Junior joy for Bandon boys

Junior joy for Bandon boys

Bandon celebrate after their win at Thomond Park. Picture: INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Olan Allen

Rugby

BANDON are still celebrating today after they made history on Easter Sunday, lifting the Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Cup for the first time.

A 27-14 victory at the end of a thrilling decider against holders Young Munster at Thomond Park sparked emotional scenes for the West Cork club.

Bandon captured the first Senior Cup crown, way back in 1886, and are the first side to grab the newly-minted Junior Cup trophy.

Tries by Christian Mulcahy, Garth Burton and captain Tom Ferguson proved decisive, with Paul Downes kicking two conversions, for the impressive Leesiders, who led narrowly, 17-14 at the break. 

Some big hits by Tim Crowley and great tackling by Olan Crowley, Gearoid O’Leary and Kerry Desmond thwarted a late fightback from Young Munster.

See Monday's Evening Echo for full report.

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