Mixed bag for St. Munchins as Juniors win but Senior side lose out to Bandon

The game was played in some blustery condition in Bandon RFC

Bandon Grammar school secure their spot in this year’s quarter final’s of the Munster Senior Cup with a 7-5 win over St. Munchins College in Bandon RFC yesterday.

In a tight encounter throughout, Bandon began mounting pressure early doors but couldn’t capitalise missing an early shot at goal.

Munchins then began to gather their own momentum but inside centre Jazz Pendejit couldn’t convert it into points after a missed penalty.

More pressure ensued from the home side and they were eventually rewarded when centre Victor Lovell sliced through the defence to get over which scrum half Jack Crowley converted. 7-0 at half time.

Whilst the away side did have the better of the chances in the second half, they could only muster up one score from prop Evan Sheehan which Pendejit couldn’t convert meaning the Cork school made it three successive wins in a row over their Corbally opposition in the Senior Cup.

BANDON GRAMMAR SCHOOL: Soren Minihane (Bobby Ahern 58); Seán Madden, Victor Lovell, Bruce Matthews, Harry Hall (Tom Beare half-time); Rowan Palmer (Ciarán Roberts 61), Jack Crowley; Conor Heaney (David Ogden 45), Alex O’Connor, Ashley Deane; Nico Bakker, Josh Brady, Michael Archer (Paul Jackson 53), Niall Beamish, John Beamish.

ST MUNCHIN’S COLLEGE: Zack Moloney; Cathal Quilter, Luke Kelly (Kristan Lagod 60), Jazz Pendejit, Tyrone O’Halloran; Garry Quilligan, Evan Maher; Craig Finn (Shane Ryan 47), Keith Hyland, Evan Sheehan; Alex Casey, Mark Crowe; Conor Nesbitt, Shane Kelly, Jake Murphy.


St. Munchins College Junior Cup side ran out 12-3 winners in their first round tie with Bandon Grammar School in Cork.

Munchins were in fron with just five minutes played when Kean Sheehy got over but the home side replied just before the half time whistle with a penalty to leave just two points between the sides at the break.

Similar to the first half, the away side the only try of the half when Liam Neilan got over which was converted to secure their passage to the quarter finals of the competition.

BANDON GRAMMAR: David Collis; Alan Blair, Craig Bateman, Liam McCarthy, Kyle Buttimer; Louis Archer, Jack Kevane; Mark Kingston, Chris Walton, Jack Appelbe, Jerry Coughlan, Andrew Guinevan, Thomas Blennerhassett, Nick Greene, James O’Donovan.

Replacements: Conor Ahern, Ignacio Tejera, Harry Golden, Jack Walsh, David Harte, Tom Good, Mateo Barthelemy, Chrion Obialor.

ST MUNCHIN’S COLLEGE: Josh Egan; Joshua Costello, Seamus McCarthy Burbage, Darragh Long, Conor O’Shaughnessy; Alexander Wood, Donnchadh O’Callaghan; Kean Sheehy Joachim Clohessy, Nathan Walsh, Louis McCormack, Graham Kirwan, Dylan Higgins, Evan Hickey, Liam Neilan.

Replacements: Denis Bermingham, Kieran Ryan, Jonathan Kelly, Morgan Bateman, Cayden Malone, Conor O’Brien Comerford, Scott Quilligan, Joseph Dougan, Diarmuid de Barra, Daragh McDermot.

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