Castletroy open Avonmore Milk campaign with win
28th January 2010 By Munster Rugby
A brave performance by Bandon Grammar was not enough to prevent them from maintaining their good cup run as Castletroy ran out deserved winners.
Bandon Grammar 0, Castletroy College 30.
Castletroy College will now face C.B.C in the quarter finals of the Avonmore Milk Munster Schools Senior Cup after they overcame a gallant Bandon Grammar side at Clonakilty’s RFC grounds at Shannonvale.
Bandon were forced to rearrange their back line when out half Darren Sweetnam was unable to play and his loss was a big set back for the home side.
Padraig O’Connor opened the scoring with a penalty for the visitors. Kevin Doyle got in for the game’s opening try and a drop goal by out half Padraig Quinn made it 11-0 to Castletroy at the half time break.
The Limerick side ran in three further tries after the break with Neill Cronin, Peter Murray and Doyle all crossing the white wash. O’Connor converted two of the tries.
The result did not do justice to the Bandon performance and they can go into their quarter final against P.B.C. full of Bandon will play P.B.C.
Scorers Castletroy College:Kevin Doyle 2 tries, Neill Cronin, Peter Murray tries, Padraig O’Connor pen, 2 cons, Padraig Quinn drp gl.
Bandon Grammar: Conor Pullin; Conor Moloney, Conor Stallard, William Godsil, Ian Skuse; Robbie Skuse, Joe Robinson; Sam McElroy, Neill Willoughby, Scot Kingston; Andrew Tanner, David Reynolds; James Bendon (capt), Sam Hunter, Harry Travers.
Castletroy College: Padraig O’Connor; Sean Cunningham, Peter Murray, Stephen O’Carroll, Andrew Fullen; Padraig Quinn, Neil Cronin; Keith Kennedy, James Rael (capt), Alex De Sousa; David O’Brien, Michael O’Dwyer; Michael Dooley, Kevin Doyle, Enda Carroll.
Referee: D O’Flynn (M.A.R.)
The quarter final line up is –
Rockwell v Ard Scoil Ris,
Castletroy College v C.B.C.
P.B.C. v Bandon Grammar
Crescent College Comp. v St. Munchin’s
Tie to be played 9th/10th February. The exact day, time and venue to be confirmed.