17 May, 13:32
A selection of players from the Daughters of Charity in Munster recently took part in a challenge match at Garryowen Rugby Club.
Skibbereen are in second place a point behind the leaders after their 15-13 home win over Crosshaven. Two penalties by Kieran Doran had the visitors 6-5 ahead at half time. Peter Mihaere replied with a try for the home side. A penalty, try and conversion by David Shannon made it three wins from three for the west Cork side. Michael Buckley replied with a try for Crosshaven and Doran converted but the Crosshaven kicker was unlucky in the final minute when his penalty attempt just fell short.
Waterpark ended St. Senan’s unbeaten run with a 25-17 victory at Ballinakill to move into third place. Paul Hackett and Murray Kinsella scored tries for the Suirsiders and John Flynn kicked five penalties. Dylan Sonnemann and Fernando Gallant scored tries for the Clare side and Declan Collins converted both and also added a penalty.
Richmond bounced back after last week’s defeat by Clonmel with a 25-3 home victory over Cobh Pirates. A try, conversion and penalty by Stephen Clancy and a Jeff McNamara penalty made it 13-3 at half time. Eamon Ronan scored a penalty for Cobh. Emmet Harty and James Hayes added tries for the home side and McNamara kicked a conversion.
Kanturk continued their good form with a 30-16 home win over Old Christians. Darragh Meade, Bryan O’Neill and John Duggan were try scorers for the Duhallow side and Meade converted all three tries and also added three penalties. Old Christians replied with a try from Paddy Walsh and a conversion and three penalties by Conor Mangan.
Clanwilliam recorded their first win with a 24-18 home win over Tralee. Padraic Ryan, Brian Rahilly, Gavin Ryan and Sean Walsh scored tries for the Tipperary side and Derek Shields added two conversions. Jeremy Walsh and Patrick Galvin replied with tries for the Kerry side and Brian Mullins added two penalties and a conversion.
The Galbally Thurles tie has been put back a week to next Sunday.
Youghal are the clear leaders in Division Two after their 24-22 away win over Ballincollig. Alan Moloney, Alan Fox, Killian Daly and Stephen Kelly scored tries for Youghal and Alan Frahill kicked two conversions. Kevin Doyle, Glen Murphy and Dave Baston replied with tries for the home side and Kevin Ryan kicked two conversions and a penalty.
Four sides are in joint second place a point behind the leaders. Newly promoted Presentation maintained their unbeaten run with a 19-6 home win over Newcastle West. Kevin Donnellan and Mark Phair scored tries for the Limerick side and Phair kicked three penalties. Alan Roche replied with two penalties for the West Limerick side.
St. Mary’s defeated Newport 25-3. Pat Tobin, Ryan Hartigan and Sean Markham were try scorers for the home side and Sean Lyons kicked two penalties and two conversions.
Mallow won their local derby with Muskerry on a 25-16 scoreline. Mikey Flynn, Richard Weedle and Michael Sweeney were try scorers for Mallow and Sean Glynn added two conversions and two penalties. Muskerry replied with a try from Jaydee Meyer and Eoin Keohane kicked a conversion and three penalties.
Kinsale defeated Castleisland 14-8. Frazer Hodgson scored a try for Kinsale and Paul Perez added three penalties. William Casey was Castleisland’s try scorer and JJ Casey kicked a penalty.
Killarney defeated Scariff 28-23. Paul O’Sullivan, Padraig Hallassey, Padraic Sheahan and Brian O’Leary scored tries for the winners and Sheahan converted all four. Scariff replied with tries from Paul McTiernan, Stephen Madden and Pat Minogue. Trevor Kelly kicked two conversions and a penalty.
Bandon and Ennis shared the spoils at Old Chapel. Des Prendergast scored a try for the home side and Sean O’Riordan converted and added a penalty The Clare side replied with a try from Brandon Grant and a conversion and penalty by Bryan Murphy.
Killorglin won the top of the table clash in Division Three with a 32-0 home win over local rivals Corca Dhuibhne. Liam Griffin, Mikey Griffin, Noel O’Reilly, Dave Coffey and Ian Walsh were try scorers for Killorglin and Coffey kicked three conversions and a penalty.
Charleville’s recent good run came to an end when they lost away to Dungarvan 17-15. Eoin Cunningham, Joey Lawlor, and Dave Reynolds scored tries for Dungarvan and Conor Foley kicked a conversion. Ger Sheehan and Peadar Cronin replied with tries for Charleville and Shane Corkery kicked a penalty and a conversion.
Bantry Bay defeated Kilrush 58-0 to move into joint third place with Waterford City. Pat Daly scored three tries, Sean O’Donoghue two, and Barry Russell, Frank Cronin and Jimmy Griffin one each. Brian Keohane kicked six conversions and two penalties.
Waterford City defeated Dunmanway 29-3. Simon O’Hara scored three tries for the winners and Damien Kennedy one. Darren Walsh kicked three conversions and a penalty.
Carrick-on-Suir overcame Abbeyfeale 19-13. Charlie O’Keeffe kicked four penalties and converted a try by James Wallace. Michael Enright scored a try for Abbeyfeale and Sean Enright kicked a conversion and two penalties.
