12 Dec, 17:21
Munster Rugby recently held a Clare Schools U16 blitz at Ennis in Lees Road, Co. Clare.
Skibbereen are now in second place after a last minute penalty by Steve Hansel earned the West Cork side an 18-16 away win over Tralee. The home side led 10-8 at half time with a try by Liam Quaid and a conversion and penalty by Dan Clark. Patrick Ryan scored a try for the visitors and Hansel kicked a penalty. Clark added two penalties after the interval and Donal Mehigan replied with a try for Skibb’ and Hansel converted before his last minute penalty decided the contest.
Clonmel kept their top four hopes alive with a 20-10 home win over bottom side Clanwilliam on Friday night. The home side led 6-3 at half time with two penalties from Danny Lyons to one by Richard Childs. Tony Cantwell and Robbie Carroll scored tries for Clonmel after the break and Lyons converted both. Ian Quinlan scored a late consolation try for the visitors which Childs converted.
Cobh Pirates put a big dent in Galbally’s title challenge with a 22-15 home win. Three penalties from Eoin Geary and a conversion of a Mark Chandler try had Cobh 16-7 ahead at half time. James Taylor scored a try for Galbally and Craig Airey converted. A penalty from Geary and a drop goal by Eamon Ronan secured the points for the home side. Brendan O’Halloran replied with a try for the visitors and Airey kicked a penalty.
Newcastle West continued their fine run with a 24-17 away win over Old Christians. The Rathcooney side led 17-14 at half time with tries from Peter Twomey and Brefni O’Callaghan. Max Castell converted both and also added a penalty. James Kelly replied with two tries for the visitors and Alan Roche converted both. James Corbett added a third try for the winners and Roche converted and also kicked a penalty.
Waterpark eased their relegation worries with a 19 -5 away win over St. Senan’s. Niall Gilhooly and Mark Harper scored tries for the winners and John Flynn kicked three penalties. Jake Egan replied with a try for Senan’s.
Crosshaven remain in deep troubleat the foot of the table after a 29-7 away defeat by St. Mary’s. Brian Neilan scored two tries for the winners and Brian Purcell and John Barry got one each. Ben Sargent kicked one conversion and Sean Lyons added a penalty and two conversions. Peter Morrissy replied with a try for Crosshaven and Cian Keegan converted.
Second Division leaders Muskerry had their game with Presentation postponed but second placed Castleisland failed to take advantage as they lost their unbeaten record after an 8-7 home defeat by Bandon. Gearoid Crowley scored a try for Bandon and Cathal Crowley kicked a penalty. Willie Nolan replied with a try for the home side and Connie Reynolds converted.
Killarney defeated Kinsale 15-0 to move ahead of them into third place. Adrian Hegarty and Eoin Deasy scored tries for the Kerry side and Paudie Sheahan kicked a conversion and a penalty.
Mallow got back in the promotion race with a maximum point 26-0 away win against Thurles. Tries by Richard Weedle and Andy Cashman had the visitors 10-0 ahead after ten minutes. Robbie Doyle made it 13-0 at half time with a drop goal. Cashman added a penalty before further tries by John McAuliffe and Leo O’Regan completed the scoring.
Two tries by Brian Nolan and one by Damian Forde helped Ennis to a 23-0 victory over Carrick-on-Suir. David Murphy added two penalties and a drop goal.
Youghal defeated Dungarvan 6-3. The sides were level 3-3 at half time. Conor Foley kicked a penalty for Dungarvan and Alan Frahill O’Connor replied with one for Youghal. Frahill-O’Connor got the only score of the second half, a drop goal to secure the points for the visitors.
Killorglin defeated leaders Fermoy in the top game in Division Three 29-3 which was played in Tralee. Tries by Darren Curtayne and Barry Sheehan had Killorglin 10-3 ahead at half time. Joe Lee kicked a penalty for the visitors. Trevor West, Andrew O’Reilly and Peter Slattery added tries after the break and Luke O’Shea converted two of them.
Douglas moved up to third place level with Fermoy after their 22-9 home win over Abbeyfeale. Stuart McLoughlin, Barry Hynes and Dan Lehane scored tries for Douglas and Eoin Philpott kicked two conversions and a penalty. Tom Enright replied with three penalties for the visitors.
Waterford City scored six tries in their 38-17 home win over Kilrush. Aaron Whelan, Liam McCarthy, Nicky Jacob and Sean O’Mahony were their try scorers and they were also awarded a penalty try. Barry Power kicked four conversions.
A try by Conor Minogue, a conversion and penalty by Barry Gibbons and a penalty by Conor McNamara helped Scariff to a 13-8 home win over Corca Dhuibhne. Ciaran Slattery scored a try for the Kerry Gaeltacht side and Kevin Moriarty added a penalty.
A penalty by Dan McSweeney helped Dunmanway-Bantry Bay to a share of the spoils when they drew with Charleville 3-3.
Womens Interprovincial: Munster 24, Connacht 3;
Girls Under 19 Inter Provincial: Munster 65, Connacht 5;
Munster Junior League Division 1: Clonmel 20, Clanwilliam 10;
Cobh Pirates 22, Galbally 15;
Kanturk 21, Richmond 14;
Old Christians 17, Newcastle West ;
St. Mary's 29, Crosshaven 7;
St. Senan's 5, Waterpark 19;
Tralee 16, Skibbereen 18;
Division 2: Castleisland 7, Bandon 8;
Dungarvan 3, Youghal 6;
Ennis 23, Carrick-on-Suir 0;
Killarney 15, Kinsale 0;
Thurles 0, Mallow 26;
Division 3: Douglas 22, Abbeyfeale 9;
Dunmanway-Bantry Bay 3, Charleville 3;
Killorglin 29, Fermoy 3;
Scariff 13, Corca Dhuibhne 8;
Waterford City 38, Kilrush 17;
Gleeson League Division 1A: St. Mary's 55, St. Senan's 0;
Thomond 30, Garryowen 0;
South Munster Junior 2 League: Bandon 16, Clonakilty 10;
Skibbereen 3, Kinsale 15;
Cobh Pirates 15, Kanturk 10;
South Munster Junior 3 League: Bandon 6, Dolphin 33;
East Under 15 League: Cashel 15, Thurles 12;
North Under 15 League: Richmond 10, Old Crescent 28;
South Under 19 League Section 1: Skibbereen 0, Bandon 31;
Section 2: Kanturk 3, Youghal 14;
Mallow 27, Sunday's Well 30;
South Under 17 League Quarter Final: Highfield 5, Skibbereen 0;
South Under 17 League Section 3 Play Off: Kanturk 12, Midleton 19;
South Under 15 League Section 1: Bandon 0, Bantry Bay 25;
Carrigaline 26, Skibbereen 3;
Muskerry 5, Ballincollig 25;
Section 2: Cork Constitution 5, Midleton 31;
Mallow 0, Dolphin 20;
Mitchelstown 0, Sunday's Well 27;
Old Christians 26, Cobh Pirates 16;
West Under 17 League: Listowel 3, Abbeyfeale 18;
Tralee 32, Killorglin 10;
West Under 15 League: Iveragh Eagles 7, Killorglin 19;
West Under 13 League: Castleisland 39, Corca Dhuibhne 17;
Iveragh Eagles 15, Killarney 32;
Tralee 19, Killorglin 17;