It will be an all Tipperary final in the Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Cup Final on the 20th December after Clonmel and Kilfeacle booked their place in the decider.
In an exciting tie at Thurles, Kilfeacle
defeated holder’s Cashel
on the try count after the sides finished level 15-15 after extra time.
Tries by Pierce Breen and Mark Barry and a conversion and penalty by Shane Luby gave Kilfeacle a 15-6 half time lead. Pat O’Connor replied with five penalties for Cashel the last coming in the last minute of normal time to send the game into extra time.
A powerful display by Clonmel
saw them defeat
Waterpark at Dungarvan 33-20. Indeed only for the game going to uncontested scrums in the second half, the Tipperary side’s winning margin could have been greater such was their dominance in the forward exchanges. Clonmel led 28-6 at half time with tries from Morgan Lyons, John Long and Robert Carroll and two conversions and three penalties from Lyons. Brendan Walsh replied with two penalties for Waterpark. Long scored a second try for Clonmel and Waterpark replied with tries from Shane Kavanagh and James Frisby, both converted by Walsh.
In the opening games in Division Two and Three of the Munster Junior League, three sides collected maximum points in the Second Division.
recorded a 32-8 home win over Newcastle West
. The winners try scorers were Bernard O’Callaghan (two), Padraig Ryan and Ian Quinlan. Willie Dwyer converted three of the tries and also added two penalties. Christy Berkley was Newcastle West’s try scorer and Tommy Kelleher kicked a penalty.
were 34-6 winners over Youghal.
The home side led 10-6 at half time with a try from Andy Lynch and a conversion and penalty by Jason Murphy to two Jonathon Ormond penalties. Tries by Barry McQuaid, Shane O’Halloran and Edward Brouard-Lemarie all converted by Murphy who also kicked a penalty made sure of victory for Kinsale.
had to battle hard for their 25-14 win over St. Mary’s
at Corbally. The Saints got off to a great start and led 14-0 with tries from Barry Gibbons and Matthew Hickey with Gibbons converting both. Tries by Stephen O’Brien, Stuart Lee and Paul McGrath and a Lee conversion had the visitors 17-14 in front with ten minutes remaining. Gibbons missed a penalty opportunity to level and the Cork side made sure of a bonus point and victory with a try from Alan O’Dea and a Lee penalty.
were pushed all the way by Bandon
at the North Cork venue before collecting the points on an 18-15 score line. Simon Mulholland and John Duggan scored tries for Kanturk and Darragh Meade kicked two penalties and a conversion. Mike Murphy and Sean Riordan were try scorers for Bandon and David Ahern kicked a conversion and penalty.
A try ten minutes from time by D.J. O’Leary was enough to give Muskerry
a 5-0 victory over Ennis
Newly promoted Galbally
had to share the spoils with relegated Newport
at the County Limerick venue when the sides finished level 3-3. All the scoring was done in the opening half with Philip O’Brien kicking a penalty for the Tipperary side and Liam Casey replied with a penalty for Galbally.
In section A of the Third Division Corca Dhuibhne
opened their campaign with a 19-13 victory over Killarney.
It was a last minute converted try by Johnny Curran that wrapped up the points up for the home side; Curran had earlier kicked four penalties for the West Kerry Gaeltacht side. A try by Michael Nash and a conversion and two penalties by Sean Hickey had Killarney 13-12 ahead until Curran’s late converted try.
won the other Kerry derby defeating Killorglin
42-10. Matthew Ahern, Padraig Cronin, Pat O’Leary, Jamie McCarthy, Con Reynolds and Dave McMahon scored tries for Castleisland and Mark Connolly converted all six tries. Kieran Crowley scored a try for the home aide and Brian Gannon kicked a conversion and penalty.
also had a facile win defeating Scariff
70-0. Eoin Lynch, Ger Clancy and Mark Phair scored two tries each for the Limerick side. Brendan Coleman, Shane O’Brien and Stuart Madden also scored tries for the winners and Phair kicked five conversions and five penalties.
got their campaign of to a winning start with a 15-0 home win over Kilrush.
David Collins, Adam Roche and Kevin Prendiville scored tries for the West Limerick side.
In section B Carrick-on-Suir
won the big game with a 16-15 home win over Mallow
. Peader Downey scored a try for the Tipperary side and James Wallace kicked a conversion and three penalties. Leonard Browne replied with two tries for the visitors and Brian Morris added a conversion and penalty.
won the North Cork derby with a 24-18 home win over Charleville.