Douglas were 52-17 away winners over Shandon. Alan Walsh and Darren McEniry scored two tries each for Douglas, Sean Lehane, Mick Cassidy, Niall O’Connor and Stephen Neville got one each. Barry Hynes kicked six conversions. Conor Buckley replied with two tries and a conversion for the Whitechurch side and Paul Hogan also got a try.
Cork Constitution defeated Midleton 25-8 in the Munster Seconds League South. Eoin O’Donnell, Garret Murray, Conor Desmond and Paudie Sheehan scored tries for the Temple Hill side. Peter O’Sullivan kicked a conversion and penalty, Diarmuid O’Sullivan replied with a try for Midleton and Paul Daly kicked a penalty.
Mitchelstown defeated Douglas in the Junior Three League South 15-5. Ed Horgan and Richard Barry scored tries for the winners and Barry added a conversion and penalty.
Ulster Bank League Division 1A: Blackrock College 13, Young Munster 37;
Dolphin 10, Cork Constitution 17;
Garryowen 6, Clontarf 9;
Lansdowne 22, Old Belvedere 18;
Shannon 18, St. Mary's College 11;
Division 1B: Bruff 28, Ballymena 34;
Buccaneers 23, U.C.D. 17;
Dungannon 21, Ballynahinch 25;
Galwegians 15, Belfast Harlequins 39;
U.C.C. 9, U.L. Bohemian 19;
Division 2A: City of Derry 19, Old Crescent 26;
D.L.S.P. 38, Clonakilty 21;
Dublin University 18, Terenure College 3;
Malone 23, Bective Rangers 9;
Old Wesley 45, Midleton 10;
Queens University 30, Greystones 11;
Seapoint 10, Corinthians 29;
Thomond 19, Instonians 12;
Division 2B: Banbridge 20, City of Armagh 16;
Cashel 20, Highfield 0;
Connemara 55, Ards 24;
Navan 7, Naas 13;
NUIM Barnhall 18, Rainey Old Boys 20;
Sligo 5, Nenagh Ormond 9;
Sunday's Well 10, Wanderers 8;
Suttonians 16, Boyne 13;
Munster Junior League Division 1: Clanwilliam 24, Tralee 18;
Kanturk 30, Old Christians 16;
Kilfeacle 0, Clonmel 28;
Richmond 25, Cobh Pirates 3;
Skibbereen 15, Crosshaven 13;
Waterpark 25, St. Senan's 17;
Division 2: Ballincollig 22, Youghal 24;
Bandon 10, Ennis 10;
Kinsale 14, Castleisland 8;
Mallow 25, Muskerry 16;
Presentation 19, Newcastle West 6;
Scariff 23, Killarney 28;
St. Mary's 25, Newport 3;
Division 3: Bantry Bay 58, Kilrush 0;
Carrick-on-Suir 19, Abbeyfeale 13;
Dungarvan 17, Charleville 15;
Killorglin 32, Corca Dhuibhne 0;
Shandon 17, Douglas 52;
Waterford City 29, Dunmanway 3;
Munster Seconds League South: Cashel 18, Highfield 9;
Cork Constitution 25, Midleton 8;
Dolphin 23, Sunday's Well 24;
Gleeson League Division 1A: Bruff 13, St. Mary's 10;
Shannon 12, Old Crescent 12;
Gleeson League Division 1B: Newcastle West 3, Galbally 19;
South Munster Junior 2 League Section A: Castleisland 6, Iveragh 9;
Tralee 41, Kenmare 0;
Killarney 38, Listowel 0;
Section C: Skibbereen 35, Bandon 5;
Section D: Kanturk 12, Old Christians 32;
Mallow 21, Muskerry 15;
Section E: Ballincollig 21, Cobh Pirates 7;
Highfield 26, U.C.C. 41;
South Munster Junior 3 League Section A: Bandon 15, Bantry Bay 20;
Crosshaven 25, Sunday's Well 29;
Section B: Mitchelstown 15, Douglas 5;
East Under 17 League Section A: Waterpark 34, Nenagh Ormond 10;
Section B: Dungarvan 22, Clonmel 13;
South Munster Under 19 League Section 1: Bandon 24, Clonakilty 0;
Crosshaven 6, Highfield 3;
Section 2: Kanturk 18, Fermoy 8;
South Under 19 Development League: Kinsale 16, Mallow 10;
South Munster Under 17 League: CBC 29, Kinsale 5;
West Munster Under 15 League: Corca Dhuibhne 5, Tralee 30;
Under 17 Friendly: Clonakilty 17, Sunday's Well 12;
Cork Constitution 15, Tralee 27;
Cork Constitution B 3, Tralee B 17;
Under 15 Friendly: Clonakilty 7, Kinsale 10;
Sunday's Well 27, Ballincollig 3;
Under 14 Friendly: Cork Constition 15, Tralee 30;
Women's All Ireland League Division 1: Galwegians 5, Old Belvedere 22;
Navan 5, St. Mary's College 24;
U.L. Bohemian 42, Highfield 3;
Division 2 South: Galbally 5, Young Munster 5;
Ballincollig 0, Nenagh Ormond 17;