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.

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.


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).


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.


F Murphy


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