9 Dec, 12:44
Munster Rugby and IRFU Referee Department have just completed their very successful joint venture to find the next generation of referees in schools within the Limerick area.
Galbally have moved back to the top of the Second Division after their 24-3 home win over Bandon. Tom Davern gave Galbally a 5-0 interval lead with a try. Danny Hayes and Liam Casey added second half tries for the winners and they were also awarded a penalty try. Darren Guerin kicked two conversions and Cathal Crowley replied with a penalty for Bandon.
Leaders Newcastle West were defeated 19-13 away to Castleisland. Denis Leane scored a try for the Kerry side and Mark Connolly converted and added four penalties. Gerry Martin scored a try for the visitors and Tom Kelleher kicked a conversion and two penalties.
Second placed St. Mary’s were surprisingly beaten 30-15 at home by Youghal. Ian Broderick, Stephen Kelly, Thomas Curran and Jonathon Ormond were try scorers for Youghal and Keith McCarthy kicked two penalties and two conversions. Garret Fitzgerald, Darren Clancy and Matt Hickey were try scorers for the home side.
Kanturk are two points behind the leaders after their 20-0 away win over Kinsale. Peter Earley and Malcolm O’Leary were try scorers for Kanturk and Darragh Meade kicked two conversions and two penalties.
Mallow were very hard pressed to defeat Charleville 12-6 to keep their faint hopes of promotion alive. Leonard Browne scored two tries for Mallow and Brian Morris kicked a conversion. Frankie Holly replied with two penalties for the home side.
Newport eased their relegation worries with a 13-9 home win over Ennis. Brian Collins and Tom Ryan scored tries for the Tipperary side and Collins kicked a penalty. Bryan Murphy replied with three penalties for Ennis.
Two games were called off due to water logged pitches they were the Killarney v Muskerry clash in the Second Division and the meeting of Corca Dhuibhne and Scariff in Division Three.
Presentation have opened up a nine point gap in the Third Division after their 43-18 home win over Dungarvan. James Ryan and Mark Phair scored two tries each for the Limerick side and Brendan Coleman and John Higgins also crossed the white wash. Ollie Delaney kicked a drop goal and Phair added two conversions and two penalties. Joey Lawlor, Stephen Moroney and Eoin Cunningham replied with tries for Dungarvan and Joey Doherty kicked a penalty.
Fermoy lost valuable ground when they drew 11-11 away to Abbeyfeale. Andrew Scannell scored a try for the West Limerick side and David Collins kicked two penalties. Courtney Canning replied with a try for Fermoy and Shane O’Riordan kicked two penalties.
Waterford City kept their promotion challenge alive with a 29-13 home win over Carrick-on-Suir. Damian Kennedy scored two tries for the winners and Jason Power and John Doran got one each. Aaron Foskin converted three of the tries and also added a penalty. Ross Clery replied with a try for Carrick’ and Mickey Cronin kicked a conversion and penalty.
Douglas defeated Bantry Bay 48-10. Denis O’Driscoll and Dave Callaghan scored two tries each for the winners. Alan Walsh, Niall O’Connell and Michael Meehan also scored tries. Douglas were also awarded a penalty try and Eoin Philpott kicked four conversions.
Killorglin got back to winning ways with a 27-3 away win over Shandon. Michael Foley, Ronan Curtayne and Derek Twiss were try scorers for the Kerry side and Luke O’Shea kicked three conversions and two penalties.
Cork Constitution defeated Midleton 21-10 in the Munster Seconds League South with tries from Billy Newman and Conor Desmond. Peter O’Sullivan kicked three penalties and a conversion. Luke McKeown replied with two tries for the home side.
U.C.C. overcame Sunday’s Well 34-12 at the Mardyke. Joe Sheahan and Ian O’Regan scored tries for the ‘Well and Colin Corkery added a conversion.
Carrigaline finished top of their section of the Junior Two League South with a 46-8 home win over Kinsale. Darren Twomey and Roy Murphy scored two tries each for the winners and Stuart Donaldson, Ray O’Donoghue, Noel Kelleher and Aodhan Bohane all scored tries. Donnacha Kiely kicked three conversions.
Munster Junior League Division 1:Crosshaven 9,Kilfeacle 5;
Old Christians 18,Cobh Pirates 8;
Skibbereen 10,Cashel 47;
St. Senan's 7,Richmond 34;
Thurles 33,Ballincollig 3;
Tralee 15,Clonmel 3;
Waterpark 20,Clanwilliam 16;
Division 2:Castleisland 19,Newcastle West 13;
Charleville 6,Mallow 12;
Galbally 24,Bandon 3;
Killarney v Muskerry Off;
Kinsale 0,Kanturk 20;
Newport 13,Ennis 9;
St. Mary's 15,Youghal 30;
Division 3:Abbeyfeale 11,Fermoy 11;
Corca Dhuibhne v Scariff Off;
Douglas 48,Bantry Bay 10;
Presentation 43,Dungarvan 18;
Shandon 3,Killorglin 27;
Waterford City 29,Carrick-on-Suir 13;
Munster Seconds League North:Garryowen 19,Young Munster 9;
Old Crescent 12,Shannon 45;
UL Bohemian 29,Nenagh Ormond 10;
South:Midleton 10,Cork Constitution 21;
U.C.C. 34,Sunday's Well 12;
Junior 2 League South:
Section A:Iveragh 6,Listowel 21;
Section B:Bandon 6,Clonakilty 10;
Section C:Ballincollig 22,Kanturk 3;
Section E:Carrigaline 41,Kinsale 8;
Section F:Highfield 23,Cobh Pirates 20;
Old Christians 24,U.C.C. 26;
Junior 3 League:Dolphin 22,Cork Transport 14;
McInerney Cup Final:Richmond v Bruff Off;
Under 21 South Western Conference Division 1 Section A:NUIG 0,Dolphin 21;
Old Crescent 7,Young Munster 14;
Section B:Bruff 0,Buccaneers 50;
Waterpark 10,Shannon 29;
Division 2:Buccaneers v Kilfeacle Off;
Thomond 27,Monivea 0;
Avonmore Milk Under 19 League:Clanwilliam 0,Kilfeacle 36;
Play Off:Tralee 19,Old Christians 8;
East Under 17 Play Off:Dungarvan 25,Nenagh Ormond 8;
East Under 15 League:Waterpark 20,Waterford City 0;
North Under 17 League:Bruff 35,St. Senan’s 0;
Old Crescent 0,Shannon 16;
North Under 15 League:Old Crescent 5,Shannon 5;
North Under 14 League:Shannon 39,Presentation 17;
St. Senan’s 7, Young Munster 40;
South Under 17 League Play Off:Charleville 22,Old Christians 7;
South Under 15 League Section 1:Charleville 12,Old Christians 5;
Midleton 34,Mitchelstown 7;
Muskerry 0,Kanturk 5;
Sunday's Well 24,Youghal 0;
Womens AIL Division 1:Cooke 25,St. Mary's College 3;
Old Belvedere 0,Galwegians 10;
Division 2:Nenagh Ormond 18,Galbally 15;
Tuam 0,Thurles 17;
Youghal 5,Shannon 15;