Schools Rugby - Crescent target final spot in senior cup

Jack Dinneen, Crescent College Comprehensive, is tackled by Ryan Foley, left, of CBC, Cork in their drawn Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-final clash at Clifford Park
CRESCENT College Comprehensive face a replay date with CBC, of Cork, in Musgrave Park today, Tuesday, March 12, (3pm) after their Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-final ended in a 3-3 draw at a rainy Tom Clifford Park.

CRESCENT College Comprehensive face a replay date with CBC, of Cork, in Musgrave Park today, Tuesday, March 12, (3pm) after their Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-final ended in a 3-3 draw at a rainy Tom Clifford Park.

Crescent College coach, Conan Doyle, is confident his side has plenty of room for improvement from Thursday’s display, as the Dooradoyle school look to take a giant step closer to securing a first cup success at senior level since 1994.

The Limerick side will also take heart from the fact that they ousted another fancied PBC side in Cork at the quarter-final stage of the Cup.

Garryowen utility back Doyle said: “The drawn game was an evenly-contested game. There wasn’t a lot of rugby played in the conditions and with the big occasion.

“Overall, we are happy. We live to fight another day. We didn’t perform to anywhere close to where we could, so we have another chance the next day.

“The fact the replay is in Cork gives them an advantage. It’s a quick turnaround. They don’t have to travel on the day. For our lads, we won down in Cork against Pres’ and we will be hoping to do it again.

“Between now and the replay, the emphasis will be on recovery, getting the lads right. Hopefully, some of those match nerves will be gone the next day. Apart from that, it’s a case of same again.”