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Brilliant Hurley try helps Crescent to six-try win over Glenstal
Crescent are headed for the Munster Senior Cup quarter-finals.

Crescent Comprehensive College 39

Glenstal Abbey 17

FOUR SECOND HALF tries ended Glenstal Abbey’s hopes of a Munster Senior Cup quarter final as they went down to Crescent College.

Crescent immediately set the challenge to the Limerick school, a deep kick-off and first up tackling putting Glenstal under pressure from the offset, they were too flat off the resulting ruck and knocked on in centre-field.

The scrum resulted in a penalty and Daniel Hurley converted for three points.

An off-the-top line-out spread wide allowed Billy O’Hara break up the middle and score Crescent’s first try. The conversion was missed and Glenstal responded with a penalty through Ben Healy after an accidental offside.

Glenstal followed this up with a fortunate try, Matthew Hanly lingered a second too long with his clearing kick and was blocked down by Jack Stafford who collected and touched down under the posts.

Crescent remained calm and before the break man of the match Daniel Hurley scored the try of the game as he collected a deep kick and ran relentlessly for the line, bouncing three defenders on his way. Hurley’s icing on the cake was a touchline conversion to make it 15-10 at the break.

Matthew Hanly tackled by James Taylor Donall Farmer / INPHO Matthew Hanly making yards against CBC in the last round. Donall Farmer / INPHO / INPHO

It was all Crescent in the second half as a truck and trailer move off a line-out allowed half-time sub Anson Thai touch down and Glen Dickenson followed this up with an individual try of his own to make it 27-10.

Calvin Nash was soon rewarded for excellent defensive work all day with a length of the field try following an intercept.

Glenstal did manage a try in the second half thanks to Johnny Williams but could do nothing when Niall Mulcahy’s block down left him with a straight line to the corner as Crescent finished on a high.

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Crescent Comprehensive College scorers

Tries: Billy O’Hara, Daniel Hurley, Anson Thai, Glen Dickenson, Calvin Nah, Johnny Williams.

Penalties: Daniel Hurley (1)

Conversions: Daniel Hurley (3)

Glenstal Abbey scorers

Tries: Jack Stafford, Johnny Williams.

Penalties: Ben Healy

Conversions: Ben Healy

Crescent: Daniel Hurley, Conor Phillips, Calvin Nash, Billy O’Hara, Glen Dickenson, Matthew Hanly, Jack Lyons; Jack Henchy, Jason Barry, Thomas Connolly, John Blake, Fintan Coleman, Niall Mulcahy, Peter Ian Hickey, Bailey Faloon.

Replacements: Anson Thai, Michael Sheahen, Daniel Feasey, Scott Leahy, Matt Edwards, Mark Shanahan, Jake Fehilly.

Glenstal: Jamie Mawhinney, Jack O’Mahony, Luke Fitzgerald, Jack Staffors, Gordon Daly, Ben Healy, Rory Johnston; Paddy Molony, George Downing, Eoin Bergin, Theo Broderick, Shane Downes, Rory Clarke, Johnny Williams, Mark Flemming.

Replacements: Sean Garry, Henry Downing, John McMahon, Conor Booth, Thanade McCoole, Declan Floyd, Conor O’Sullivan, Tim Molony.

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