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Dublin: 13 °C Monday 14 October, 2019

No more talk of three-in-a-row as holders Crescent knocked out of Munster Senior Cup

There was drama in Thomond Park this afternoon.

Alex Donohoe and Tim Constigan celebrate after the game Glenstal Abbey's Alex Donohoe and Tim Constigan celebrate. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

HOLDERS CRESCENT COLLEGE bid cheerio to three-in-a-row as Glenstal Abbey dumped them out of the Munster Schools Senior Cup.

Two penalties from out-half Jack Stafford were enough to give Glenstal a 6-3 win this afternoon and set up a semi-final against Rockwell.

Crescent, winners in 2013 and again last year, were bidding to become the first school to win three successive titles since CBC’s four between 1997 and 2000.

The second semi will see Presentation Brothers Cork take on Ardscoil Rís after they beat Castletroy College 22-15.

Brian O’Mahony and Graham Smith tackle Conor Myers Brian O’Mahony and Graham Smith of Pres tackle Conor Myers. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Two first-half tries for Daragh Dennehy and one for captain John Poland helped Pres into a 17-3 lead in the first of today’s Thomond Park double-header.

Poland’s second try shortly after the restart sealed what was a comfortable win until two late Castletroy tries threatened a comeback which was too little, too late.

Munster Schools Senior Cup quarter-final results

  • Presentation Brothers Cork 22-15 Castletroy College
  • Glenstal Abbey School 6-3 Crescent College Comprehensive

Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-final draw

  • Glenstal Abbey School v Rockwell College
  • Presentation Brothers Cork v Ardscoil Rís

Ties to be played 3-5 March

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