Wins for Rockwell and Glenstal in Junior and Senior Cup Matchups

Rockwell came out on top in the Junior Cup with Glenstal defeating their Senior counterparts

Rockwell College emerged 24-0 winners over Glenstal Abbey in the first round of the Munster Schools Junior Cup yesterday on the 4G in UL.

Glenstal started well and their pressure resulted in a missed penalty, but once the Tipp school mounted their first attack they were on the scoreboard through scrum half Adam Maher.

Soon after their first, Michael Mulligan got over to for their second of the game to increase their lead to 12-0 following a successful Rory Collins conversion. Before the break they were in again via No. 8 Adam Buttiner which was again well converted by Collins

The county Limerick school put in some decent bits of play in the second half and would have been rewarded if it wasn’t for some good Rockwell defence but in the end it was to be college’s day with a late Jake Heffernan try securing the tie.

Rockwell College: Tom Tobin; Darius Achimugu, Sam Tarleton, Michael Mulligan, Robert Wall; Rory Collins, AdamMaher; Matthew Bourke, Cathal Ryan, Jake Jeffernan; Charles Shanahan, Luke Fogarty; Liam Shine, Dean Fanning, Adam Buttimer. Replacements: Eddie Osereimen, Tom Downey, Michael Bergin, Brian Gleeson, Tom Ross, Ben McCarthy, Henry Buttimer,
Alex Cronin, Jay Casey Coleman, Niall Maher.

Glenstal Abbey: Robert McNamara; EvanO’Neill, Aboudi Al-Helaissi, William Twomey, John Walsh; Tristan Higgins, Josh Kennedy; Dermot Hughes, Matthew Cannon, Seamus Kerrisk; Stefan Caulfield-Drier, Angus McDonald, Tom Rooney, Ben Shippam, Cormac Frawley.
: Iarlaith Reilly, Cian O’Brien, Adam White, Ivor Larkin, Liam Duggan, Charlie McCartan, Ian Larkin, Patrick Johnston, Robert Burke, James Shields.


In the Senior Cup matchup it was a much closer affair with Glenstal Abbey coming out on top 10-8.

Glenstal came from behind to defeat Rockwell in their first round tie with Jake Flannery putting the Tipp school into and early lead via a penalty.

Ben Healy replied just before the interval with a well struck penalty.

In the second half Ireland U18 7’s winger Ronan Quinn got and with Healy converting the extras the Murroe school went into a 10-3 lead.

Rockwell put huge pressure on the Glenstal line and were rewarded with a try late on, but Flannery was off with the tough conversion meaning last year’s finalist’s were into the last 8.

Glenstal Abbey: Aran Egan; Andrew Hogan, Henry Benner, Caolan Dooley, Ronan Quinn; Ben Healy, Andrew Walsh; Harry Boland, George Downing, Patrick Prendergast; David Kelly, James Fitzgerald; Ronan Leahy, Conor Booth, Mark Fleming.

Replacements: Eoghan Fitzgerald, Donagh Hyland, John Ashe, Mark Walsh, Niall Quelly, Brian Leonard, Scott McKeown, Mark O’Farrell

Rockwell: Dylan Farrelly; Conor Pearson, Jack Hunt, Andrew Daly, Sean Cotter; Jack Flannery, Oisin Mangan; Ciaran Ryan, Darragh Molloy, Brendan Ryan; Niall O’Hanrahan, Robert Browne; Conall Kennedy, Jack Harney, Stephen Grogan.

Replacements: James O’Meara, Tom Dowling, Tom Russell, Harry Tobin, Cathal Hayes, John O’Sullivan, Maurice O’Sullivan, Ryan O’Sullivan.

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