9 Dec, 12:44
Munster Rugby and IRFU Referee Department have just completed their very successful joint venture to find the next generation of referees in schools within the Limerick area.
Cork Constitution 21, Young Munster 20.
A dramatic injury time conversion from the sideline by out half Johnny Holland ended Young Munster’s unbeaten start to the league as the home side recorded their second win at Temple Hill.
Brian Haugh opened the scoring with a penalty for the visitors after nineteen minutes and Cathal Quinn replied with a Con’ try on thirty four minutes which Holland converted. Six minutes into injury time in the opening half Sean Duggan gave Munster’s an 8-7 interval lead with a try.
Two Haugh penalties extended the Limerick side’s advantage early in the second half, but a try by Ivan Dineen converted by Holland had the sides level on sixty two minutes.
Haugh made it 20-14 with two further penalties and five minutes into injury time Dineen got in at the corner for his second try and Holland converted.
Scorers Cork Constitution: Ivan Dineen 2 tries, Cathal Quinn try, Johnny Holland 3 cons.
Young Munster: Sean Duggan try, Brian Haugh 5 pens.
Cork Constitution: Darragh Lyons: Cathal Quinn, Niall O’Driscoll, Ivan Dineen, Robert Clune; Johnny Holland, Gerry Hurley; John Ryan, Andrew Cudmore, Chris Corkery; Brian Hayes, Philip Donnellan; Cathal O'Flaherty, Brian O’Hara, James Ryan.
Replacements: Pat Galvin, Noel O’Driscoll, Graham Lawlor, Conor Desmond, Pat Parfrey.
Young Munster: Craig O’Hanlon; Dom Lespierre, Mark Doyle, Luka Kuntz, Darragh O’Neill; Garreth Quinn-McDonogh, Brian Haugh; Ger Flaherty, Ger Slattery, Ger Burke, Hugh McGrath; Mike Madden, Darren Gallagher; Luke Russell, Gearoid Phelan, Mark Rowley.
Replacements: Cathal O’Connor, Alan Cotter, Darragh Cantillon, Pat Fitzgerald, Mike Prendergast.
Shannon 13, Dolphin 31
Shannon's poor start to the campaign continued when they went under to Dolphin at Coonagh.
Fly half Barry Keeshan was top scorer for the Cork side who led 14-6 at the interval thanks to being awarded a penalty try after seven minutes and flanker Rob O'Herlihy had another after 21 minutes.
Rob Guerin had an early penalty for Shannon after three minutes.
The many times champions got to within four points of the visitors sixteen minutes into the second half thanks to a try by James Loxton to leave it 17-13 for Dolphin. The winger made a great break down
the left to touch down but that was as good as it got for Shannon.
The Cork side had a late try by Christy Condon in a game in which Shannon had only 13 for a spell in the second half following two yellow cards for professional fouls while Dolphin had a player sin-binned in the first half for repeatedly roaming off-side.
Scorers: Shannon: James Loxton try, Rob Guerin, 2 pens.
Dolphin: Pen Try, Robert O'Herlihy, Christy Condon tries, Barry Keeshan 3 pens, drp gl, 2 cons.
Shannon: James Loxton; Cormac O’Donnell, Eric Moloney, Richie Mullane, Ciaran Cunnane; Rob Guerin, Mike D’Arcy; Garry McNamara, Duncan Casey, Kevin Griffin; Sean McCarthy, Fergal Walsh; Emmet McLaughlin, James Murphy, John Shine
Replacements: Niall Horan, Darragh Fitzgerald, Johnny Sheerin, Mark Leonard, Cathal O’ Neill.
Dolphin: Eamon Mills; James Kiernan, Danny Barnes, Cian Bohane, Harry Fleming; Barry Keeshan, Chris Bannon; James Cronin, Niall Scannell, Christy Condon; Chris Rowe, Darren O’Shea; Rob O'Herlihy, Miah Cronin, Brian O Callaghan.
Replacements: John Cleary, John Leahy, Dave O’ Mahoney, Rory Scannell, Eoin O’Shaughnessy
Clontarf 35, UL Bohemians 10.
Clontarf got their first win of the season with a deserved victory over U.L. Bohemian at Castle Avenue.
It was a closely contested first half with the home side leading 16-10 at the interval. Mossy Lawlor and Sean Rennison scored tries for the Limerick side.
The home side dominated the second half and ran in three further tries to secure the bonus point.
Scorers Clontarf: Adrian D'Arcy, Michael McGrath, Timmy McCoy, Evan Ryan tries, Richie Lane 3 cons, 3 pens.
UL Bohemian: Mossy Lawler, Sean Rennison tries.
Clontarf: Timmy McCoy; Richie Lane, Niall Myron, Evan Ryan, Mick McGrath; Matt D’Arcy, Sam Cronin; Royce Burke-Flynn, Cathal O'Flynn, Ben Barclay; Conor O'Keeffe, Ben Reilly; Simon Crawford, Adrian D'Arcy, Martin Garvey.
Replacements: Turlough Considine, Tadhg Furlong, Frank Cogan, Dermot O'Meara, Conor Keegan
U.L. Bohemian: Ben Martin; Rory White, Martin McPhail, Mossie Lawlor, Darren Moroney; Tim Rafferty, Cathal Sheridan; Gary Walsh, Sean Henry, Alex Simpson; Ed Kelly, David Foley; Conor Kindregan, Ian Condell, Sean Rennison.
