Munsters' and Crescent face-off in Munster Senior Cup

Munsters' and Crescent face-off in Munster Senior Cup

LOCAL rivals Old Crescent and Young Munster will battle it out on Saturday for a place in this season’s Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Cup final.

Ulster Bank League Division 2C winners Crescent will take on their city rivals Munsters’ at UL’s 4G rugby pitch at 2.30pm. 

The winners of the game will face Cork Constitution in this season’s Munster Senior Cup final which takes place next month.

The Limerick v Cork decider is set for Thomond Park Stadium on Saturday, May 14.

While Old Crescent have not played a competitive fixture since finishing off their AIL programme at the start of the month, Young Munster were in league action on Saturday when suffering a disappointing 22-16 Division 1 semi-final defeat to Cork Constitution at Temple Hill.

Cork Constitution are seeking a record fourth successive Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Cup title after an exciting 30-20 semi-final win over Nenagh Ormond at Temple Hill last month.

Old Crescent, who have earned promotion to Division 2B of the AIL, last reached the Munster Senior Cup final in 2009 when the Rosbrien side lost out narrowly to Cork Constitution at Greenfields. The Rosbrien side are yet to win the Cup.

Young Munster won the Munster Senior Cup in 2010 when defeating UCC 22-13 in the final at Musgrave Park.

The Clifford Park side has claimed the trophy on seven previous occasions. Charity Cup winners Young Munster defeated two Limerick sides, Thomond and UL-Bohemian to secure their place in the semi-finals.

In-form Old Crescent saw off two Cork clubs, Midleton and UCC to date.