Casey bags brace as ruthless Rockwell lay down a marker
Rockwell College 28 Bandon GS 0
Munster Schools Snr Cup champions Rockwell put on a show of ruthless efficiency when opening their campaign yesterday at Clanwilliam.
Led up front by a powerful display in the pack by captain Diarmuid Barron, prop James Kendrick and flankers Mikey Wilson and Ben Murray, Rockwell's superior ball-winning and carrying gave the backs a fine foundation.
After Paudie Feehan landed a penalty in the 15th minute, Paudie Leamy finished off an impressive right-left movement with a try near the corner after taking a nice pass from Jamie Stone. On the opposite wing, Brian Fitzpatrick made it 13-0 when he scored an fine try after a scrum sent Mike Casey, Josh Pickering and finally Paudie Feehan on the delivery.
Mike Casey then punished Bandon's indiscipline - which saw them pick up two yellow cards - when he made for the line after a quick break for their third try. The same player closed the scoring after a length-of-the-pitch break by Conor Cashman and Chris Egan, to complete the job.
Rockwell College - P Feehan, B Fitzpatrick, J Stone, C Cashman, P Leamy, J Flannery, J Pickering, N Campion, D Barron, J Kendrick, D Shaw, P Murchan, M Wilson, B Murray, M Casey. Reps: G Kavanagh for P Leamy 45, P Ryan for P Murchan 50, D Egan for J Pickering 50, K Melbourne for N Campion 53, C Fox for B Murray 61, C Egan for B Fitzpatrick 61, L Ashmore for D Shaw 65, Bandon Grammar School - S Hudson, A Moore, V Lovell, L Fleming, B Gur, L Kingston, M Bateman, A Deane, T Coomey, D O'Callaghan, J Landzaad, J Lehane, R Stokes, C Deane, G Coombes. Reps: G Reidy for A Deane h-t, J Donnelly for A Moore 55, E Twomey for V Lovell 58, B Hayes for T Coomey 60. Ref - R O'Sullivan (Cork).
Munster Schools Junior Cup
Ryan O’Sullivan was rewarded for his general play when he added a try to his three conversions in a dominant display by Rockwell’s Junior Cup team.
Rockwell led 21-0 at half-time through tries from Dylan Farrelly, influential scrum-half Oisín Mangan and Harry Tobin.
All three were all converted by O’Sullivan.
Rockwell – C Mullane, A Ryan, D Farrelly, C Pearson, S Cotter, R O’Sullivan, O Mangan, J O’Meara, D Molloy, C Ryan, N O’Hanrahan, R Browne, S Grogan, H Tobin, B Ryan. Reps: D Murphy for O’Hanrahan 43, J Dwan for Grogan 43, E Daly for C Mullane 48, T Dowling for D Molloy 48, B Flavin, K Kophamel for C Ryan 57, C Hayes for Tobin 57.
Bandon – S Madden, D O’Sullivan, M Fitzgerald, B Matthews, S Kingston, S Minihane, J Crowley, C Heaney, A O’Connor, M Archer, J Brady, E Guinevan, J Connolly, N Beamish, P Jackson. Reps: W Boyd-Hull for Heaney 48, D Ogden for Kingston 48, T Barton for O’Sullivan 50, H Hall for Crowley 57, O Buttimer for Beamish 58, T Bryant for Brady 63.
Ref – P Ryan (Thomond).