PBC do enough to hold off late rally from nine-man Douglas

Presentation Brothers College 2 Douglas Community School 1: Despite a late rally, Presentation Brothers College had just enough to hold off nine-man Douglas Community School and capture the Munster Senior Schools’ Cup.

PBC do enough to hold off late rally from nine-man Douglas

Pres keeper Owen O’Sullivan had to be alert to deny Cal Sheehy early on following a deft Simon Foley flick on.

David Dalton was looking lively for Pres and sneaked in to grab the opener from Fergal O’Brien’s low cross.

Douglas looked to strike back early; a good low save by O’Sullivan denying Foley after a poorly defended cross. Whatever momentum gained was halted minutes later as Dalton combined with Douwie van Sinderen to slot his second under Gavan Barrett.

Douglas lost Eoin Byrne to a second yellow after the break but used that setback as a rallying call, with Cian Fitton on hand minutes later to finish a rebounded cross.

Fitton was given his marching orders moments later for a dangerous tackle but still Douglas drove forward in search of an equaliser, with Cal Sheehy’s late effort brilliantly tipped over by O’Sullivan to hand the cup to Pres.

PRESENTATION BROTHERS COLLEGE:

O O’Sullivan; F O’Brien, B Mulcahy, B Cotter, C Maguire; E Davis, D Grant-O’Sullivan, M Cunningham, D van Sinderen; D Barry; D Dalton (E O’Leary 67).

DOUGLAS COMMUNITY SCHOOL:

G Barrett (E Noonan 30); E Byrne, O O’Sullivan, C Fitton, D Hurley; A Buckley; A Connolly (E Bevan 90’), S Falvey, E Murphy (A Idah 45), D Swords; C Sheehy.

Referee:

F Murphy

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