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.
Clonmel stay joint top after they defeated St. Mary’s 30-17. A try by Jako Oosthuysen and a conversion and penalty by Conor Cooney had Clonmel 10-0 ahead after fourteen minutes. Two yellow cards for Clonmel just before the interval were punished by Mary’s with tries by Ryan Hartigan and Sean Markham either side of half time to level the scores. Cooney restored Clonmel’s advantage with a penalty but a try by Brian Purcell which Sean Lyons converted had Mary’s 17-13 in front. Cooney, Padraig Keating and Morgan Lyons added tries for the home side and Cooney kicked one conversion to secure the points.
Crosshaven went down to their fourth successive defeat of the season when they lost away to Kanturk 41-12. The home side led 17-7 at half time with four Darragh Meade penalties and a try by John Duggan. Kieran Doran replied with a try for the visitors and Ian Smith converted. Tries by Darragh Buckley, Luke McCabe, Dan McCabe and Peter Earlie saw Kanturk pick up the bonus point and Meade converted two. Crosshaven’s only reply was a try by Eamon Ring.
Kilfeacle moved into joint third place in the table with a 32-8 home win over Newcastle West. Pat Ryan, Gavin Heuston, Alan Mahony and Cormac O’Donoghue scored tries for the winners and Shane Luby kicked three conversions and two penalties. Sean Leahy replied with a try for Newcastle West and Alan Roche kicked a penalty.
Steven Hansel put in another impressive performance for Skibbereen as they defeated Clanwilliam 31-12 at the Tipperary venue. Tries by David Shannon and Ivan Jennings both converted by Hansel who also added a penalty had the visitors 17-0 ahead at half time. Hansel added two tries after the break which he also converted.
Cobh Pirates unbeaten run came to an end at home to Old Christians, when they went down 22-10. Tries by Aidan Ware and Rob Stapleton and a conversion and penalty by Conor Mangan gave the visitors a 15-7 half time lead. Mark Chandler scored a try for the Pirates which Eoin Geary converted. Tomas Maher scored a third try for Old Christians after the break and Mangan converted. Cobh’s only reply was a penalty by Geary.
A try by David Dunne and a conversion of a penalty try by Philip Noone was not enough for St. Senan’s who lost away to Tralee 24-10. Mike Deane and Eoin Murphy were try scorers for Tralee. Garrett Walsh kicked one conversion and Daniel Clarke added four penalties.
Presentation caused a big upset in the top game in Division Two when they defeated Mallow 13-10. A try by Stephen McGrath and a conversion and two penalties by Shane O’Brien gave the Rathuard side a 13-3 half time lead. Andy Cashman kicked a penalty for the visitors. Tom Gardner scored a try after the break for Mallow which Cashman converted.
Newport moved into top spot with a 28-16 home win over Youghal. Philip O’Brien scored three tries, two penalties and a conversion for the Tipperary side and Shane Ryan also added a try. Stephen Twohig replied with a try for Youghal and Lee McCarthy converted. Keith McCarthy kicked three penalties.
Muskerry defeated Ennis 26-24 at Ballyanly. The home side led 20-0 at half time with tries from Tim Keady, Shane Murphy and JJ Herlihy and Liam O’Donovan added a conversion and John Buckley kicked a penalty. Ennis hit back with three tries from John Moore and one by Eamon Talty and David Murphy kicked two conversions, but a late penalty by Buckley secured the win for Muskerry.
Killarney defeated newly promoted Dungarvan 34-3. Padraig Hallissey scored two tries for the Kerry side and Paul O’Sullivan, Damien Carroll and Colin McCarthy got one each. Padraig Sheahan kicked three conversions and a penalty. Conor Foley replied with a penalty for Dungarvan.
Castleisland opened their campaign with a 22-3 home win over Thurles. Thomas O’Sullivan, Matthew Ahern and Kieran Downey scored tries for the Kerry side and Sean Riordan kicked two conversions and a penalty. Owen Dwyer replied with a penalty for Thurles.
Kinsale got back to winning ways with a 23-14 victory at home to Carrick-on-Suir. Frazer Hodgson, Pat O’Regan and Robin O’Flynn all scored tries for Kinsale. Hodgson added a drop goal and Peter Murphy kicked a penalty and a conversion. Colm O’Dwyer replied with a try for the visitors and Charlie Boland kicked two penalties and a drop goal.
Kilrush and Killorglin both secured maximum point victories in the opening series of games in the Third Division.
Kilrush were 22-12 home winners over Corca Dhuibhne. Philip Burke scored two tries for the winners and John McCarthy one. Paul Conway kicked two conversions and a penalty.
Killorglin were 24-7 home winners over Douglas. Peter Slattery scored two tries for the winners and Andrew O’Reilly and David O’Sullivan got a try each. David Coffey and Trevor West each kicked a conversion. Eoin Philpott replied with a try and a conversion for the Cork side.
Fermoy defeated Ballincollig 14-13. The North Cork side led 7-6 at half time with a try by Stephen Dunne which Joe Lee converted to two penalties by Denis Galvin. A try by Brian O’Keeffe converted by Galvin looked like giving Ballincollig the points but a try seven minutes from time by Courtney Canning which Joe Lee converted gave Fermoy the spoils.
