Cashel caused a major upset in the ODM Munster Senior Cup opening round when they knocked out Nenagh Ormond 6-0 in the Tipperary derby at the Spafield.
Cashel, who last played in this competition four seasons ago and reached the semi finals, could be set for another run in this seasonâ00s competition. Following their two Junior league titles this will be a big boost to the club after their failure to book a place in the AIB All Ireland League. The sides were scoreless at half time and a penalty by Pat Oâ00Connor gave Cashel the lead. Darragh Oâ00Brien added a second penalty shortly after. Cashel will now meet Young Munster in next weekâ00s quarter final tie at Clifford Park following the â00Cookiesâ0 16-9 away win over Bruff. The home side led 9-0 at half time with three penalties from Brian Cahill. The First Division side hit back with a try from Shane Oâ00Neill, a conversion and drop goal by Alan Kingsley and two penalties by Ray Moloney. Holders Cork Constitution easily overcame Sundayâ00s Well 39-0 at Musgrave Park. The winners playing with a strong wind in the opening half led 7-0 at the break with a try from Robert Quinn which Richard Lane converted. Conâ00 took full advantage in the opening minutes of the second half when the home side were down to fourteen because of a yellow card and another player down injured to add a try from Tim Kenneally and a conversion and penalty by Lane for a 17-0 lead. Than in a ten minute spell midway through the half the visitors crossed for four tries with Cronan Healy, Merle Oâ00Connell, Peter Oâ00Mahony and Darragh Lyons all touching down and Lane added one conversion. Thomond will now visit Temple Hill next week after the Limerick side defeated Highfield 23-11 at Fitzgerald Park. The home side led 15-5 at the break with tries from Warren Kelly and Daragh Oâ00Neill and a conversion and penalty by Ger Finnucane. Aidan Reece replied with a try for the visitors. Kelly added another try for the winners and Finnucane kicked a penalty, while Colin Mahony kicked two penalties for the Woodleigh Park outfit. On the other side of the draw Dolphin won the game of the day with an 18-13 victory Garryowen at Dooradoyle to continue their good start to the season. The winners led 12-3 at the break with Niall Oâ00Driscoll scoring two tries and Barry Keeshan kicking a conversion. Gerry Hurley replied with a penalty for the home side. Keeshan added two penalties for Dolphin and Garryowen had a try and conversion from Willie Staunton and a penalty from Connor Murray. Shannon will now face Dolphin in the last eight after their 47-10 victory over Clonakilty. The winners had built up a 33-3 lead by half time and had tries from Mark Oâ00Driscoll (2), Tadgh Bennett, Mossy Lawlor, John Oâ00Connor, Eoghan Grace and David Quinlan. Bennett converted six of the seven tries. The home side had a try from J.D. Oâ00Mahony and a conversion and penalty by Kurth Morath. U.C.C. played their first game of the season when they came from 9-7 down at half time to defeat Midleton 16-12 at the Towns Park. Willie Devane scored a try for the winners and Brian Derham kicked two penalties and a conversion and Pat Parfrey added a drop goal. Jeff Hitchmough kicked three penalties for the East Cork side and Jason Holland kicked a drop goal. U.L. Bohemian will face U.C.C. in the last of the quarter finals after the Limerick side defeated Old Crescent 25-3 at Annacotty. Danny Riordan scored two tries for the winners and Paul Rowley and Edwin Torrie got one apiece. Torrie added a conversion and a penalty. Crescentâ00s only reply was a penalty from Mark Woods. RESULTS: ODM Munster Senior Cup First Round Bruff 9, Young Munster 16; Cashel 6, Nenagh Ormond 0; Clonakilty 10, Shannon 47; Garryowen 13, Dolphin 18; Midleton 12,U.C.C. 16; Sundayâ00s Well 0, Cork Constitution 39; Thomond 23, Highfield 11; U.L. Bohemian 25, Old Crescent 3; The Quarter finals are scheduled for next weekend. Dates and times will be confirmed in the following days. Young Munster v Cashel, Cork Constitution v Thomond, U.C.C. v U.L. Bohemian Dolphin v Shannon
We catch up with Munster U18 schools player Alex McHenry who is currently taking part in the Munster Rugby Talent Camp at Rockwell College, in preparation for the interprovincial series this September.