Mixed fortunes for Munster sides in the AIB All Ireland Senior Cup as the opening series of games in Division 1 of the Munster Junior League produce a number of surprises.
Six of the eleven Munster sides involved in the AIB Cup booked their place in the next round.
were the only First Division side not to make it through, as they lost at home to Belfast Harlequins 26-6 where Fergal Lawlor kicked two penalties for the home side.
made amends for last season’s defeat by Ballynahinch in the final, when they travelled to the County Down venue and defeated the home side 18-16. Ed Leamy and Dara Lyons scored tries for the home side and Simon Zebo kicked two penalties and a conversion.
Cork Constitution will now face Shannon
in the next round after the Limerick side defeated Buccaneers 49-26 at Corbally. Stephen Kelly scored three of his sides seven tries. Andrew Finn got two and Les Hogan, Eoghan Grace got one each. David O’Donovan kicked four conversions and two penalties.
easily brushed aside the challenge of Barnhall at Musgrave Park with a 38-3 victory. Barry O’Mahony led the way with a hat trick of tries and Ken Lynch, Frazer Stone and Barry Keeshan scored one try each, with Keeshan kicking four conversions.
Tries by Sean Scanlon, Brian Derham and Chris Nolan helped U.C.C.
to a 27-10 victory over Galway Corinthians at the Mardyke. Andrew Burke converted all three tries and also added two penalties.
were 34-19 away winners over Navan and Young Munster
booked their place in the next round with a 30-17 victory over Terenure College at Tom Clifford Park.
Five penalties by Ger Fitzgerald was not enough for Thomond
who lost at home to U.C.D. 21-15, and another side to lose at home were Old Crescent
who were defeated by Clontaarf 50-5. Patrick Carroll was the Rosbrien’s side try scorer.
Two sides to lose in Dublin were, Nenagh Ormond
who lost to Lansdowne 43-8. Stephen Carey scored a try for the Tipperary side and David Delaney kicked a penalty.
Injury hit Bruff
lost 46-27 away to St. Mary’s College at Templeville Road. Patrick Thompson scored two tries for the Limerick side and they were also awarded a penalty try. Brian Cahill converted three of the tries also kicked two penalties.
There were plenty of shocks in the opening series of games in the First Division of the Munster Junior League.
Three penalties from Brian Begley and a drop goal by Wayne Murphy helped Richmond
to a 12-3 win over the defending champions Cashel.
Dara O’Brien kicked a penalty for the visitors.
suffered their first defeat of the season when they lost to St. Senan’s
12-11 at Jim Slattery Park in a sensational finish. With the game in injury time and Clonmel camped deep in the Senan’s Twenty Two. A wayward line out throw in, saw the home side sweep up field and from a ruck near the Clonmel line, Mick O’Connell touched down and Darren Guerin converted for a one point win for the home side.
Fergal Lawlor had given Senan’s a 5-3 interval with a try just before the break. Morgan Lyons kicked two penalties for the visitors and Phil Corby scored a try for the Tipperary side.
managed a share of the spoils at Skibbereen
when they played out a 14-14 draw. The home side were awarded a penalty try and also had a try by David Shannon, both of which Mark Kingston converted. Kilfeacle took advantage when the home side were reduced numerically and tries by Liam O’Gorman and Jack O’Sullivan, both converted by Shane Luby earned them a credible draw.
and Cobh Pirates
drew 6-6 at Myrtleville. The sides were tied 3-3 at half time with Andrew Lane kicking two penalties for the home side and Brendan Ronan replied with two penalties for the visitors.
got off to a winning start with a 21-15 win over newly promoted Ballincollig
at Ballinakill. The home side led 15-0 at one stage but were very lucky to hold out for a win. Colm Phelan and Pat Galvin scored tries for the home side and Brendan Walsh kicked two penalties, drop goal and a conversion. Cathal Twohig, Brian O’Keeffe and Keith Stafford scored tries for Ballincollig and Stafford converted two of the tries.
have gone to the top of the table after they were the only side to collect maximum points when they travelled to Thurles
and emerged 32-6 winners. Liam O’Connell, Nessan Crean, Joe Costello and Sean Hurley scored tries for the Kerry side. Garrett Walsh kicked three conversions and a penalty and Chris Dermody added a drop goal. Aidan Dwyer replied with two penalties for the home side.
