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Glenstal Abbey Back In Munster Schools Senior Cup Final

5th March 2018 By Leonard Allen

Andrew Hogan scores an intercept try for Glenstal

Andrew Hogan scores an intercept try for Glenstal INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Last year’s beaten finalists Glenstal Abbey are through to this year’s Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup Final after their 30-10 victory over Crescent College Comprehensive at Markets Field on Monday afternoon.

In a thrilling opening half at the Markets Field, Glenstal lead 20-7 at the interval.

Glenstal opened the scoring with a penalty from man of the match Ben Healy after three minutes.

Three minutes later, Glenstal were 10-0 ahead with a try from Ronan Quinn which Healy converted.

Jack Madden opened Crescent’s account with a try which John Hurley converted.

Back came Glenstal with an intercept try from Andrew Hogan and Healy converted and added a penalty to leave the Murroe School thirteen points ahead at the break.

Hurley reduced the deficit for Crescent with a penalty midway through the second-half.

Glenstal finished the half the stronger with a try from Mark Fleming and Healy converted and also added a drop goal.

Crescent College Comprehensive: Conor Phillips; Cian Tuohy, Jamin Hoffman, John Hurley, Timothy Duggan; Jack Delaney, Aaron Cosgrove; Conor Fitzgerald, Ronan Reynolds, Ben Leahy; Peter King, Cian McDonagh; Jack Madden, Daniel Feasey, Fintan Coleman.

Replacements: Joshua Fitzgerald, Dylan Shaw-Kelly, Eoin Feeney, Barry Scott, Brian Naughton, Jack Connolly, Paul Collins, Nevil O’Sullivan.

Glenstal Abbey School: Aran Egan; Andrew Hogan, Henry Benner, Caolan Dooley, Ronan Quinn; Ben Healy, Andrew Walsh; Harry Boland, George Downing, Patrick Prendergast; David Kelly, James Fitzgerald; Ronan Leahy, Conor Booth, Mark Fleming.

Replacements: Eoghan Fitzgerald, Donagh Hyland, John Ashe, Mark Walsh, Niall Quelly, Brian Leonard, Scott McKeown, Mark O’Farrell.

Referee: Tommy O’Donoghue (MAR).

The Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup Final will take place on Sunday 18 March. Fixture details will follow in due course.

PBC and CBC will meet at Irish Independent Park this Thursday (8 March) to decide the other final spot (kick-off 5pm).

Semi-Final Tickets: €8 Adult, €5 Juvenile (Gate), €4 Juvenile (Pre-sale in schools)


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