Tom McGrath reports from Thomond Park
Crescent had won their last two meetings against the Cork boys and although the team and supporters alike were in confidence form on Wednesday, this time the encounter would be that bit rougher for the Dooradoyle school
However, from the kick off Comp looked to continue their winning ways when Glenn Dickinson went over after a very impressive set piece off the back of a scrum the corner after only 90 seconds . Silencing the large CBC crowd.
Daniel Hurley failed to add the extras but CBC looked to be shaken by Comp’s early score as the supporters fell quiet to the Comp chants as the realisations that they could lose to CCC for a third year running dawned on them.
CBC struck back when Comp conceded a penalty for holding on 30 metres out. Christians out-half converted to make it 5-3 after 10 minutes.
Both teams defences were tested in their own 22s but the score remained the same going into the half.
In the second half the huge CBC crowd found their voice again as CBC began work their line out maul. With lock Richard Thompson and number eight and captain Daire Feeney stealing a number of lineouts putting the Crescent backs in trouble when the ball was spread wide eventually ending up with Alex McHenry finding a gap and scoring CBC first try.
Crescent looked certain to score again with encouraging play ten metres out, but unforced errors and a strong Christians defense shut them out.
In the dying minutes CBC went over again McHenry scoring his second Taylor adding the extras.
FT: CBC 17-5 Crescent