Thursday 23 March 2017

Caplice too hot to handle as PBC dismiss Bandon challenge

PBC booked a semi-final date with St Munchin's when brushing aside the challenge of Bandon GS at Temple Hill.

Pres' Rob O'Herlihy crossed for a try after only three minutes, while Bandon suffered a further blow when they lost inspirational skipper James Bendon with a foot injury.

Minutes later PBC winger Ross Caplice was on hand to touch down under the posts and Sean Og Murphy converted.

Darren Sweetnam opened Bandon's account with a penalty on 23 minutes, while Murphy and Sweetnam exchanged penalties just before half-time to leave the score at 15-6.

Seamus Glynn and Caplice added further tries for the winners in the second half.

PBC -- P Deasy; R Caplice, J Costigan, S Glynn, E Dennehy; S Og Murphy, R Barry (E O'Shaughnessy 64); C Keane (B Coughlan 69), B Vaughan (B Scott 69), N Scannell; R O'Herlihy, D O'Mahony; B Carroll (K Kingston 54), J Duffy (K Ryan 40), C O'Flaherty.

Bandon GS -- C Pullin; R Skuse, C Stallard, W Godsil, C Moloney (D Boyd 69); D Sweetnam, J Robinson; S McElroy, N Willoughby, S Kingston (L Pybus 69); A Tanner, D Reynolds; J Bendon (capt) (E Tyrell 5), S Hunter, H Travers.

Ref -- B O'Connell (MAR).

Irish Independent

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