22 May, 10:29
Munster Rugby recently attended Rockwell College to host a skills session for their Junior Cup players.
Kanturk moved into second place with a 25-18 home win over St. Senan’s. Tries by Peter Earley and John O’Sullivan and a Darragh Meade conversion had the Duhallow side 12-10 ahead at half time. Daragh McCoy replied with a try for the Clare side and Declan Collins kicked a conversion and penalty. Meade added a penalty after the break and tries by Daithi Fitzpatrick and replacement Peter McCabe secured the bonus point for Kanturk. Ian Fitzgerald replied with a try for Senan’s and Collins kicked a penalty.
Galbally maintained their challenge with a 32-3 away win over Clanwilliam. Tries by James Taylor and Stephen Bourke and a conversion by Sean Burke and a penalty by Darren Guerin had Galbally 15-0 ahead at the break. Eoin Burke added two tries in the second half and Niall McNamara got one with Sean Burke kicking one conversion. Brian Kissane replied with a penalty for Clanwilliam.
Crosshaven caused a surprise with a 15-7 away win over Clonmel. A penalty by Daryl Foley gave Crosshaven a 3-0 interval lead. Kieran Doran and Darren O’Keeffe added tries after the break and Doran added a conversion. Ronan Cross scored a consolation try for Clonmel in the final minute and Danny Lyons converted.
Cobh Pirates won their bottom of the table clash with Thurles 39-6. The home side led 13-6 at half time. John Barry Murphy and Eamon Ronan each scored two tries for the winners and John Kidney got one. Ronan kicked four conversions and two penalties
Trailing 3-0 to a penalty by John Flynn at half time, Kilfeacle staged a great come back to beat Waterpark 19-3. Michael Heffernan and Pat Ryan scored tries for Kilfeacle who were also awarded a penalty try. Josh Featherstone converted two of the tries. .
The Tralee Old Christians tie was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Four games scheduled in Division Two were also postponed, Castleisland v Ennis, Killarney v Youghal, Presentation v Bandon and Scariff at home to Newcastle West. Two games in Division Three also fell victim to the weather, they were Killorglin v Carrick-on-Suir and Kilrush at home to Abbeyfeale.
Kinsale ended Mallow’s unbeaten run in Division Two with a 24-17 home victory. Three penalties by Dave Walsh and a drop goal by Robbie Doyle had Mallow 12-9 ahead at half time. Paul Perez replied with three penalties for the home side. Perez added two tries after the break and Renaud Sergere one for the winners and Frankie Thornton secured a losing bonus point for the visitors with a try.
St. Mary’s kept up their challenge with a maximum point win over Ballincollig at Corbally on a 24-5 scoreline. St. Mary’s led 19-0 at half time with tries from Sean Lipper, Barry Duggan and Brian Purcell and two conversions by Sean Lyons. Ballincollig put up a gallant performance in the second half and were rewarded with a try from Danny Gleeson. With time running out John Barry got a last minute try for Mary’s to secure a bonus point.
Newport moved off the foot of the table with a 19-5 home win over Muskerry. Rory McDonald scored a first half try to give the Tipperary side a 5-0 interval lead. Brian Collins and Phillip O’Brien added tries after the break and Collins converted both. Lorcan Collins replied with a try for the mid Cork side.
With the top two sides in Division Three not playing, Charleville closed the gap with a 48-0 home win over Dunmanway. Peadar Cronin scored two of Charleville’s eight tries. Brian Buckley, Joe Gillis, John O’Neill, Shane Corkery, Kieran O’Connell and Paddy Browne got one each. Corkery and Frankie Holly each kicked two conversions.
Waterford City kept their promotion hopes alive with a 48-7 away win over Bantry Bay. Damian Kennedy and Davy Walsh each scored two tries each and Lenny Power, Aaron Foskin, Darren Walsh and Alex Fitzmaurice got one each with Walsh kicking four conversions. Patrick Murnane scored a try for Bantry and Andre Polivka converted.
Fermoy’s promotion’s hopes received a set a back at home to Douglas when the visitors ran out 12-9 winners. A try by Sean Lehane converted by Barry Hynes gave Douglas a 7-6 interval lead. Joe Lee kicked two penalties for the home side. Lehane extended Douglas’s lead with a try and Lee kicked his third penalty.
Cork Constitution defeated Dolphin 41-17 in the Munster Seconds League South. Shane Kelly, Eoin O’Donnell, Barry Fitzgerald, Andy White and Joe McSwiney were try scorers for the Temple Hill side and Peter O’Sullivan kicked four penalties and two conversions.
Carrigaline defeated Bandon 19-10 in the Junior Two League South. John Tait scored two tries and two conversions for the winners and Stuart Donaldson got a try. Kevin Lucey replied with a try for Bandon and Andrew Willis kicked a conversion and penalty.
A try by Mark Reidy and a conversion and penalty by Ian Jones was not enough for Cobh Pirates who lost at home to Dolphin 39-10.
Munster Junior League Division 1: Clanwilliam 3, Galbally 32;
Clonmel 7, Crosshaven 15;
Cobh Pirates 39, Thurles 6;
Kanturk 25, St. Senan's 18;
Kilfeacle 19, Waterpark 3;
Richmond 13, Skibbereen 9;
Tralee v Old Christians ;Postponed
Division 2: Kinsale 24, Mallow 17;
Newport 19, Muskerry 5;
St. Mary's 24, Ballincollig 5;
Division 3: Bantry Bay 7, Waterford City 48;
Charleville 48, Dunmanway 0;
Fermoy 9, Douglas 12;
Munster Seconds League South: Cashel 12, U.C.C. 6;
Dolphin 17, Cork Constitution 41;
South Junior 2 League Section C: Bandon 10, Carrigaline 19;
Section D: Old Christians 15, Cork Constitution 15;
Kanturk 31, Mallow 16;
Section E: Ballincollig 0, Highfield 17;
Cobh Pirates 10, Dolphin 39;
South Junior 3 League Section A: Cork Transport 8, Crosshaven 7;
Gleeson League Division 1B: Clonmel 6, Fethard 5;
Under 21 South Western Conference: Waterpark 0, Dolphin 16;
North Under 13 League: U.L, Bohemian Hawks 17, Thomond 0;
Young Munster 13, Old Crescent 13;
South Munster Under 19 League: Crosshaven 19, Clonakilty 7;
Highfield 15, Ballincollig 10;
Cobh Pirates 26, Youghal 10;
Sunday's Well 15, Kanturk 16;
Under 19 Development League: Old Christians 31, Kinsale 5;
Under 17 Quarter Finals: Clonakilty 42, Cobh Pirates 0;
Old Christians 13, Sunday's Well 17;
South Under 17 Play Off: Bandon 12, Ballincollig 5;
South Under 17 League: P.B.C. 3, Highfield 15;
South Munster Under 15 League Section 1: Cork Constitution 26, Sunday's Well 7;
Old Christians 14, Muskerry 0;
Youghal 15, Cobh Pirates 0;
Section 2: Bandon 5, Kinsale 5;
Crosshaven 12, Skibbereen 10;
Dolphin 12, Bantry Bay 10;
Women's Development League: Youghal 29, Waterford City 7;