CRESCENT College Comprehensive head coach Conan Doyle insists it would be hard to bring the players back down to earth, following their 39-0 demolition of CBC in the first round of the Munster Schools Senior Cup.
Crescent College stunned their Cork opponents with six tries to secure a home quarter-final on the week of February 11-13.
Cup holders Crescent will learn their quarter-final opponents when the draw is made following the final first round tie between Ardscoil Ris and Glenstal Abbey this Thursday (January 30).
Conan Doyle said he was delighted with his side’s impressive opening round display against CBC.
“It is a great start. I am delighted with the lads,” Conan Doyle said.
“They did brilliant, did everything we wanted them to do which was to get a home quarter-final. That is all it is now - just a win. We will try and bring them back down to earth after that and push on for the quarter-final.
“I was delighted with the way they started. The lads were really strong and clinical - put away the scores - which is a difficult thing to do. When you keep the scoreboard ticking over it’s great, it builds the confidence and the momentum came from there.
“We are trying to get them to forget about last year. It’s a different year, a different squad and everything. I think they have enough respect for the rest of the players in the squad who weren’t playing last year to make sure they do their best to get a win this year.
“It is great for the Limerick teams to be going well. We are just thinking about ourselves. We will wait and see the draw.
“What is great about the team is that they have strength from number one to fifteen. It is not just a strong pack or a strong backline. They are all good players, right around the park. That is how we try to use it. It is a good thing to have for a coach.”
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