9 Dec, 11:09
Munster Rugby Coach Development Department hosted an IRFU Leprechaun Rugby Course at CIT on Friday last.
Cork Constitution ended Kilfeacle’s Cup hopes with a 40-8 win at Temple Hill. The sides were level 8-8 at the interval. Sean Murphy scored a try and a penalty for the home side and Josh Featherstone replied with a try for the visitors and Gavin Ryan kicked a penalty. Four unanswered second half tries from Shane Kelly, Eoin O’Donnell, Alan Ross and Conor Desmond proved decisive plus three conversions and two penalties from Murphy.
Clonmel kept Tipperary’s hopes alive in the competition with a 16-13 home win over Thomond thanks to player coach Ben Martin who scored all his side’s points. Greg Airey put Thomond ahead with a penalty after two minutes but a try and conversion by Martin midway through the half had Clonmel in front. A penalty from Martin made it 10-3 in Clonmel’s favour at the break. Martin and Airey exchanged penalties before Martin brought his tally to sixteen with his third penalty. Dermot Ryan scored a try for Thomond in injury time and Airey converted.
Three converted tries in the final eight minutes ended Old Christians cup hopes after Skibbereen defeated the home side 45-17 at Rathcooney. The visitors led 18-10 at half time with David Shannon scoring a try, conversion and penalty, Peter Stout a try and Denis McCarthy a penalty. The home side replied with a try from Shane Barry and a conversion and a penalty by Conor Mangan. Shannon kicked two further penalties for the winners and converted late tries from John O’Sullivan, Ivan Jennings and Brendan O’Donovan. Tom Maher scored a second half try for Old Christians and Mangan converted.
The semi final line up on 25th March will see Garryowen play Cork Constitution at Dooradoyle and Skibbereen will have home advantage against Clonmel.
Muskerry booked a semi final meeting away to Dungarvan in the Munster Junior Plate after a 7-3 home win over Nenagh Ormond. All the scores came in the opening half. John Chambers scored a try for Muskerry and Pat Dennehy converted. Michael Walsh replied with a penalty for the Tipperary side.
Abbeyfeale are waiting the winners of the other quarter final tie between Old Crescent and Presentation in the other semi final. Presentation booked their quarter final place with a 31-18 victory over Newport at Rathuard.
Killorglin will face Fermoy in the final of the Munster Junior Bowl after their 10-8 win over Corca Dhuibhne at Ballydavid. A magnificent try by Noel O’Reilly which Luke O’Shea converted from the touch line and an O’Shea penalty had Killorglin 10-5 ahead at half time. The West Gaeltacht side's only reply after the break was a penalty.
Newcastle West kept their promotion hopes alive in Division Two of the Munster Junior League with a 25-7 away win over Scariff. Newcastle West led 17-0 at half time with tries from Stephen Kelly and John Sheehan and two conversions and a penalty from Alan Roche. Kelly scored a third try for the visitors which Roche converted and the Clare side replied with a try by Henry Purcell and Thomas Cronin converted.
Holders Richmond are through to the final of the Transfield Cup after a 24-18 home win over Bruff. A try, conversion and penalty from Darragh Clancy and a Jonathon Ford try had Richmond 15-10 ahead at the interval. Mike Carroll scored a try for Bruff and Brian Carroll kicked a conversion and penalty. Clancy kicked three penalties for Richmond in the second half and Finbarr Hogan and Mike O’Friel added tries for the winners. Mark Cosgrove replied with a try for Bruff and Brian Carroll converted and also kicked a penalty.
Holders Midleton are through to semi finals of the Cork County Cup after a 16-5 home win over Mallow. The east Cork side led 9-5 at half time with three penalties from Paul Daly to a try by Leonard Browne. Robert Colan-O’Leary added a try after the break which Daly converted.
Kinsale booked their place in the last four with a 52-17 home win over Youghal. The winners ran in eight tries. Frazer Hogdson scored three, Jeremy Coughlan two and Ben Alary, Peter Murphy and David Kingston one apiece. Renaud Sergere kicked six conversions. Alan Fox replied with two tries for Youghal and Aaron Daly converted both and also added a penalty.
