Wins for Young Munster, UL Bohs, Garryowen and Old Crescent means three Limerick sides guaranteed semi-final spot.
The line up of the Munster Senior Challenge Cup quarter finals has been confirmed and there will be three Limerick sides in the semi-final’s no matter what.
Garryowen and Young Munster meet again in a repeat of the Charity cup fixture a few weeks ago, whilst division 1B side UL Bohs will face division 2B side Old Crescent. UCC and Cork Con will meet in the other quarter final tie after it was confirmed that Bruff will get a bye in the next round.
Shannon looked like causing the upset of the weekend after leading Cork Con for the majority of the game on Saturday but it took last years AIL top points scorer, Tomas Quinlan to come off the bench and score a try conversion and a penalty to keep the Cork sides six in a row hopes alive. All of Shannon’s points came courtesy of Academy out-half Conor Fitzgerald.
Bruff comfortably beat Sundays well on Friday night meaning their next game in the competition will be a semi-final game against Bohs or Crescent.
Bruff began positively with a try from Tony Cahill as well as a penalty try. Dave O’Grady was spot on from the boot adding a penalty to leave the home side on top 17-0 at half time. Young flanker Odrhan Ring added another in the second half for the county Limerick side with the game ending 24-0
Bruff next opponents, either Crescent or Bohs’, both had good wins at weekend beating Midleton and Nenagh respectively. UL Bohs faced Nenagh in a repeat of their Charity cup tie seeking revenge. Bohs responded superbly to defeat and came away from Tipp with a 18-13 win. Tries from Joe Murray and Robbie Bourke helped the Robins get passed a dogged Nenagh side who replied with a try from Nicky Irwin and a conversion and two penalties from Clayton Stewart.
Next up for Bohs is Old Crescent who played host to Cork side Midleton on Saturday. Crescent looked comfortable all game on their way to a seven try, 45-25 win. Winger Val McDermott and Brendan Guilfoyle grabbing a brace each and Gary Fitzgerald, Brion Bennett and Cian Reale all scoring a try as well. Former Shannon player, Ronan McKenna kicked five conversions.
Young Munster didn’t make the best start to their game against Highfield on Saturday as the Greenfield side went in at half time 7-0 down. However tries from new recruit Daniel Hurley and Gavin Coombes help save the Cookies blushes as well as penalties from Paul Downes help Munsters win 20-7 to book a spot in the quarter finals against local rivals Garryowen.
Here is the Quarter Finals lineup of the Munster Senior Challenge cup in full.
Quarter-Finals: (Saturday, October 21)
U.C.C. v Cork Constitution
Old Crescent v U.L. Bohemian
Garryowen v Young Munster
Bruff have a bye through to the semi final.