Olan Crowley, Conor Ahern were Fermoy’s try scorers, who were also awarded a penalty try. Thomas McAuliffe kicked a conversion and penalty and Cathal O’Keeffe added two conversions. Ger Hayes and James Leahy replied with tries for the visitors and Frank Holly kicked two penalties and a conversion.
making their first appearance in the league were defeated by Waterford City
The Douglas Dungarvan
tie was postponed.
Northampton Saints 31,Munster 27;
AIB League Division 1A:
Blackrock College 48,Garryowen 14;
Clontarf 19,Dolphin 27;
Cork Constitution 16,U.L. Bohemian 3;
Shannon 7,St. Mary's College 12;
Ballynahinch 25,Galwegians 24;
Buccaneers 12,Old Belvedere 36;
Dungannon 14,Young Munster 8;
U.C.C. 28,Ballymena 31;
Bective Rangers 25,Old Crescent 24;
Bruff 13,Lansdowne 54;
Clonakilty 12,Belfast Harlequins 15;
D.L.S.P. 26,Malone 19;
Greystones 9,U.C.D. 47;
Highfield 17,Old Wesley 27;
Terenure College 19,Corinthians 24;
Thomond 26,Dublin University 20;
Banbridge 15,Instonians 20;
Barnhall 29,Rainey Old Boys 23;
Connemara 15,Ards 3;
Midleton 25,Queens University 19;
Navan 31,Naas 8;
Portadown 18,Nenagh Ormond 12;
Sunday's Well 16,Wanderers 26;
Suttonians 14,Co. Carlow 11;
Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Cup Semi Finals:
Kilfeacle 15,Cashel 15 (aet Kilfeacle win on try count);
Waterpark 20,Clonmel 33;
Munster Junior League Division 2:
Clanwilliam 32,Newcastle West 8;
Galbally 3,Newport 3;
Kanturk 18,Bandon 15;
Kinsale 34,Youghal 6;
Muskerry 5,Ennis 0;
St Mary's 14,Old Christians 25;
Division 3 Section A:
Abbeyfeale 15,Kilrush 0;
Corca Dhuibhne 19,Killarney 13;
Killorglin 10,Castleisland 42;
Scariff 0,Presentation 70;
Carrick-on-Suir 16,Mallow 15;
Douglas v Dungarvan Off;
Fermoy 24,Charleville 18;
Waterford City 24,Shandon 0;
Munster Seconds League North:
Bruff 10,Thomond 34;
Garryowen 48,Old Crescent 10;
U.L. Bohemian 35,Nenagh Ormond 0;
Young Munster 10,Shannon 13;
Munster Seconds League South:
Cork Constitution 71,Midleton 0;
Highfield 0,U.C.C. 19;
Sunday's Well 12,Dolphin 15;
Junior 2 League South Section B:
Bantry Bay 3,Dunmanway 17;
Clonakilty 23,Bandon 5;
Skibbereen 27,Kinsale 12;
Old Christians 3,Ballincollig 18;
U.C.C. 18,Sunday's Well 12;
Cobh Pirates 22,Cork Constitution 12;
Dolphin 76,Crosshaven 8;
Newport 13,Kilfeacle 13;
Under 21 South Western Conference Division 1 Section A:
Dolphin 22,N.U.I.G. 13;
Garryowen 29,Highfield 11;
Young Munster 16,Richmond 16;
Buccaneers 6,Shannon 23;
Galwegians 3,U.L. Bohemian 29;
Waterpark 29,Sunday's Well 7;
Cobh Pirates 14,Skibbereen 19;
South Under 19 League:
Crosshaven 20,Mallow 7;
Kanturk 0,Highfield 26;
Midleton 0,Cobh Pirates 20;
Old Christians 0,Sundays Well 22;
South Under 17 League Section A:
Bandon 60,Clonakilty 0;
Skibbereen 17,Kinsale 35;
Charleville 29,Fermoy 0;
Kanturk 3,Mallow 22;
Midleton 23,Cobh 15;
Highfield B 7,Carriagline 48;
Muskerry 34,Crosshaven 5;
Old Christians 13,PBC 20;
Cork Constitution 0,Highfield 67;
Dolphin 37,Douglas 0;
Youghal 8,Sunday's Well 12;
Womens AIL Division 1:
Clonmel 20,Cooke 24;
Navan 0,Galwegians 41;
St. Mary's 0,U.L. Bohemian 32;
Division 2 South:
Clanwilliam 0,Shannon 51;
Tralee 20,Galbally 5;
Young Munster 24,Thurles 0;