Thursday 20 July 2017

Crowley grabs key score

Cistercian Roscrea 12 CBC Monkstown 6

Cameron Watson of CBC Monkstown is tackled by Neal Moylett of Cistercian College Roscrea. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Cameron Watson of CBC Monkstown is tackled by Neal Moylett of Cistercian College Roscrea. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
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Roscrea scored two tries in three minutes as they got the better of Monkstown in miserable conditions at Castle Avenue.

Centres Adi Donovan and Philip O'Shea did the damage for the breakthrough score, O'Shea's footwork and speed making room for Donovan to take his inside pass to the line in the 27th minute. Full-back Tadhg Bird added the conversion.

Adi Donavan of Cistercian College Roscrea is tackled by Robert Ivers of CBC Monkstown, supported by team-mate Shane O’Hanrahan. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Adi Donavan of Cistercian College Roscrea is tackled by Robert Ivers of CBC Monkstown, supported by team-mate Shane O’Hanrahan. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

It didn't take Roscrea long to increase the advantage when Donovan broke to within 10 metres of the line for scrum-half Finbarr Crowley to dive over smartly to make it 12-0 at the break.

CBC needed something to get them going and they found it from James Reynolds penalty in the 38th minute.

The full-back returned for his second three-pointer for offside in the 55th minute.

However, they could not create the chance they were looking for and Roscrea progressed to a last-eight clash with Gonzaga.

Roscrea - T Bird (B Murphy 65); B Hyland, P O'Shea A Donovan, P Keane (J Culleton 56); C Kelly (capt), F Crowley; J Wycherley (D Maher 19), T Byrne (J Cahir 51), M Milne, R Lomas, N Moylett, C Walsh, R Enraght-Moony, J Brandon.

CBC - J Reynolds; C Newman, C Watson, D Forster (H Shaw 37), L Sweeney; S Power, S O'Hanrahan; M Read, M Theunissen (C Byrne 54), C Kavanagh, R Ivers, E Vaughan, R Doyle, Z Sattar, E Clarke (capt).

Ref - H O'Reilly (Leinster Branch)

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