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.
Again it was the boot of skipper Gearoid Lyons that laid the foundation for this victory as he kicked five penalties. Crescent were 9-0 up after eighteen minutes with three penalties from Lyons on 5, 12 and 18 minutes.
Three minutes later David O’Mahony got in for a try for Rockwell after good work by Sean O’Connor. Just on the stroke of half time JJ O’Neill scored a try for Crescent which Lyons converted to leave it 16-5 at half time.
Disaster struck for Rockwell six minutes into the second half when full back Steve McMahon was shown a red card for a dangerous tackle and Lyons converted the resulting penalty.
Crescent were now on top and Lyons kicked his fifth penalty on forty five minutes. Diarmuid Dee completed the scoring with a try sixteen minutes from time to the delight of the large Limerick following.
Crescent College Comprehensive: James Frawley; Jason O’Sullivan, JJ O’Neill, William Leonard, Greg O’Shea; Gearoid Lyons (capt), Gary Fitzgerald; Sean McGee, James Green, Liam McMahon; Jonathon Keane, Robert Scott; Diarmuid Dee, Jay Kavanagh, Jack Dinneen. Replacements: Cillian Rea, Gerard Mullins, Michael O’Donnell, Eoin Casserly, Cormac Blake, Edmond Barry, Joseph Purcell, Jack Leonard.
Rockwell College: Steve McMahon; David O’Mahony, Shaun O’Donoghue, Rory Parata, William Coffey; Aidan Moynihan, Ben Riley; Denis O’Connell, Sean McNulty, James Maxwell; Neville Flynn, Sean O’Connor; Jimmy Feehan, Sonny Dwyer, Aidan Butler (capt). Replacements: Jack Bolger, David O’Dwyer, Luke Hickey, Adam Horgan, Tommy Anglim, Rory Horgan, Elliot Mulcahy, Alan McMahon.
Referee: K Barry (M.A.R.)