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Round Up | Schools Junior Cup Quarter-Finals

25th February 2020 By The Editor

Round Up | Schools Junior Cup Quarter-Finals

Crescent College and Rockwell College contested the first quarter-final.

Crescent College Comprehensive and St Munchin’s booked their places in the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Junior Cup semi-finals after pushing past Rockwell College and PBC respectively this afternoon.

Crescent College Comprehensive and St Munchin’s booked their places in the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Junior Cup semi-finals after pushing past Rockwell College and PBC respectively this afternoon.

On Wednesday 4 March, Crescent will face CBC at Irish Independent Park while St Munchin’s take on Ardscoil Rís at Thomond Park, both at 2pm.

Rockwell v Crescent

Rockwell claimed the first score after five minutes with hooker Joseph Lawrence going over from close range before Kian O’Reilly added the extras.

Crescent responded with a try of their own in the 11th minute, winger Henry Ezomo gathered a ball out-wide following an impressive move along the backline.

Crescent continued to pressurise and were soon rewarded with their second score in the 26th minute, flanker Conor Cleary bustling his way over. Ciaran Campbell added the conversion.

Half-time: Rockwell College 7-12 Crescent College Comprehensive

Crescent extended their lead with a penalty from Campbell in the 53rd minute.

Full-time: Rockwell College 7-15 Crescent College Comprehensive

Rockwell College: Conor Neville; Isaac McCarthy, Oisin O’Dwyer, Tom O’Dea, Sean Leahy; Kian O’Reilly, Luca Fitzgerald; Ben Everard, Joseph Lawrence, Michael Richard Long, Cathal Brennan, Conor Bowen, Dillon Crowley, Jock Fogarty, Jack Ryan (C).

Replacements: Alex Tully, Liam O’Connor, Alex Harold-Barry, Clement McAuliffe, Osato Ediale, Darragh Burns, Rory Flanagan, Mathuin Carey, Zane Lynch, Charlie Barlow.

Crescent College: Ryan Godfrey; Henry Ezomo, Luke Ryan, Anthony O’Connor, Brandon Nash (C); Ciaran Campbell, Joe McInery; Fionn Casserly, Lee O’Grady, Mark Fitzgerald, Conor Benson, Jack Sommers, Conor Cleary, Andrew Aherne, Cillian Kelly.

Replacements: Andrew Condon, Mike Beletski, Jordan Power, Diarmuid Murphy, Ben Gallagher, Cormac Quinn, Michael Cleary, Sam Hogan, Evan Bennett, Jed O’Dwyer.

Referee: Chris Harrington (MAR)

PBC v St Munchin’s

At the Markets Field, last year’s beaten finalists St Munchin’s caused a big upset with a 10-5 victory over Presentation Brothers College in the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Junior Cup quarter-final.

In a tightly contested opening half, a try from Jacob Sheahan after 23 minutes gave Pres’ a 5-0 interval lead.

Half-time: PBC 5-0 St Munchin’s

11 minutes into the second-half, Munchin’s took the lead with a try from Oisin Minogue and Cillian O’Connor converted.

O’Connor added a penalty five minutes from time to send them into the semi-finals next week and a derby game against Ardscoil Rís.

Full-time: PBC 5-10 St Munchin’s

St Munchin’s: Oisin Pepper; Josh McCarthy Burbage, Adam Cusack, Conor McCarthy, Eoin Walsh; Cillian O’Connor, Gordon Wood; Eoin  Sarsfield, Sean Rice, Conor Ward; Mark Walsh, Alex Finn; Danny Williamson, Harry Bennis, Oisin Minogue.

Replacements: Ben McCarthy, Charlie Deedigan, Peter Dougan, Anthony Foley, Rian Burke, Ben Quane, Joseph Noonan, Azad Mohamad, Eoin McGurian, Rory McDermott.

Presentation Brothers College: Adam Twomey; Sean Condon, Aodhan Cooke, Scott Sexton, Ronan Dwyer; Rian O’Donoghue, Oscar Nagle; Fionn Roussel, Danny Sheahan, Finn Cowhig; Jacob Sheahan, Casey Ford; Thomas McCarthy, Cillian Twomey, Rory O’Shaughnessy.

Replacements: Paul O’Halloran, Peter Wall, Alex Davenport, Reuban Skuse, Joe McNamara, James Wixted, Jamie Barry, Ben O’Connor,  Tom Coughlan, Charlie Neville, Michael O’Sullivan.

Referee: Niall Kendall (MAR)

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