Crescent College Comprehensive celebrate Bowen Shield success

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Crescent College Comprehensive celebrate Bowen Shield success

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)