4 Dec, 09:57
This Friday night coming, 6th December (kick-off 7.45pm), Midleton RFC host Sundays Well RFC in the All Ireland League "under lights" at Towns Park.
Old Belvedere 38, Shannon 16
Shannon remain at the foot of the table after this defeat at Anglesea Road which saw the Dubliners record their first win over the Limerick side.
Shannon got off to a great start with a try from David Quinlan which Tadgh Bennett converted. Leo Auva’a, Eddie Devitt and Dave Mongon scored tries for the home side and Andy Dunne kicked a penalty for an 18-7 interval lead.
Bennett closed the gap to six points with two penalties after the break Auva’a struck back with his second try and Bennett made it 23-16 with his third penalty.
Belvo’ finished in style with Danny Riordan scoring two tries in the final ten minutes and Conan Keane kicked a conversion and penalty.
Scorers Old Belvedere: L Auva'a, D Riordan 2 tries each, E Devitt, and D Mongon try each; C Keane pen, con, A Dunne pen.
Shannon: D Quinlan try, T Bennett 3 pens, 1 con.
Old Belvedere: D Riordan; E Devitt, J Kennedy, S Beirne, D Mongon; A Dunne, S Keogh; V Soden, M Cooney, S Maguire; D Moore, A Trenier; R Leydon, J Risden, L Auva'a.
Replacement: C Keane for Dunne,
Shannon: D O'Donovan: L O'Dea, M Lawler, J Clogan, S Kelly; T Bennett, R Guerin; K O'Neill, D Casey, K Griffin; D Heffernan, F Walshe; P Butler, C McMahon, D Quinlan.
Replacement: R Mullane for O’Donovan 37,
Young Munster 14, Blackrock College 15.
Five penalties from Blackrock out half Ian Madigan was enough to secure the points for the visitors at Tom Clifford Park.
The sides were level 3-3 at the break with Alan Kingsley kicking a penalty for the home side and Madigan replying for Blackrock.
With the visitors reduced to fourteen after Niall Morris was sin binned, the home side had a try from Darragh O’Neill and a second Kingsley penalty. Four penalties from Madigan to a third by Kingsley saw the visitors edge this by a single point.
Scorers Young Munster: Darragh O'Neill try, Alan Kingsley 3 pens,
Blackrock College: Ian Madigan 5 pens.
Young Munster: R Moloney; M Doyle, M Costelloe, D Grace, D O'Neill; A Kingsley, S Upton; G Flaherty, G Slattery, A Cotter; D Payne, S O'Neill; S Hassett, J O'Neill, L Og Murphy.
Blackrock College: N Morris; A Conway, L Ellison, R Keogh, M R McDonald; I Madigan, S Treacy; D Lewis, C Culleton, B Prescott; D Dillon, M Carroll; P Graham, B Kelly, M Noone.
St. Mary’s College 29, Garryowen 6.
Garryowen remain in second last place after this defeat at Templeville Road. Declan Cusack kicked a penalty in each half as the visitors trailed 23-3 at the break.
Scorers Garryowen: Declan Cusack 2 pens.
Galwegians 11, Bruff 22
Bruff followed up on their Cup victory over Cork Constitution last week with a third successive league win at Crowley Park in Division 1B.
The home side took an early lead with a try from Brian McClearn but three penalties by Brian Cahill had the visitors 9-8 ahead at half time.
A try by Cathal O’Regan and a conversion and two further penalties by Cahill meant Bruff returned home with the points.
Scorers Galwegians: Brian McClearn try, J Cleary R O’Beirn pen.
Bruff: Cathal O’Regan try, Brian Cahill 5 pens, con.
U.L. Bohemian 3 Buccaneers 26.
U.L. Bohemian promotion hopes received another set back as they lost at home to leaders
It was 9-0 at the interval in favour of the visitors with two penalties by Adam Kennedy and a drop goal by Jack Carty had the visitors ahead.
