ARDSCOIL RIS, finalists for the past two seasons, booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Munster Schools Senior Cup with a dramatic 18-15 win over local rivals St Munchin's College at Clifford Park on Thursday.
An injury time try from centre Pa Ryan, converted by out-half Conor Fitzgerald, saw favourites Ardscoil Ris edge out their spirited opponents before a large crowd of supporters.
St Munchin's led 12-11 at half-time, thanks to four penalty goals from the reliable boot of out-half Jason Kiely. The Ardscoil first half points came courtesy of an Evan Cusack try mid-way through the half and two Fitzgerald penalty goals.
A fifth Kiely penalty goal had St Munchin's 15-11 to the good as the clock ticked into added time, but Ryan's dramamtic try in the third minute of stoppage time saw Ardscoil Ris secure a dramatic victory.
While Ardscoil Ris are through to the quarter-finals on the back of this win, St Munchin's College can join them by beating Bandon Grammar School in a play-off game.
Meanwhile, St Munchin's College booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Munster Schools Junior Cup earlier in the day in Greenfields with a convincing 19-3 first round victory local rivals Ardscoil Ris.
Clinical St Munchin's laid the foundation for this victory in the opening half after which the home side led 12-3.
The Corbally side had first half tries from Evan Sheehan-O'Donnell and impressive out-half Jude Marlo Pendejito who also converted the first five pointer.
Ardscoil's Adam McNamara kick his side's only points with a 28th minute penalty.
St Munchin's wrapped up the win late on when when winger Joshua O'Neill touched down after the opening was created by out-half Pendejito.
While St Munchin's are through to the quarter-finals, Ardscoil can still make the last eight of the Junior Cup through to the last eight by beating St Clement's College.
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