Buckley adds the gloss for rampant Christians
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.