Wednesday 28 September 2016

Schools battle it out for rugby bragging rights

Martin Grant

Published 14/03/2016 | 02:30

CBC Cork supporters celebrate towards the end of the Munster Schools Senior Cup final at Irish Independent Park, Cork. Photo: Sportsfile
CBC Cork supporters celebrate towards the end of the Munster Schools Senior Cup final at Irish Independent Park, Cork. Photo: Sportsfile
CBC’s Richard Cassidy with his mother. Photo: Sportsfile
Leinster champions Belvedere College. Photo: Sportsfile

Traditional powerhouses Christian Brother College Cork edged their Crescent rivals to win their record 29th Munster Schools Senior Cup title in an intense battle yesterday.

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The young men of Munster fought hard throughout the game and were subjected to huge pressure by a brave Crescent College Comprehensive side at Irish Independent Park in Cork.

However, a strong performance by the Christians and three penalties from the boot of out-half James Taylor paved the way for their one-point win.

Fans at the 9,500-seat venue were put through a nail-biting finish with four minutes of injury time, but CBC held off Crescent's spirited attacks.

Meanwhile, Belvedere College continued their exciting brand of running rugby to clinch their 11th Leinster Schools Senior Cup title after dominating Cistercian College Roscrea with a scoreline of 31-7 at the RDS yesterday.

It was sweet revenge for the Dublin city side who lost in the final last year to Cistercians as the Roscrea men lifted the trophy for the first time in their school's history.

Irish Independent

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