Details of St Munchin's Munster Schools Junior Cup semi-final confirmed

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Details of St Munchin's Munster Schools Junior Cup semi-final confirmed

St Munchin's Kieran Ryan looks to find a gap in the St Clements defence in their Clayton Hotel Munster School's Junior Cup quarter-final

LIMERICK’S sole representative in the semi-finals of the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Junior Cup, St Munchin’s College, will face PBC, of Cork, at Tom Clifford Park on Wednesday, February 21.

The game at Young Munster’s RFC grounds will have a 2pm kick-off time. St Munchin’s College reached the semi-finals with a runaway victory over St Clement’s College on the back pitch at Thomond Park.

St Munchin’s racked up 10 tries in all against their city rivals, with their livewire scrum-half Donnacha O’Callaghan himself himself to a hat-trick of tries.

St Munchin’s, with Alexander Wood, son of former Munster, Ireland and Lions hooker Keith Wood at out-half, led 40-0 to half-time after scoring six tries.

Three tries in the opening 10 minutes put St Munchin’s on their way, with prop Kean Sheehy scoring a brace for the winners.

The St Munchin’s College backroom team this season includes head coach Ger Slattery, of Young Munster, as well as Garryowen scrum-half Neil Cronin and former Munster player Pat Cross.

It is now 20 years since St Munchin’s won the Munster Schools Junior Cup. That successful side included former Munster centre Barry Murphy.

St Munchin’s semi-final opponents PBC overcame Crescent College Comprehensive at the last eight stage.

The second Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Junior Cup semi-final will see Bandon Grammar go head-to-head with CBC at Cork Constitution’s Temple Hill grounds also on Wednesday, February 21 at 2pm.

The final of the Junior Cup will take place on the week beginning Monday, March 5.