Crescent had all the opening quarter play but remarkably found themselves in arrears after 15 minutes when Rowan Palmer intercepted a likely scoring pass inside his ’22 and raced away for a try under the posts Brian McSweeney converted.
Crescent continued to dominate territory but also continued to make a succession of handling errors before finally putting together a fine backline movement that ended with Darragh O’Shea battling his way over in the corner. When full back Colm Quilligan added a second and Jack Delaney kicked the conversion, it was 12-5 to the Limerick side at the break and that reflected the run of play.
With the wind at their backs, Crescent quickly got a third try – again from O’Shea – and it really was the end of the contest.
Further tries from Barry Moore, Jack Connolly and substitute David Hickey simply sealed the deal at 32-7.
B McSweeney, R Palmer, B Sherlock, J D’Alton, C Obialor, N Barrett, D Twomey, C Coomey, S Golden, A Peevers, T Blennerhassett, J O’Donovan, A Dale, N Greene, J Connolly (captain).
J Appelbe, D Harte, C Walton, D Collis, J Scanlon, A Guinevan, E Nash, L Archer, D-Jan Bakker, J van der Westhuizen.
C Quilligan, G Kelly, S Hurley, B Moore, D O’Shea, J Delaney, J Connolly (captain), E O’Sullivan, J Fitzgerald, J Cross, D Doyle, S Malone, B Scott, J McKeogh, D Rickhard.
D Spillane, B O’Sullivan, J Richard, L Burke, D Hickey, T O’Sullivan, B Cosgrave, B Davey, D Fenton, D O’Grady.
C Harrington (MRA).