Glenstal had the very strong and cold wind at their backs in the first-half and reduced their arrears with a penalty by Ruairi Woodcock but when Munchin’s stretched their lead with a second try by winger Josh Campbell before half time, the outcome was inevitable.
They used the wind to good effect to keep a gallant Glenstal side pinned in their own half for much of the second period and further tries by centre Keith McInerney and flanker Ewan O’Brien saw them into the quarter-finals where they will meet PBC.
D Callinan; J Campbell, K McInerney, D Long, J Butler; C Carew, J Ryan; N Walsh, S Airey, N McNamara, C Duggan, L Neilan, E Higgins, E O’Brien, C Nesbitt capt.
J Clohessy, S Mason, C Finn, G Kirwan, S Nestor, D Slattery, C O’Brien-Comerford, K Kucz, M Lawler, N Shaughnessy.
R Woodcock; D Hanley, C O’Farrell, W Twomey capt, A Booth; T Gleeson, M Esmonde; D Hyland, M Cannon, M Downing, K Floyd, A White, C Frawley, T Rooney, N Queally. Replacements – S Carey, D Hayes, S Kerrisk, U Cooke, P Fahy, H Swan, A Keane, J Collins, T Murphy, M Bulaeir.
CBC v Ardscoil Ris; Rockwell v Crescent; PBC v St Munchins; Castletroy v St Clements. Games to be played on the week beginning February 6.