UL-BOHEMIAN advanced to the semi-final of the Limerick Charity Cup after scoring a hard-earned 26-13 victory over a gritty Bruff side at Annacotty on Monday night.
UL-Bohs got off to the ideal start and tries from Joe Murray and Jamie McNamara, one of which was converted by Robbie Bourke, helped the Red, Red Robins build a sizeable 12-0 lead after 24 minutes.
However, resilient Bruff, inspired by their impressive pack, hit back and were awarded a penalty try after the home side illegally halted a well-executed maul.
Bruff out-half David O’Grady duly converted and later added two penalty goals to reduce the UL-Bohs lead to just two points, 15-13.
To their credit, Gearoid Prendergast-coached AIL 1B side UL-Bohs responded well and two penalty goals from the boot of Robbie Bourke helped the home side build a 21-13 lead.
The impressive Darren Moroney rounded off the scoring for UL-Bohs late on when he dotted down.
UL-Bohs will be away to the winners of the Nenagh Ormond v Young Munster quarter-final tie in the semi-final of this season’s Charity Cup.
The Charity Cup quarter-final meeting of Garryowen and Thomond which had been due to take place last night at Dooradoyle did not take place.
Meanwhile, the quarter-finals will continue tonight, Tuesday, when the Marcus Horan-coached Shannon side take on Old Crescent at Coonagh, 7pm.