17 May, 13:32
A selection of players from the Daughters of Charity in Munster recently took part in a challenge match at Garryowen Rugby Club.
Richmond have extended their lead at the top of the First Division of the Munster Junior League after a bonus point home victory over Clanwilliam 24-0. Richmond led 14-0 at the break with tries from Mike O’Friel and Sean Bennett, both of which Jonathon Ford converted. Gareth O’Hanlon and Jeff McNamara added tries in the second half.
Kanturk have moved into second place after they came from 7-0 down at half time to defeat Skibbereen in the top game of the day. Peter Stout scored a try for the west Cork side and David Shannon converted. However Skibb’ missed a few penalty chances after the break but three penalties from Darragh Meade saw Kanturk win out and they now trail Richmond by five points.
Galbally have moved up to third place after their 29-0 away win over Kilfeacle, a result which leaves the Tipperary side in great danger of being relegated. Tries from Danny Hayes and Kevin Casey gave Galbally a 10-0 interval lead. James Taylor, Tony Hennebry and Wayne McCarthy scored second half tries and Liam Casey kicked two conversions.
Thurles were relegated from the First Division for the first time in the club’s history after they lost 55-6 to Old Christians at Rathcooney. The winners scored nine tries with Conor Quaid and Conor Mangan getting two each and Alan O’Connell, Stuart Lee, John O’Flynn, Rob Stapleton and Paul McGrath also crossed the whitewash. Aidan Tobin kicked five conversions.
Clonmel ended their recent poor run with a 22-16 home win over Waterpark. The visitors led 13-10 at half time with a try from Murray Kinsella and a conversion and two penalties by Tom Kiersey. Kieran Burke and Greg Carroll replied with tries for Clonmel. The home side secured the bonus point with tries from David Lonergan and Stephen Pyke and Brian Lonergan added a conversion. Kiersey kicked a third penalty to give the Suirsiders a losing bonus point.
Tralee have moved up to fifth place after they collected maximum points with a 25-13 home win over Crosshaven. Eoin Murphy, Kevin O’Shea, Garrett Walsh and Ultan Dillane scored tries for the Kerry side and Walsh kicked a conversion and penalty. Paul Cogan and Eamon Ring replied with tries for Crosshaven and Daryl Foley kicked a penalty.
Cobh Pirates eased their relegation worries with a 21-14 home win over St. Senan’s. The sides were level 14-14 each at half time. Jack Hickey and John Kidney scored tries for Cobh and Eamon Ronan converted both. Senan’s were awarded a penalty try and had one from Patrick Ryan. Declan Collins converted both. Kevin Allen scored Cobh’s winning try after the break and Ronan converted.
Mallow remain top of the Second Division after their 13-6 away win over Killarney. A try by Ronan McCarthy which Mickey O’Flynn converted gave Mallow a 7-6 half time lead. O’Flynn kicked two penalties in the second half.
St. Mary’s defeated Bandon 32-19. The Saints had the bonus point wrapped up by half time. Tries from Brian Neiland, Sean Lyons, Sean Markham and Darren Clancy and three conversions from Lyons gave them a 26-0 interval lead. Bandon came more into the game in the second half with tries from Tim Crowley Cathal Crowley and Pat Prendergast. Cathal Crowley converted two of the tries and Lyons kicked two penalties for the Saints.
Kinsale kept their hopes of promotion alive with a 25-17 home win over fellow promotion challengers Presentation. An intercept try from Renaud Sergere in the final minute which he also converted denied the visitors a losing bonus point. Paul Perez was Kinsale’s other scorer with two tries, conversion and two penalties. Stephen Ryan scored two tries for the Limerick side and Brendan Coleman one. Shane O’Brien kicked a conversion.
Newcastle West kept up their promotion challenge with a 31-7 home win over Muskerry. Tries from James Kelly, Declan Moloney and Niall Kennedy all converted by Alan Roche gave the west Limerick side a 21-7 interval lead. Dave Hennessy replied with a try for Muskerry which Eoin Keohane converted. Michael O’Leary secured the bonus point with a try for the winners and Roche converted and also added a penalty.
Ballincollig lost their bottom of the table clash away to Newport 15-10. A try by Shane Kavanagh which Kevin Ryan converted gave the Cork side a 7-0 interval lead. Newport hit back with tries from Darragh Ryan and David Hickey and Philip O’Brien kicked a conversion and penalty. Ryan secured a losing bonus point for the visitors with a last minute penalty.
Castleisland defeated Youghal 23-16 in their mid table clash. William Casey scored two of the winner’s three tries and Shane Flynn the other. JJ Casey kicked two penalties and a conversion. Anthony Frahill O’Connor replied with a try for Youghal and Aaron Daly kicked a conversion and three penalties.
Ennis won the Clare derby defeating Scariff 18-3 for whom James Kelly kicked a penalty.
Dungarvan still remain top of Division Three despite losing for the second time when promotion chasing Carrick-on-Suir defeated them 29-25. Dungarvan led 25-7 at half time with two tries from Joey Lawlor and one from Olan Murray. Conor Foley kicked two conversions and two penalties. Ross Clery replied for Carrick with a try which Charlie Boland converted. However Carrick dominated the second half and tries from David Kiersey, Ed O’Donnell and Willie Wallace, two of which Boland converted who also kicked a penalty secured a valuable bonus point for the Tipperary side.
Killorglin moved up to second place after their 18-3 away win over Bantry Bay. Barry Sheehan and Darren Curtayne scored tries and Dave Coffey kicked a conversion and two penalties.
