Glenstal Abbey Vs Ard Scoil Rís
Neither team are exactly potential champions, partially because of team quality but also because of inconsistency. Ardscoil gave Munchins a good go and got the win over Clements, but Glenstal looked at their best when they handed out a 14-0 defeat to Castletroy in round one. The latter have also been the slightly better of the two throughout the season, so we’re going to back that going forward into the match.
Verdict: Glenstal by 14
St. Munchins Vs Christian Brothers Cork
Both sides have barely lost a game all season so this match will be of the intensity and quality of the highest order. The only time the two met this season was back in an August friendly with the Cork men winning out convincingly, and even though a lot of water has gone under the bridge since, one would think that it would take a heroic performance from Munchins, moreso than the visitors, to snatch a win.
Verdict: CBC by 10
Crescent Comprehensive Vs Castletroy College
Crescent have transformed in the new year, coming from an average team with a couple of get out of jail players to a functional fifteen with a decent pack and a sensational backline. Castletroy on the other hand, while they had showed promise coming into the cup, they slumped to a disappointing loss to Glenstal in the first round and could only draw with Bandon, due to inaccuracy in attack. They will have to convert such chances to come close to the now potential champions, Comp.
Verdict: Crescent by 20
Rockwell College Vs Presentation Brothers College
While Munchins and CBC has serious stature, the game for the greatest entertainment has to be this one. Both sets of players boast of adventurous game plans and aren’t afraid to spread the ball out the backs whenever they have they have the chance. In truth, both should be semi-finalists, but such is the game.
Verdict: PBC by 7