Replacement hooker Martin Redden scored Buccaneers opening try and Brian Tuohy went in for the second.
Adam Kennedy converted both and also kicked two penalties.
Darragh Frawley replied with a penalty for the home side.
Scorers U.L. Bohemian: Daragh Frawley pen,
Buccaneers: Martin Redden and Brian Tuohy tries, Adam Kennedy 3 pens, 2 cons, Jack Carty drp gl.
U.L. Bohemian: E Torrie; C Ahern, M McPhail, D Moloney, D Moroney; JJ Hanrahan, C de Looze; D Kilcoyne, E Rossiter, K Flanagan; E Kelly, D Frawley; K O'Gorman, B O'Hara, S Rennisson.
Buccaneers: J O'Brien; B Tuohy, A Wynne, A Haymen, C Lavelle; J Carty, A Kennedy; C Higgins, G Halligan, D Regan; P Burke, D Qualter; L Waters, S Bourke, C Kirrpati.
Replacement: M Redden for Halligan.
Clontarf 27, U.C.C. 8
Another defeat on the road for U.C.C. as they lost at Castle Avenue 27-8.
The result was a bit harsh on the Cork students who deserved at least a bonus point for their efforts.
Andrew Burke opened the scoring for College with a penalty but the home side led 12-3 at the break.
Clontarf extended their advantage wit a try by former College player Barry O’Mahony and a penalty by Noel Reid.
This put the hosts 17 points in front but the students showed excellent character and struck back almost immediately. A great running move with plenty of well timed passes allowed Brian Derham touch down in the corner.
The visitors continued to press hard in a bid to get back into the game and at least claim a bonus point but were struck a cruel blow when a last minute interception allowed Clontarf winger Michael Keating race seventy-five metres to touch down. Instead of a bonus point for the Cork team, Clontarf secured a four try bonus that puts them at the top of Division 1B.
Scorers for Clontarf: E Cremen, B O’Mahony, C Kavanagh, M Keating tries, N Reid con, pen, P Howard con.
U.C.C.: B Derham try, A Burke pen.
Clontarf: P Howard; M McGrath, J Wilson, K Lett, M Keating; N Reid, S Cronin; C Kavanagh, A Dundon, N Treston (c); B Gissing, M Kearney; E Cremen, B O’Mahony, M Garvey.
Replacements: P O’Donohoe for Reid HT, J Harris-Wright for Dundon 52, D O’Shea for O’Mahony, R McAuley for Garvey and B Barclay for Lett all 68
UCC: W Walsh; C Crowley, A Burke, D Horgan., B Derham; J Holland, B Slater; G Duffy, A Cudmore, John Ryan; P Donnellan, B Quill; W Ryan, B O’Callaghan, James Ryan (c).
Replacements: K O’Byrne for Cudmore 52.
Midleton 7, U.C.D. 18.
Midleton’s promotion hopes received a set back at the Towns Park as they lost at home to second placed U.C.D.
The students dominated the opening half and were 13-0 ahead at half time with two penalties from James Thornton and a conversion of a try by Michael Twomey.
The Dublin side sealed victory with a try from Danny Kenny in the final minute to deny Midleton a losing bonus point.
Scorers Midleton: D Lee try, J Hitchmough con.
U.C.D:M Twomey, D Kenny tries, J Thornton 2 pens, con.
Midleton:J Hitchmough; D Hurley,T Smith,D Smyth,A Long;E Lane,R Smyth;K Brierley,D Lee,G Sweeney;D Gee A McCarthy;G Deacon, M Cronin, R Barry.
Replacements:G Conway for Hurley 49, S White for Deacon 61, E O’Shea for Lee 70, R Colan-O’Leary for R Smyth 72.
U.C.D.:M Twomey;J Conroy,A Cummiskey,R Allwright,T Fletcher;J Thornton,S O’Meara; J Lee,D Doyle,B Hall;B Cawley,M Flanagan;D Kenny,R Bent,S Grannell.
