Schools Cup Roundup
28th January 2022 By The Editor
A busy week of schools rugby came to a close on Friday with one game taking place in the Pinergy Munster Schools Senior Cup.
It was an all-Limerick derby as St Munchin’s College and Castletroy College met at the Thomond Park back-pitch this afternoon.
Pinergy Munster Schools Senior Cup Round 2 – St Munchin’s College v Castletroy College – 2pm Thomond Park Back Pitch
St Munchin’s College 10 – 0 Castletroy College
St Munchin’s College are through to the quarter-final of the Pinergy Munster Schools Senior Cup where they will meet PBC after a hard-fought win over their Limerick rivals Castletroy College this afternoon.
It took almost a half an hour for the first score in this match to be registered as both teams defended superbly throughout.
On 27 minutes, Cillian O’Connor put St Munchin’s into a 3-0 lead with a well struck penalty.
Six minutes later, St Munchin’s crossed for what would prove to be the final score of the game when Ryan Naughton scored the only try throughout the 70 minutes of action. O’Connor was accurate from the tee once again to give the Corbally school a 10-0 lead.
Just before half-time, Castletroy almost hit back but they were held up over the St Munchin’s line in what proved to be a crucial piece of defending in the context of the game.
Midway through the second half, Castletroy enjoyed one of their most dangerous passages of play but St Munchin’s were able to survive the onslaught and relieve the pressure.
As the match edged towards its conclusion, Castletroy were keen to register something on the scoreboard but they were held up on the St Munchin’s line once again.
In what proved to be the final passage of play, the referee blew the whistle to signal the end of the game as St Munchin’s now look forward to a meeting with PBC.
St Munchin’s College: Oisin Pepper, Ryan Naughton, James O’Brien, Gordon Wood, Ronan Deegan, Cillian O’Connor, Jake O’Riordan, Conor O’Brien, Shane Hannan, Mikolaj Imbierowski, Tadhg O’Brien, Anthony Foley, Mark Walsh, Oisin Minogue, Liam Angermann.
Replacements: Peter Dougan, Marcus Corrigan, Harry Bennis, Callum Black, Danny Williamson, Rory McDermott, Adam Cusack, Matthew Te Pou, James Madden, Eoin Walsh.
Castletroy College: Lee Morgan, Gavin Cole, Noel Clancy, Stephen Kiely, Aidan Ryan, Luke Heuston, John Donohoe, Alex McMahon, James Myers, Max Hoare, Harvey Hogan, Evan O’Connell, Lee White, Declan Aylward, Oisin Toland.
Replacements: Sam Lynch, Andrew Clinton, Matthew Amiadamen, Liam Walter, Daniel McDonough, Paul Franklin, Evan Lacey, Rory Collins, Mark Murphy, Paul O’Brien May.
Check out our roundups of all the week’s Schools Cup action below.
Note for future games at Thomond Park:
Please note there is a limited capacity at the back-pitch of Thomond Park. While passes are distributed across both schools, there are a limited number of general ticket sales available at the gate. We would advise all patrons to arrive early.