Wednesday 18 October 2017

Double from Darragh Dennehy sets PBC on their way

Castletroy 15 PBC 22 (Munster schools senior cup quarter-finals)

Jack O'Sullivan, PBC, is tackled by Niall O'Shea, Castletroy College
Jack O'Sullivan, PBC, is tackled by Niall O'Shea, Castletroy College
Ronan McDonnell, Castletroy College, is tackled by Shane Daly, left, and Robin Reidy, PBC
PBC supporters, from left to right, Conor Barrett, Jack Linehan, and Conor Murphy at the game

Two first-half tries from full-back Darragh Dennehy paved the way for PBC’s win over Castletroy at Thomond Park yesterday.

The Limerick side made a lively start and Jamie Heuston’s seventh-minute penalty gave them some reward for their dominance. But the Cork school broke for their first try after 20 minutes. Several players handled in a terrific move which ended with winger Conor Duggan touching down out wide.

Another superb move brought try number two for Dennehy who had his second touchdown, which John Poland converted, before the break to make it 17-3 at half-time. The game looked over when Graham Smith scored a fourth try three minutes into the second half but Castletroy upped their game and Niall O’Shea got over the line and Heuston converted to give them hope after 65 minutes.

Three minutes later Mark O’Mara, a nephew of former Irish star Peter Clohessy, had another Castletroy try but they could not get on level terms.

PBC – D Dennehy (D O’Sullivan 53); B Pope, S Daly, R Reidy, C Duggan; P Sylvester, J Poland; J Ring, E McCarthy, S Deane; B O’Flynn, B O’Mahony; K O’Leary, G Smith, J O’Sullivan.

Castletroy College – T Ryan; C Carroll, D Garry, R McDonnell, S McBrearty; J heuston, S Atkinson; J Conway, M O’Mara, C Myers; M Finucane, S English; R Murphy, N O’Shea, D Rowsome. 

• Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-finals: PBC v Ard Scoil Ris, Glenstal v Rockwell. Dates and venues TBC

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