Castletroy College made a successful start to the Munster Junior Cup on Tuesday afternoon when they beat Glenstal Abbey 8-5 in Annacotty.
Castletroy laid the foundation for this success in the opening half, after which the Newtown students held a useful 8-0 advantage. A Conor Fleming penalty goal in the 24th minute, and precious try from powerful number eight David Rowsome on the blow of half-time, helped Castletroy gain the upperhand on their opponents.
Glenstal were finally rewarded for their industry and endeavour mid-way through the second period when number eight George O’Hara burrowed his way following a quick tap from a penalty award but they couldn’t score again as Castletroy held on for a hard-earned win.
Castletroy now play the losers of Rockwell and St Munchin’s in the quarter-final and that game is likely to be back in Annacotty again. Glenstal will play the winners of PBC and Crescent.
- For a full report on this game - along with photographs - see the Wednesday edition and the weekend edition of the Limerick Leader.
SCORERS – Castletroy College: David Rowsome try, Connor Fleming pen. Glenstal Abbey: George O’Hara try.
CASTLETROY College – Oisin Kelly; Shane Hogan, Ronan McDonnell, Colum Carroll, Sean McBrearty; Jamie Heuston, Conor Fleming; Joey Conway, Mark O’Mara, Conor Myres; Evan Slattery, Eoin Hourigan; Luca Ridder, Niall O’Shea (Capt), David Rowsome. Replacement: Kevin Davern for Ridder (57 mins). Not used: Alan McDonagh, Cathal Lee, David Kennedy, Domhnaill Dooley, Patrick Tuite, Eoghan Carew, Shane Mullins.
GLENSTAL ABBEY – Killian Glynn; Sean O’Sullivan, Charles Gavin, Tim Costigan (Capt), Gordon Daly; Jack Stafford, Colm Hogan; Luke Lynch, Johnny Williams, David Quane; Theo Broderick, Alex Donohoe; William Murray, James Enright, George O’Hara. Replacements: Rory Johnston for Glynn (45 mins), Roy Clarke for Enright (53 mins). Not used: Darren Halpenny, Henry Downing, Paddy Ryder, Henry Tennyson, Declan Floyd, Robbie Kearns.
REFEREE – David Sheehan (IRFU)