CLASSY Castletroy College stunned a fancied Rockwell College side 20-13 to get their SEAT Munster Schools Senior Cup campaign off to a winning start at Clanwilliam FC this Tuesday.
Tries from flanker Conor Humphreys and centre David Rowsome, together with a penalty goal from the boot of full-back Conor Linehan, helped the Limerick side into a useful 13-6 interval lead.
Rockwell drew level mid-way through the second half when hooker Luke Hickey crashed over for their only try. However, the Tipperary side had a player red-carded in the 58th minute after the intervention of a touch judge following an off-the-ball incident. Castletroy took full advantage of their numerical advantage when exciting centre John Fox scored a terrific solo try after gaining possession on the half-way line. Linehan’s successful conversion sealed the Castletroy win
SCORERS - Castletroy College: Conor Humphreys, David Rowsome, John Fox ty each, Conor Linehan pen, con. Rockwell College: Luke Hickey try, Aidan Moynihan two pens, con.
CASTLETROY COLLEGE - Conor Linehan; David Garry, John Fox, David Rowsome, Sean McBrearty; Mark McCarthy, Rory Cunningham; Joseph Conway; Mark O’Mara, Conor Myers; Noel Clohessy, Stuart Hoare; Conor Humphreys, Ronan Murphy, Jack O’Neill (Capt). Replacements: Niall O’Shea for Clohessy (53 mins), Eoin Hourigan for Murphy (69 mins).
ROCKWELL COLLEGE - Liam Casey; Alan McMahon, Rory Horgan, Aidan Moynihan (Capt), Shane Lanigan-Ryan; Bill Johnston, David O’Mahony; Brendan Quinlan, Luke Hickey, David O’Dwyer; Sean O’Connot, Jack Binchy; Sam O’Connell, Tommy Anglim, Bryan McLaughlin. Replacements: Jack Bolger for Hickey (56 mins), Ben Riley for O’Mahony, Joss Murray for Horgan (both 68 mins).
REFEREE- Barrie O’Connell (IRFU)
- For more on this game see the print edition of the Limerick Leader on Wednesday