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“We will be well-prepared for the final,” says coach Ger Slattery

(St Munchin’s College team that played Castletroy. Pic: DERMOT LYNCH)
By Aidan Corr
ST Munchin’s College will be seeking their seventh Munster Schools Junior Cup title after their win over Castletroy College in Thomond Park yesterday. They will meet Rockwell, who had the narrowest of victories over Crescent Comprehensive, in the decider.
Head coach Gerry Slattery admitted that the Corbally side will have to tighten up if they are to lift the silverware in two weeks time:
“I said to the lads that semi-finals are the hard ones to win. The important thing is that we are through to the final and that is the main thing. I was worried in the last few minutes, how could you not be, a scoreline of six points is always a worry but I thought the lads showed great character to hold out to the end.”
It looked as if Munchin’s were going to ease their way to the final after they went into a commanding lead. We asked how frustrating it was to almost lose that advantage.
“The most frustrating thing was letting them back into the game 21-3, we should have killed it off with that lead. We were very happy with the way we played in the first half but it was one or two errors in the second half that gave Castletroy a chance to come back into the game.”
So how will the Corbally side prepare for the decider?
“To be honest I think it is the best scenario that we are disappointed with our second half and that will keep the lads grounded. We’ll go back to the drawing board and prepare for the next game. We’ll have no problem getting ready for the final.”

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