Replacements: Tom Burke, John Sutton, Darragh Frawley, Brian Walsh, Derek Farrell.
Malone 46, Bruff 3.
In Division 1B leaders Malone picked up maximum points for the third successive game with another big victory at Gibson Park over Bruff.
Brian Carroll kicked a penalty for the visitors.
Scorers Malone: Chris Lethem 2 tries, Micheal Barker, Robbie Diack tries, Niall O’Connor 5 cons, 2 pens.
Bruff: Brian Carroll pen.
Malone: Taylor Acheson; Micheal barker, Mark Gribben, Josh Pentland, Chris Lethem; Niall O’Connor, John Creighton; David Halliday, Daryl Maxwell, Chris Taylor; James McAlister, Alan O'Connor; Connor Joyce, Glenn Moore, Robbie Diack.
Replacements: Jake Caulfield, Lee Barlow, Neil Alcorn, Shane Kelly, L McGillan.
Bruff: Brendan Deady; Robert Finn, Mark Cosgrove, Gary Leonard, Andrew Breen; Brian Carroll, Eoghan Maher; Ger Collins, John Hogan, Colm O’Sullivan; Maurice O’Connell, Mike McCarthy; Dumani Mtya, Danny Keogh, Paddy Cleary.
Replacements: Cathal O’Regan, Michael Lynch, Mike Carroll, Richard McAuliffe, Noel Forde.
In Division 2A U.C.C. defeated Old Crescent 49-21 at Rosbrien in a game that produced twelve tries. The students led 25-7 at the break and had tries from Brian Quill, Dan Horgan, Cathal Gallagher, Olan Dennehy, Peter McCabe, Daryl Foley and Willie Ryan. Sean Og Murphy kicked two penalties and four conversions. Crescent replied with two tries from Alan Bennie and one each by Graham O’Keeffe, Will Hanly and Brendan Guilfoyle with Alan McNulty kicking three conversions.
Cashel lost their unbeaten record when they went down to Corinthians 19-7 in their top of the table clash at Corinthian Park. Brendan O’Connor scored a try for the Tipperary side and Pat O’Connor converted.
Highfield were defeated 48-19 by leaders Banbridge at Rifle Park. Cyprian Jouve, Dave Kelly and Don Keogh scored tries for the visitors and Paddy O’Toole added two conversions.
Trailing 9-5 at half time Seapoint came with a second half rally to claim the points at Towns Park with a 15-12 win over Midleton. Paul Daly kicked four penalties for the home side.
Nenagh Ormond moved into a challenging position in Division 2B with 34-8 away win over bottom of the table Connemara. Donal Fogarty scored a try, penalty, drop goal and four conversions for the visitors. David Corcoran scored two tries and Stephen Carey one.
Thomond put up a battling performance away to Instonians but lost out 16-15. Richie Ryan Eoin O’Neill scored tries for Thomond and John Lillis kicked a conversion and a penalty.
Leading 19-7 at half time with tries from Mark Purcell, David Lombard and Kieran Howlin and two conversions from James Deasy looked like giving Clonakilty their first win of the season but a late penalty by Deasy secured the visitors a losing bonus point as they went down 31-15.
Scorers for Suttonians: C Lennon, G Connolly, D Higgins, P Dwane try each, S vanGruting 4 cons, pen.
Clonakilty: M Purcell, D Lombard, K Howlin try each, J Deasy 2 cons, 2 pens.
Suttonians: D O'Neill; D Traynor, D Higgins, D Farrell, C Lennon; S vanGruting, A Griggs; G Connolly, S Derby, A Hoary; I Whittington, A Kearney; R Delaney ©, T Keane, P Proctor. Replacements: R Kelly, C Barron, D Brady, P Dwane, G Johnson.
Clonakilty: J Deasy; K Howlin, A Long, D Lombard, G Calnan; J Lee, M Purcell; G Shannon, S Cotter, A Foley; T Keogh, M Keohane; B Duggan, C Canning, G McCarthy.
Replacements: D O'Neill, D Duignan, C Barrett, A O'Mahony, G Boohig.
There was no joy for Sunday’s Well at Musgrave Park as they had to play second fiddle to a much stronger and robust Rainey Old Boys pack as they lost 43-10.
Dan Horgan scored the ‘Well try late in the second half and Shane O’Riordan kicked a conversion and a penalty.
Scorers Sunday’s Well: D Horgan try, S O’Riordan con, pen.
Rainey Old Boys: M O’Connor 2 tries, 4 cons, M Shiels, P McGowan, A Campbell, A Clarke, S Rutledge tries.
Sunday’s Well: D O’Shea; S O’Sullivan, N Horgan, R O’Mahony, P Sheehan; S O’Riordan, I O’Regan; J Barry, John Moynihan, Joe Moynihan; D Horgan, S Desmond; S Walsh, D Loftus, J Mulcahy. Replacements: W McCarthy, I Murphy, A O’Reilly, P Arrigho, K Barry. Rainey Old Boys: M O’Connor: A Campbell, D McMurray, S Simpson, A Clarke; G Martin, A McCluggage; S Rutledge, S Sufferin, N O’Kane; T Barker, M Shiels; A Harbison, C O’Neill, P McGowan. Replacements: S McDowell, P Boyle, T Burns, P Stewart, M McCelland.