CBS bid for Munster glory

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

COMPETITION specialists Limerick CBS will bid to regain the UMBRO FAI Schools Dr Tony O’Neill Munster Cup when the renowned Sexton Street sporting nursery host St Aidan’s College, of Cork, in this season’s decider at Pearse Stadium, Janesboro, on tomorrow, Thursday, at 1.30pm.

COMPETITION specialists Limerick CBS will bid to regain the UMBRO FAI Schools Dr Tony O’Neill Munster Cup when the renowned Sexton Street sporting nursery host St Aidan’s College, of Cork, in this season’s decider at Pearse Stadium, Janesboro, on tomorrow, Thursday, at 1.30pm.

Limerick CBS, back-to-back Munster and All-Ireland senior champions in both 2007 and 2008, advanced to tomorrow’s final after scoring a thrilling 3-2 semi-final win over PBC, of Cork, at Charleville AFC this Tuesday.

On the way to the final, Limerick CBS have defeated Crescent College, Croom, Nenagh CBS, High School Clonmel and PBC. St Aidan’s, of Cork, beat De La Salle of Waterford in the other semi-final 3 -2 after extra time. De La Salle are the reigning All Ireland Champions at this level.

Despite going a goal down after fifteen minutes in their thrilling semi-final win over Pres’, Limerick CBS were on equal terms at half-time thanks to a great solo effort from Red O’Hanlon.

In the first half, PBC put pressure on the Sextons back four, but great defending from Trevor Hogan, Aaron Cooney, Brendan McSweeney and Jason Mullins managed to keep the scored tied at 1-1 at half-time. In the second half, CBS were 2-1 up within 10 minutes due to a superb free kick from Thomas O’Dwyer.

They went 3-1 up in the sixty first minute after a fine team move was finished off by Red O’Hanlon. PBC scored against the run of play to make it 3-2 and the last 15 minutes, but CBS held on due to some great defending.

Malahide Community School and Scoil Mhuire SS, Buncrana will meet in one semi-final in the Dr Tony O’Neill All-Ireland Cup, while Limerick CBS would face the Connacht champions in the second one should they overcome St Aidan’s in tomorrow’s provincial final.

Limerick CBS team v PBC: R. Power, T. Hogan, A, Moran, A. Cooney, B. McSweeney, J. Mullins, T. O’Dwyer, E. Byrnes, R. Healy, R. O’Hanlon, J. Mulqueen. Subs: S. Walsh, J Bromell, D. Kelly, S. Mullins, J. Stewart, R. Hyde.