A dramatic late comeback saw Pres' earn a replay in this quarter final of the SEAT Munster Schools Senior Cup at Rosbrien.
Crescent who went into this game as odds on favourites after their annihilation of Christians in the opening round will now have to travel to Cork. Subject to confirmation the replay looks like going ahead on Sunday at a venue to be confirmed with a 3pm kick off.
PBC elected to play with the wind in the opening half and scrum half John Poland put the Cork school ahead with a penalty after nine minutes.
The lead lasted just three minutes following a line out on the Pres' 22, the ball went out the Crescent backs. JJ O'Neill made a brake linked up with his center partner Will Leonard and then received a return pass to score and Finn McGibney converted for a 7-3 lead.
Poland missed a kickable penalty for Pres' on twenty minutes but made amends minutes later to cut the deficit to the minimum.
Crescent were rocked three minutes before half time when a break by Eoin Perry sent winger Cian Collins in for a try which Poland converted for a 13-7 interval lead.
Poland extended Pres' advantage with a third penalty two minutes into the second half.
Crescent hauled themselves back into contention with a try from winger Calvin Nash and McGibney converted
Eight minutes from time number 8 skipper Cormac Blake barged over for a Crescent try and McGibney added the extras to make it 21-16.
Pres' never say die attitude paid off when Collins got in for a try in the corner but Poland missed the conversion.
The Limerick side did have a chance to win it in injury time but a penalty from McGibney missed the target.
Crescent College: Dylan Sheehan; Jason O'Sullivan, JJ O'Neill, Will Leonard, Calvin Nash; Fionn McGibney, Gary Fitzgerald; Mike O'Donnell, Caolan Moloney, Liam McMahon; Robbie Scott, Johnny Keane; Sean Fitzgerald, Jay Kavanagh, Cormac Blake (capt).
Replacements: Jason Barry, Mark Rickard, Mike McGann, Cian Guerin, Rory Noone, Ed Barry, Andrew Harrison, Billy O'Hora.
PBC: Rob Reardon; Billy Pope, Paul Kiernan (capt), Shane Daly, Cian Collins; Conor Flanagan, John Poland; Jake O'Donovan, Cian Stanton, Steve MacCarthy; David Fitzgerald, Cormac Dineen; Morgan Carey, Eoin Perry, David St Ledger.
Replacements: Joe Ring, Emmet McCarthy, Caolan O'Flynn, Kevin O'Leary, Graham Smith, Robin Reidy, Luke Merriman, Conor Murphy.
Referee: Will O'Connor (MAR).
St. Munchin's 23, Rockwell College 20.
St Munchin's easily brushed aside the challenge of Rockwell to qualify for the last four of the Seat Munster Schools Senior Cup at Grove Island.
Three penalties from Alan Wallace to one by Aidan Moynihan gave Munchin's a 9-3 interval lead.
Wallace extended Munchin's advantage with a penalty and a try by Ben Kilkenny converted by Wallace made it 17-3 in favour of the Limerick side.
Willie Coffey kept Rockwell in the game with a try and Moynihan converted.
A penalty and a drop goal by Wallace ensured Munchin's advanced.
St Munchin's College: Bobby Price; Mike Devanney, Edward O'Keeffe, Shane Halpin, Shane Doona; Alan Wallace, Ryan Meagher; Peter Meyer, Luke O'Halloran, Brendan Keogh; David Begley, Nathan Nugent; Tom O'Dwyer, Ben Kilkenny, John Foley.
Replacements: Corey Wells, Jordan Prendiville, Adam Moloney, Steven Collins, Liam O'Dwyer, Adam Guerin, Josh O'Curry, Keelan Stephenson.
Rockwell: Liam Casey; Willy Coffey, Rory Horgan, Aidan Moynihan (capt), Alan McMahon; Bill Johnston, David O'Mahony; Brendan Quinlan, Luke Hickey, David O'Dwyer; Sean O'Connor, John Power; Brian McLoughlin, Jimmy Feehan, Tommy Anglim.
Replacements: Jack Bolger, Niall Campion, Jack Tierney, Jack Binchy, Mikey Wilson, Ben Riley, Lee Molloy, Kieran Moynihan.
Referee: Mark Connolly (MAR).
Crescent College Comprehensive 21, PBC 21
St. Munchin's College 23, Rockwell College 10