CRESCENT College Comprehensive experienced mixed luck in the opening round of the Munster Schools Cups at Thomond Park on Tuesday with their Senior Cup side losing out 17-5 to CBC, while their Junior Cup side scored an exciting 17-10 victory over the same opponents.
Two second half tries from CBC centre, Alex McHenry, son of former European Tour golfer John, helped Christians avenge their first round Senior Cupm defeats to Crescent in both 2014 and 2015.
Despite this defeat, all is not lost for Crescent - who led 5-3 at half-time through an early Glen Dickinson try. The 11-time Senior Cup winners still have another opportunity to progress to the quarter-finals.
Crescent can benefit from a bye straight into the quarters when the draw is made on Thursday or the Limerick school may be drawn to face the losers of another first round tie next week with the winners advancing to the last eight.
Meanwhile, in the Junior Cup, Crescent College Comprehensive scored an exciting 17-10 first round win over CBC to book a quarter-final spot.
Crescent, who trailed 7-10 at half-time, scored three fine tries through centres Jamin Hoffman and Jack Delaney as well as winger Ben Carew.
Impressive out-half John Hurley also kicked a conversion for the Limerick side.