Semi Final line up complete in Avonmore Milk Schools Junior Cup
25th February 2010 By Munster Rugby
Two upsets in the last remaining quarter final ties in the Avonmore Milk Munster Schools Junior Cup as both Glenstal Abbey and Ard Scoil Ris knock out St. Munchin’s and Castletroy College.
St. Munchin’s 0, Glenstal Abbey 6.
A shock at Tom Clifford Park, when Glenstal Abbey School booked their place in the semi final of the Avonmore Milk Schools Junior Cup with a hard earned victory over last season’s beaten finalists.
The sides were scoreless at half time in what was very tense affair with both packs canceling each other out.
The second half saw Kevin O’Keeffe putting Glenstal ahead on thirty five minutes with a penalty after missing three efforts in the opening half.
Munchin’s were never allowed to dominate and Glenstal were very disciplined and did not conceded any kickable penalties. Munchin’s knocked on or lost control of the ball when they got into attacking positions.
O’Keeffe extended his side’s lead with a second penalty ten minutes from time and they than had to finish the game with only thirteen players as two Glenstal players were yellow carded.
Scorer Glenstal Abbey: K evin O’Keeffe 2 pens.
St. Munchin’s College:Garoid O’Shea; Craig Shanahan, Andrew Hannigan, Diarmuid Morrissey, Gary Bateman; Cormac O’Donnell, Ryan Tsang; David Begley, Shane O’Halloran, Eoin Kelly; Ezra Nugent, Mickey Clancy; Ger Powell, Bill Molloy, Ben Kilkenny.
Glenstal Abbey: Andrew Devereux; Eoin Hurley, Andrew Boland (capt), Conor Hughes, Paddy Glavey; Kevin O’Keeffe, Cormac McDonagh; James Lane, Padraig O’Shea, Dermot Dolan; Conor Buckley, Richie O’Hara; Jack Boland, Kevin Hastings, Tom Ryan.
Referee: Olly Hodges (M.A.R.)
Castletroy College 3, Ard Scoil Ris 17
Having lost narrowly the last day out to St. Munchin’s, Ard Scoil Ris made no mistake of booking their place in the semi final of the Avonmore Milk Schools Junior Cup with a deserved victory over Castletroy College at Dooradoyle.
Winger Robert White opened the scoring with a try for Ard Scoil, but JJ McDonald kicked a penalty to keep Castletroy in touch.
Just before half time, prop Conor Glynn went for a second Ard Scoil Ris try to leave his aide 10-3 ahead at half time.
Glynn made sure of Ard Scoil Ris’s place in the last four with a second try and out half Ronan McKenna converted.
Scorers Castletroy College: JJ McDonald pen
Ard Scoil Ris: Robert White, Conor Glynn 2 tries, Robert White try, Ronan McKenna con.
Castletroy College: Killian Carroll; Paul Butler, Eoghan Clancy, Pat O’Kane, Ger Sheehan; JJ McDonald, Mark McCarthy; Aaron Cusack, Ben Burns, Stephen Shinnors; Mark Kennedy, Patrick Birmingham; Ian McNamara, Darragh Kennedy, Conor Bonfil.
Ard Scoil Ris: Robbie Bourke; Robbie Deegan, Dylan Kelly, Dan Goggin, Robert White; Ronan McKenna, Joe Murray; Adam Nihill, Conor Glynn, Cathal Flanagan, Conor Glynn; Patrick Kearns, Paul O’Bande; Eoin Kennedy, David Carroll, Ciaran Power.
Referee: Olly Hodges (M.A.R.)
Semi Finals:Crescent Comprehensive College v Glenstal Abbey School,
Ard Scoil Ris v C.B.C.