Fitzgerald factor helps PBC sink champions
PBC, cork 12 Crescent Comp 3
PBC proved too good for the holders Crescent Comprehensive in a lively clash at Dooradoyle.
Crescent took the lead six minutes into the second half when Shane Eades kicked a penalty.
But Pres hit back with a well-worked try. Awarded a difficult penalty chance, they opted to kick for touch near the line. Dave Fitzgerald made a clean catch and the pack drove over with Jake O'Donovan getting the touchdown. Dave O'Sullivan stepped up and added a difficult conversion.
And just at the end, Fitzgerald got in at the corner for a second try.
PBC -- D O'Sullivan; C Barrett, P Kiernan, L Clarke, S Guilfoyle; R Reidy, J Poland; J Ring (E Ryan), J Linehan (E McCarthy), J O'Donovan; A Ring, D Fitzgerald; M Fitzgibbon, W Buckley (G Smith), C O'Flynn.
Crescent Comp -- G Dickenson; G O'Sullivan, S Eades, C Nash, M Varley (B O'Hora); J Harrington, P Spillane; M McGann, S Hensey, C Moloney; E Prendergast, C Reale; S Fitzgerald, A Harrison (C Slattery), O Quinlan.
Ref -- P O'Connor (MAR).