24 May, 10:30
This week's Club Notes come from Cashel and Shannon Rugby Clubs.
Cork Constitution R Lane, try,4 pens, 2 cons, C Jouve try.
Shannon: D O'Donovan; R Mullane, M Lawler, J Colgan, S Armstrong; T Bennett, R Guerin; K O'Neill, D Casey, K Griffin; S Duggan, F Walsh; L Mullane, P Butler, D Quinlan..
Replacements: P Rowley for Guerin, G McNamara for K O'Neill, J Cronin for Casey, C McMahon for l Mullane,
Cork Constitution: S Scanlon; R Lane, S Zebo, C Jouve, C Healy; D Lyons, A Ryan; D Hurley, R Quinn, S Archer; D O'Mahony, B Hayes; J McSwiney, T Dukelow, F Cogan.
Replacements: T Kenneally for Jouve, R Gee for D O'Mahony, M Gately for Quinn, M O'Leary for D Hurley.
Young Munster put in their worst performance this season when they lost at home to Old Belvedere 31-0.
Conal Keane put the visitors ahead with a penalty after seven minutes and doubled his side’s advantage with a second penalty while Munster’s scrum half Alan Kingsley was in the sin bin on 25 minutes.
Belvedere were reduced to thirteen when two of their players were shown yellow cards coming up to half time but still managed to extend their advantage to 11-0 with a try from
Jason Risdon two minutes before the break.
Keane extended Belvo’s advantage with a third penalty and converted a second try by Risdon on the hour mark. Keane brought his tally to fourteen points with a fourth penalty and Leo Auva scored a third for the Dubliners which Aidan Dunne converted.
To add to Young Munster's woes Darragh Payne was shown a straight red in stoppage time for a high tackle.
Scorers: Old Belvedere J Risdon 2 tries, L Auva'a try, C Keane 4 pens 1 con, A Dunne 1 con.
Young Munster: R Moloney; M Doyle, M Costello, D Grace, D O'Neill; W Staunton, A Kingsley; G Flaherty, G Slattery, A Cotter; S O'Neill, D Payne; L Og Murphy, J O'Neill, S Hassett.
Replacements: S Upton for Staunton 60, J Griffin for S O'Neill 77, R Cross for Hassett 77.
Old Belvedere: D Riordan; M Mongan, J Kennedy, B Woods, E Devitt; C Keane, S Keogh; V Soden, M Cooney, S Maguire; D Moore, A Trenvier; R Leyden, J Risdon. L Auva'a.
Replacements: A Dunne for Keane 75, N Lovic for Soden 72 mins, C Miller for Trennier 70, K Hurrell for Riordan 75 mins.
Garryowen picked up a valuable bonus point from their trip to Stradbrook despite losing to Blackrock College 16-11 to move into the top half of the table.
The sides were level 3-3 at half time with Declan Cusack kicking a penalty for Garryowen and Alan McGinty replied with a penalty for the home side.
Cusack extended the Dooradoyle side’s advantage with a try and drop goal to a second McGinty penalty but a late rally saw the home side score a try from Alex Dunlop and a conversion and penalty from McGinty sealed the points for Blackrock.
Scorers Blackrock College: Alex Dunlop try, Alan McGinty 3 pens, con.
Garryowen: Declan Tobin try, pen, drp gl.
A second half come back at Musgrave Park by St. Mary’s College saw the Dublin side make it two successive wins with a 10-9 victory over Dolphin.
The home side led 3-0 at half time with a penalty from Barry Keeshan and the Dolphin out half doubled their advantage with a second penalty before the visitors pounced with a try by substitute David Campbell. A break by scrum half Matt Darcy inside his own Twenty Two sent Campbell racing away to score under the posts and Shaun McCarthy converted.
McCarthy extended Mary’s advantage with a penalty five minutes later, but Keeshan closed the gap to a point with his third penalty fourteen minutes from time.
However Keeshan was off target with a penalty effort seven minutes from time and with it went Dolphin’s chances of victory.
Scorers Dolphin: Barry Keeshan 3 pens,
St. Mary’s College: David Campbell try, Shaun McCarthy con, pen.
Dolphin: N Walley;N O’Driscoll,B Dennehy,H Fleming,P Hurley;B Keeshan,G O’Keeffe;D Ryan,N Scannell,C Condon;C Roe,P Murphy;D O’Callaghan,J Quill,S O’Sullivan.
