try.
Ardscoil Ris: Kelvin Brown try, David O’Mahony pen
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; Eddie Ryan, Dave Fitzgerald; Michael Fitzgibbon, William Buckley, Caolan O'Flynn
Replacements: Emmet McCarthy, Gearoid O'Mahony, Andrew Ring, Graham Smith, Billy Pope, Kevin O'Leary, Darragh Dennehy, Paddy Hogan.
Ardscoil Ris: Liam Brock; Padraig De Brun, Paul McNamara, Jack O'Donnell, Lloyd White,; David O'Mahony, Hugh Bourke; Pierce Lyons, Killian Bracken, Tom Walsh; Darragh Ryan Kelvin Brown; Jerry McCabe, Jack Sexton, Shane Fenton.
Replacements: Dylan McMahon, Kevin Danagher, Conor Quigley, Barra O'Byrne, Andrew Leydon, Robbie Graham, Diarmuid Scannell, Conor Fitzgerald.
Referee: Barrie O’Connell (M.A.R.)
Castletroy College 9, C.B.C. 26.
Christian Brothers College booked their place in the final of the Avonmore SuperMilk Munster Schools Junior Cup with a deserved victory over Castletroy College at Dooradoyle.
Conor Linehan gave the Limerick side an early lead with a penalty but a try from Michael Clune converted by Michael O’Halloran put the Sydney Hill College in front.
Clune setup winger Ben O’Callaghan for two further tries and O’Halloran converted one. Linehan kicked a second penalty for Castletroy to leave Christians 19-6 ahead at half time.
The second half never came to life with Linehan kicking his third penalty late in the game and in the final minute O’Callaghan completed his hat trick with his third try which O’Halloran converted.
Scorers Castletroy College: Conor Linehan 3 pens
C.B.C.: Ben O’Callaghan 3 tries, Michael Clune try, Michael O’Halloran 3 cons.
Castletroy College: Brian Donovan; Paddy Morrissey, Barry Nash, Stuart Hoare, Jamie Porter; 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, Tom Morrissey, Evan Slattery, Ross Kennedy, Sean McBrearty, David Garry.
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, Cian Barry; Shane O'Hanlon, Daniel Walsh, Evan Mintern.
Replacements: Stephen Kennedy, Eoin Scully, Joe McSweeney, Eoin Cahill, Nessan Guilfoyle, Rob McGuire, Daniel O'Sullivan, Alex McHenry.
Referee: Tommy O’Donoghue (M.A.R.)
Bandon Grammar 8, Midleton College 5.
Bandon Grammar School retained their Mungret Cup title with a narrow win over arch rivals Midleton College at Wilton and so avenged their 14-0 defeat earlier in the season in the Avonmore SuperMilk Munster Schools Senior Cup.
Hero for Bandon was current Cork Senior hurler Darren Sweetnam who kicked the winning penalty two minutes from time.
The holders led 5-0 at half time with Stephen Good scoring following a scrum inside the Midleton Twenty Two.
The East Cork side were level thirteen minutes into the second half when a break by lock Stuart O’Sullivan sent scrum half Alex Simonin in for a try.
With a replay looming Sweetnam struck at the death and despite a late rally by Midleton, Bandon held out for victory.
Scorers Bandon Grammar: Stephen Good try; Darren Sweetnam penalty.
Midleton College: Alex Simonin try.
Bandon Grammar: Peter Grace; Jamey Kingston, Darren Sweetnam, Kerry Desmond, Stephen Good; Robert O’Sullivan, Gavin Peevers; Daniel Steuli, Padraig O’Shea, Mark O’Donoghue; Sean Scully, Ben Hunter; Richard Kingston, Bertie Miller, Gerald Robinson.
Replacements: Conor Barry, Ieuan Walters, Kevin Coombes, Ben Scott, Jake Inglis, Eric Kingston, Ian Jackson.
Midleton College: Ben Mitchell; Odhran Brennan, Bryan Moore, Ned Hodson, Conor Simpson; Rory Hurley, Alex Simonin; Mark Twomey, Robbie Steele, Thomas Turkinson; Adam Pennington, Adam Colton; Andrew Colton, Greg Chambers, Stuart O’Sullivan.
Replacements: Brendan Kiy, Kim Crosbie, Steven England, Luke Deane, Oliver Ind, Owen Monaghan, Louis Farnham, Oliver Kane.
Referee: Barry Griffin (M.A.R.)