Okafar’s brace inspires Bandon to emphatic first round win

BANDON GRAMMAR SCHOOL cruised to the most facile of victories over Waterpark College in a hopelessly one sided first round Munster Schools Senior Cup tie at Dungarvan yesterday.

The West Cork school ran in a total of nine tries without their own line ever being threatened, and although Waterpark battled throughout, they were outclassed and overwhelmed.

The first try arrived in the third minute with scrum half Jack Robinson getting in at the corner after a fine move involving all their backline.

Try number two came a quarter of an hour later and was all down to the individual genius of ‘Mighty’ Okafar who sprinted 50 metres before grounding the ball under the posts. It was the first of many outstanding contributions by the winger, by far and away the best player on view.

Waterpark spent the half pinned deeply inside their own half and inevitably, the tries continued to come with Stephen Good, Chris Pringle, and Darren Sweetnam all getting in on the act with Sweetnam converting on each occasion for a 31-0 interval lead.

Okafar, Sam Hunter, and impressive full-back Conor Moloney (with a brace) completed the try scoring.

Scorers for Bandon: Tries: Okafar (2), Moloney (2), Robinson, S Good, Pringle, Sweetnam, Hunter. Conversions: Sweetnam (7).

BANDON GRAMMAR SCHOOL: C Moloney; M Okafar, C Pringle, P Good, S Good; D Sweetnam, J Robinson; E Crowley, I Waters, R Bateman; E Tyrrell, PJ Hegarty; S Hunter, R Kingston, P Deane.

Replacements: J Kingston for S Good; B Miller for Tyrell; E O’Driscoll for R Kingston; M

Donoghue for Bateman; P O’Shea for Waters.

WATERPARK COLLEGE: T Power; J Kelly, J Hickey, C Harn, L Maher; T Kiersey, C Molloy; S Power, D Coady, D Heffernan; D Kelly, G Power; D McGagh, G Staff, D O’Dwyer.

Replacements: C Dodd for Molloy (inj); J Kimmini for Maher.

Referee: Liam Lannon (MAR).

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