11 Dec, 14:35
This week's club notes come from Carrick-on-Suir, Midleton and Shannon rugby clubs.
Newcastle West ended Kanturk’s unbeaten run this season with an 8-5 home win. Paul Cotter scored a try for Kanturk to give them a 5-0 interval lead. A penalty from Tommy Kelleher reduced the deficit for the home side and ten minutes from time Brian McAuliffe scored a try for Newcastle West. Kanturk did have a chance of tying the game in the final minute when they were awarded a penalty but opted for a quick tap but the home defence held firm.
Crosshaven won their first game of the season with a 20-18 home win over unbeaten Clonmel. Crosshaven raced into an early 6-0 lead with two penalties by Ian Smith. Clonmel hit back with a try by Mark Jenkinson on eleven minutes but Rory Hofler restored the home side’s advantage minutes later with a try and Smith converted to leave it 13-5 at half time. Danny Lyons kicked a penalty for Clonmel two minutes into the second half but four minutes later Smith extended the home side’s advantage with a try and a conversion. Clonmel rallied and a try by Ger Mulcahy and a conversion and penalty by Lyons closed the gap to two points but it was not enough to keep their unbeaten league record.
Kilfeacle maintained their unbeaten run and are now in second place after their 11-0 away win over Waterpark. A try by Pat Ryan and a Shane Luby penalty had the visitors 8-0 ahead at half time. Luby kicked a second penalty after the break to secure Kilfeacle’s fourth win of the campaign.
Galbally collected maximum points with a 30-0 home win over bottom side Clanwilliam. Ian Ryan, Craig Airey, Danny Hayes and Brendan Childs scored tries for the winners and Airey kicked two penalties and two conversions.
A last minute try by Matthew Hickey helped St. Mary’s to their first victory when they defeated Cobh Pirates 14-10 at Corbally. Cobh led 7-6 at half time with a try and conversion by Eoin Geary to two penalties by Kevin South for the home side. Geary and South exchanged penalties before Hickey’s last minute try.
Tralee defeated Old Christians 25-13 at Rathcooney. Sean Hurley scored a try for Tralee and Daniel Clarke kicked a conversion and six penalties. Rob Grey replied with a try for the home side and Max Castell converted and also added two penalties.
Muskerry remain top of Division Two after their 26-13 home win over Youghal. The home side led 12-6 at half time with tries from Shane Murphy and Jonathan Buckley with Buckley also kicking a penalty. Keith McCarthy replied with two penalties for Youghal. Murphy and Eoin Corcoran added further tries for Muskerry and Buckley converted both. Alan Moloney scored a try for Youghal which McCarthy converted.
Mallow moved into second place with a 36-12 away win over Newport. Tries by Andy Cashman and John Gardiner had Mallow 17-7 ahead at half time. Cashman converted both tries and also added a penalty. Leonard Browne, Robbie Doyle and Leo O’Regan scored tries after the break, two of which Cashman converted.
Castleisland made it three wins from three with a 29-0 home win over Dungarvan. Kieran Downey scored two tries for the winners and William Nolan, TJ Casey and Shane O’Connell got one each. Con Reynolds kicked two conversions.
Kinsale defeated Bandon 22-15. Jeremy Coughlan scored three tries for the winners and Pat O’Regan got one with Peter Murphy kicking one conversion. Pat Prendergast and Tim Crowley replied with tries for Bandon and Cathal Crowley added a conversion and a penalty.
A penalty by Ian Stanley was enough to give Thurles a 3-0 home win over Ennis.
The Killarney v Carrick-on-Suir tie and the Third Division game between Kilrush and Ballincollig were postponed.
Fermoy stay top of the Third Division after their 28-13 home win over Scariff. Tries by Stephen Dunne and Peter Stapleton gave Fermoy a 10-3 half time lead. Conor McNamara kicked a penalty for the home side. Tom Griffin, Courtney Canning and Stapleton added tries after the break and Joe Lee kicked a penalty. Robbie Madden replied with two tries for Scariff.
