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.
The Tipperary side led 8-6 at half time with a try from Josh Featherstone and a Mark Butler penalty to two penalties by Jonathon Ford for the Limerick side. Jeff McNamara put Richmond ahead four minutes from time with a penalty.
Galballygot themselves back in contention for honours in the race for the First Division title of the Munster Junior League with a 14-10 away win over Crosshaven. James Taylor and Ian Ryan scored tries for the County Limerick side and Sean Bourke converted both. Rory Hofler replied with a try for Crosshaven ad Kieran Doran added a conversion and penalty.
The top three sides in Division Two all recorded bonus point victories.
Leaders Mallow travelled to Bandon and defeated the home side 24-16. The visitors led 14-8 at half time with tries from Ray Roche and Graham Kelly, both of which Dave Walsh converted. Chris Hartnett replied with a try for the home side and Kevin South kicked a penalty. Neil Lucey scored a third try for Mallow and South added a second penalty to leave the score 19-11. As the game entered injury time Richard Whelan scored a fourth try for Mallow to secure a bonus point, but Bandon came back and had a try by Pat Prendergast but the conversion hit the upright to deny the home side a losing bonus point.
St. Mary’sremain in second place five points behind the leaders after their 42-7 home win over Muskerry. Matthew Ryan scored two tries for the home side and Robert Brockert, Darren Clancy, Sean Markham and Sean Lyons each scored one. Lyons converted four of the tries and added two penalties. Rob O’Mahony replied with a try for the Muskerry and Eoin Keohane converted.
Presentationare a further point behind but with a game in hand. Pres’ defeated Ballincollig 29-7 at Rathuard. Stephen Ryan scored two tries for the home side and Brendan Coleman and Ger Hall got one each. Shane O’Brien kicked three conversions and a penalty. Glen Murphy replied with a try for Ballincollig and Kevin Ryan converted.
Youghal’spromotion hopes received a big set back at Kinsale when they went down 34-12. The turning point in this game came early in the second half when Youghal lost some of their best players due to injury. The visitors led at half time 6-3 with two penalties from Aaron Daly to one by Paul Perez. Kinsale took full advantage of Youghal’s set back and ran in five tries three from Renaud Sergeree and one each by Peter Murphy and Joe Lyons. Perez converted three of the tries and Daly replied with two further penalties for Youghal.
Killarneygot back to winning ways with a 22-10 home win over Ennis. Padraig Hallissey scored two tries for the winners and Brian O’Leary one. Paudie Sheehan kicked two conversions and a penalty.
Castleisland moved out of the relegation battle with a 13-12 away win over Scariff. A try and penalty by JJ Casey gave the Kerry side an 8-0 interval lead. Mike Cronin added a second try after the break and James Kelly and Darren McNamara replied with tries for the Clare side and Kelly added a conversion.
Dungarvanhave extended their advantage at the top of the Third Division with a 19-9 away win over Douglas. Eoin Cunningham, Michael Darcy and Kieran Morrissey scored tries for the visitors and Conor Foley added two conversions.
Waterford Cityinflicted the first defeat of the season on Killorglin after their 15-10 home win. Dave O’Connor scored a try for the Suirsiders, who were also awarded a penalty try. Darren Walsh kicked a conversion and penalty. Killorglin replied with a try from Liam Griffin and a conversion and penalty by Dave Coffey.
Charleville’spromotion hopes received a big setback when Abbeyfeale defeated them 52-11. David Collins scored two of Abbeyfeale’s seven tries. Rory Dalton, Matt Feehan, Diarmuid Ward, Michael Roche and John Browne got one each. Roche converted all seven tries and also kicked a penalty. Peadar Cronin replied with a try for Charleville and Shane Corkery kicked two penalties.
Fermoycontinued their recent good run with a 12-3 away win over Dunmanway. The visitors led 7-3 at half time with a try from Shane Collins converted by Shane O’Riordan to a penalty by Dan Sweeney. John Roche scored Fermoy’s second try.
Corca Dhuibhnedefeated Kilrush 42-17. Eamon Hickson scored three tries for the winners, Mike Flannery two and Liam Flannery and John Devane got one each. Kevin Moriarty added a penalty and Ciaran Collins two conversions. Martin Hehir replied with two tries for Kilrush and Sean Sheedy converted both and Darragh Moloney kicked a drop goal.
