24 May, 10:30
This week's Club Notes come from Cashel and Shannon Rugby Clubs.
Cork Constitution remain in second place after their 22-17 home win over St. Mary’s College. A great individual try by Frank Cogan proved the difference between the sides as the game came down to a battle of the kickers with Con’s scrum half Gerry Hurley kicking five penalties and a conversion and former UCC player Gavin Dunne replying with four penalties.
Cork Constitution:S Scanlon;S Zebo,C Healy,I Dineen,C Jouve;S Deasy,G Hurley;M Gately,M O’Leary,S Archer;B Hayes,C O’Flaherty;B Holland,J Cutriss,F Cogan.
St. Mary’s College:G Dunne;P Gillespie,S Grissling,M Sexton,D Hudson;I McKinley,C Campbell;C McMahon,R Sweeney,J McGrath;C Ruddock,S Bradshaw;D Hall,P Nash,H Hogan.
Shannon moved off the foot of the table with an excellent 38-20 home win over Blackrock College at Coonagh. Tadhg Bennett, Paul Rowley, Les Hogan, Colm McMahon and Maurice O’Driscoll scored tries for the winners and Bennett kicked five conversions and a penalty.
Shannon: D O'Donovan; L O'Dea, M Lawlor, M O'Driscoll, S Kelly; T Bennett, P Rowley; L Hogan, D Casey, K Griffin; S Duggan, F Walshe; C McMahon, P Butler, D Quinlan.
Blackrock College: N Morris; A Conway, B Macken, L Ellison, M Rantz McDonald; R Keogh, S Treacy; D Lewis, C Culleton, K Cahill; O Cullen, M Carroll; A P Graham, M Loone.
Referee: S McDowell (IRFU).
Young Munster won the Munster derby with an easy 35-0 victory over Dolphin at Tom Clifford Park. The home side had the game wrapped up at half time with a 23-0 lead. Mark Doyle, Matt Costelloe, James O’Neill were try scorers for the Cookies who were also awarded a penalty try. Man of the match Alan Kingsley kicked three penalties and two conversions with Willie Staunton also kicking a penalty.
Young Munster:R Moloney; A Carroll, M Costelloe, G Jones, M Doyle; W Staunton, A Kingsley; G Flaherty, G Slattery, A Cotter; S O'Neill, B Guilfoyle; L Og Murphy, J O'Neill, N Melbourne.
Dolphin: N Walley; D Barnes, E Moloney, B Dennehy, P Hurley; R Brosnan, M Scannell, C Condon; C Rowe, P Murphy; R O'Herlihy, R Geoghegan, D O'Callaghan.
Referee: A Rolland (IRFU).
Bruff’s promotion hopes in Division 1B received a set back as they lost 30-18 on the artifical back pitch in the Aviva Stadium to Lansdowne. The home side did most of the damage in the opening half as they led 25-12 at the break and extended their advantage with a fourth try minutes after the restart. Eoin Maher and Garoid Ryan scored tries for the Munster Cup winners and Bryan Cahill kicked two penalties and a conversion.
Lansdowne:D Hewitt: D Kearney, K Lewis, G Stafford, M Healy; E Hickey, J Cooney; J Lyne, T Sexton, J O’Connell; N Keogh, E Sheriff; S Keogh, J Murphy, R Boucher;
Bruff:B Deady; J Moore, A Cashman, B Cahill, P O’Brien; T Cahill, E Maher; D Horan, C O’Regan, G Ryan; D Murnane, M O’Connell;A Bourke,J Shine, P Malone.
U.L. Bohemian’s poor run continued when they lost at home at Annacotty to leaders Clontarf 16-12. J.J, Hanrahan kicked four penalties for the home side.
UL Bohemian: D Moroney; F Ryan, R Butler, D Moloney, C Ahern; JJ Hanrahan, C Sheridan; K Flanagan, S Henry, P O'Regan; E Kelly, D Foley; T O'Donnell, B O'Hara, k Essex.
Clontarf: D O'Shea; P Howard, C Lett, E Ryan, M Keating; N reid, S Cronin; C Kavanagh, A Dundon, N Treston; B Gissing, M Kennedy; E Cremin, B O'Mahoney, S Craughan.
Referee: R Kerr(IRFU)
Clonakilty recorded their first win of the league when they came from 6-0 down at half time to beat DLSP 13-9. David Paurini and Dave Lombard were try scorers for the West Cork side and Denis McCarthy kicked a penalty. Conor Hickey replied with three penalties for the visitors.
Old Crescent suffered another defeat when they lost at home to Belfast Harlequins 14-7. Eugene McGovern scored a try for the Limerick side and Fergal Lawlor converted.
Nenagh Ormond collected maximum points with a 23-16 home win over Wanderers. Ger Harmse, Stephen Carey, James Quigley and David Corcoran were try scorers for the Tipperary side and David Delaney kicked a penalty.
All Ireland League Division 1A:Cork Constitution 22,St. Mary's College 17;
Old Belvedere 24,Garryowen 3;
Shannon 38,Blackrock College 22;
Young Munster 35,Dolphin 0;
Division 1B:Dungannon v Buccaneers Off;
Galwegians v U.C.C. Off;
Lansdowne 30,Bruff 18;
U.L. Bohemian 12,Clontarf 16;
Division 2:Ballymena v Thomond Off;
Ballynahinch 13,Queens University 3;
Bective Rangers 28,Malone 13;
Clonakilty 13,D.L.S.P. 9;
Corinthians v U.C.D. Off;
Midleton 23,Old Wesley 20;
Old Crescent 7,Belfast Harlequins 14;
Terenure College 17,Dublin University 18;
Division 3:Ards 12,Rainey Old Boys 40;
Greystones 44,Suttonians 12;
Instonians v Sunday's Well Off;
Naas 31,Connemara 3;
Navan v Banbridge Off;
Nenagh Ormond 23,Wanderers 16;
Seapoint 9,City of Derry 6;