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The holders led 12-6 at half time with tries from Sean Reynolds and Gary Walsh and a conversion by Stuart Flanagan. Dermot Fitzgerald replied with two penalties for the home side. Flanagan added another penalty for the visitors and Diarmuid Waters kicked a drop goal to keep Thomond in touch. In the final play of the game wing forward Michael O’Donnell burst through several would be tackles and managed to touch down under the posts and Fitzgerald converted to send his side into the fifth round.
St. Mary’s snatched a last minute try to defeat Old Christians 19-16 at Rathcooney. The Limerick side led 14-6 at the break with a try, drop goal and two penalties from Sean Lyons to two Aidan Tobin penalties. Christians rallied after the break and took the lead with a try from Brian Rall and a conversion and penalty by Tobin. Glen Callaghan sent the visitors into the next round with a try in the final minute.
St. Mary’s reward in the fifth round is a trip to Cashel after the Tipperary side defeated Crosshaven 37-16. Cian O’Connor and Ollie McGlinchey each scored two tries for the winners. Daragh O’Brien kicked four conversions and three penalties.
In an exciting tie at the Mardyke U.C.C. defeated Clonmel 23-16. Kevin Kidney and Brian Lonergan exchanged early penalties before Neville O’Donoghue scored a try for College which Kidney converted for a 13-9 lead. On the stroke of half time Kevin Harney got in for a Clonmel try which Lonergan converted to lead by three points at the break.
Kidney levelled with a penalty on 65 minutes. With extra time looming Mike Owens got in for a try for the students and Kidney converted to earn his side a home tie against Young Munster in the next round.
Young Munster had the biggest win of the day when they defeated Ballincollig 65-0 at Clifford Park. The winners scored nine tries. Craig O’Hanlon got three and Evan Culhane, Declan Bannon, James Jackman, Conor O’Brian and Ian Cross one each and they were also awarded a penalty try. Cross kicked seven conversions and two penalties.
Kinsale got revenge for their league defeat at Mallow last week when they defeated the North Cork side 21-18 with a try in the last play of the game. Edouard Lemaire scored all three tries for Kinsale and Peter Murphy kicked two conversions and Jason Murphy one. Jim Moloney and Rory McSherry replied with tries for Mallow and Sam Holt kicked a penalty and conversion and Brian Morris a conversion.
Ennis also caused an upset with a 16-9 home win over Nenagh Ormond. Saran Butler and Dylan Tynan-O’Mahony scored tries for the Clare side and Bryan Murphy added two penalties. Donal Fogarty replied with three penalties for Nenagh.
Richmond ran in eight tries in their 49-0 home win over Cobh Pirates. Finbar Hogan got three, Emmet McCarthy two and James McDermot, Ian Madden and Garoid Phelan one each. Stephen Clancy kicked two conversions, Ger McNamara one and Michael Kelleher added a drop goal.
Waterpark proved too strong for St. Senan’s at Ballinakill running out 27-10 winners. In a closely fought opening half the home side led 12-10. Barry Murphy put the visitors ahead with a try but Donal Kavanagh equalised minutes later. Ger McNamara ran the length of the pitch to restore Senan’s lead with a second try but Shane Kavanagh brought Waterpark level and Jared Dunbar converted to leave two points between the sides at the break.
It was all Waterpark in the second half with Shane Kavanagh and Alistair McCormack adding tries and Dunbar kicked a conversion and penalty.
Youghal defeated Abbeyfeale 34-15 and setup a mouth watering clash at home to Cork Constitution in the next round. Alan Fox, Brendan Mackey, Alan Moloney, Thomas Curran and Ian White all scored tries for the East Cork side and Keith McCarthy kicked three conversions and a penalty. Daniel Murray and Cathal O’Reilly scored tries for Abbeyfeale and Andrew Scannell kicked a penalty and conversion.
Midleton ran out 28-15 winners at the Towns Park defeating Killarney. Kieran Wall, Kieran Byrne, Sean White and Brian Gill were try scorers for the home side and Byrne kicked two penalties and a conversion. Padraig Hallissey and Brian O’Sullivan replied with tries for the Kerry side and Paudie Sheehan kicked a conversion and penalty.
