Caplice too hot to handle as PBC dismiss Bandon challenge
Published 11/02/2010 | 05:00
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).