Abbeyfeale have maximum points from their two games after their 27-7 away win over Corca Dhuibhne. Robert Brown, Adam Roche, Micheal Roche and Matthew Behan scored tries for Abbeyfeale and Tom Enright kicked two conversions and a penalty. Conachubhair Begley replied with a try for Corca Dhuibhne and Kevin Moriarty kicked the conversion.
Killorglin also picked up maximum points with a 24-9 home win over Waterford City. Peter Slattery and David O‘Sullivan scored tries for the Kerry side and Trevor West kicked a conversion and four penalties. Barry Power replied with three penalties for Waterford.
A try by Charles Blake and four penalties by Eoin Philpott helped Douglas to a 17-13 away win over Charleville. Ciaran Brown scored a try for Charleville and Ryan Brennan kicked a conversion and two penalties.
Munster Junior League Division 1: Crosshaven 20, Clonmel 16;
Galbally 30, Clanwilliam 0;
Newcastle West 8, Kanturk 5;
Old Christians 13, Tralee 25;
Skibbereen 17, Richmond 22;
St. Mary's 14, Cobh Pirates 10;
Waterpark 0 , Kilfeacle 11;
Division 2: Castleisland 29, Dungarvan 0;
Kinsale 22, Bandon 15;
Muskerry 26, Youghal 11;
Newport 12, Mallow 36;
Thurles 3, Ennis 0;
Division 3: Charleville 13, Douglas 17;
Corca Dhuibhne 7, Abbeyfeale 27;
Fermoy 28, Scariff 13;
Killorglin 24, Waterford City 9;
Munster Seconds League North: Garryowen 20, Nenagh Ormond 15;
Munster Seconds League South: Highfield 32, Cork Constitution 20;
Gleeson League Division 1A: Bruff 25, Old Crescent 17;
Garryowen 25, Richmond 25;
Thomond 13, UL Bohemian 13;
Division 1B: Kilfeacle 6, Fethard 3;
South Munster Junior 2 League Section A: Tralee 27, Castleisland 18;
Section B: Dungarvan 7, Cashel 56;
Section C: Carrigaline 12, Kinsale 5;
Skibbereen 5, Bandon 6;
Section D: Cobh Pirates 8, Mallow 12;
Section E: Old Christians 36, Cork Constitution 18;
U.C.C. 12, Shandon 22;
South Munster Junior 3 League Section A: Crosshaven 18, Bandon 0;
Section B: Cork Transport 0, Muskerry 3;
Midleton 12, Fermoy 3;
Under 21 South Western Conference: Dolphin 10, Shannon 9;
Garryowen 17, Buccaneers 0;
Highfield 5, Galwegians 3;
Old Crescent 0, U.C.C. 36;
U.L. Bohemian 16, Cork Constitution 21;
South Under 19 League Section 1: Cork Constitution 36, Muskerry-Ballincollig 7;
Highfield 41, Clonakilty 5;
Section 2: Midleton 14, Kanturk 35;
Sunday's Well 12, Youghal 0;
South Under 17 League Section 2: Ballincollig 3, Bantry Bay 35;
Dunmanway 5, Kinsale 21;
Skibbereen 5, Clonakilty 5;
Section 3: Cobh Pirates 24, Fermoy 7;
Section 4: Mallow 10, Crosshaven 21;
South Munster Under 15 League Section 1: Ballincollig 7, Highfield 11;
Bandon 19, Clonakilty 25;
Crosshaven 5, Kinsale 20;
Skibbereen 31, Bantry Bay 17;
Section 2: Old Christians 35, Youghal 14;
Sunday's Well 5, Charleville 7;
West Munster Under 15 League: Listowel 17, Castleisland 29;
Tralee 57, Abbeyfeale 7;
Tralee Barbarians 25, Iveragh Eagles 5;
Women's All Ireland League Division 1: Highfield 25, Tralee 5;
U.L. Bohemian 81, Blackrock College 0;
Division 2: Galbally 0, Nenagh Ormond 7;
Shannon 24, Young Munster 14;