12 Dec, 17:21
Munster Rugby recently held a Clare Schools U16 blitz at Ennis in Lees Road, Co. Clare.
In an exciting game in Kinsale in which a late rally saw Garryowen defeat the home side 32-23.
The visitors led 10-8 at half time with a try from Peter Clark and a conversion and penalty from Gerry Hurley. Tadgh Wright replied with a try for the home side and Peter Murphy added a penalty. Garryowen extended their advantage with a try from Darren Sherlock and a conversion and penalty by Hurley.
Kinsale rallied and tries by Shane O’Halloran and Andy Lynch and a conversion and penalty by Murphy gave Kinsale a 23-20 advantage. Garryowen rallied in the final ten minutes and tries by Sherlock and Cian O’Shea and a Hurley conversion booked the Limerick side’s place in the final.
In the other semi final Highfield easily brushed aside the challenge of Dolphin at Woodleigh Park with a 48-13 victory. Aidan Burke, Alan Stack and Brian O’Hea scored two tries each for the home side and Rory Langford and Dave Harmon got one apiece. John Sheehan kicked four conversions.
Castleisland were crowned Munster Junior League Division Three champions at Abbeyfeale after their 9-3 win over Killarney. The sides were scoreless at half time. Three penalties from Shane Flynn to one by Sean Hickey for Killarney decided this contest.
Newport playing their first ever game at Musgrave Park lifted the Munster Junior Bowl trophy with a 17-15 win over Fermoy. A try by Brian Collins and two penalties from Micheal Ryan gave Newport an 11-9 advantage at half time Joe Lee kicked three penalties for the North Cork side. Both Ryan and Lee each kicked two penalties in the second half as Newport held on for victory.
U.L. Bohemian defeated holders U.C.C. in the semi final of the Munster Seconds League 32-22 at Annacotty and set up a final meeting with Cork Constitution. Mark Doyle scored two tries for the winners and Ross Butler, James O’Neill and Ian Condell got one apiece. Aidan McNulty kicked two conversions and a penalty. U.C.C. replied with tries from Cillian O’Neill, Kieran Moloney and Willie Devane. Joe Holland kicked two conversions and a penalty.
Skibbereen booked their place in the final of the Cork County Cup with a 22-12 home win over Old Christians. Tries from John O’Sullivan and Ivan Jennings and a conversion by Mark Kingston gave Skibbereen a 12-9 interval lead. Aidan Tobin kicked three penalties for the visitors and he tied up the scores with his fourth penalty early in the second half. A try by Brendan O’Donovan and a conversion and drop goal by Kingston made sure of the west Cork side’s place in the final against Kinsale or Charleville.
Kanturk booked their place in the final of the O’Neill Cup with a 33-17 home win over Crosshaven. Peter Earlie scored two tries for the winners and Simon Mulholland and Dara Lyons got one each. Darragh Meade converted two of the tries and also added three penalties. Paul Memory scored all of Crosshaven’s points, two tries, two conversions and a penalty.
A last minute converted try in extra time gave Clanwilliam a 29-25 victory over Cashel in the final of the Mansergh Cup.
In the Munster Junior Two League Cup quarter finals Richmond defeated Dolphin 15-9. Darragh Clancy kicked four penalties and a drop goal for the Limerick side and Pat Ahern replied with three penalties for Dolphin.
Shannon also reached the last four with a 31-12 victory over Tralee at Coonagh. The visitors raced into an early 12-0 lead but tries from Paddy Reidy, Sean Arthurs, Ritchie Ryan, and two from Emmett McLaughlin, three of which Andrew Thompson converted gave victory to the home side.
The semi final line up in this competition will see Richmond at home to Dunmanway and Shannon will visit Cobh Pirates.
Holders Cashel are through to final of the Webb Cp after their 20-3 home win over Clonmel.
Highfield and Bandon will contest the Dave Dineen Cup Final. Highfield defeated Crosshaven 43-0 at Woodleigh Park. Tom McCarthy, Billy Collins, Emmet O’Callaghan, Mark Cunningham, Stephen Holland and Kyle McNally scored tries for Highfield and Cunningham kicked two conversions and three penalties.
Bandon defeated Clonakilty 13-10 in the other semi final at The Vale. Colm Keane scored a try for Bandon and Kieran Glynn kicked a conversion and two penalties. James O’Driscoll and John Summerfield were try scorers for Clonakilty.
Thurles defeated Galbally 25-10 in the O’Carroll Plate.
It was a bad day for Fermoy at Musgrave Park as their second string lost the McCarthy Cup Final to Mallow 15-3. Jimmy Glynn kicked five penalties for Mallow and Thomas McAuliffe replied with a penalty for Fermoy.
Dolphin defeated Cork Transport 14-5 to reach the final of the Division Three B League Final.
Holder’s U.C.C. are through to the final of the South Munster Under 21 Cup where they will face Waterpark after a 34-20 win over Dolphin at the Mardyke. Johnny Holland scored two tries for the students and Adrian Timmerman, Joe Holland and Gavin Nugent got one each. Johnny Holland kicked a penalty and three conversions.
ODM Munster Senior Cup Final:U.C.C. 13,Young Munster 22;
Munster Junior League Plate Semi Finals:Highfield 48,Dolphin 13;
Kinsale 23,Garryowen 32;
Munster Junior Bowl Final:Fermoy 15,Newport 17;
Munster Seconds League Semi Finals:U.L. Bohemian 32,U.C.C. 22;
Munster Junior League Division 3 Final:Castleisland 9,Killarney 3;
Cork County Cup:Skibbereen 22,Old Christians 12;
Mansergh Cup Final:Cashel 25,Clanwilliam 29 (aet);
O'Neill Cup:Kanturk 33,Crosshaven 17;
Munster Junior 2 League Cup:Richmond 15,Dolphin 9;
Shannon 31,Tralee 12;
Webb Cup Semi Final:Cashel 20,Clonmel 3;
Dave Dineen Cup Semi Finals:Clonakilty 10,Bandon 13;
Highfield 43,Crosshaven 0;
O'Carroll Plate:Thurles 25,Galbally 10;
Junior 3B League Semi Final:Dolphin 14,Cork Transport 5;
McCarthy Cup Final:Fermoy 3,Mallow 15;
Under 17 League Section A Semi Final:Cork Constituition 3,Fermoy 16;
South Under 15 League Semi Final:Kanturk 19,Clonakilty 21;
Women's All Ireland Division 1 Semi Final:U.L. Bohemain 32,Cooke 0;
Division 2 Semi Final:Tralee 3,Old Belvedere 12;