Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-final draw is revealed

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-final draw is revealed

The Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Cups

THE two remaining Limerick sides will come face-to-face in the semi-finals of this month Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-finals.

Crescent College Comprehensive will take on Glenstal Abbey Schools in the semi-finals on a date to be confirmed on the week commencing February 26.

Crescent earned their place in the semi-finals on the back of an exciting 27-20 quarter-final victory over Rockwell College at Old Crescent RFC on Wednesday.

Last year’s beaten finalists Glenstal Abbey School booked their last four spot with an impressive 26-7 quarter-final win over Bandon Grammar School at The Mardyke, Cork, on Thursday afternoon.

Glenstal Abbey had led the last eight tie 14-0 at half-time and the Murroe students went on to score four tries in all.

The Murroe side went in front with a 27th minute try from Ronan Quinn, the first of his two touchdowns in the game.

Glenstal added a second, four minutes into first half stoppage time, when, following a fine break from number eight, Mark Fleming, Andrew Hogan dotted down. Captain Ben Healy converted both tries.

The winners bagged a third try and a 21-0 lead four minutes after the restart when centre Harry Benner dotted down near the posts, with Healy again converting.

While Bandon managed a try through Tom Beare, Quinn's second try for the Limerick side eased them through to their semi-final clash with Crescent.

In the second Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-final, Cork rivals PBC and CBC go head-to-head.

The final of the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup is set to go ahead on Sunday, March 18.