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.
Old Belvedere eased their relegation worries with a 25-13 home win over St. Mary’s, which puts the pressure on both Shannon and U.L. Bohemian to avoid the drop.
Bruff’s hopes of staying in Division 1B received a major setback when bottom side Ballymena defeated them 29-14 to record their second victory of the season. William Casey scored a try and Brian Carroll kikced three penalties.
In Division 2A both Terenure College and Corinthians won promotion. Terenure defeated Cashel 29-10 at the Tipperary venue.
Tries from James Buckley and Finn Gormley both of which Mick O’Flynn converted and who also added a penalty helped Corinthians to a 17-14 victory over U.C.C. at the Mardyke. Johnny MacCarthy and Dave O’Connell replied with tries for the students and Sean Og Murphy converted both.
Old Crescent eased their relegation worries with a 36-13 away win over Seapoint. Brendan Guilfoyle scored two tries for Crescent and William Hanly, Andy Brace got one each, Kevin Meade contributed a try, penalty and three conversions and Alan Bennie kicked a conversion.
Highfield lost away to Old Wesley 48-15 and Midleton look in grave danger of being relegated following their 72-7 away defeat by City of Derry. Brian Morris scored a try for the East Cork side and Paul Daly kikced two conversions.
Nenagh Ormond kept their faint hopes of promotion from Division 2B alive with a 25-18 away win over Suttonians. Stephen Carey and David Corcoran each scored two tries and Donal Fogarty added a penalty and a conversion.
Thomond were beaten by leaders Rainey Old Boys 34-9. John Lillis kicked three penalties for the Limerick side.
Sunday’s Well lost at home to Boyne 10-3 with Shane O’Riordan kicking a penalty for the ‘Well.
Clonakilty are now in the relegation place after their 21-15 home defeat by Naas. Kieran Howlin and Tony Illston scored tries for the west Cork side and James Deasy kicked a conversion and penalty.
Ulster Bank League Division 1A: Dolphin 24, Cork Constitution 27;
Lansdowne 32, Clontarf 25;
Old Belvedere 25, St. Mary's College 13;
Shannon 16, Garryowen 12;
Young Munster 0, U.L. Bohemian 6;
Division 1B: Ballymena 29, Bruff 14;
Ballynahinch v Buccaneers postponed
Blackrock College 28, Dublin University 33;
Dungannon 46, Malone 19;
U.C.D. 33, Belfast Harlequins 19;
Division 2A: Cashel 10, Terenure College 29;
City of Derry 72, Midleton 7;
D.L.S.P. 10, Greystones 23;
Galwegians 24, Banbridge 27;
Old Wesley 48, Highfield 15;
Queens University 27, Bective Rangers 39;
Seapoint 13, Old Crescent 36;
U.C.C. 14, Corinthians 17;
Division 2B: Ards 11, City of Armagh 7;
Clonakilty 15, Naas 21;
Connemara 6, Skerries 61;
NUIM Barnhall 50, Navan 14;
Rainey Old Boys 34, Thomond 9;
Sligo 26, Instonians 6;
Sunday's Well 3, Boyne 10;
Suttonians 18, Nenagh Ormond 25;