Kanturk are through to the semi finals of the O’Neill Cup after their 40-0 home win over Charleville. Jack Berkley, Peter Berkley and Luke McCabe each scored two tries for the Duhallow side and Gary Piggott got one. Peter Earley kicked a penalty and a conversion.
Ballincollig caused a major shock in the Junior Two South Cup with a 9-6 home win over league champions Dolphin. Denis Galvin kicked a penalty and two drop goals for the winners and Mark Long replied with two penalties for the Musgrave Park outfit.
Shandon advanced to the last eight with a 28-7 away win over Listowel. Adrian Cronin, Rory Flaherty, Sean Twomey and Mick Reilly scored tries and Barry Leahy converted all four.
Waterpark defeated Bandon 29-3 at Ballinakill. Shane Barry Conor Molloy and Mick McCarthy each scored two tries for the winners and Jeff Deegan kicked three conversions and a penalty.
A try and two penalties by Conor Whelan helped Newcastle West to an 11-3 away win over St. Senan’s in the O’Carroll Plate.
The final series of league games in the Under 21 South Western Conference were played over the weekend. Five penalties from Darragh O’Keeffe helped Highfield to a 15-13 home win over Galwegians.
Old Crescent defeated Shannon 12-9 to top their section and will play Garryowen in the final next weekend.
The play offs next week to see which two sides will qualify for the Frazer McMullen Cup the week after, will have U.L. Bohemian at home to Shannon and Dolphin will entertain Cork Constitution.
Munster Junior Cup Quarter Finals: Cashel 14, Garryowen 29;
Clonmel 16, Thomond 13;
Cork Constitution 40, Kilfeacle 8;
Old Christians 17, Skibbereen 45;
Munster Junior Plate: Muskerry 7, Nenagh Ormond 3;
Presentation 31, Newport 18;
Munster Junior Bowl Semi Final: Corca Dhuibhne 8, Killorglin 10;
Munster Junior League Division 2: Scariff 7, Newcastle West 24;
Cork County Cup: Kinsale 52, Youghal 17;
Midleton 16, Mallow 5;
O'Neill Cup: Kanturk 40, Charleville 0;
Transfield Cup: Richmond 34, Bruff 18;
Junior 2 Cup South: Ballincollig 9, Dolphin 6;
Listowel 7, Shandon 28;
Mallow 24, Kinsale 7;
Waterford City 25, Dungarvan 10;
Waterpark 29, Bandon 3;
Old Christians 38, Skibbereen 7;
Kanturk 25, Iveragh 5;
Tralee 43, Highfield 23;
Junior 3 Cup South: Cork Transport 16, Fermoy 9;
Douglas 17, Sunday's Well 19;
Webb Cup: Clonmel 12, Scariff 20;
O'Carroll Plate: Galbally 0, Fethard 12;
Richmond 20, Shannon 10;
St. Senan's 3, Newcastle West 11;
Under 21 South Western Conference Section A: Highfield 15, Galwegians 13;
Thomond 32, N.U.I.G. 10;
U.L. Bohemian 28, Garryowen 15;
Section B: Old Crescent 12, Shannon 9;
South Under 21 Cup: Dolphin 25, U.C.C. 25;
South Munster Under 19 Cup: Crosshaven 43, Cobh Pirates 6;
South Munster Under 19 Development League Semi Final:
Mallow 26, Muskerry 10;
South Munster Under 17 Cup: Crosshaven 22, Cobh Pirates 29;,
Skibbereen 18, Highfield 45;
South Munster Under 17 Development Cup: Dolphin 29, Dunmanway 19;
Highfield 12, Carrigaline 15;
Kinsale 19 , Midleton 26;
Mallow 17, Youghal 22;
South Munster Under 15 Cup: Crosshaven 12, Cork Constitution 19;
Kinsale 24, Mallow 3;
South Munster Under 15 Development Cup: Fermoy 22, Dolphin 0;
Sunday's Well 15, Ballincollig 12;
West Munster Under 15 Cup: Abbeyfeale 8, Tralee 33;
Castleisland 7, Killorglin 20;
Women's All Ireland Cup: Blackrock 49, Shannon 0;
Nenagh Ormond 3, Tralee 19;
Highfield 27, Old Belvedere 5;
Galwegians 34, Cooke 0;