Garryowen moved to the top of the table as a result of their 45-7 one side victory over a weakened Ballymena side at Dooradoyle. Kevin Hartigan scored two of his sides six tries with Lorcan Burke, David Sherry, Willie Staunton and Neville Melbourne getting the others. Conor Kilroy kicked three penalties and two conversions with Staunton also adding a conversion.
Shannon came from 12-0 down against Old Belvedere at Coonagh to keep their challenge alive with a 23-19 victory. Eamon Grace and Padraig Oâ00Brien scored tries for the home side, with Dave Oâ00Donovan kicking two penalties and Tadgh Bennett adding a penalty and two conversions.
A drop goal in injury time by Barry Keeshan gave Dolphin the points against Young Munster at Tom Clifford Park when they ran out 10-7 winners. Clem Casey had given the home side a 7-0 interval lead with a try which Matt Costello converted. Dolphin levelled with a try by Robbie Allen which Keeshan converted.
U.L. Bohemian kept their chances of a top eight finish alive with a 30-25 win over U.C.D. at the Bowl. The Limerick side trailed 8-3 at half time but a great start to the second half which yielded three tries from James Oâ00Neill and one by Richie Feeney. Fergal Lawler kicked two penalties and two conversions for the visitors but they had to withstand a late rally from the students.
U.C.C. collected maximum points from their trip to Greystones emerging 46-3 winners. Gavin Dunne scored a try, five conversions and two penalties of his sideâ00s tally. Sam Cronin got in for two tries and Alex Kelleher, Dave Callaghan and Colin Oâ00Brien got a try each.
Highfield did the students a favour by preventing Lansdowne from getting a bonus point when the Dublin side ran out 17-7 winners at Woodleigh Park. John Murphy scored a try for the home side and Nick Wakley converted.
Bruffâ00s hopes of a top four finish were dealt a big blow when they lost at home to Ballynahinch 22-20. Finbarr Hogan and Cathal Oâ00Regan scored tries for the home side and Brian Cahill kicked two conversions and two penalties.
Old Crescent still remain in fourth place despite their 20-13 defeat by DLSP. Philip Glamuzina scored a try for the Limerick side and Brian Oâ00Shea kicked a conversion and penalty and Mark Woods also added a penalty.
Clonakilty eased their relegation worries with a 24-9 home win over Bective Rangers. Derek Dillon, Joe Crowley and Bless Nygahue scored tries for the West Cork side and Gary Cribb converted all three tries and kicked a penalty.
Thomond won their bottom of the table clash with Wanderers at Fitzgerald Park 19-9. Kevin Oâ00Mahony scored a try and Declan Cusack kicked a conversion, drop goal and three penalties.
Nenagh Ormond dealt Midletonâ00s hopes of promotion a cruel play with a 14-8 victory at Nenagh.
Sundayâ00s Well defeated Barnhall 12-3 at Musgrave Park as they battle to avoid the relegation play off place. Dave Twohig and Barry Hanrahan were try scorers for the winners and Chris Burnett added a conversion.
Waterpark were eventually relegated when they lost at home to leaders Corinthians 49-3.