12 Dec, 17:21
Munster Rugby recently held a Clare Schools U16 blitz at Ennis in Lees Road, Co. Clare.
Holders Garryowen easily over came the challenge of Thomond 42-7 at Dooradoyle. The home side led 15-0 at the interval and took control in the second half, Cian O’Shea scored two tries and they had further tries by Corey Hircock, Conan Doyle and Eamon Connolly and also were awarded a penalty try. Jeff Ryan converted three of the tries and also added two penalties. Eugene Payne had Thomond's try which John Lillis converted.
Garryowen will travel to Cork Constitution in the next round next week after the Temple Hill side made amends for their recent Charity Cup defeat with a 43-6 victory over Dolphin. The home side were 23-6 ahead at half time. Serge Renaud contributed two tries and a drop goal to Con’s tally and there other tries came from Pat Parfrey, James Ryan, Joe McSweeney and Paul Perez. Gerry Hurley kicked two conversions and two penalties. Garret O’Suilleabhain replied with two penalties for Dolphin.
Young Munster bounced back from their Limerick Charity Cup final defeat a week previously when they trounced UCC 37-3 at Clifford Park.
UCC went in front with an early penalty by Sean Og Murphy but a drop goal by player-coach Mike Prendergast and a try by Derry O'Connor had the home side 8-3 in front at the interval.
Two tries by Craig O'Hanlon and others by Neville Melbourne, Mark Doyle and Ger Slattery eased Young Munster into round two. O’Connor converted two of the tries.
U.L. Bohemian defeated Nenagh Ormond 12-18 at New Ormond Park thanks to tries by Cathal Sheridan and Darren Moroney and a conversion and two penalties from Tim Rafferty. Nenagh replied with four penalties.
Old Crescent had to battle hard for their 11-8 away win over Highfield. The Rosbrien side led 11-0 at half time with a try from Will Hanly and two penalties by Shane Mullally. Highfield battled back after the break with a try by Paul Stack and a penalty by Darragh Buckley-Barry.
Sunday’s Well defeated Clonakilty 32-14 at Musgrave Park. Shane O’Riordan was the ‘Well’s hero with two tries, two penalties and three conversions. Shane O’Sullivan and Shane Walsh also scored tries for the winners. Clonakilty replied with tries by Eanna Kelleher and Alan Long and James Deasy converted both.
The Midleton v Shannon tie was postponed following the death of former Shannon President and Trustee Darragh Little.
ODM Munster Senior Cup: Bruff 7, Cashel 13;
Cork Constitution 43, Dolphin 6;
Garryowen 43, Thomond 7;
Highfield 8, Old Crescent 11;
Midleton v Shannon postponed;
Nenagh Ormond 12, U.L. Bohemian 18;
Sunday's Well 32, Clonakilty 14;
Young Munster 37, U.C.C. 3;
Saturday 22nd September:
ODM Munster Senior Cup Quarter Finals: Cashel v Old Crescent, Cashel, 2.30;
Cork Constitution v Garryowen, Temple Hill, 2.30;
Midleton v Shannon, Towns Park, 2.30;
Sunday's Well v U.L. Bohemian, Musgrave Park, 2.30;
Munster Senior Plate Quarter Finals: Bruff v Highfield, Kilballyowen Park, 2.30;
Clonakilty v Nenagh Ormond, The Vale, 2.30;
Dolphin v Thomond, Musgrave Park, 2.30;