24 May, 10:30
This week's Club Notes come from Cashel and Shannon Rugby Clubs.
WaterfordCity’spreparations before the game were not helped when the bus bringing the team broke down enroute. Lenny Power opened their account with a try before the half time whistle.
The Suirsiders were rocked early in the second half when Kevin Donnelly went in for two tries and Phair converted both and also added two penalties. Waterfordrallied in the final quarter and had a try from Darren Walsh and a conversion and penalty by Aaron Foskin but the gap proved too much for them to close.
Cashel were pushed all the way by Clonmel before booking their place in the final of the Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Cup against Crosshaven which will be played in December.
Peter Silke put Cashel ahead with a try after the four minutes and they were never going to lose that lead. Pat O’Connor kicked the conversion and three penalties for a 16-10 half time lead. Conor Cooney replied with a try for the home side and Danny Lyons kicked a conversion and penalty.
O’Connor extended Cashel’s advantage with a penalty, but a try by Phil Corby which Lyonsconverted left two points between the sides. Brendan O’Connor made sure of victory with a try five minutes from time.
The Munster Seconds League North kicked off with U.L. Bohemian and Thomond sharing the spoils at Annacotty, when they played a 24-24 draw. Harry de Stacpoole, JJ Hanrahan, Ian Condell and Paul Ryan scored tries for U.L. and Hanrahan kicked two conversions.
Paul O’Brien kicked a penalty for Bruff in their 19-3 home defeat by Young Munster and Nenagh Ormond defeated Old Crescent 45-0 at Rosbrien.
The Garryowen and Shannon tie has been put back to tonight at Dooradoyle.
In the Southern section Dolphin and Cork Constitution played a 20-20 draw at Musgrave Park. Alan O’Driscoll opened the scoring with a penalty for Dolphin but Con’ hit back with a try from Conor Desmond which Peter O’Sullivan converted for a 7-3 lead. A try by Ken O’Donovan converted by O’Driscoll left the home side 10-7 ahead at half time.
Two penalties by O’Sullivan and a try by Tim Dukelow looked like securing the points for the Temple Hill side, but in the final few minutes when Con’ were reduced to fourteen, Dolphin rallied with tries from Ger O’Keeffe and Rory Geoghan to secure a draw.
Highfield picked up maximum points when they defeated Midleton 26-7 at the Towns Park. Billy Collins, Aidan Burke, James Sheehan and Tommy Upton scored tries for the winners and Johnnie Sheehan kicked three conversions.
Kenmare and Iveragh made their debuts in the South Munster Junior 2 League and both suffered defeats. Kenmare lost at home to Tralee 50-3 with the scoreline flattering the visitors. Richard Liston scored two tries for the winners and Barry Laide, Cian O’Sullivan, Eoin Murphy, Patrick Galvin, John O’Neill and Jason McCann got one each with Brendan O’Mahony converting five of the tries.
A try from Tony Cournane and two penalties by Brian O’Leary was not enough for Iveragh who lost 28-11 away to Killarney. Mike Lucey, Kevin O’Leary, Eamon Maguire and Cha Johnson scored tries for the winners and Ken O’Grady kicked a conversion and two penalties.
In the other game in this section Castleisland defeated Listowel 14-12. Kieran Shanahan and Seamus Riordan score tries for the winners and Cathal King kicked a conversion.
Cobh Piratescaused a shock with a 22-20 win over Cork Constitution and so made amends for last weeks defeat in the semi final of the Dennehy Cup. Peter Ahern, Peter Mullin and Tadgh Hawes scored tries for the home side and Cian Connolly kicked two conversions and a penalty. The Temple Hill side replied with tries from Shane Desmond and Ray O’Sullivan and Will Long converted both and also added two penalties.
Crosshavendefeated Sunday’s Well 16-7 with Douglas Dean scoring a try and Kenny O’Donovan converted and also added three penalties.
Carrigalinebegan their campaign with an 8-6 away win over Kinsale.
U.L. Bohemian won the Waterpark Under 21 festival when they defeated NUMI Barnhall 12-6 in the final to lift the Ellickson trophy.
MunsterJunior Clubs Challenge Cup Semi Final:Clonmel 17,Cashel 24;
Martin O'Sullivan Cup Final:Presentation 30,WaterfordCity15;
MunsterSeconds League North:Bruff ,Young Munster;
Garryowen ,Shannon ;
Old Crescent 0,Nenagh Ormond 45;
UL Bohemian 24,Thomond 24;
South:Dolphin 20,CorkConstitution 20;
Midleton 7,Highfield 26;
Gleeson League Division 1:Garryowen 42,St. Mary's 3;
Old Crescent ,Bruff ;
St. Senan's 0,Richmond34;
Thomond 15,UL Bohemian 19;
Division 2:Fethard 27,Thurles 8;
Galbally ,Waterpark ;
Kilfeacle ,Clanwilliam ;
NewcastleWest 15,Cashel 31;
Junior 2 League South Section A:Castleisland 14,Listowel 12;
Killarney ,Iveragh ;
Section E:Crosshaven 16,Sunday's Well 7;
Kinsale 6,Carrigaline 8;
Section F:CobhPirates 22,CorkConstitution 20;
North MunsterUnder 21 League Section A:Garryowen 32,Thomond 18;
Junior Friendly:Muskerry 20,Douglas 14;
NewcastleWest 14,Castleisland 14;
Avonmore Milk MunsterUnder 19 League Section A:Abbeyfeale ,Young Munster;
Garryowen ,Bruff ;
Section B:Kilrush ,U.L. Bohemian ;
St. Senan's 5,Nenagh Ormond 66;
Section D:Killarney 0,Crosshaven 41;
Section E:Dunmanway 3,Bandon 13;
Old Christians 24,Dolphin 5;
Section F:CobhPirates 15,Mallow 0;
Muskerry 3,Fermoy 6;
South Under 17 League Section 1:Skibbereen 0,Clonakilty 15;
Section 2:Fermoy 22,Mallow 10;
Kanturk 27,CobhPirates 0;
Section 3:Crosshaven 3,Charleville 6;
Muskerry 52,Old Christians 15;
Section 4:CorkConstitution 7,Sunday's Well 36;
Dolphin 0,Youghal 40;
West Under 15 League:Corca Dhuibhne 55,Castleisland 6;
Womens AIL Division 1:Clonmel 0,Highfield 54;
Cooke 29,Blackrock 5;
St. Mary's College 7,Old Belvedere 38;
U.L. Bohemian 5,Galwegians 3;
Division 2:Galbally 15,Shannon22;
Thurles 5,Youghal 21;
Tralee63,Nenagh Ormond 5;
Young Munster24,Clanwilliam 0;