Sean Farrell reports from the University Of Limerick
Both teams started strongly in this one with Clements in particular looking to make an early statement of intent. Unfortunately for the underdogs however, an early injury to Crescent winger Ben Moloney would halt any momentum they had generated and allow the Dooradoyle boys to recuperate.
Following a brief interval the game restarted. Clements attacked well off a turnover and a great run from John Bateman had them looking dangerous. However, Comp would turn over the ball with an interception from Conor Philips and his crisp pass allowed Timmy Duggan to dance in for the game’s opening try. 5-0.
Crescent mauled over to score again a few minutes later, making it 10-0; before a brilliant third from Jack Delaney put them in a truly dominant position with 17 points on the board.
Before the break, Crescent’s Jaimin Hoffman made a surging run from his own try-line and with a pop off to John Hurley, they touched down once more. Hurley converted his own try, making it 24-0.
On the day, the favourites prevailed and their class showed as they added a further two tries before the final whistle.
It ended 31-0, giving Crescent a spot in the quarter finals and giving Clement’s a few posiitves to hang onto as they now begin to approach the all important second round.
FT: Crescent 31-0 Clements
PBC also defeated Castletroy 25-8 in the other Senior Cup game that took place today with star players Sean French and Billy Scannell both scoring.