Wednesday 22 November 2017

Scannell wraps up PBC stroll

Crescent Comprehensive 12
PBC 23
Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-finals

Holders Presentation Brothers Cork, breezed into the final when they proved too strong for Crescent at Thomond Park yesterday.

On top in most departments in the second half, PBC had the ideal start when Stephen Dinan kicked a penalty after only three minutes.

Ten minutes later Crescent went in front when flanker Padraic Ryan had the opening try and, when Dinan saw a penalty come back off a post, it was a confidence boost for the Limerick side.

But a try by Paul Derham a minute before the interval, converted by Dinan, had Pres in front 10-5 at the interval. The second half was a far more entertaining period during which PBC scored two more tries.

The first came after only four minutes of the restart when Ross Caplice touched down, and victory was assured when Rory Scannell went over.

Just at the end Crescent had compensation for their efforts when fly-half Larry Hanley had his side's second try which he also converted.

PBC had Killian Kingston sin-binned after 65 minutes, but it was too late for Crescent to capitalise. Fittingly, PBC had the final say when Dinan finished as he started by kicking a penalty.

Crescent Comprehensive -- B Murphy, P O'Sullivan, D Dee, G Barry, C Buckley; L Hanley, M D'Arcy; C O'Connor, R Kavanagh, N Horan; S Stanley, J Dinneen; S Monaghan (Capt), P Ryan, J Donovan.

PBC -- S Glynn; S Dinan, R Scannell, R Caplice, J Kiernan; E Mills, C Bannon; B Scott, W Foley, K Kingston; P Derham, J Fitzgerald; A Hudson, J Duffy, R Murphy (Capt).

Ref -- T Collins (MAR).

Irish Independent

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