24 May, 10:30
This week's Club Notes come from Cashel and Shannon Rugby Clubs.
Cashel took full advantage of Richmond’s game with Waterpark being postponed due to a frozen pitch as they defeated Old Christians 23-14. The Tipperary side held a narrow 11-9 half time advantage with a try from Brian Silke and Darragh O’Brien kicked two penalties. Aidan Tobin replied with three penalties for the visitors. Two tries by John Ed O’Connor and an O’Brien conversion extended Cashel’s advantage inside the opening eight minutes of the second half. Conor Quaid replied with a try for the visitors ten minutes from time.
Crosshaven easily disposed of the challenge of Ballincollig emerging 50-5 winners at Tanner Park to move into third place. Liam Delaney scored two tries and kicked two conversions and four penalties of Crosshaven’s total. Jake Grey, Paul Cogan, Brian Murphy and Ross O’Connell all scored tries and Paul Memory added two conversions. Cathal Twohig was the home side’s try scorer.
Skibbereen caused a shock at Clanwilliam with an 11-10 away victory. Tries by Robert Doyle and Kieran Merrigan had Clanwilliam 10-3 ahead at the interval. David Shannon replied with a penalty for the visitors. A try by Matt Darby and another Shannon penalty secured the points for the visitors.
Kilfeacle kept up their challenge for a top five finish with a 32-17 home win over St. Senan’s. Ian Burns, Aidan Long, Charles Walsh, Shane Luby and Billy Callaghan were try scorers for the Tipperary side and Luby kicked two conversions and a penalty. Fergal Lawlor and Pa Ryan replied with tries for Senan’s and Declan Collins converted both and also added a penalty.
Tralee had a 37-18 away win over Cobh Pirates. It was 13-13 at half time with James Murphy scoring a try for the Pirates and Mark Chandler adding a conversion and two penalties. Ciaran Deane replied with a try for the visitors and Garth Walsh kicked a conversion and two penalties. Tries by Joe Costelloe, Liam Quaid and James Walsh secured the bonus point for Tralee and Gareth Walsh converted all three and also kicked a penalty. Jack Hickey replied with a try for the home side.
Clonmel defeated Thurles 24-10 in the Tipperary derby. A try by Stephen Pyke converted by Conor Cooney gave Clonmel a 7-0 interval lead. Two tries by Niall O’Brien and one by Cooney who ran the full length of the pitch to score and a Cooney conversion eased the home side’s relegation worries. Thurles replied with tries from Eamon Connelly and Dara Duggan.
As a result of the postponement of the meeting of the top two sides Newcastle West and Galbally in the Second Division has allowed Kanturk go top of the table after their 22-6 home win over promotion chasing St. Mary’s. It was a battle of the kickers with Darragh Meade kicking five penalties and converting a try by Peter Earley for Kanturk. Sean Lyons and John Ford kicked a penalty each for the Limerick side who also missed six kicks at goal.
Castleisland lost valuable ground when they went down 19-10 away to Ennis. Cian Clancy and Niall Nevin scored tries for the Clare side and Bryan Murphy added three penalties. Shane O’Connell replied with a try for the Kerry side and Mark Connolly kicked a conversion and penalty.
Mallow defeated Kinsale 17-11 to keep their promotion hopes alive. They had tries from Jim Moloney, Frank Thornton and Leonard Browne and Brian Morris kicked a conversion. Peter Murphy replied with a try and two penalties.
Youghal have moved into the top four after their 36-5 home win over Killarney. Skipper Alan Fox scored two tries for the winners and Brendan Mackey, Jonathon Ormond and Garret Hogan one. Keith McCarthy kicked four conversions and Ian Broderick added a drop goal. Paudie Sheehan replied with a try for the Kerry side.
Two late tries by Newport saw them snatch a 15-12 away win over Muskerry. Darragh Connolly and Darragh Ryan scored tries for the winners and Michael Bawn kicked a conversion and penalty. Jaydee Meyer and JJ Herlihy were try scorers for Muskerry and Pat Dennehy kicked a conversion.
The battle at the foot of the table ended all square after Bandon and Charleville played a 6-6 draw at Old Chapel. Cathal Crowley kicked two penalties for the home side and Frankie Holly replied with two penalties for the north Cork side. The visitors were very upset that a penalty kick that both touch judges raised their flags for was disallowed by the referee and this decision could be the difference between Charleville staying in the Second Division and being relegated.
