CBC Cork stay on track to retain title
CBC Cork 22 Rockwell College 21:Holders CBC Cork qualified to meet Crescent College Comprehensive in the semi-final after an exciting quarter-final replay win over Rockwell College at Musgrave Park yesterday.
They led 17-8 at half-time following tries from James Humphries and Oisín Conway, both converted by Michael O’Halloran, who also kicked a penalty.
Brian McLoughlin scored Rockwell’s try with Jack Kennedy adding a penalty.
Two more Kennedy penalties reduced the gap to 17-14, but Conway’s second try after 51 minutes sealed matters. Stephen Quirke’s try and conversion in the final play came too late for the Tipperary school.
CBC CORK: S Murphy; B O’Callaghan, A McHenry, O Conway, A O’Brien; M O’Halloran, R McGuire; G Moloney, J Humphries, C Leahy; D Barry, D Feeney; R Hyde, D McGinn, E Cahill (capt). Replacements: F Hennessy, E Barrett, D O’Donovan, C Penney, R Cassidy, J Taylor, K O’Sullivan, T McKenzie.
ROCKWELL COLLEGE: K Moynihan; C Manton, B McLoughlin, B Ryder, L Molloy; S Quirke, D Egan; N Campion, B Murray, J Tierney; J Binchy, C Cashman; J Kennedy, M Wilson, D Fehilly (capt). Replacements: T Brennan for Binchy (53 mins), H Gilbert for Campion (57 mins), L Devereaux for Kennedy (59 mins). Referee: S Kierans (Munster)