St. Mary’s College:P Gillespie;R Doherty,S Grissling,M Sexton,D Hudson;S McCarthy,M Darcy;K Carroll,T Meridth,R Sweeney;C Ruddock,G Logan;D Hall,P Nash,H Hogan.
Bruff picked up their second win of the campaign with a narrow one point win over U.L. Bohemian at Kilballyowen Park in Division 1B.
Brian Cahill put the home side ahead with a penalty after two minutes but JJ Hanrahan had the visitors level after fourteen minutes. Hanrahan put U.L. in front with his second penalty but Bruff hit back with a try from Eoin Cahill to lead 8-6 at half time. Penalties from Tony Cahill and Brian Cahill extended Bruff’s advantage to 14-6.
Ed Kelly scored a try for the visitors which Hanrahan converted but a penalty miss by the U.L. kicker late in the game denied them victory and they had to settle for a losing bonus point.
Scorers Bruff: Eoin Cahill try, Brian Cahill 2 pens, Tony Cahill pen,
UL Bohemian :Ed Kelly try, JJ Hanrahan 2 pens 1 con.
Bruff: B Deady; A Cashman, B Cahill, E Cahill, N Riordan; T Cahill, E Maher; D Horan, C O'Regan, G Ryan; M O'Connell, A Laffan; A Burke, J Shine, P Malone.
UL Bohemian: D Moroney; M McPhail, B Murphy, D Moloney, C Ahern; JJ Hanrahan, D Farrell; D Kilcoyne, S Henry, P O'Regan; D Frawley, E Kelly; C O'Gorman, T O'Donnell, K Essex.
U.C.C. lost heavily for the second time on the road when Buccaneers defeated them 45-15 scoring five tries in the second half.
Scorers Buccaneers: Kolo Kiripati, Brian Touhy two tries each, Watters, Paul Harte try, Connellan 2 cons, 3 pens, Wynne conversion.
U.C.C.: Brian Derham, John Ryan tries, Andrew Burke con, pen.
Midleton had an exciting 18-17 away win over Trinity to move into fifth place in Division 2. Alan Long, Michael Cronin and Donogh Hurley scored tries for the East Cork side and Jeff Hitchmough kicked a penalty.
Old Crescent were no match for Malone at Gibson Park losing 33-14. John Noonan scored a try for the visitors and Lewis Patterson kicked three penalties.
Thomond picked up a losing bonus point despite going down at home to Bective Rangers 11-10. Leonard Slattery scored a try for the home side and JP Ryan kicked a conversion and penalty.
Clonakilty are in bottom place after their 40-20 home defeat by Old Wesley. Paul Dillon, Alfie Harte and James Deasy scored tries for the home side and David Paurini kicked a penalty and conversion.
Sunday’s Well winning streak came to an end in Division 3 at Fournoughts when Nass defeated them 20-11. Colin Corkery scored a try for the losers and Danny O’Shea kicked two penalties.
Scorers Naas: S Mulhall, B Fitzgerald tries, D Aherne 2 pens, 2 cons.
Sunday’s Well: C Corkery try, D O’Shea 2 pens.
Naas: D Aherne; B Fitzgerald, D Droney, S Mulhall, J Delaney; S McGrath, M Barton; A Shirley (c), N Carson, B Kose; S Kinneavey, G Rowan; A Kearney, P Monaghan, J Holmes.
Replacements: D Been for Rowan HT, R Campbell for Mulhall 54, D Ward for Delaney 56, J Toland for Carson 61, V Cuddihy for Shirley 76.
Sunday’s Well: C Corkery; B Hanrahan, B McGrath, D Twohig, R Walters; D O’Shea, R Geary; M Moynihan (c), F Whelan, J Bransfield; M O’Sullivan, S Murphy; J Mulcahy, S Walsh, J Kidney.
Replacements: Joe Moynihan for Bransfield 21, K Rothwell for Geary 72.
Highfield kept up their challenge for promotion with a 26-12 win over Wanderers at Woodleigh Park. James Cronin and Maurice Power scored tries for the home side and Colin Mahony kicked four penalties and two conversions.
Scorers for Highfield: J Cronin, M Power tries C Mahony 2 cons, 4 pens,
Wanderers: A Wallace 4 pens.
Highfield: D Walker;P Stack,B O’Hea,D Houlihan,A Dinan;C Mahony,R O’Donovan;J Carton,P Kelleher,J Cronin;M Dillane,B Carroll;R Martin,M Power,D Kelly.
