Denis Hayes reports from the University Of Limerick
Glenstal had a tough opening ten minutes – first a missed penalty, then an injury and that was before conceding a Rockwell try from scrumhalf Adam Maher.
Following that early boost, Rockwell were confident and began to dominate the possession further and after a heap of phases, centre Michael Mulligan converted that pressure into points as he too crossed the whitewash.
Rockwell’s other first try came from Adam Buttimer, leaving the half time score at a dominant 19-0.
Glenstal were better in the second half but Rockwell had the game won by then. A sin-bin for the Cashel men’s number eight opened up a couple of opportunities for their opponents. However, a desperate stretch for the line by winger John Walsh proved to be as close as Glenstal would get all afternoon.
Rockwell were looking dangerous every time they went forward in possession and with less than ten minutes to go their tight-head Jack Heffernan bruised his way over. The kick wasn’t converted, but little did it matter as the Tipperary school booked their place in the Junior Cup Quarter Finals.
FT: Rockwell 24-0 Glenstal
In the other game, Ardscoil had a tough day’s work against a strong CBC side in Cork. Christians ran out as comfortable 25-3 winners.
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