Archer kicks Bandon into history books with dramatic late penalty

Archer kicks Bandon into history books with dramatic late penalty
Bandon's Louis Archer celebrates winning the game. Picture: INPHO/Tommy Dickson

BANDON Grammar School continue to re-write the history books after qualifying for their first Clayton Hotels sponsored Munster Schools Junior Cup semi-final.

Their last-gasp 17-15 win over Castletroy in arctic conditions on UL’s 4G pitch, yesterday, came from a penalty from out-half Louis Archer, who held his nerve in demanding circumstances.

Last season the school reached its first senior semi-final and now the juniors can look forward to a last-four showdown with the holders CBC.

Kyle Buttimer and Chris Walton scored tries, but it was Archer’s kick, which proved historic.

Bandon's Louis Archer kicks a penalty to win the game. Picture: INPHO/Tommy Dickson
Bandon's Louis Archer kicks a penalty to win the game. Picture: INPHO/Tommy Dickson

The other semi-final is between St Munchin’s and PBC in Limerick. Both games will be played in three weeks.

The lone Shannonside survivors are one of the fancies for the competition. They ran in 10 tries against St Clement’s on Tuesday.

Pres were also in action yesterday at UL. They scored four tries in an impressive 25-14 win over Crescent Comprehensive.

Darragh French, Ben Comiskey, Daniel Squires and powerful prop-forward Darragh McSweeney supplied the tries.

Defending champions, Christians, had to cope with harsh winter conditions, too, in their 18-3 success against Rockwell College in Clanwilliam.

Centre Daire Burke and out-half Andrew O’Mahony crossed for tries with full-back George Coomber kicking the remaining points.

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