Sunday 25 September 2016

Carew caps devastating Crescent blitz

Crescent Comp 29 Castletroy Col 3 Munster Junior Cup

Published 12/02/2016 | 02:30

Crescent led 10-3 at the break thanks to a superb try in the corner by Ben Carew. Castletroy kept in touch with a Sean Madden penalty but on the stroke of half-time Jamie Hoffman got Crescent's second try (Stock photo)
Crescent led 10-3 at the break thanks to a superb try in the corner by Ben Carew. Castletroy kept in touch with a Sean Madden penalty but on the stroke of half-time Jamie Hoffman got Crescent's second try (Stock photo)

Crescent turned on the style in the second half to crush city rivals Castletroy at Thomond Park.

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Crescent led 10-3 at the break thanks to a superb try in the corner by Ben Carew. Castletroy kept in touch with a Sean Madden penalty but on the stroke of half-time Jamie Hoffman got Crescent's second try.

The outcome was still in the melting pot until ten minutes from the end when Crescent began to turn the screw.

Cian McDonagh sparked a late try-fest, followed by marvellous touchdown by Timothy Duggan, who raced past several defenders to tap down under the posts.

John Hurley converted and he also added the points to a great second try by Carew just at the end. Following great work by the outstanding Jack Madden, Carew began to chase a kick 15 yards behind an opponent but the winger reached the ball first, kicked ahead and won the touchdown.

Cillian O'Malley, Madden and Ronan Gallery shone in the dominant Crescent pack.

Crescent Comprehensive - D Larkin; T Duggan, J Hoffman, J Delaney, B Carew; J Hurley, D Ahern; R Gallery, R Reynolds, C Fitzgerald; C McDonagh, C O'Malley; O Evans, A Garland, J Madden. Reps: C Dinneen, E Feeney, JJ Hanly, B Murphy, T Allen, T Allen, M Casserley, M McCrann, C Tuohy.

Castletroy College - D Crampton; R Lazaruth, L Callanan, E Murphy, C Fitzgibbon; S Madden, M O'Hanrahan; PJ Allen, K O'Shea, R Magill; G Bourke, J Coates; G Moore, C Whyte, R Keavney. Reps: P Hurley, S O'Neill, B O'Brien, C Toland, R Kiely, R Holmes, H Gleeson, K McGuire.

Ref - A McInerney.

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