12 Dec, 17:21
Munster Rugby recently held a Clare Schools U16 blitz at Ennis in Lees Road, Co. Clare.
The first came after sixteen minutes when a sweeping back line move saw full back Ben Mitchell make the extra man and he ran straight through the Bandon defence to touch down and Captain Ned Hodson added the extras.
Midleton doubled their advantage on twenty seven minutes when after a series of drives by the Midleton pack at the Bandon line, prop Thomas Turkington crashed over and Hodson converted.
With conditions deteriorating neither side could muster another score and Midleton can now look forward to a first round home tie against Ard Scoil Ris in mid January.
Midleton College: Ben Mitchell; Odhran Brennan, Ollie Kane, Ned Hodson (capt), Louis Farnham; Rory Hurley, Alex Simonin; Mark Twomey, Robbie Steele,Thomas Turkington; Adam Pennington, Stephen England; Brian Moore, Andrew Coulton, Adam Coulton.
Bandon Grammar: Kerry Desmond; Eric Kingston, Peter Good, Stephen Good, Jamie Kingston; Darren Sweetnam, Gavin Veeters; Des Strueli, Pat O’Shea, Mark O’Donoghue; Ben Hunter, Bertie Miller; Jerry Robinson, Peter Deane, Richard Kingston.
Referee: Kieran Barry (M.A.R.)
In the opening game in the Kidney Cup, P.B.C. defeated St. Munchin’s 14-8 at Wilton.
The Barry Cup and Kidney Cup ties involving Rockwell and C.B.C. were postponed due to the weather conditions
Avonmore Supermilk Munster Schools Cup Qualifier: Midleton College 14, Bandon Grammar 0;
Kidney Cup: P.B.C. 14, St. Munchin's 8;