Replacements: J Sheehan for Stack 50, A Burke for Martin, K Foyle for O’Donovan both 54, M Cronin for Dillane 70, J O’Callaghan for Power 78.
Wanderers: A Wallace;L Halpin,P Finnegan,S Robertson,C Giorando;L Kavanagh,R Glynn;S Byrne,D O’Brien,K Moloney;A McGuckian,M Keaveney;E Nihill,A Byrne,J Kilgallon.
Replacements: JB Sweeney for Kilgallon 56,D McGrail for Byrne, S Skehan for O’Brien,D Popplewell for Finnegan all 72, P Larchet for Glynn 78.
It was a bad day for Munster sides in the All Ireland Junior Cup with only Crosshaven of the four sides taking part advancing to a quarter final place after their 49-24 away win over Dundalk.
Crosshaven who led 24-17 at half time ran in seven tries with Bobby Rodgers scoring three and Andrew Lane, Robbie Savage, Darren O’Keeffe and Graham Edwards getting one apiece. Cian McGovern kicked four conversions and two penalties.
The big shock of the day was Cashel’s 23-19 away defeat at Monivea. The Connacht champions who knocked Cashel out of last season’s competition led 10-3 at half time. Darragh O’Brien kicked a penalty for Cashel. O’Brien added three further penalties for the Tipperary side and converted a try by Brian Silke but it was not enough to preserve their unbeaten record.
A poor start by Tralee cost them dearly away to Armagh as they lost 34-23. It was 26-9 to the home side at half time with Brian Mullins kicking three penalties for the visitors. Garrett Walsh and John Morath scored tries after the break to bring the Kerry side into the game and both were converted by Walsh, but the Ulster side held on for a quarter final tie away to Sligo who defeated Tullamore 19-11.
A week Clonmel side were no match for Skerries as they lost away 59-5 to the only Leinster side to make it to the quarter finals. It was 17-0 to the home side at half time and four tries in the final five minutes by Skerries did not give a true reflection of the game. John Long was Clonmel’s try scorer.
The quarter final draw which is scheduled for 27th November is –
Monivea v Ballymoney,
Dromore v Crosshaven,
Cooke v Skerries,
Sligo v Armagh.
A late rally by Galbally that saw them score a penalty and a try in the last five minutes gave them a 22-16 victory over Kinsale to retain their Munster Junior Clubs Shield title at Fermoy.
The Cork side dominated the opening half and went ahead with a penalty from Peter Murphy. Tadgh Wright extended their lead with a try which Murphy converted. Murphy and Darren Guerin exchanged penalties to leave Kinsale 13-3 ahead at half time.
Guerin reduced the deficit for Galbally with two penalties and a try by Kevin Casey put the Co. Limerick side ahead by a single point. Murphy restored Kinsale’s advantage with a penalty ten minutes from time but in the final five minutes Guerin kicked his fourth penalty and Alan O’Donnell scored a try to preserve Galbally’s unbeaten record this season.
In the Munster Seconds League Northern section U.L. Bohemian maintained their unbeaten run with a 48-15 win over Garryowen at Dooradoyle.
Thomond defeated Nenagh Ormond 17-12 and Young Munster defeated Shannon 19-6 at Tom Clifford Park.
Elsewhere the weather meant several games had to be postponed because of the weather.
In the Junior 2 League South the meeting of the two new Kerry clubs in Cahirciveen resulted in a 21-8 away win for Kenmare over Iveragh.
A penalty and drop goal from Bernard O’Connor gave Castleisland a 6-3 away win over Killarney and Tralee defeated Listowel 21-0.
Two penalties by Ricky Roycroft was not enough for Bandon who lost at home to Skibbereen in 9-6.
Clonakilty defeated Dunmanway 17-0. Sam Dignam, Ryan O’Flynn and Matt Kirby scored tries for the winners and Kirby kicked a conversion.
Fermoy defeated neighbours Mitchelstown 14-8 in a North Cork derby tie in the Junior Three League South. Jeff Daly and Cillian Tobin scored tries for Fermoy and Daly converted both.
Ballincollig continued their good run with a 23-3 away win over Bantry Bay. John Harvey, Matt Chapman and Barry Bohane scored tries for the winners and Paul Dinneen kicked two penalties and a conversion.
