It was a bad ay at the office for the Limerick school who conceded a total of 59 points across both fixtures
Holders CBC defeated Limerick’s Ard Scoil Ris 25-3 yesterday to book their place in this year’s quarter finals of the Munster Schools Junior Cup.
The Limerick side started the better of the two when Christopher Guerin slotted an early penalty for a 3-0 lead.
The home side quickly responded via Eoin Birchall try which would be the final score in the first half following a missed penalty attempt from Guerin.
Christians George Coomber then increased his side’s lead in the second half with a well struck penalty inside the Ardscoil 22
The second 35 was all CBC with Patrick O’Hara (2) and Birchall going over to put the game beyond the North Circular Road school meaning they will be in the pot today to see what their fate is whether that be a second round qualifying game or a bye into the quarter’s.
CBC: George Coomber; Ben McGarry, Daire Burke, Patrick O’Hara, Jack McGrath; Andrew O’Mahony, Eoin Birchall; Corey Hanlon, Luke McAuliffe, Alan McDonald; James Morrisson, Patrick McBarron; Kevin Roche, Dylan O’Connor, Ronan O’Sullivan.
Replacements: Luke Buckley, Ryan Smith, Wanfred Waterman, Mark Ludgate, Jason Ahern, Jack Kennefick, Tom McCarthy, David McPolin.
Ard Scoil Rís: Paddy Hassett; Alexander Keyes, Cian Noonan, Darragh McGleenan, Christopher Guerin; Rory O’Gorman, Darragh Shine; Mark Moylan, James White, Ronan Carew; Jack Maloney, Oran O’Reilly; Colin Kelly, David O’Loughlin, Mark O’Connor.
Replacements: John Maher, Feidhlim Barry, Alex Dowling, Adam Kennedy, Ben McEnery, Stephen Noonan, Conor Maxwell, Damien Keogh.
Christian Brother’s College also walked away with a win over Ard Scoil Ris in the senior matchup on an impressive scoreline of 34-7
Christians raced into an early lead within two minutes following a try from Thomas Downes which was soon followed up by a second from No. 8 Ben Roche which was converted by full back Robert Hedderman.
Ard Scoil the replied with a converted try of their own through hooker Rhys Tucker.
Hedderman then got the Cork side’s third of the game before half time to increase their lead to 20-7
Ger Casey’s side did put a huge amount of pressure on the CBC defence but they held firm and two late scores from Eoin Monahan and Ronan Barry acted sweet revenge on Ard Scoil who knocked them out of the competition last year.
— Ardscoil Rís Limk (@ArdscoilRisLimk) January 17, 2018
CHRISTIANS: R Hedderman; M Bowen, E Barrett, T Downes, A O’Connor; C Whooley, J O’Riordan; M Donnelly, D O’Connor, L Masters, D McAuliffe, J Willis, C Barry, R Barry, B Roche.
Replacements: C Rasmussen, D Good, R Loftus, C Hurley, P Fives, F Burke, L Khan, B Cain, H O’Riordan, E Monahan.
ARD SCOIL: C O’Rahilly; C Murphy, K Dineen, G Clancy, L O’Shanaghan; D O’Gorman, I Leonard; M Gaule, R Tucker, F Lyons, B Noonan, W O’Callaghan, M O’Callaghan, J Ward Murphy, D Okeke
Replacements: S Clery, O Czyszczon, K Danaher, J Taylor, J Horrigan, C Moloney, A McNamara, D O’Byrne, E Roche, A O’Halloran.