Deadly-accurate Murphy and Horgan combine to guarantee PBC's progress
Published 28/01/2010 | 05:00
PBC scored the only try of this game at Rosbrien and that proved decisive in the heavy underfoot conditions.
The Cork side led 6-0 at the interval thanks to two penalties by out-half Sean Og Murphy.
Ard Scoil Ris kept in touch when Jamie Gavin landed a penalty but the game's only try was scored by centre Daniel Horgan and the deadly-accurate Murphy added the points. In the final minutes Murphy made doubly sure of victory with his third penalty.
PBC -- S Glynn; R Kilbane, J Costigan, D Horgan, R Japlice; S Og Murphy, R Barry; C Keane, B Vaughan, N Scannell; R O'Herlihy, D O'Mahony; B Carroll, J Duffy, C O'Flaherty.
Ard Scoil Ris -- K Phelan; M Russell, J McGarry, E Commane, R Collins; J Galvin, A Griffin; E Canny, M Fitzgibbon, R McMahon; S Brinn, P O'Sullivan; J O'Toole, K Walsh, P McCann.
Ref -- G English.
The heavy rain put an end to the admirable efforts of both teams to move the ball about in a closely contested tie at Dooradoyle in which last season's winners were unable to make a winning defence of their title.
The heavier CBC pack had the advantage in the first half but by half-time all they could manage was a penalty by Sean Glynn.
It never looked as if this lead would suffice but as the game dragged on Crescent could not manage a try either.
Shane O'Brien levelled the scores with a penalty and gave his side victory when he landed a second penalty.
Crescent College -- L Hanley; B Murphy, D O'Doherty, S McNamara, B Walsh; S O'Brien, P Coffey; J Randles, L Malone, N Darcy; P Monohan, S Monohan; C Russell, E Cross, K O'Shea.
CBC -- D McNamara; T Harrington, K Slater, C Barry, C Quinn; B Monohan, R McCarthy; M O'Mahoney, K Stokes, R Martin; D Mullins, S Hanbridge; Y Browne, C Gallagher, S Glynn.
Ref -- D Moloney.