Molloy and McLoughlin tries give Rockwell safe passage to Munster Schools final

December 28, 2022 0 By JohnValbyNation

ROCKWELL WILL JOIN Ardscoil Rís  in this month’s Munster Schools Cup final after defeating Glenstal Abbey 22 – 3 at Thomond Park today.

Glenstal’s Jack Stafford and George O’Hara tackle Lee Molloy of Rockwell. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Four penalties from Bill Johnston put Rockwell well out of the Murroe men’s reach by full-time. Though Jack Stafford’s early equalising penalty had meant that Glenstal went into the half-time break trailing by just three points.

The game’s defining score came early in the second half when Lee Molloy grounded the ball to put Rockwell in control of the game at 11 – 3.

Glenstal fans were left disappointed. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Though Johnston was unable to add the conversion on that occasion, he did keep the scoreboard ticking over for the rest of the half, extending the lead to 17 – 3 before flanker Brian McLoughlin crossed the line to put the cherry on the cake.

Ian Keatley was among the interested supporters in Thomond Park. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

In Connacht meanwhile, Marist College have missed out on a place in the final despite today’s 33 -19 win over the Jes. The Athlone school had alread lost out to Summerhill and Sligo Grammar in the league qualification format.

Today Summerhill defeated Sligo 15 – 14 to book their place in the decider against Garbally.

– First published 17.15

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