Saturday 23 September 2017

O'Dwyer powers Rockwell through

Rockwell 13
Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-finals

For the third year in a row, Rockwell are through to the Munster decider.

And having lost to PBC and CBC in the last two, they will be hoping to make it third time lucky when they again face Presentation Brothers Cork in the final in Cork on St Patrick's day.

At Clanwilliam on Saturday, Rockwell had to work very hard for their win after it was 6-6 at the interval.

Darragh McNamara landed a penalty for CBC after nine minutes but Brian Haugh levelled with a Rockwell penalty after 22 minutes and he edged his side in front with another successful strike three minutes before the interval.

However, there was still time for McNamara to land his second penalty for CBC and he kicked a third after after 43 minutes.

The only try, and a somewhat controversial one, came after 49 minutes when Rockwell's outstanding No 8 Sonny O'Dwyer broke from a scrum on the 22 and raced in for a touchdown that Haugh converted.

Rockwell -- D McGillicuddy; S Horgan, H McNulty, K Kiely, R Jermyn; C Holland, B Hough; C O'Donnell, D Mulcahy, MJ Murphy; S McCarthy, A O'Sullivan; R Moran, L Cahill, S O'Dwyer.

CBC -- D McNamara; J McCarthy, K Slater, C Barry, C O'Halloran; B Monohan, C O'Regan; P McCabe, C Scannell, J Quirke; Y Browne, K Frost; I Whelan, D Nolan, S Glynn.

Ref -- D O'Flynn (MAR).

Irish Independent

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