Crescent College Comprehensive claimed an impressive win over PBC in the Bowen Shield final
LIMERICK side Crescent College Comprehensive claimed the prestigious Bowen Shield with a convincing 27-5 win over PBC, of Cork, at Wilton.
After falling 0-5 in arrears, the Dooradoyle students came roaring back to take control of the final.
Crescent grabbed their first score when, following a line-out close to the Pres’ 10-metre line, the ball was spread out to Tony O’Sullivan for a try behind the posts. Ben Davey followed it up with the simple conversion to put Crescent into a 7-5 lead.
The second half was one-way traffic in favour of the Limerick side. Davey extended their lead to 13-5 with two penalties in the third quarter.
Crescent’s James McKeogh and Colm Quilligan each added tries in last Friday’s final, both of which were converted by Davey.
SCORERS: Crescent College Comprehensive: Ben Davey 3 cons, 2 pens; Tony O’Sullivan, James McKeogh, Colm Quilligan tries. PBC: Daragh O’Sullivan try.
CRESCENT COLLEGE COMPREHENSIVE: Colm Quilligan; David Hickey, Tony O’Sullivan, Barry Moore, Gary Kelly; Ben Davey, David Aherne; Ethan O’Sullivan, Dara Spillane, Darragh O’Shea; Aodhan Herbert, Sean Malone; Luke Burke, James McKeogh, Barry Scott. Replacements: Ben O’Sullivan, Joshua Fitzgerald, Jamie Cross, David Doyle, Jake Connolly, Donnacha Henchy, Donnacha Connolly, Jack Delaney.
PBC: Alex Walsh; James Keohane, Michael Hands, Max O’Leary, Jeff Holden; Daragh O’Sullivan, Joe O’Leary; Dylan Devlin, Billy Kingston, Tim Buckley; David O’Halloran, Michael Giltinan; Jack Kelleher, John Forde, Richie Foley. Replacements: Michael Hayes, Nicky Quinlan, Jack Kennedy, Tom Gough, Odhran Hunt, Adam Duane, George Forde, David Hyde, Harry Fitzgerald, Conor Morey.
REFEREE: Paudie Sheehan (MAR)