4 Dec, 09:57
This Friday night coming, 6th December (kick-off 7.45pm), Midleton RFC host Sundays Well RFC in the All Ireland League "under lights" at Towns Park.
While at the opposite end Shannon were defeated 20-14 by Clontarf at Coonagh, leaving them seven points adrift at the bottom. Emmett McLoughlin scored a try for Shannon and Rob Guerin kicked three penalties.
A late try by Ian Condell for U.L. Bohemian saw them clinch a narrow 27-24 victory away to Old Belvedere. David Johnson and Mossie Lawlor also scored tries for the visitors. JJ Hanrahan converted all three tries and Ben Martin kicked two penalties.
A penalty try and a share of the points kicked by both Gerry Hurley (2 penalties) and Johnny Holland (3 penalties) was enough for Cork Constitution to claim the spoils in a 22-12 victory over fellow Bateman Cup finalists St. Mary’s College at Templeville Road.
Bruff lost their bottom of the table clash away to Dungannon 12-10 in Division 1B. Mark Cosgrave scored a try for Bruff and Brian Cahill kicked a conversion and penalty.
U.C.C. lost top spot in Division 2A after going down 11-8 away to Cashel. The students led 8-3 at half time with a try from John Fitzgerald and a penalty by Sean Og Murphy. Pat O’Connor scored a penalty for the home side with Giles Boland scoring a try and Ollie McGlinchey kicking the final penalty. College missed a last minute penalty to level the game.
Three first half penalties from Aidan McNulty was enough for Old Crescent who defeated Highfield 9-6 at Woodleigh Park. Paddy O’Toole replied for the home side with a penalty in each half.
Midleton lost away to Galwegians 31-13 but failed to take advantage of the elements in the second half when they were in with a great chance of taking something from this encounter. Joe Ryan scored a try for Midleton and Jeff Hitchmough kicked a conversion and two penalties.
Two penalties by Dan Fogarty was not enough for Nenagh Ormond who lost away to City of Armagh 17-6 in Division 2B.
Thomond won their first game in the league with a 20-11 home win over fellow strugglers Ards. Eoin O’Neill and Warren Kelly scored tries for Thomond and Desmond Fitzgerald kicked two penalties and two conversions.
Three penalties from James Deasy was not enough for Clonakilty who lost away to Boyne 14-9.
Trailing 13-6 at half time Sunday’s Well failed to take advantage of the elements in the second half as they lost 20-16 away to Navan. A late try by James Mulcahy secured a losing bonus point for the ‘Well. Shane O’Riordan kicked three penalties and a conversion.
Navan: J Davis; T Geraghty, S Deevy, J Rodrigues, S Hogan (c); A Hickey, B Forristal; D McDonagh, E King, T Kivalu; J Sheridan, L Jackson; S Dawson, C Brady, B McKeever. Replacements: E Brennan, J McGahy, M Harrington, R van der Vyver, D Geraghty.
Sunday's Well: D O'Shea; S O'Sullivan, R O'Mahony, M Quinlivan, P Sheehan; S O'Riordan, P Arigho; J Barry, J Moynihan (c), F Moynihan; S Desmond, S Walsh; A Reilly, J Mulcahy, E Murphy. Replacements: MJ Doyle, D Loftus, R Lane, M Lynch, W McCarthy.
Ulster Bank League Division 1A: Dolphin v Young Munster Postponed;
Garryowen 0, Lansdowne 23;
Old Belvedere 24, U.L. Bohemian 27;
Shannon 14, Clontarf 20;
St. Mary's College 13, Cork Constitution 22;
Division 1B: Ballynahinch 26, Dublin University 22;
Belfast Harlequins 27, Buccaneers 15;
Blackrock College 23, Malone 20;
Dungannon 12, Bruff 10;
U.C.D. 32, Ballymena 3;
Division 2A: Banbridge 6, Corinthians 27;
Bective Rangers 40, Old Wesley 28;
Cashel 11, U.C.C. 8;
D.L.S.P. v City of Derry Postponed;
Galwegians 31, Midleton 13;
Greystones 3, Terenure College 20;
Highfield 6, Old Crescent 9;
Queens University 14, Seapoint 25;
Division 2B: Boyne 14, Clonakilty 9;
City of Armagh 17, Nenagh Ormond 6;
Instonians 33, Connemara 17;
Naas 19, Rainey Old Boys 19;
Navan 20, Sunday's Well 16;
Skerries 20, NUIM Barnhall 29;
Sligo 20, Suttonians 3;
Thomond 20, Ards 12;