It was double celebration for Dungarvan as they defeated Kilrush 31-13 but also picked up maximum points as this game also doubled up as a league tie. David Hickey scored two tries for the winners and Joey Lawlor and Cian Moloney one each. Conor Foley converted all four and also added a penalty.
Elsewhere Galbally received a walk over from Carrick-on-Suir and the Newcastle West v Dolphin and Douglas v Scariff ties were postponed due to frozen pitches.
Presentation have extended their advantage at the top of Division Three of the Munster Junior League after their 28-19 away win over Fermoy. This was the home side’s first defeat of the season but now have a lot of ground to make up if they are to get promoted. Ger Clancy, John Higgins and Dave Coleman were try scorers for Presentation, Mark Phair kicked two penalties and two conversions and Ollie Delaney added a drop goal. Stephen Dunne replied with a try for Fermoy and Shane O’Riordan kicked a conversion and four penalties.
Bruff defeated holders Richmond 11-9 to win the McInerney Cup at Richmond Park.
Bandon defeated Listowel 23-3 in the Mick Barry Cup. Ray Nyhan scored two tries for the winners and James Horgan one. Killian Glynn kicked two penalties and a conversion.
Munster Junior Cup:Cashel 37,Crosshaven 16;
Douglas v Scariff Off;
Dungarvan 31,Kilrush 13;
Ennis 16,Nenagh Ormond 9;
Galbally v Carrick-on-Suir Off;
Kinsale 21,Mallow 18;
Midleton 28,Killarney 15;
Newcastle West v Dolphin Off;
Old Christians 16,St. Mary's 19;
Richmond 49,Cobh Pirates 0;
Thomond 16,U.L. Bohemian 15;
U.C.C. 23,Clonmel 16;
Waterpark 27,St. Senan's 10;
Youghal 34,Abbeyfeale 15;
Young Munster 65,Ballincollig 0;
Munster Junior League:
Division 3:Fermoy 19,Presentation 28;
Webb Cup:Clanwilliam v Fethard Off;
Junior 2 League Group A:U.C.C. 3,Clonakilty 41;
Mick Barry Cup Group A:Crosshaven ,Kanturk ;
Group B:Bandon 23,Listowel 3;
Old Christians 32,Kenmare 7;
George O'Connell Cup Group B:Dunmanway 27,Killarney 0;
Gleeson League Semi Final:Shannon 31,Clonmel 10;
McInerney Cup Final:Richmond 9,Bruff 11;
Under 21 South Western Conference Division 1 Group A:Buccaneers 14,Highfield 10;
Cork Constitution 24,Garryowen 8;
Shannon 16,U.C.C. 13;
U.L. Bohemian 31,Young Munster 10;
Group B:Galwegians 16,Old Crescent 7;
Division 2:Kilfeacle 11,Thomond 20;
Monivea 27,Nenagh Ormond 7;
Avonmore Milk Under 19 League Group A:Shannon 31,Tralee 10;
Thomond 70,Thurles 0;
Group B:Kilfeacle 17,Sunday's Well 10;
Nenagh Ormond 15,Bruff 10;
Group C:Waterpark 27,U.L. Bohemian 0;
Group D:Highfield 36,Clonmel 12;
Avonmore Milk Under 17 League Group A:Shannon 20,Bandon 20;
Waterpark 54,Killarney 5;
Group B:Muskerry 5,Tralee 21;
Group C:Listowel 6,Dungarvan 53;
Sunday's Well 20,Old Crescent 13;
South Under 19 League Section 1:Cobh Pirates 15,Muskerry 17;
Section 2B:Ballincollig 7,Clonakilty 22;
South Under 15 League Section 1:Old Christians 14,Midleton 22;
Sunday's Well 0,Mallow 26;
Section 2:Carrigaline 39,Douglas 17;
West Under 13 League:Tralee 43,Listowel 14;