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

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent, at UL

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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.