Glenstal Abbey prove too strong for Bandon Grammar School
Ronan Quinn’s two tries send Co Limerick school into Munster Senior Cup semi-final
Glenstal’s Ronan Quinn crosses for a try against Bandon Grammar at the Mardyke. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho
Glenstal Abbey qualified for their second successive Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-final with an impressive win over a young Bandon Grammar School at the Mardyke.
The Co Cork side competed well in the opening 20 minutes, but Glenstal defended well before taking a grip on proceedings. They jumped in front after 27 minutes with the first of Ronan Quinn’s pair of tries.
The Co Limerick school bagged a third without four minutes of the resumption, centre Harry Benner touching down near the posts. Healy converted for a 21-0 lead.
Substitute Tom Beare claimed a consolation try for Bandon, Jack Crowley converting, before Quinn scored his second near the end.
The semi-final draw is: PBC v CBC and Crescent College Comprehensive v Glenstal Abbey.
BANDON GRAMMAR SCHOOL: S Minihane; B Ahern, V Lovell, B Matthews, H Hall; R Palmer, J Crowley; C Hearney, A O’Connor, A Deane; N Bakker, J Brady; M Archer, J Beamish, N Beamish. Replacements: D Ogden, T Bryant, P Jackson, E Guinevan, T Beare, C Roberts, S Madden.
GLENSTAL ABBEY: A Egan; A Hogan, H Benner, C Dooley, R Quinn; B Healy, A Walsh; H Boland, G Downing, P Prendergast; D Kelly, J Fitzgerald; M Walsh, R Leahy, M Fleming. Replacements: E Fitzgerald, D Hyland, J Ashe, N Quelly, P Mulligan, B Leonard, S McKeown, MO’Farrell.
Referee: S Kierans (MAR).