Ardscoil Rís from Limerick caused one of the biggest shocks in the Munster Schools Senior Cup by defeating the holders CBC 9-7 in a dramatic quarter-final in Cork yesterday.
Wing Maurice Noonan was the hero, brilliantly kicking a touchline penalty into the teeth of a howling wind in the closing act nine minutes into injury-time.
Ardscoil led 6-0 at half-time following a couple of penalties by Craig Casey after eight and 31 minutes.
The champions hit back, though, with a try from substitute Scott Buckley, converted by Eoin Monahan to lead 7-6 until Noonan ended their reign.
Glenstal Abbey are also through to the semi-finals after defeating Rockwell College 18-0 at Clanwilliam. Tries from Ronan Quinn and Ben Healy, who also kicked a couple of penalties and a conversion in a man-of-the-match display, kept the Limerick school on track for a first title.
Favourites PBC proved too strong for Crescent College Comprehensive in the other quarter-final, winning 16-3 at windswept Lansdowne.
They led 5-3 at the interval after playing against the elements, hooker Billy Scannell scoring a 10th-minute try and Mark Shanahan replying with a Crescent penalty.
Wing Sam O'Donovan increased Pres's lead with a try. Peter Sylvester dropped a goal and Seán French kicked a penalty.