St Clement’s see off Bandon to set up clash with Glenstal

Bandon Grammar 5 St Clement’s College 17
St Clement’s College have qualified for the first round of the Munster Schools Senior Cup after they defeated Bandon Grammar in yesterday’s qualifying final in Fermoy.

St Clement’s opened the scoring in the 20th minute when Aaron Dunne was credited with a pushover try next to the posts after a five-metre lineout. Jack Broderick added the conversion.

Bandon opened their account two minutes before the break when David Jennings scored a try from a driving maul, following a five-metre lineout.

Ross Fitzgerald and Darragh Ryan added tries for Clement’s in the third quarter, before they had to withstand a late rally by the West Cork side.

St Clement’s will now meet Glenstal Abbey.

Scorers for Bandon Grammar: D Jennings try.

Scorers for St Clement’s College: A Dunne, R Fitzgerald & D Ryan tries; J Broderick conversion.

BANDON GRAMMAR: S Hudson; E Barrett, B Murphy, A Moore, P Walters; R Smith, L Kingston; G Pringle, E Barrett, D Jennings; J O’Dwyer, J Lanzaad; R Stokes, O Deane, G Coombes.

Replacements: F Pock, G Reidy, D Perkinson, D Kelly, J Donnelly, C Scully, L Fleming.

ST CLEMENT’S COLLEGE: J Broderick; R Fitzgerald, S Gleeson, N Clancy, D Ryan; H O’Brien, R Minihan; D Joyce, A Somers, C Ryan; K Burchardt, K Madden; S Ogie, A Dunne, K Clifford.

Replacements: Declan Browne, C Clancy, E Kenny, O Kiely, J Page, J Higgins, E Murnane, Donnie Browne.

Referee: R Coughlin (MAR).


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