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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Bandon secure first senior semi-final spot

This week saw the Junior sides take centre stage, with Castletroy securing their semi-final place at the expense of St Clements at Garryowen RFC on Tuesday (stock photo)
This week saw the Junior sides take centre stage, with Castletroy securing their semi-final place at the expense of St Clements at Garryowen RFC on Tuesday (stock photo)

The stakes are rising as the teams for both the Munster Schools Junior and Senior Cups semi-finals are now known.

Last week saw Bandon Grammar securing a first Senior semi berth in their history, defeating St Munchin's College 17-13 at Bandon RFC. Holders Christians, meanwhile, were stunned by a late Maurice Noonan penalty in testing conditions at Irish Independent Park as Ardscoil Rís dumped out the competition favourites 9-7.

Staying in Cork and at Lansdowne PBC secured an all-Rebel semi-final after a comfortable 16-3 defeat of 2016 finalists Crescent College Comprehensive. Glenstal Abbey booked the final place, holding Rockwell scoreless in an 18-0 victory at Clanwilliam.

They will play Ardscoil Rís in Thomond Park on Thursday, March 2 at 2.30, while the day before the Cork derby between Pres and Bandon kicks-off at 2.00pm at Irish Independent Park. Both games will be shown live on eir Sport.

This week saw the Junior sides take centre stage, with Castletroy securing their semi-final place at the expense of St Clements at Garryowen RFC on Tuesday, while Wednesday saw a double-header at Irish Independent Park, where due to unforeseen injury delays PBC v St Munchin's did not recommence after 10 minutes of play.

In the later game there were no serious incidents, as Christians marched into the semi-final with a 30-8 win over Ardscoil Rís, while at Clanwilliam holders Crescent powered their way past Rockwell College 21-5.

Irish Independent

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