Ridgeway kicks late winning penalty for Bandon in Junior Cup

April 14th, 2022 9:45 AM

By Southern Star Team

Bandon's Ben Ridgeway, in action for Munster Juniors, scored the winning penalty against Kilfeacle in the Munster Junior Cup.

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BEN Ridgeway was the match-winning hero as Bandon booked their place in the last four of the Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Cup.

Ridgeway came up trumps with an injury-time penalty as Bandon beat Kilfeacle 20-17 at home in Old Chapel – and Bandon’s reward is a semi-final at home against Thomond this Sunday afternoon, 17th.

Bandon won this competition for the first and only time in 2017, but they are now in the semi-finals along with Thomond and Young Munster, as well as the winners of Muskerry v Mallow this weekend.


The West Cork men were made to work hard for their quarter-final victory as Kilfeacle scored two tries from Kevin Kinnane to take control, but Ridgeway was in top form with the boot and landed four penalties to nudge Bandon 12-10 ahead by the break.

Santiago Gonzalez scored a try for Bandon in the second half to move them 17-10 ahead, but even though Kilfeacle were shown two red cards, they hit back to level with a converted try from Evan Breen.

This game looked certain to head to extra time before Ridgeway’s dramatic winning penalty. They now play a Thomond outfit that defeated Shannon 22-20 in their quarter-final.

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