Cork Constitutiondefeated Sunday’s Well 44-3 in the Munster Seconds League. Simon Hanbidge scored two tries for the winners and Sean Og Murphy, Eoin O’Donnell, Danny O’Shea and Conor Desmond got one each and Peter O’Sullivan kicked four conversions and two penalties. Padraic McSweeney was the ‘Well’s scorer.
Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Cup Final:Kilfeacle 8, Richmond 9;
Munster Junior League Division 1:Crosshaven 10, Galbally 14;
Division 2:Bandon 16, Mallow 24;
Killarney 22, Ennis 10;
Kinsale 34, Youghal 12;
Newport v Newcastle West Postponed
Presentation 29, Ballincollig 7;
Scariff12, Castleisland 13;
St. Mary's 42, Muskerry 7;
Division 3:Abbeyfeale 52, Charleville 11;
Corca Dhuibhne 42, Kilrush 17;
Douglas 9, Dungarvan 19;
Dunmanway 3, Fermoy 12;
Waterford City 15, Killorglin 10;
Munster Seconds League North:Garryowen 22, U.L. Bohemian 0;
Shannon 10, Young Munster 27;
Munster Seconds League South:Cork Constitution 44, Sunday's Well 3;
Dolphin 16, Cashel 21;
Gleeson League Division 1A:Bruff 39, Old Crescent 7;
Richmond 22, St. Senan's 5;
St. Mary's 3, Garryowen 32;
Young Munster 21, Shannon 31;
Division 1B:Newcastle West 14, Clonmel 15;
South Junior 2 League Section A:Iveragh 13, Kenmare 9;
Section C:Clonakilty 0, Carrigaline 29;
Skibbereen 41, Kinsale 10;
Section D:Kanturk 30, Muskerry 18;
Mallow 12, Cork Constitution 3;
Section E:Ballincollig 17, U.C.C. 25;
South Junior 3 League Section A:Sunday's Well 45, Crosshaven 8;
Section B:Mitchelstown 6, U.C.C. 13;
Under 21 South Western Conference Section B:Young Munster 14, U.C.C. 11;
East Under 19 League:Cashel-Thurles 14, Waterpark 32;
Clonmel-Carrick-on-Suir 57, Clanwilliam 5;
Dungarvan-Waterford City 27, Kilfeacle-Galbally 12;
North Munster Under 17 League Section B:Richmond 30, U.L. Bohemian 10;
North Munster Under 15 League:U.L. Bohemian 10, Shannon 24;
North Munster Under 15 Conference:Presentation 49, Old Crescent 0;
North Under 13 Conference:U.L. Bohemian Eagles 12, Newcastle West 14:
South Munster Under 19 League Section 1:Bandon 6, Highfield 17;
Cork Constitution 25, Clonakilty 15;
Crosshaven 18, Ballincollig 0;
Section 2:Dolphin 13, Midleton 10;
Kanturk 17, Cobh Pirates 22;
Youghal 3, Sunday's Well 5;
South Munster Under 19 Development League:Mallow 37, Kinsale 10;
South Munster Under 17 League Section 3: Cobh Pirates 0, Kanturk 27;
Section 4:Old Christians 26, Muskerry 14;
P.B.C. 32, Carrigaline 5;
South Munster Under 15 League Section 1:C.B.C. 24, Sunday's Well 17;
Cork Constitution 35, Cobh Pirates 0;
Old Christians 12, Mallow 5;
Youghal 28, Kanturk 0;
Section 2:Clonakilty 28, Highfield 19;
Crosshaven 17, Bantry 15;
Dolphin 30, Dunmanway 0;
Skibbereen 15, Ballincollig 0;
West Munster Under 15 League: Tralee 19, Castleisland 0;
Women's All Ireland League Division 1:Galwegians 12, Navan 5;
Highfield 30, St. Mary's College 0;
Old Belvedere 8, Blackrock College 5;
U.L. Bohemian 77, Cooke 0;
Division 2 South:Galbally 22, Ballincollig 0;
Port Laoise 53, Nenagh Ormond 3;
Thurles 0, Tralee 90;
Young Munster 7, Shannon 0;