17 May, 13:32
A selection of players from the Daughters of Charity in Munster recently took part in a challenge match at Garryowen Rugby Club.
There was no change at the top of the Second Division as all of the top five sides won.
Galbally defeated Mallow 26-9 in the top game of the day. Three penalties from Sean Bourke gave Galbally a 9-3 lead at the interval. Bryan Morris replied with a penalty for Mallow. Kevin Casey, Timmy Casey and Niall McNamara scored tries for the winners and Bourke added one conversion, while Mallow’s only response were two further penalties from Morris.
Newcastle West maintained their lead at the top with a 19-13 away win over Killarney. The Kerry side led 13-8 at half time with a penalty try and a conversion and two penalties from Paudie Sheehan. Tommy Kelleher scored a try for the visitors and Sean Neville kicked a penalty. Niall Kelleher added a try for the West Limerick side after the break and Neville kicked two further penalties.
St. Mary’s remain in second place after a late rally saw them snatch a 23-17 home win over Ennis. Matt Hickey, Darren Clancy and Sean Lyons scored tries for the Parish side and Lyons kicked a conversion and two penalties.
Kanturk maintained their promotion challenge with a 22-7 away victory over Bandon. Peter Earley scored a try for Kanturk and Darragh Meade added a conversion and five penalties. Philip Powell replied with a try for Bandon and Richard Milner converted.
Castleisland kept their promotion hopes on track with a 12-3 away win over Newport. PJ Casey and Pat O’Leary scored tries for the Kerry side and Mark Connelly kicked a conversion.
Kinsale moved ahead of Muskerry in the table after their 25-15 home victory. Edouard Lemaire, Frazer Hodgson and Peter Murphy were try scorers for Kinsale and Murphy added two penalties and two conversions. Jaydee Meyer replied with two tries for Muskerry and Eoin Keohane kicked a conversion and a penalty.
Youghal eased their relegation worries with a 44-3 away win over Charleville. Thomas Curran scored two tries for the winners and Keith McCarthy, Ian Broderick, Stephen Kelly and Alan Fox got one each. McCarthy converted four of the tries and also added two penalties.
Presentation are the new leaders in the Third Division after their 41-15 home win over Killorglin. Mark Phair was their top scorer with two tries four conversions and a penalty. Stephen Ryan, Darren Hickey, Ger Clancy and Dave Hurley also scored tries.
Fermoy kept their promotion challenge on track with a 35-5 away win over Kilrush. Ned O’Brien, Joe Lee, Shane O’Riordan and Peter White scored tries for the winners and O’Riordan kicked three conversions and three penalties. Calum Bond replied with a try for the home side.
Waterford City defeated Shandon 31-5 with tries from Colin Lynch, Len Power, Aaron Foskin and Conor Power. Foskin kicked a conversion and three penalties and Christopher Murphy replied with a try for Shandon.
Douglas defeated Carrick-on-Suir 29-0 with two tries from Dan O’Connor and a try each by Sean Lehane, Denis O’Driscoll and Dave Callaghan, Eric Philpott kicked two conversions.
Corca Dhuibhne kept their challenge alive with a 19-9 home win over Dungarvan. Ciaran Collins, Gavin Curran and Neil Flaherty were try scorers for the West Kerry Gaeltacht side and Collins added two conversions.
Cobh Pirates maintained their challenge for a place in the top section of the Junior Two League with a 23-11 home win over Highfield. Tom Rice, Ian Jones and Stephen O’Neill were try scorers for the Pirates and Kieran Connelly kicked two penalties and a conversion.
Carrigaline advanced to the semi finals of the Kelly Cup with a 32-27 home win over Dunmanway.
Bandon defeated Bantry Bay 15-7 in their Junior Three league game. Teddy Quinn and John Lucitt scored tries for the winners and David O’Flynn added a conversion and Liam Dempsey a penalty.
ODM Financial Munster Senior Cup Final:Bruff 23,Garryowen 19;
Senior Friendly:Sunday's Well 15,Clonakilty 19;
Munster Junior League Division 1:Cobh Pirates 34,Ballincollig 5;
Old Christians 26,Clonmel 10;
St. Senan's 8,Cashel 70;
Thurles 0,Richmond 32;
Tralee 29,Kilfeacle 29;
Waterpark 8,Skibbereen 10;
Division 2:Bandon 7,Kanturk 22;
Charleville 3,Youghal 44;
Galbally 26,Mallow 9;
Killarney 13,Newcastle West 19;
Kinsale 25,Muskerry 15;
Newport 3,Castleisland 12;
St. Mary's 23,Ennis 17;
Division 3:Corca Dhuibhne 19,Dungarvan 9;
Douglas 29,Carrick-on-Suir 0;
Kilrush 5,Fermoy 35;
Presentation 41,Killorglin 15;
Shandon 5,Waterford City 31;
Junior 2 League South Section A:Castleisland 16,Killarney 3;
Kenmare 23,Iveragh 6;
Listowel 12,Tralee 10;
Section E:Crosshaven 25,Kinsale 12;
Section F:Cobh Pirates 23,Highfield 11;
Kelly Cup:Carrigaline 32,Dunmanway 27;
Junior 3 League Section A:Bantry Bay 7,Bandon 15;
Section B:Mitchelstown 12,Fermoy 3;