Two games in the Third Division were called off the Fermoy v Presentation tie which is refixed for next week and the Killorglin v Waterford City game.
This allowed Scariff move to within five points of leaders Presentation after their 8-3 home win over Abbeyfeale. James Kelly scored a try and penalty for the Clare side and David Collins replied with a penalty for the visitors.
Corca Dhuibhne kept up their challenge with an 18-10 away win over Kilrush. Neill Flaherty and Kevin Moriarty were try scorers for the west Kerry Gaeltacht side and Ciaran Collins kicked a conversion and two penalties.
Dungarvan got back to winning ways with a 17-10 home win over Douglas. Michael Daly, Cian Moloney and Olan Murray scored tries for the winners and Conor Forde kicked a conversion.
Adrian Hanrahan kicked three penalties for Bantry Bay in their 9-0 home win over Shandon.
Bateman All Ireland Cup Semi Finals:Bruff 24,U.C.D. 22;
Dungannon v Corinthians Off;
Ulster Bank IRFU All Ireland League Division 2:Old Wesley 13,D.L.S.P. 26;
Division 3:Highfield 8,Barnhall 22;
Naas v Nenagh Ormond Off;
Munster Junior Cup:Sunday's Well 21,Clonakilty 23;
Munster Junior League Division 1:Ballincollig 5,Crosshaven 50;
Cashel 23,Old Christians 14;
Clanwilliam 10,Skibbereen 11;
Clonmel 24,Thurles 10;
Cobh Pirates 18,Tralee 38;
Kilfeacle 32,St. Senan's 17;
Richmond v Waterpark Off;
Division 2:Bandon 6,Charleville 6;
Ennis 19,Castleisland 10;
Kanturk 22,St. Mary's 6;
Mallow 17,Kinsale 11;
Muskerry 12,Newport 15;
Newcastle West v Galbally Off;
Youghal 36,Killarney 5;
Division 3:Bantry Bay 9,Shandon 0;
Dungarvan 17,Douglas 10;
Fermoy v Presentation Off;
Killorglin v Waterford City Off;
Kilrush 10,Corca Dhuibhne 18;
Scariff 8,Abbeyfeale 3;
Munster Seconds League North:Thomond 13,Garryowen 5;
Junior 2 League Group A:Tralee 17,Carrigaline 17;
Group B:Ballincollig 20,Dolphin 17;
Dungarvan 10,Cork Constitution 49;
Mick Barry Cup Group A:Kenmare 5,Skibbereen 18;
Group B:Kanturk 32,Mallow 21;
Youghal 12,Cobh Pirates 8;
George O'Connell Cup Group A:Carrick-on-Suir ,Highfield ;
Waterford City 8,Kinsale 3;
Group B:Castleisland 10,Iveragh 10;
Junior 3 League South Group B:Bandon 14,Douglas 13;
Bantry Bay 10,Cork Transport 11;
Gleeson Cup:Waterpark 9,Fethard 13;
Under 21 South Western Conference Division 1 Section A:Young Munster 39,Corinthians 33;
Group A:Garryowen 23,Shannon 26;
Highfield 0,Cork Constitution 20;
U.C.C. 22,U.L. Bohemian 32;
Group B:Dolphin 26,Bruff 7;
South Under 18 League:Cork Constitution 41,Charleville 5;
South Under 17 Quarter Final:Kanturk 27,Charleville 9;
South Under 15 League Section One:Cork Constitution 49,Fermoy 21;
Kanturk 62,Cobh Pirates 7;
Old Christians 7,Sunday's Well 22;
Section Two:Clonakilty 15,Ballincollig 0;
East Under 17 Development League:Clonmel 36,Clanwilliam 3;
Thurles 17,Carrick-on-Suir 0;
East Under 15 League:Waterpark 35,Clonmel 5;
North Under 17 League:Shannon 19,Garryowen 0;
Ennis 0,Newcastle West 21;
North Under 14 League:Shannon 10,Newcastle West 3;
Women's Munster Cup:Tralee 46,Young Munster 9;
U.L. Bohemian 41,Nenagh Ormond 3;
Highfield 43,Shannon 7;
Clonmel 5,Youghal 0;