JUNIOR REPORT: Clements Make The Quarters With Last-Gasp Try

Denis Hayes reports from the University Of Limerick 

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Glenstal took the lead from a penalty by scrumhalf Josh Kennedy in the opening ten minutes, but not long later a kick through by Clement’s outhalf Cian Casey fell into the hands of winger Adam McNamara who dotted down under the posts.

Clements grew more and more into the game from that moment and added another three points from the tee about twenty minutes in, pushing the score out to 10-3.

However, Glenstal had the final say just before half time when quick thinking from Josh Kennedy saw the scrumhalf dive over the whitewash. A superb William Twomey conversion made it 10-10, leaving the game right in the balance at the break.

HT: Glenstal 10-10 St.Clements

Mid way through the second half, Glenstal’s young out-half Ian Larkin pounced on a loose ball and spread it quickly to second-row Adam White who crossed over to put his side in the driving seat at 17-10.

With less than 15 minutes remaining Clements turned up the heat. Outhalf Cian Casey went over to claw it back to 17-15, offering his side a glimmer of hope and despite his missed conversion, Clement’s had enough to go on and win the tie. 

In the final play of the game, Clement’s showed Japan-esque passion and determination to work their way into Glenstal’s 22. The forwards rumbled forward with purpose and when ready, the Limerick city whipped the ball wide and found centre Tarkan Pinarci out wide who dove over to secure a famous victory.

FT: Clements 20-17 Glenstal

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