21 May, 10:02
Presentation Brothers College Transition Year Students recently completed a Rugby Coaching Course following 11 weeks of modules tutored by Munster Rugby Coaching Officers.
Presentation’s recent revival continued when they won the Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Shield at Charleville on Saturday with a 13-6 win over Newcastle West. A try by Kevin Donnelly converted by Mark Phair gave Presentation a 7-6 half time lead. Alan Roche replied with two penalties for the West Limerick side. Phair made sure of victory with two penalties after the break and now Pres’ will turn their attention to next week’s big promotion game against local rivals St. Mary’s.
Holders Richmond advanced to the semi finals of the Transfield Cup with a 14-10 home win over Garryowen. A try by Gareth O’Hanlon and two penalties by Jonathon Forde gave Richmond a slender 12-10 interval lead. Forde kicked his third penalty after the break to make sure of victory.
Youghal advanced to the quarter finals of the County Cup where they will face Kinsale after their 25-16 away win over Charleville. Roy McArdle, Dave Murphy and Keith Christopher McCarthy scored tried for Youghal and Aaron Daly kicked two conversions and two penalties. Charleville replied with tries from Dermot Brown and Shane Corkery and Corkery also added two penalties.
Ballincollig received a timely boost ahead of their crucial league relegation ties with a 15-10 home win over Fermoy in the quarter final of the O’Neill Cup. The Tanner Park side led 15-0 at half time with tries from Fergal Considine and Shane Murphy and Murphy kicked a conversion and penalty. Fermoy replied with a try from Stephen Dunne and a conversion and penalty by Shane O’Riordan.
Scariff began their Webb Cup campaign with a 22-10 home win over Richmond. Joe McGrath, James Kelly and Tom Cronin scored tries for the Clare side and Cronin kicked two conversions and Trevor Kelly a penalty. Richmond replied with tries from Pierce McCarthy and Alan Nealon.
Bandon booked their place in the semi final of the Mick Barry Cup with a 30-15 away win over Killarney. Colin O’Mahony and Colm Hurley each scored two tries for the winners and Andrew Willis added two conversions and two penalties. Paul Moynihan and Ollie O’Neill replied with tries for Killarney and David Treacy kicked a conversion and penalty.
Highfield took a step closer to a semi final spot with a 17-5 home win over Kanturk. Bobby Cussen, Colm O’Sullivan and Darren Walsh scored tries for the ‘Field and Dave Eustace kicked a penalty.
Kinsale took a big step towards a place in the final of the George O’Connell Cup with a 30-0 away win over Muskerry. Robin O’Flynn, Dave Kingston, Stephen Coleman, Ian Coughlan and Jeremy Coughlan scored tries for Kinsale and Ian Costello kicked a penalty and a conversion.
In the Under 21 South Western Conference U.L. Bohemian inflicted a first defeat of the season on Cork Constitution with a 10-3 victory at Annacotty.
Old Crescent joined Dolphin at the top of their section after the Limerick side defeated U.C.C. 5-3 at Rosbrien and ended the students’ hopes of playing in the All Ireland Cup.
Munster Junior Cup: Kanturk 29, St. Mary's 12;
Munster Junior Clubs Shield Final: Newcastle West 6, Presentation 13;
Transfield Cup: Richmond 14, Garryowen 10;
County Cup: Charleville 15, Youghal 25;
O'Neill Cup: Ballincollig 15, Fermoy 10;
Webb Cup: Scariff 22, Richmond 10;
Mick Barry Cup Group A: Killarney 15, Bandon 25;
Group B: Highfield 17, Kanturk 5;
George O'Connell Cup: Muskerry 0, Kinsale 30;
Under 21 South Western Conference: Section A: Buccaneers 7, Galwegians 14;
U.L. Bohemian 10, Cork Constitution 3;
Section B: Old Crescent 5, U.C.C. 3;
Young Munster 0, Shannon 0;
Avonmore SuperMilk Under 19 League Group 1: Waterpark 56, St. Senan's 6;
Group 2: Shannon-St. Mary's 48, Kanturk 3;
Group 3: Cobh Pirates 5, Crosshaven 15;
Garryowen 29, Clonmel 8;
Group 4: Highfield 10, Bruff 7;
South Munster Under 19 League Phase 2 Group A; Clonakilty , Midleton ;
Kinsale 15, Dolphin 42;
Muskerry 10, Cork Constitution 7;
South Munster Under 17 League Phase 2 Group A: Bandon 13, Cobh Pirates 12;
Group B: Dunmanway 5, Youghal 44;
Kinsale 11, Mallow 8;
Group C: Carrigaline 5, Cork Constitution 30;
South Munster Under 15 League Section 1: Fermoy 29, Youghal 20;
Section 2: Clonakilty 14, Bantry 19;
Dolphin 0, Skibbereen 24;
Muskerry 0, Cork Constitution 33;
West Munster Under 13 League Play Offs: Tralee 48, Listowel 7;
Under 15 Friendly: Sunday's Well 41, Kanturk 36;
Women's Munster Cup: U.L. Bohemian 36, Young Munster 5;