Friday 20 July 2018

Prendergast score key as Glenstal end drought

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Glenstal Abbey captain Ben Healy lifts the Senior Cup
Glenstal Abbey captain Ben Healy lifts the Senior Cup

Glenstal Abbey School lifted their first Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup following an 18-17 victory over Christian Brothers College at Irish Independent Park last Sunday.

The two sides were evenly matched at half-time due to penalties but two pivotal tries for Glenstal after the interval proved the difference come the close of play, to award the Limerick school their first Senior Cup in 79 years.


Glenstal captain Ben Healy put his side in front with a penalty after the break before Caolan Dooley touched down for Glenstal and CBC responded through Robert Loftus.

Patrick Prendergast scored Glenstal's second try, which Healy converted, while CBC's Matthew Bowen went over for a last-minute score but it was too little too late.

Listowel Girls prove class again

Listowel Girls made the journey to Garryowen RFC to meet Carrick/Waterpark in this season's Bank of Ireland Munster U-18 Cup final.

It has been a tremendous couple of seasons for this group of players with half of them being part of an all-conquering team last season.

They are appearing in their 26th competitive match at this level, having lost just once in the process.

The loss came in the league semi-final last December, and like all good teams they dusted themselves off with a renewed focus on the Munster Cup.

This was the first time they got to play the current league champions this season but the Listowel girls came out firing.

Listowel defeated Carrick/Waterpark 21-5 to claim the Munster U-18 Cup with tries from Aine Enright, Maeve Carmody (two), Muirne Wall (one try and three conversions).

Spirits high at Dolphin

Dolphin RFC engaged with the IRFU's Spirit of Rugby campaign by organising 'Silent Sidelines' at an U-13 match last weekend.

The initiative is designed to demonstrate excellent sideline behaviour, showcasing the value of respect in the game.

For further information, please contact Munster Rugby's spirit officer Emily O'Leary at

Irish Independent

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