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.
The meeting of the First Division and Second Division champions at Clanwilliam Park resulted in a 34- 10 win for Cashel over Galbally. In a keenly contested opening half, Cashel led 11-10 at the break. Darragh O’Brien scored a try and two penalties for the Tipperary side and Alan O’Donnell replied with a try the Limerick men and Darren Guerin converted and also added a penalty. Indiscipline by Galbally resulted in three further penalties by O’Brien and a second try by O’Brien and Ollie McGlinchey both converted by O’Brien completed the scoring. O’Brien contributed twenty nine of his side’s total.
Killarney and Newport will contest next week’s Munster Junior Plate Final.
Killarney won the Kerry derby with a 6-0 away win over Castleisland. Paudie Sheahan kicked two penalties for the winners.
Newport had a 20-6 home win over Bandon. Newport led 15-6 at half time with tries from Darragh Ryan and Brian Collins and a conversion and penalty by Micheal Ryan. David Ahern kicked two penalties for Bandon. Tom Ryan added a third try for Newport after the break.
Waterford City defeated Kilrush 24-16 to reach the final of the Munster Junior Bowl where they will play Presentation. Colm Lynch, Darren Walsh, Danny May and Lenny Power scored tries for Waterford and Aaron Foskin kicked two conversions.
Corca Dhuibhne ended Scariff’s unbeaten run in the Third Division of the Munster Junior League with a 29-27 victory. The home side had the bonus point wrapped up by half time with two tries by Ciaran Collins and one each by Michael Flannery and John Dwane. Collins kicked one conversion for a 2215 interval lead. Henry Purcell and Barry Gibbons replied with tries for Scariff and James Kelly kicked a conversion and penalty. Stephen Madden closed the gap with a third try for Scariff but the home side replied with a second try from Dwane which Collins converted. Kelly made sure of two bonus points for the visitors with a fourth try which he also converted.
Holders Richmond booked their place in the final of the Transfield Cup with a 28-26 home win over U.L. Bohemian. The winning points coming from a late penalty by Wayne Murphy. Sean Bennett and Darren Gallagher scored first half tries for Richmond and Stephen Clancy converted one for a 12-0 lead at the interval Clancy added a try after the break and Wayne Murphy took over the kicking duties and added a conversion, drop goal and two penalties.
Presentation had a surprise 31-21 home win over Garryowen to set up a semi final meeting with Newcastle West. Mark Phair scored two tries for the winners and David Hurley got one. Phair kicked two conversions and three penalties and Sean O’Brien one penalty.
Crosshaven finished their preparations for the All Ireland Junior Cup with a 26-11 home win over Ballincollig in the Cork County Cup and setup an away semi final tie against Skibbereen. Eamon Ring scored two tries for the winners and Ross O’Connell and Andrew Lane got one each with Liam Delaney kicking three conversions.
Old Christians defeated Youghal 39-25 to book their semi final place. Alan Mackessy score three tries and Dave Donnelly, Conor Quaid and Aidan Ware got one apiece. Conor Mangan kicked three conversions and a penalty. Niall Clohessy, Ken Forrest and Alan Fox were try scorers for Youghal and Jonathon Ormond kicked two conversions and two penalties.
Kanturk will now face Old Christians in the semi finals after they defeated Kinsale 50-24. Michael Twohig, Matthew Daly, Paul Cotter, John Cronin, Denis O’Neill, Carlton O’Leary and John Duggan were Kanturk’s try scorers and Darragh Meade kicked six conversions and a penalty.
Muskerry booked their place in the semi finals of the O’Neill Cup were they will face Mallow after their 23-6 home win over Douglas. JD Meyer and Eoin Corcoran were try scorers for the Ballyanly side and Eoin Keohane converted both and also kicked three penalties.
Tralee defeated Dolphin 27-17 after extra time to reach the final of the Junior Two Cup South. Jessie Griffin and Adam Sheehan were try scorers for Dolphin and Pat Ahern converted both and also added a penalty.
A last minute try by Fergus Rowan gave Cork Constitution an 11-6 away win over Ballincollig. Gary Burns kicked two penalties for the visitors and Kevin Ryan replied with two penalties for Ballincollig.
Tries by Anthony Barrett and Darryl Barry both converted by Martin O’Connor helped Mallow to a 14-7 win over Kinsale in the Dave Dineen Cup.
Munster Junior Cup Semi Finals: Cork Constitution 17, Kilfeacle 10;
Cashel 34, Galbally 10;
Munster Junior Plate Semi Finals: Castleisland 0, Killarney 6;
Newport 20, Bandon 6;
Munster Junior Bowl Semi Final: Kilrush 16, Waterford City 24;
Munster Junior League Division 3: Corca Dhuibhne 29, Scariff 27;
Munster Seconds League North: Shannon 23, Thomond 24;
Transfield Cup: Presentation 31, Garryowen 21;
Richmond 28, U.L. Bohemian 26;
Cork County Cup: Crosshaven 26, Ballincollig 11;
Youghal 25, Old Christians 39;
Kanturk 50, Kinsale 24;
O'Neill Cup: Muskerry 20, Douglas 3;
Junior 2 Cup South: Ballincollig 6, Cork Constitution 11;
Tralee 27, Dolphin 17 (aet);
Dave Dineen Cup: Highfield 41, Sunday's Well 26;
Dungarvan 29, Kenmare 16;
Mallow 14, Kinsale 7 ;
McCarthy Cup Semi Final: Ballincollig 24, Mitchelstown 7;
All Ireland Under 21 Frazer McMullan Cup Semi Finals: Cork Constitution 6, Lansdowne 8;
Clontarf 20, U.C.D. 22;
South Under 19 Cup: Highfield 8, Crosshaven 22;
Old Christians 10, Sunday's Well 3;
South Under 19 Development Cup Semi Finals: Clonakilty 17, Midleton 27;
Muskerry 8, Cobh Pirates 15;
South Under 17 Cup Semi Final: Charleville 8, Kanturk 3;
South Under 17 Development Cup Semi Finals: Kinsale 26, Skibbereen 5;
Youghal 32, Midleton 29;
South Under 15 Cup Semi Finals: Kanturk 17, Muskerry 13;
Mallow 13, Clonakilty 12;
South Under 15 Development Cup: Bantry Bay 26, Charleville 12;
Womens AIL Division 1: Galwegians 7, U.L. Bohemian 36;
Old Belvedere 30, St. Mary's College 3;
Blackrock 25, Cooke 27;
Highfield , Clonmel ;
Division 2: Thurles 5, Nenagh Ormond 28;
Tralee 19, Ballincollig 0;
Young Munster 22, Tuam 5;