22 May, 10:29
Munster Rugby recently attended Rockwell College to host a skills session for their Junior Cup players.
Crescent College Comprehensive won their fifth Avonmore Milk Munster Schools Junior Cup title with an exciting second half performance to overcome the challenge of a gallant Ard Scoil Ris side at Clifford Park.
In an evenly contested opening half Ard Scoil Ris dominated the early exchanges territorially but could not find a gap in the Crescent defence.
Crescent came more into the game and their skipper Gearoid Lyons was off target with two long range penalty efforts to leave the sides scoreless at half time.
Ard Scoil Ris out half Stephen Fitzgerald opened the scoring with a penalty minutes into the second half to leave it 3-0.
The holders hit back and went in front with a try from winger Alan Crean mid way through the half and Gearoid Lyons converted for a 7-3 lead.
Crescent continued to dominate and increased their lead with a try from Jack Hogan which Lyons converted.
Man of the match Gearoid Lyons extended his side’s advantage with a drop goal to leave it 17-7.
Number 8 Cormac Blake put the game beyond the reach of Ard Scoil Ris with his side’s third try which Lyons failed to convert.
Scorers Ard Scoil Ris: Stephen Fitzgerald pen.
Crescent College Comprehensive: Alan Crean, Jack Hogan, Cormac Blake tries, Gearoid Lyons drop goal, 2 cons.
Ard Scoil Ris: Brion Moriarty; Joey Walshe, William Leonard, Shane Fenton, Oscar Lyons; Stephen Fitzgerald, Robbie Deegan (capt); Kelvin Brown, Killian Bracken, Jack O’Halloran; Frank Bradshaw-Ryan, Daniel Wixted; Joe Cannon, Josh O’Halloran, Paul Obande. Replacements: Michael Casey, Adam O’Brien, Ben Sexton, Gavin Farrell, Jack English, Conor Murphy, Gordon Brown .
Crescent Comp: Jason O’Sullivan; Alan Crean, Greg O’Shea, JJ O’Neill, Jack Hogan; Garoid Lyons (capt), Ed Barry; John Tuohy, Cillian Rea, Liam McMahon, Mike O’Donnell, Jay Kavanagh; Rory Noone, James Green, Cormac Blake.
Replacements: Robbie Scott, Mark O’Connor, Cian Guerin, Lorcan Russell, Tim Moloney, Eoin Parkes, James Beary.
Referee: Olly Hodges (M.A.R.).