Line ups for semi finals in Bowen Shield and McCarthy Cup decided.
18th November 2009 By Munster Rugby
C.B.C. and Rockwell booked their places in next weeks semi finals of the Bowen Shield and in the McCarthy Cup (Under 15) it is C.B.C. and Glenstal that have booked their place in the last four.
At Lansdowne C.B.C. over came the challenge of Glenstal Abbey 14-7 to book a semi final place away to St Munchin’s next week in the Bowen Shield.
Playing with the strong wind in the opening half the home side raced into a 14-0 lead after ten minutes with tries from Dylan Stokes and Robert O’Mahony, both of which were converted by Darragh McNamara.
Despite the advantage of the elements in the second half Glenstal were finding it difficult to pierce a solid Christians defence. Ten minutes from time Robert Shanahan got in for a try for the County Limerick School and Conor Kerins converted.
However in a pulsating finish the Cork boys held out for a place in the last four.
Scorers for CBC: D Stokes, R O’Dowling tries, D McNamara 2 cons.
Scorers for Glenstal: R Shanahan try, C Kerins con.
CBC: C Mulrooney; M Barrett, N Griffin, J McCarthy, T Morehead; D McNamara, M Taylor; M Lordan, R Daly, D Philpott; P Ryan, R O’Dowling; A Mintern, D Nolan (c), D Stokes. Replacement for CBC: S Burke for Daly 53.
Glenstal Abbey: R Shanahan; S Gleeson, C Kerins, I Kenny, A Devereux; L Bradley, S Costigan; B Dunne, C Clarke, D Higgins; G Quinn, K Prendergast; K Lynch (c), M O’Riordan, I McCarthy.
Referee: C McTaggert (M.A.R.)
In the other quarter final tie Rockwell edged out Ard Scoil Ris 9-8.
Two penalties from Brian Hocks gave the Tipperary College a 6-0 interval lead. Hocks added another penalty after the break and Ard Scoil Ris replied with a try from Peter Reidy and a penalty by Mark McGrath.
In the McCarthy Cup semi final at Coonagh a penalty by Tomas Quinlan and a try by Shane McAuliffe helped Christians to an 8-0 win over Ard Scoil Ris.
In the other quarter final tie two Kevin O’Keeffe penalties gave Glenstal Abbey a 6-5 win over Rockwell. Denis O’Connell scored a try for Rockwell.
Bowen Shield Quarter Finals:C.B.C. 14,Glenstal Abbey 7;
Ard Scoil Ris 8,Rockwell 9.
McCarthy Cup Quarter Finals:Ard Scoil Ris 0,C.B.C. 8;
Glenstal Abbey 6,Rockwell 5;
WEDNESDAY 25th NOVEMBER
Bowen Shield Semi Finals:P.B.C. v Rockwell,Wilton,2.30;
St. Munchin’s v C.B.C.,Corbally,2.30;
McCarthy Cup Semi Finals:Crescent Comp. v Glenstal Abbey,Dooradoyle,2.30;
P.B.C. v C.B.C.,Wilton,2.30;