17 May, 13:32
A selection of players from the Daughters of Charity in Munster recently took part in a challenge match at Garryowen Rugby Club.
Sunday’s Well needed extra time to see off the challenge of Midleton at Musgrave Park 31-22. The ‘Well led 7-0 at half time with a try from Gavin Blower which Colin Corkery converted. Six minutes into the second half the home side doubled their lead with a try from Chris Long and Corkery converted.
However Midleton hit back with tries from Craig Doyle, Paul Whelan, and Jeff Hitchmough with the latter converting two of them for a five point lead. With time running out Corkery levelled with a try to send the game into extra time.
Hitchmough put Midleton back in front with a penalty but tries by Francis Moynihan and Peter Skuse in the second period of extra time and a conversion by Corkery send the ‘Well through to a meeting with Cork Constitution next week.
Holders Shannon had to overturn a 10-3 half time deficit to defeat Thomond 13-10 in their quarter final tie in the Limerick Charity Cup. David Quinlan scored a try for the winners and David O’Donovan kicked a conversion and two penalties. David Sheehan replied with a try for Thomond which Ger Finnucane converted and Jamie English kicked a drop goal.
Young Munster overcame the challenge of Bruff to run out 27-19 winners. Aaron Carroll scored two tries for the winners and Clem Casey got one. Alan Kingsley converted all three and also added a penalty and a drop goal. Michael Carroll scored two tries for the visitors and Michael Cahill kicked three penalties.
Garryowen booked their place in the last four with a 23-15 win over Nenagh Ormond. Anthony Gahan scored two tries for the Limerick side and Lorcan Bourke got one. Gerry Hurley kicked a conversion and a penalty and Willie Staunton added a drop goal.
The big shock in the Garryowen Cup was Newport’s 13-9 win over Cashel. Shane Ryan scored a try for the winners and Philip O’Brien kicked a conversion and two penalties. Pat O’Connor replied with three penalties for Cashel.
Three tries from David Joyce helped Clonmel to a 20-11 home win over Carrick-on-Suir. Conor Cooney kicked a conversion and a penalty. James Wallace replied with a try and two penalties for Carrick’.
A penalty and two drop goals by Aidan Dwyer helped Thurles to a 9-3 home win over Clanwilliam. Derek Sheilds replied with a penalty for the visitors.
A try, conversion and two penalties by Liam Casey helped Galbally to a 13-0 victory at home to Nenagh Ormond.
Junior Friendly:Waterpark 21,Monkstown 17;
Cork Charity Cup:Clonakilty 6,Dolphin 53;
Sunday's Well 31,Midleton 22 (aet);
Limerick Charity Cup:Nenagh Ormond 15,Garryowen 23;
Shannon 13,Thomond 10;
Young Munster 27,Bruff 19;
Garryowen Cup:Clonmel 20,Carrick-on-Suir 11;
Galbally 13,Nenagh Ormond 0;
Newport 13,Cashel 9;
Thurles 9,Clanwilliam 3;