LAST Saturday week in Musgrave Park marked a historic day for Bandon Grammar School’s senior rugby team, who beat the famed Christian Brothers College for the first time.
While coach Régis Sonnes has departed for Toulouse, the new man in the role, South African André Human, has carried on the good work and this was evident in the intensity of the Bandon performance in this 13-10 victory.
Bandon’s captain, Munster U19 player Jack Crowley, led by example and scored all the points including a sublime finish to a try-scoring move led by a powerful drive to the line by hooker Michael Archer and flanker John Beamish.
Crowley duly converted and the Grammar defence refused to yield to the big men of CBC. A pulsating game saw the younger emerging talent of Josh D’Alton and James O’Donovan also impress.
With this victory to build on, hopes will be high that Bandon can once again make a strong impact in the Munster Schools Senior Cup.