Rugby

The MSSC Final Produced A Glorious Piece Of Commentary From A Former Irish International

The MSSC Final Produced A Glorious Piece Of Commentary From A Former Irish International

Setanta's Oisin Langan and 27-time Irish international David Corkery provided some much-needed comic relief during an incredibly tense Munster Schools Senior Cup final.

With the trailing Christian Brothers College Cork chasing a record-breaking 29th Senior Cup title, fly-half James Taylor lined up for a kick from fully 45 yards out.

Taylor duly landed a superb strike at goal, which would ultimately win the game for the Sydney Hill school after a ferocious encounter with Limerick's superb Crescent Comprehensive College - themselves champions in 2013 and 2014.

But despite promises to the contrary in the opening exchanges, Langan couldn't help himself but to drop a bomb of his own - a James Taylor-related pun, naturally - which went down like a lead balloon in the company of former CBC student Corkery, who responded in true Munster style.

CBC Cork vs Crescent College | Setanta IrelandChristian Brothers College Cork were crowned Munster Schools Senior Cup champions today after 9-8 win over Crescent College, brought to you by University of Limerick. Here's the penalty from James Taylor that won the competition!

Posted by Setanta Sports Ireland on Sunday, 13 March 2016

Advertisement

"I know Christians fans were worried before this game, but don't worry, You've Got A Friend in James Taylor!"

joked Langan, pulling one out of the bag. He suggested Corkery might be tempted to make a quick exit from his commentary position, but Corkery instead, with a surprising air of menace, responded:

"Or else knock you out."

That's the Munster Schools Senior Cup right there. And in fairness to Langan, he took it on the chin with a cheeky suggestion that Corkery wouldn't even be sent off for such an offence.

It's certainly a clip for CBC 10 James Taylor to save on his tv for years to come.

Christians saw off a massively impressive Crescent side 9-8 thanks to the boot of Taylor, outstanding goal-line discipline, and a miraculous interception from second row Richard Thompson who prevented what looked like a nine-man overlap at first glance.

When the final whistle did sound after a compelling game of physical rugby (none of that airy-fairy Leinster stuff), there were joyous scenes for Neil Lucey's side as they ended a seven-year drought and overtook arch rivals Pres at the top of the Munster schools pile.

Gavan Casey
Article written by
Former handwriting champion. Was violently bitten by a pelican at Fota Wildlife Park in 2001.

You may also like