Ardscoil claim Munster Schools Senior Cup win as St Clement's juniors advance

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent, at UL


Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent, at UL


Ardscoil claim Munster Schools Senior Cup win as St Clement's juniors advance

Ardscoil Ris' number eight Daniel Okeke looks to make a break during their Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup clash with St Munchin's College

ARDSCOIL RIS advanced to the quarter-finals of the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup after scoring a hard fought 10-5 victory over local rivals St Munchin’s College at UL 4G rugby pitch on Wednesday afternoon.

Impressive out-half Darragh O’Gorman grabbed all 10 points for the winners, including a precious try on the stroke of half-time, which helped Ardscoil into a 7-5 half-time lead.

St Munchin’s flanker Jake Murphy had given the Corbally side a 5-0 advantage with a 17th minute try.

After O’Gorman converted to help Ardscoil into that two-point interval lead, the out-half also added third quarter penalty to edge his side through.

Ardscoil Ris will learn their quarter-final opponents on Thursday evening after the draw takes place at Clanwilliam FC following the play-off fixture between Castletroy College and Rockwell College.

Meanwhile, in the first game at UL on Wednesday, the St Clement’s College juniors scored a dramatic 20-17 Munster Schools Cup play-off win over Glenstal Abbey School.

Resilient St Clement’s struck for the match-winning try through centre Tarkan Pinarci with the last play of the game in stoppage time.

The win has earned St Clement’s a quarter-final clash with local rivals St Munchin’s College.

The winners had trailed 10-17 in the third quarter. St Clement’s had tries from out-half Cian Casey, who also added a penalty goal and conversion, as well as a try from winger Adam McNamara.

Glenstal Abbey’s scores courtesy of a try and penalty goal from scrum-half Josh Kennedy as well as a try from Adam White and two conversions from William Twomey.

ST MUNCHIN’S COLLEGE Senior Cup: Zack Moloney; Cathal Quilter, Luke Kelly, Jude Marlo Pendejito, Tyrone O’Halloran; Garry P Quilligan, Evan Maher; Craig Finn, Keith Hyland, Evan Sheehan-O’Donnell; Alex Casey, Mark Crowe; Conor Nesbitt, Jake Murphy, Shane Kelly. Replacements: Hiram Wood-Hennessy, Evan Kelly, Jack Kingston, Shane Ryan, Aaron Deegan, Andrew Tierney, Jamie Ryan, Kristan Lugod, David Woods.

ARDSCOIL RIS Senior Cup: Cian O’Reilly; Cian Murphy, Killian Dineen, Glen Clancy, Liam O’Shanahan; Darragh O’Gorman, Ian Leonard; Matthew Gaule, Rhys Tucker, Ferdia Lyons; Brian Noonan, Will O’Callaghan; Michael O’Callaghan, Sean Hanley, Daniel Okeke. Replacements: Stephen Clery, Jack Hardaker, Enda Roche, Jack Ward Murphy, John Taylor, James Hourigan, David O’Byrne, Cian Moloney, Adam McNamara.

ST CLEMENT’S COLLEGE Junior Cup: Conor Galvin; Jack McGarry, Gary O’Halloran, Tarkan Pinarci, Adam McNamara; Cian Casey, Keith Punch; Ronan Madden, Shane Malone, Sean Farrell; Chima Ohanya, Jeffrey Rainsford; Jamie Pearse, Jason Murray, Kian McGrath. Replacements: Noel Kinnane, Gerard McGrath, Ben Murphy, Keith O’Brien, Josh Shinners, Liam Kelly, Desmond Cowhey.

GLENSTAL ABBEY Junior Cup: Patrick Johnson; Aboudi Al-Helaissi, William Twomey, Tristan Higgins, John Walsh; Ian Larkin, Josh Kennedy; Matthew Cannon, Iarlaith O’Reilly, Seamus Kerrisk; Ivor Larkin, Adam White; Stefan Caulfield-Drier, Angus McDonald, Cormac Frawley. Replacements: Dermot Hughes, Cian O’Brien, Liam Duggan, James Shields, Robert McNamara, Evan O’Neill, Patrick Hassett, Charlie McCartan, Robert Burke, Michael Buckley.