27-24 at Rathcooney to go clear at the top of the Second Division after two series of games. Paul McGrath, Peter Twomey, Paddy Walsh and Alan O’Dea scored tries for the home side and Stuart Lee kicked two conversions and a penalty. A try in the last minute by Eoin Keohane converted by D.J. O’Leary earned Muskerry two bonus points. Liam O’Donovan scored two tries and Darren O’Farrell one were the visitors other try scorers and JJ Herlihy added a conversion.
made it two wins out of two with a 16-6 away win over Newport
. A try by Andrew Lynch and a conversion and three penalties by Jason Murphy were the winners’ scorers. Philip O’Brien kicked a penalty and Shane Ryan a drop goal for the home side.
lost away to Youghal
26-19. All of the home sides scores came in the opening half. Jimmy Barron, Dave Fox, Jason Browne and Stephen Twohig scored tries for Youghal and Jonathon Ormond kicked three conversions. The Tipperary side replied with tries from Ian Quinlan and David McCormack and three penalties by Willie Dwyer.
Galbally’s inflicted a second defeat on Ennis at the Clare venue. Ian Ryan scored a try for the winners and Liam Casey kicked two penalties. Bryan Murphy replied with two penalties for the home side.
recorded their first win of the season when a last minute penalty by David Aherne gave them a 16-15 home victory over St. Mary’s
. Tim Crowley scored a try for the winners and Aherne contributed a conversion and three penalties. Frankie Daly scored two tries for the Corbally side and Barry Gibbons kicked a conversion and a penalty.
led Newcastle West
9-7 at half time with three penalties from Darragh Meade, but two tries and two conversions from Timmy Kelleher made sure of victory for the West Limerick side.
won their second Kerry local derby in Section A of the Third Division, when they defeated Corca Dhuibhne
42-7. Mike Cronin, Padraig Cronin, Matt Aherne, David Walsh and Mark Connolly scored tries for the winners and Connolly kicked three penalties and four conversions.
bounced back after last week’s defeat in the West Kerry Gaeltacht with an 18-5 home victory over Abbeyfeale.
Alan Mulligan and Paul O’Sullivan scored tries for the winners and Sean Hickey added two penalties and a conversion. Michael O’Donnell was Abbeyfeale’s try scorer.
collected maximum points for the second successive week to share top spot with Castleisland after their 31-8 home win over Killorglin.
In Section B Fermoy
are now the leaders after their 25-10 away win over Shandon
at Whitechurch. Olan Crowley, Eddie O’Connell and Tadgh Dunne were try scorers for the winners in the opening half. They were also awarded a penalty try after the break. Cathal O’Keeffe kicked a penalty and conversion. The home side were reduced to fourteen players early in the opening half and a yellow card to another player did not help their cause. Conor Buckley scored a try for Shandon and Barry Leahy kicked a conversion and penalty.
Carrick-on-Suir defeated Dungarvan
19-5 with two tries from Brian Dignam and one by Willie Stokes. James Wallace kicked two conversions.
took maximum points from their home encounter against Douglas
on a 38-3 scoreline. Ger Hayes, Peader Cronin, Phil Horgan, Conor Cagney and Ger Sheahan were Charleville’s try scorers. Frankie Holly kicked two penalties and two conversions and James Leahy added a drop goal.
defeated Waterford City
15-10 with tries from Ray Roche and Len Browne and Brian Morris kicked a conversion and penalty. Alex Fitzmaurice replied with a try for the visitors and Aaron Foskin kicked a conversion and penalty.
U.L. Bohemian beat Thomond
29-10 in the top of the table clash in the North Munster Seconds League and Garryowen recorded an 18-15 away victory over Nenagh Ormond.
In the Munster Seconds League South Cork Constitution
36-0 Robert Clune and Cyprian Jouve scored two tries each for the winners and Simon Barry and Alan Ross got one each. Barry converted three of the tries.
A try by Brian O’Donovan and two penalties by Shane Brady earned Sunday’s Well
an 11-10 win over U.C.C.
were 15-10 winners over Highfield
at the Towns Park.
In the Junior Two League South Dolphin
defeated Cobh Pirates
27-5. Tim Cotter scored two tries for the winners and Gary Ross and Adam Sheehan got one each. Pat Ahern kicked two conversions and a penalty and Ian Dunne replied with a try for the home side.
A try by Alan O’Brien and a conversion and penalty by Mark Hayes was not enough for Sunday’s Well
who lost away to Ballincollig
Tries by Marius Cornelius and Paul Collins and a conversion by Eoin O’Callaghan helped Bandon
to 12-0 away victory over Kinsale.