Replacements:N Earls for Thornton 66,K Moloney for Lee 68,K McKenna for Bent 75.
Old Crescent 13, Dublin University 19.
Old Crescent went down to their fourth successive defeat at Rosbrien when Trinity ran out winners.
Robert O’Neill scored Crescent’s try and Lewis Paterson kicked a conversion and two penalties.
Scorers Old Crescent: Robert O'Neill try, Lewis Paterson 2 pens, 1 con,
Dublin University: S Hanratty try, J Donoughue 4 pens 1 con.
Ballynahinch 64, Thomond 3.
Leaders Ballynahinch recorded a maximum point victory at home to Thomond.
They ran in 10 tries and Thomond’s only reply was a penalty by Geoffery Ryan.
Clonakilty 16, Ballymena 35.
Clonakilty are still in search of their firat points after suffering another rdefeat at home to Ballymena.
The Ulster side led 22-3 at half time with Mike O’Hea scoring a try for the West Cork side and Denis McCarthy kicking a conversion and three penalties.
Sunday’s Well 9, City of Derry 14.
Sunday’s Well lost valuable ground in the promotion race in Division Three at Musgrave Park when two late converted tries denied them victory.
Two penalties by Danny O’Shea had the home side 6-0 ahead at the break and he made it 9-0 with his third kick.
Late tries by John Caithness and Wilie McCleary both converted by Richard peoples earned the Ulster side victory.
Scorers Sunday's Well: D O’Shea 3 pens.
City of Derry: J Caithness, W McCleary tries, R Peoples 2 cons.
Sunday’s Well: E French; R Walters, W Devane, B McGrath, D Twohig; D O’Shea, R Geary; M Moynihan (c), F Whelan, Joe Moynihan; M O’Sullivan, S Murphy; J Mulcahy, S Walsh, J Kidney.
Replacements: F Moynihan for Joe Moynihan 18, John Moynihan by Whelan, M Collins for O’Sullivan 67, C Corkery for F Moynihan 70,
City of Derry: P Henderson; W McCleary, D Funston, S Logue, J Caithness; R Peoples, A Semple; D Witherton, S McCauley, R McKillop; P Brady, T Patten; S Corr, S Simms, R Baird.
Replacements: R Balfour for Patten 48.
Suttonians 9, Highfield 9.
Highfield continued their recent good run with a share of the spoils at Station Road. Colin Mahony kicked three penalties for the Woodleigh Park side.
Nenagh Ormond 9 Seapoint 21.
Seapoint kept up their promotion challenge with a hard earned victory at the Tipperary venue.
David Delaney kicked three penalties for the home side.
All Ireland League Division 1A:Cork Constitution 9,Dolphin 19;
Old Belvedere 38,Shannon 16;
St. Mary's College 29,Garryowen 6;
Young Munster 14,Blackrock College 15;
Division 1B:Clontarf 27,U.C.C. 8;
Dungannon 21,Lansdowne 18;
Galwegians 11,Bruff 22;
U.L. Bohemian 3,Buccaneers 26;
Division 2:Ballynahinch 64,Thomond 3;
Bective Rangers 39,D.L.S.P. 0;
Belfast Harlequins 28,Old Wesley 16;
Clonakilty 16,Ballymena 35;
Corinthians 16,Malone 0;
Midleton 7,U.C.D. 18;
Old Crescent 13,Dublin University 19;
Terenure College 15,Queens University 15;
Division 3:Ards 28,Navan 25;
Instonians 20,Naas 13;
Nenagh Ormond 9,Seapoint 21;
NUIM Barnhall 42,Connemara 12;
Rainey Old Boys 28,Greystones 22;
Sunday's Well 9,City of Derry 14;
Suttonians 9,Highfield 9;
Wanderers 15,Banbridge 38;