Pulled back to level terms with 10 minutes to go, Rockwell dug deep in the closing spell to finish with a converted try and penalty to record an impressive win in their Senior Cup opener.
Rockwell had the best of the first half and led 15-8 at the break but credit must go to St Munchin’s for getting themselves back into contention and when replacement Tyrone O’Halloran tied things up 18-18 in the 61st minute, it looked anyone’s game, before Padraig Leamy scored within a minute at the other end for Rockwell and Jake Flannery closed out the scoring with a penalty.
Rockwell: R O’Sullivan, C Egan, P Leamy, A Daly, J McCormack, J Flannery, O Mangan, K Kelly, J O’Meara, B Ryan, C Farrell, C Kennedy, P Murchan, J Harney, C Ryan.
Replacements: N O’Hanrahan for C Farrell (57m), C Ryan for J O’Meara (64m), T Russell for P Murchan (70m).
St Munchin’s: R Clancy, L Costello, G Quilligan, E Carr, S Murphy, J Kiely, E Maher, M O’Driscoll, D Radcliffe, G McCoy, P Kelly, K McMahon, M Crowe, J Murphy, S Kelly.
Replacements: T O’Halloran for R Clancy (48m), J Pendijito for G McCoy (65m), E Sheahan O’Donnel for E Carr (65m).