10- 3 thanks to tries by Ryan Morrissey and Gordon Brett.
In the Junior Three League South Bandon
34-16. Jonathan Gash, Daryl Good, Killian Glynn and Andrew Deane were among the try scores for Bandon and Joe McCarthy contributed a few scores with the boot.
In the Under 21 South West Conference Shannon
31-0 under the Coonagh lights. Craig O’Hanlon, Dan Heffernan, Gareth Quinn McDonagh, Luke O’Dea and Ger Moore were try scorers for the winners and Ben Sergeant kicked three conversions.
Tries by Stephen Coughlan, Stephen Cotter, Paddy Moakley and Lar Coughlan helped Dolphin
to a 25-13 victory over Highfield
. Brian O’Driscoll kicked a penalty and a conversion for the winners.
Three penalties by Cormac Horgan gave Sunday’s Well
a narrow 9-8 win over Buccaneers.
Munster 41,Benetton Triviso 10;
Munster 46,Ulster 0;
AIB Cup Round 2:
Ballynahinch 16,Cork Constitution 18;
Bective Rangers 13,Ballymena 21;
Dolphin 38,Barnhall 3;
Dungannon 23,Queen's University 31;
Galwegians 27,Dublin University 17;
Lansdowne 43,Nenagh Ormond 8;
Malone 13,Blackrock College 49;
Navan 19,Garryowen 34;
Old Belvedere 28,Greystones 12;
Old Crescent 5,Clontarf 50;
Shannon 49,Buccaneers 26;
St. Mary's College 46,Bruff 27;
Thomond 15,U.C.D. 21;
U.C.C. 27,Corinthians 10;
U.L. Bohemian 6,Belfast Harlequins 26;
Young Munster 30,Terenure College 17;
Munster Junior League Division 1:
Crosshaven 6,Cobh Pirates 6;
Richmond 12,Cashel 3;
Skibbereen 14,Kilfeacle 14;
St. Senan's 12,Clonmel 11;
Thurles 6,Tralee 32;
Waterpark 21,Ballincollig 19;
Bandon 16,St Mary's 15;
Ennis 6,Galbally 11;
Newcastle West 14,Kanturk 9;
Newport 6,Kinsale 16;
Old Christians 27,Muskerry 24;
Youghal 26,Clanwilliam 19;
Castleisland 42,Corca Dhuibhne 7;
Killarney 18,Abbeyfeale 5;
Presentation 31,Killorglin 8;
Charleville 38,Douglas 3;
Dungarvan 5,Carrick-on-Suir 19;
Mallow 15,Waterford City 10;
Shandon 10,Fermoy 25;
Munster Seconds League North:
Nenagh Ormond 15,Garryowen 18;
Thomond 10,U.L. Bohemian 29;
Munster Seconds League South:
Clonakilty 0,Cork Constitution 36;
Midleton 15,Highfield 10;
U.C.C. 10,Sunday's Well 11;
Junior 2 League South Section A:
Tralee 22,Castleisland 0;
Dunmanway 10,Clonakilty 3;
Kinsale 0,Bandon 12;
Skibbereen 16,Bantry Bay 11;
Ballincollig 13,Sunday's Well 10;
Old Christians 36,Muskerry 6;
Cobh Pirates 5,Dolphin 27;
Junior 3 League South Section A:
Bandon 34,U.C.C. 16;
Cork Transport 9,Carrigaline 36;
Shandon 7,Ballincollig 45;
Mallow 10,Youghal 6;
Conroy Cup Final:
U.C.C. 6,U.C.D. 15;
Under 21 South Western Conference Division 1 Section A:
Highfield 13,Dolphin 25;
Shannon 31,Bruff 0;
Sunday's Well 9,Buccaneers 8;
South Under 19 League:
Cobh Pirates 15,Sundays Well 10;
Fermoy 55,Kanturk 0;
Crosshaven 44,Midleton 0;
South Under 15 League Section A:
Cork Constitution 21,Old Christians 10;
Fermoy 12,Midleton 26;
Kanturk 64,Charleville 12;
Muskerry 5,Mallow 45;
Youghal 5,Sunday's Well 15;
Bandon 60,Dolphin 0;
C.B.C. 10,Crosshaven 12;
Clonakilty 36,Carrigaline 16;
Dunmanway 22,Skibbereen 33;
Kinsale 8,Ballincollig 12;
Womens AIL Division 2 South:
Tralee 15,Young Munster 3;