Saturday 21 October 2017

Buckley adds the gloss for rampant Christians

Eoin Monohan of Christian Brothers College is tackled by Mark Edwards of Crescent College Comp. Photo: Sportsfile
Eoin Monohan of Christian Brothers College is tackled by Mark Edwards of Crescent College Comp. Photo: Sportsfile
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The meeting of last year's Clayton Hotel Munster Schools Senior Cup finalists was a one-sided affair as Cork's Christian Brothers College surged to a 30-5 win over Crescent College Comprehensive at Irish Independent Park yesterday.

Last March, CBC prevailed by a point to take the title but this was all too easy for them. Having forged ahead through a James Taylor penalty, they moved into an 8-0 lead when Sean Duffy touched down shortly before half-time, and Finn Burke added another try soon after the restart.

Duffy was the provider as Anthony Ryan got the third try to make it 22-0, with Taylor's penalty opening a 25-point lead.

Ronan Gallery did salvage some consolation for Crescent as he crossed over for a try, but Scott Buckley rounded off a great day for CBC with their fourth.

They progress to the quarter-finals, while Crescent await today's draw to see if they must face a fellow first-round loser.

Rockwell were also impressive, enjoying a 28-18 win over St Munchin's at Clanwilliam Park.

Rockwell pushed clear as Kevin Kelly and Ryan O'Sullivan got tries in quick succession to make it 15-3. Luke Costello's try brought Munchin's to within seven by half-time, and while Shane Kelly got another early in the second half, they couldn't convert to level.

Jake Flanney's penalty made it 18-13 and while Tyrone O'Halloran scored a levelling try for Munchin's, Padraig Leamy's converted try and another Flannery penalty gave Rockwell the win.

At Dooradoyle, Cork's PBC beat Ardscoil Ris 40-5. Harry Dillon, Jonathan Wren (two), Mark McCarthy, Sam O'Donovan and Darragh O'Callaghan all scored tries.

Irish Independent

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