LIMERICK rivals Ardscoil Ris and Glenstal Abbey go head-to-head at Thomond Park this Thursday, 2.30pm, to earn the right to face PBC in the 108th Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup final.
Ardscoil scored a dramatic 9-7 victory over a fancied CBC side in the quarter-final, thanks to a last gasp penalty goal from Maurice Noonan at Musgrave Park.
Semi-final opponents Glenstal Abbey impressively dispatched Rockwell College on a scoreline of 18-0 to win their quarter-final clash.
It was Glenstal's second large victory of the tournament, having beaten qualifying tournament winners St Clement's 27-10 at the 4G at the University of Limerick in the first round, while Ardscoil suffered a heavy 40-5 defeat to PBC at the same stage.
Ardscoil last reached the final of the tournament in 2015, losing to Rockwell 23-13 at Thomond Park having beaten both Cork sides.
GLENSTAL ABBEY: Jack O’Mahony; Tim Molony, Jamie Mawhinney, Luke Fitzgerald, Ronan Quinn, Ben Healy, Thanade McCoole; Sean Scanlon-Garry, George Downing, Eoin Bergin, Conan O'Sullivan, Shane Downes, Conor Booth, Mark Fleming, Rory Clarke (Captain). Replacements from: Padraic Mulligan, Patrick Prendergast, Henry Downing, David Kelly, Mark Walsh, Andrew Walsh, Aran Egan, Declan Floyd, Eoin Callaghan, Andrew Hogan.
ARDSCOIL RIS: Darragh O’Gorman; Cian O’Rahilly, Colin Madden, Glen Clancy, Michael Gorman, Evan Cusack, Craig Casey, Alex O'Callaghan, Colin Slater, Ferdia Lyons, Darragh O'Grady, Roy Whelan, Luke Clohessy, Ian Brown, Odhran Ring. Replacements from: Rhys Tucker, Matthew Gaule, Conor O'Brien, John Taylor, Sean Hanley, Maurice Noonan, Hugh Fenton, Cian Murphy, Brian Noonan, Lloyd Mulcahy.