Dunmanway-Bantry Bay shared the spoils with Scariff after an 8-8 draw. Sean O’Shea scored a try for the west Cork side and Dan Sweeney kicked a penalty. Scariff replied with a try from Michael Bulger and a penalty by Barry Gibbons.
Cork Constitution defeated Dolphin 54-12 in the Munster Seconds League South at Musgrave Park. The home side led 12-9 at half time with three penalties by Eoin O’Shaughnessy and one from Chris Bannon to three from Brian Derham. Three tries from Eoin O’Donnell and one each by Edward Quirke, Michael Moynihan, Conor Fouhy and Jaydee Cruickshank and five conversions by Derham secured the points for the Temple Hill side.
Tries by Kevin Madigan and Willie Casey and a conversion and penalty by Richard McAuliffe was not enough for Bruff who lost away to Nenagh Ormond in the North Munster Seconds League 29-15.
In the Munster Junior Two League South Mitchelstown continued their good run with a 34-7 home win over Kanturk. Pat Norris scored two tries for the winners and Morgan Fox and Pat Molloy one apiece. Pat Magee kicked three conversions and two penalties and Paul Palmer also added a conversion.
Carrigaline defeated Clonakilty 38-5. Ciaran O’Shea scored three tries for the winners and Darren Twomey, Tony O’Keeffe and Donnacha Kiely got one each. Kiely kicked four conversions.
Tries from David Ahern and Gavin Burke both converted by Ahern helped Bandon to a 14-10 home win over Kinsale.
Ulster Bank League Division 2B: Sligo 26, Clonakilty 25;
Munster Junior League Division 1: Clanwilliam 12, Skibbereen 31;
Clonmel 30, St. Mary's 17;
Cobh Pirates 10, Old Christians 22;
Kanturk 41, Crosshaven 12;
Kilfeacle 32, Newcastle West 8;
Richmond 37, Waterpark 5;
Tralee 24, St. Senan's 10;
Division 2: Castleisland 22, Thurles 3;
Killarney 34, Dungarvan 3;
Kinsale 23, Carrick-on-Suir 14;
Muskerry 26, Ennis 24;
Newport 28, Youghal 16;
Presentation 13, Mallow 10;
Division 3: Dunmanway-Bantry Bay 8, Scariff 8;
Fermoy 14, Ballincollig 13;
Killorglin 24, Douglas 7;
Kilrush 22, Corca Dhuibhne 12;
Munster Seconds League North: Nenagh Ormond 29, Bruff 15;
Shannon 21, Thomond 28;
Munster Seconds League South: Dolphin 12, Cork Constitution 54;
Gleeson League Division 1A: Thomond 23, Old Crescent 6;
Young Munster 14, Richmond 26;
Division 1B: Galbally 3, Kilfeacle 3;
Newcastle West 19, Clonmel 19;
Thurles 0, Fethard 22;
South Munster Junior 2 League Section A: Castleisland 15, Listowel 10;
Tralee 27, Killarney 15;
Section B: Dungarvan 6, Waterpark 55;
Section C: Bandon 14, Kinsale 10;
Clonakilty 5, Carrigaline 48;
Section D: Dolphin 66, Cobh Pirates 14;
Mitchelstown 34, Kanturk 7;
Section E: U.C.C. 36, Old Christians 5;
South Munster Junior 3 League: Midleton 34, Sunday's Well 7;
Under 21 South Western Conference: Corinthians-NUIG 8, Garryowen 54;
Dolphin 40, Buccaneers 14;
Highfield 19, Shannon 17;
Thomond 13, U.C.C. 34;
U.L. Bohemian 15, Galwegians 12;
Young Munster 18, Cork Constitution 11;
East Munster Under 17 League Section A: Carrick-on-Suir 0, Cashel 46;
North Munster Under 19 League: Thomond 7, Young Munster-Ennis 8;
Tralee 12, Garryowen 29;
North Munster Under 17 League: Shannon-St. Mary's 7, Garryowen 22;
North Munster Under 16 League: Presentation 12, Newcastle West 17;
South Under 17 League Section 1: Dolphin 0, Highfield 20;
Muskerry 31, Douglas 0;
Section 2:Bandon 27,Ballincollig 0;
Skibbereen 52, Dunmanway 14;
Section 3: Cobh Pirates 18, Midleton 17;
Fermoy 12, Mitchelstown 14;
Youghal 7, Kanturk 13;
Section 4: Old Christians 0, Mallow 22;
Sunday's Well 12, Cork Constitution 10;
West Munster Under 17 League: Kenmare 10, Listowel 25;
Tralee Colts 26, Killarney 19;
West Munster Under 15 League: Tralee 45, Corca Dhuibhne 10;
West Munster Under 13 League: Castleisland 37, Killarney 19;
Iveragh Eagles 12, Tralee 34;
Women's All Ireland League Division 1: Blackrock College 0, St. Mary's College 31;
Cooke 17, Tralee 17;
Galwegians 0, Highfield 24;
U.L. Bohemian 10, Old Belvedere 9;
Division 2: Galbally 23, Shannon 7;
Portlaoise 55, Young Munster 0;
Women's Development League: Thurles 25, St. Senan's 7;