Crescent book Munster Schools Senior Cup final place

Crescent College out-half Fionn McGibney scored 13 points as his side beat Castletroy to reach the Munster Schools Senior Cup final
CRESCENT Comprehensive will play Ardscoil Ris in the SEAT Munster Schools Cup after they beat Castletroy College 23-8 in the semi-final on Friday afternoon.

CRESCENT Comprehensive will play Ardscoil Ris in the SEAT Munster Schools Cup after they beat Castletroy College 23-8 in the semi-final on Friday afternoon.

Castletroy took the lead early on following a drop goal from outhalf Mark McCarthy but Crescent weren’t to be upset.

Fionn McGibney hit back with a penalty and then flanker Sean Fitzgerald got over for the game’s first try.

McGibney converted as well as adding another penalty and it was 13-3 to Crescent at the break.

Castletroy showed great character throughout the second half but Crescent’s second try put the game beyond reach. Centres Will Leonard and JJ O’Neill combined for O’Neill to cross and McGibney added five more points with the boot to put them in control.

Castletroy continued to battle hard, however, and were rewarded when Ronan Murphy touched down.

But it wasn’t to be their day and Crescent now go forward to an all-Limerick final against Ardscoil on St Patrick’s day.

CRESCENT - Dylan Sheehan, Jason O’Sullivan, JJ O’Neill, Will Leonard, Calvin Nash; Fionn McGibney, Gary Fitzgerald; Mike O’Donnell, Caolan Moloney, Liam McMahon; Robbie Scott, Rory Noone, Sean Fitzgerald, Jay Kavanagh, Cormac Blake. Replacements: Jason Barry, Mark Rickard, Mike McGann, Cian Guerin, Bailey Falloon, Ed Barry, Andrew Harrison, Billy O’Hora, Jack Hogan

CASTLETROY - Conor Linehan; David Garry, John Fox, David Rowsome, Paul Butler, Mark McCarthy, Rory Cunningham; Conor Myers, Mark O’Mara, Joe Conway; Stuart Hoare, Noel Clohessy; Conor Humphries, Ronan Murphy, Jack O’Neill. Replacements: Mike Finucane, Joe Doyle, Niall O’Shea, Eoin Hourigan, Ian O’Connor, Jamie Heuston, Ronan McDonnell, Sean McBrearty