Fermoy defeated Waterford City in a thriller 33-32. A try by Stephen Dunne and a conversion and two penalties from Shane O’Riordan gave Fermoy a 13-7 interval lead. Jason Power replied with a try for Waterford and Darren Walsh converted. O’Riordan and Conor Ahern added further tries for Fermoy in the second half and O’Riordan kicked two conversions and two penalties. Waterford replied with tries from Niall Coady and Darren Walsh, who were also awarded a penalty try. Walsh kicked two conversions and Aaron Foskin two penalties.
Three tries from Gavin Curran and one each from Kieran Slattery and Eoin Murphy gave Corca Dhuibhne a 25-0 home win over Dunmanway.
Tries from Paul Conway and John Sexton both converted by Conway gave Kilrush their first win with a 14-10 home win over Douglas. Barry Hynes scored a try, conversion and penalty for the Cork side.
Bruff defeated Nenagh Ormond 29-7 in the North Munster Seconds League. Bruff led 22-0 at half time with tries from Nigel O’Riordan, Paul O’Brien and John Hogan. Barry Enright kicked two conversions and a penalty. Brian Carroll added another try which Enright converted after the break.
Young Munster collected maximum points with a 32-0 away win over U.L. Bohemian.
Dolphin bounced back after last week’s defeat in the Junior Two League South with a 15-5 home win over Old Christians. Tim Cotter and Neill Potts scored tries for Dolphin and Martin Aherne added a conversion and penalty.
Waterpark defeated Carrigaline 23-14. Jason Corkery scored a try for Carrigaline and John Tait kicked three penalties.
Cork Constitution remain top of their section of the Under 21 South Western Conference after their 35-6 home win over Highfield. Cathal Quinn scored two tries for the winners and Eoin O’Donnell, Dean Nolan and Simon Hanbidge got one each. Sean Og Murphy kicked two penalties and two conversions. Darragh O’Keeffe replied with two tries for the visitors.
Munster Junior League Division 1: Clonmel 22, Waterpark 16;
Cobh Pirates 21, St. Senan's 14;
Kanturk 9, Skibbereen 7;
Kilfeacle 0, Galbally 29;
Old Christians 55, Thurles 0;
Richmond 24, Clanwilliam 0;
Tralee 28, Crosshaven 13;
Division 2: Castleisland 23, Youghal 16;
Ennis 18, Scariff 3;
Killarney 6, Mallow 13;
Kinsale 25, Presentation 17;
Newcastle West 31, Muskerry 7;
Newport 15, Ballincollig 10;
St. Mary's 32, Bandon 19;
Division 3: Bantry Bay 3, Killorglin 18;
Corca Dhuibhne 25, Dunmanway 0;
Dungarvan 25, Carrick-on-Suir 29;
Fermoy 33, Waterford City 32;
Kilrush 14, Douglas 10;
Munster Seconds League North: Nenagh Ormond 7, Bruff 29;
U.L. Bohemian 0, Young Munster 32;
Gleeson League Semi Final: Garryowen 28, Shannon 0;
South Junior 2 League Phase 2 Group A: Tralee 20, Cork Constitution 17;
U.C.C. 8, Skibbereen 16;
Group B: Dolphin 15, Old Christians 5;
Waterpark 23, Carrigaline 14;
Mick Barry Cup: Highfield 26, Cobh Pirates 12;
George O'Connell Cup Group A: Castleisland 50, Listowel 27;
South Junior 3 League Group A: Cork Transport 33, Sunday's Well 33;
Mitchelstown 29, U.C.C. 3;
Group B: Crosshaven 24, Bandon 0;
Under 21 South Western Conference Section A: Cork Constitution 35, Highfield 6;
Galwegians 69, N.U.I.G. 0;
Garryowen 17, Buccaneers 13;
Section B: Dolphin 29, Old Crescent 5;
Shannon 16, U.C.C. 3;
Waterpark 13, Young Munster 18;
Schools Barry Cup Final: C.B.C. 9, P.B.C. 13;
Avonmore SuperMilk Under 19 League Group 1: St. Senan's 17, Bandon 22;
Group 2: Kanturk 8, Young Munster 3;
Group 3: Cobh Pirates 12, Garryowen 22;
Crosshaven 18, Clonmel 3;
Group 4: Cashel-Thurles 6, Bruff 18;
Tralee 5, Highfield 50;
Avonmore SuperMilk Under 17 League Group 1: Abbeyfeale 28, Young Munster 17;
Highfield 42, Waterpark 3;
Group 2: Dungarvan 5, Clonakilty 35;
Group 3: Clonmel 7, Kanturk 32;
Ennis 55, Listowel 7;
Group 4: Sunday's Well 36, Thurles 12;
Thomond 3, Tralee 3;
South Under 19 League Phase 2: Clonakilty 26, Muskerry 15;
Fermoy 5, Ballincollig 22;
Old Christians 0, Sunday's Well 12;
South Under 17 League; Ballincollig 5, Muskerry 26;
Crosshaven 10, Mallow 12;
Dolphin 27, Youghal 57;
Old Christians 40, Cobh Pirates 14;
South Munster Under 15 League: Muskerry 19, Cobh Pirates 12;
West Munster Under 13 League Play Off: Tralee 10, Killorglin 5;
Under 15 Friendly: Tralee 21, Bantry Bay 14;
Women's Munster Cup Group A: U.L. Bohemian , Thurles ;
Young Munster 0, Galbally 12;
Group B: Ballincollig 0, Shannon 22;
Tralee 5, Highfield 30;