Bank Of Ireland Munster Senior Challenge Cup Set For Markets Field

The Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Challenge Cup final date and venue has been confirmed as Friday 19 January, Markets Field (kick-off 7.30pm).

UL Bohemian and Garryowen will go head-to-head as two of Limerick’s traditional rivals, with both sides producing impressive displays throughout the competition and in their respective semi-finals.

Garryowen overcame Cork Constitution 23-14 in their semi-final encounter at Dooradoyle.

An inspirational display from Garryowen’s Neil Cronin led the home side to victory.

Tomas Quinlan opened the scoring with a penalty for the holders after fifteen minutes but Cronin leveled six minutes later.

Jamie McInerney put Garryowen ahead on twenty five minutes and Cronin converted for a lead they would not relinquish.

Cronin and Quinlan exchanged penalties to leave the Dooradoyle side 13-6 ahead at half time.

It was 16-9 after six minutes of the second-half with Cronin and Quinlan swapping penalties, before Cronin made sure of victory with a try and conversion on 61 minutes.

Rob Jermyn scored a late try for Con’ but it was not enough to keep a hold of their title.

UL Bohemian secured their place in the final following a 22-8 semi-final win to Bruff.

Mike Mullally opened the scoring with a penalty for UL Bohs but Dave O’Grady leveled for the home side.

Tries from Mark Bromell and James Ryan and a Mullally conversion gave the visitors a 15-3 interval lead.

Cian Ryan scored a Bruff try to close the gap to seven points but a try from Shane Scannell converted by Mullally sent Bohs through to the final.

Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Challenge Cup Final: UL Bohemian v Garryowen, Friday 19 January, Markets Field, 7.30pm 

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