All Ireland League Division 1A:Blackrock College 16,Garryowen 11;
Dolphin 9,St. Mary's College 10;
Shannon 20,Cork Constitution 26;
Young Munster 0,Old Belvedere 21;
Division 1B:Bruff 14,U.L. Bohemian 13;
Buccaneers 45,U.C.C. 15;
Dungannon 30,Clontarf 17;
Lansdowne 46,Galwegians 14;
Division 2:Ballymena 15,Ballynahinch 18;
Clonakilty 20,Old Wesley 40;
D.L.S.P. 5,Terenure College 27;
Dublin University 17,Midleton 18;
Malone 33,Old Crescent 14;
Queens University 21,Corinthians 19;
Thomond 10,Bective Rangers 11;
U.C.D. 47,Belfast Harlequins 24;
Division 3:Banbridge 36,Suttonians 17;
Greystones 23,City of Derry 18;
Highfield 26,Wanderers 12;
Instonians 24,Rainey Old Boys 13;
Naas 20,Sunday's Well 11;
Navan 31,Connemara 24;
Seapoint 34,NUIM Barnhall 8;
All Ireland Junior Cup:Armagh 34,Tralee 23;
Ballymoney 27,Boyne 23;
Cooke 80,Corrib 9;
Dromore 55,Ballina 22;
Dundalk 24,Crosshaven 49;
Monivea 23,Cashel 19;
Skerries 59,Clonmel 5;
Tullamore 11,Sligo 19;
Munster Junior Clubs Shield Final:Galbally 22,Kinsale 16;
Munster Seconds League North:Garryowen 15,UL Bohemian 48;
Thomond 17,Nenagh Ormond 12;
Young Munster 19,Shannon 6;
Gleeson League Division 1:St. Mary's 0,Richmond 12;
UL Bohemian 21,Young Munster 3;
Division 2:Newport 8,Newcastle West 21;
Clanwilliam 16,Waterpark 11;
Junior 2 League South Section A:Iveragh 8,Kenmare 21;
Killarney 3,Castleisland 6;
Tralee 21,Listowel 0;
Section B:Bandon 6,Skibbereen 9;
Clonakilty 17,Dunmanway 0;
Junior 3 League South Section A:Bantry Bay 3,Ballincollig 23;
Section B:Fermoy 14,Mitchelstown 8;
Under 21 South Western Conference Division 1 Section A:Dolphin 18,Young Munster 12;
Garryowen 28,U.C.C. 17;
Highfield 26,N.U.I.G. 23;
Old Crescent 24,Corinthians 10;
Section B:Cork Constitution 81,Waterpark 0;
Galwegians 29,Bruff 17;
Sunday's Well 14,Shannon 39;
U.L. Bohemian 23,Buccaneers 3;
Division 2 South:Muskerry 18,Old Christians 14;
Avonmore Milk Under 19 League Section B:Nenagh Ormond 7,U.L. Bohemian 0;
St. Senan's 11,Scariff 21;
Section D:Castleisland 28,Highfield 36;
Sunday's Well 26,Tralee 17;
Section E:Dolphin 15,Bandon 27;
Section F:Cobh Pirates 48,Midleton 3;
North Under 17 League:St Senan's 19,Thomond 27;
North Under 15 League Section 2:Old Crescent 30,St. Senan's 0;
South Munster Under 17 League Section 1:Kinsale 5,Clonakilty 25;
Section 4:Highfield B 5,Muskerry 43;
South Munster Under 15 League Section 1:Cork Constitution 10,Mallow 36;
Fermoy 14,Kanturk 29;
Midleton 43,Cobh Pirates 5;
Mitchelstown 27,Old Christians 12;
Section 2:Ballincollig 0,Highfield 22;
Bandon 0,Clonakilty 21;
Carrigaline 22,Dunmanway 62;
Crosshaven 7,Kinsale 12;
South Munster Under 13 League Section 2:Cobh Pirates 12,Midleton 41;
Section 4:Dolphin 31,Bandon 32;
West Under 15 League:Tralee 35,Killorglin 0;
Under 14 Friendly:Muskerry 15,Highfield 10;
Womens AIL Division 1:Galwegians 16,Cooke 15;
Highfield 20,Blackrock 0;
U.L. Bohemian 43,Old Belvedere 8;
Division 2:Clanwilliam 0,Tuam 5;
Portlaoise 17,Young Munster 12;
Shannon 8,Tralee 15;
Development League:Fermoy 31,Kinsale 17;