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.
Scorers Young Munster: A Carroll try, W Staunton 2 pens.
St Mary's College: M D'Arcy 2 tries, S Grissing, C Ruddock tries, G Dunne 4 pens, 2 cons.
Young Munster: M Costelloe; M Doyle, M Kelliher, A Burke, D O'Neill; W Staunton, M Prendergast; H McGrath, G Slattery, A Cotter; S O' Neill, D Gallagher; L Og Murphy, J O'Neill, N Melbourne.
St Mary's College: G Dunne; D Hudson, S Grissing, M Sexton, C Lilly; P Brophy, M D'Arcy; J McGrath, Richard Sweeney, Rob Sweeney; G Logan, S. Bradshaw; C Ruddock, G Austin, H Hogan.
Referee: A Rolland, IRFU.
Old Belvedere 7, Cork Constitution 9.
Cork Constitution got their title hopes back on track with a win over the side that defeated them in last season’s League final with a narrow victory at Anglesea Road.
The home side still looking for their first win of the season were the better side in the opening half and took the lead with a well worked try by Diarmuid Riordan which Aidan Wynne converted.
Gerry Hurley replied with a penalty for Con’ who trailed 7-3 at the break.
The visitors improved in the second half and two penalties by Johnny Holland the second minutes from time saw the Temple Hill side go home with the spoils.
Con’ must now return to the capital next week to face new league leaders St. Mary’s College in a crucial game.
Scorers Old Belvedere: D Riordan try, A Wynne con.
Cork Constitution: G Hurley pen, J Holland 2 pens.
Old Belvedere: D Riordan; P Woods, J Kennedy, B Woods, D Mongan; A Wynne, S Keogh; V Soden, M Cooney, B O’Dea; R Leyden (c);, D Moore; B Smyth, R Oyuga, C Mallon.
Replacements used for Old Belvedere: P O’Regan, A Dunne, E Devitt.
Cork Constitution: D Lyons; R Clune, S Scanlon, I Dineen, N O’Driscoll; J Holland, G Hurley; B Cagney, A Cudmore, John Ryan; B Hayes (c), I Nagle; A McSwiney, B O’Hara, James Ryan.
Replacements used for Cork Constitution: K Stokes, A White, D Williams, C Quinn.
Referee: E O’Dowd (IRFU)
Dolphin 9, Clontarf 3.
Barry Keeshan playing his hundredth All Ireland League game for Dolphin celebrated it in style as he kicked all his side’s points in this victory over Clontarf at Musgrave Park.
This result was a big blow to the Dublin’s side’s hopes of winning the league, while for Dolphin it was a crucial victory as they try to avoid relegation.
A penalty and a drop goal by Keeshan had the home side ahead after twelve minutes. Noel Reid reduced the deficit with a penalty minutes later and four minutes before the break Keeshan kicked his second penalty for a 9-3 half time lead.
Neither side managed to increase their tally after the break.
Scorers Dolphin: B Keeshan 2 pens, drp gl.
Clontarf: N Reid pen.
Lansdowne 30, Garryowen 13.
Lansdowne moved ahead of the Limerick side in the table with this victory on the back pitch at the Aviva Stadium.
Lansdowne led 15-3 at half time with tries from Cian Aherne and Ross McCarron and Craig Ronaldson kicked a conversion and a penalty. Fergal Lawlor replied with a penalty for the Light Blues.
McCarron and Willie Earle scored second half tries to secure the bonus point and Ronaldson kicked a conversion and penalty. Garryowen replied with tries by Ian Hanley and Paul Neville.
Scorers Lansdowne: Ross Mccarron 2 tries, Cian Aherne and Willie Earle tries, Craig Ronaldson 2 cons, 2 pens.
Garryowen: Ian Hanley and Paul Neville tries, Fergal Lawlor pen.
Blackrock College 30, Shannon 15;
Blackrock moved off the foot of the table with this bonus point victory over Shannon at Stradbrook.
In an evenly fought opening half Blackrock led 15-12 at the interval with tries from Rob Keogh and Alex Dunlop. Darragh Fitzpatrick kicked a conversion and penalty and Tadhg Bennett replied with four penalties for Shannon.
Further tries from Mark Scott-Lennon and Jan-Simon Byrne secured the bonus point for the home side and Andrew Letham kicked a conversion and penalty. Shannon’s only reply was a fifth penalty from Bennett.
Scorers Blackrock College: Rob Keogh, Alex Dunlop, Mark Scott-Lennon, Jan-Simon Byrne tries, Darragh Fitzpatrick, Andrew Letham con and pen each.
Shannon: Tadhg Bennett 5 pens.
Galwegians 22, U.L. Bohemian 24.
Trailing 22-3 at one stage U.L. Bohemian staged a great recovery to take the points in this Division 1B contest at Crowley Park.
The home side were 22-9 ahead at half time with JJ Hanrahan kicking three penalties for UL Bohemian.
Hanrahan reduced the deficit with his fourth penalty before a try by Ben Martin which Hanrahan converted left three points between the sides. Sean Henry got in for a second try ten minutes from time to ease the Limerick side’s relegation worries.
Scorers Galwegians: Penalty try, Colin Conroy, John Cleary tries, Tadhg Leader 2 cons & pen.
UL Bohemian: Sean Henry, Ben Martin tries, JJ Hanrahan 4 pens and con.
U.C.C. 22, Buccaneers 18.
U.C.C. won their first game of the league with a win over Buccaneers in a closely fought contest at the Mardyke.
The visitors had the better of the exchanges in the opening half and led 8-6 at the interval. Paul Harte scored a try for the Westerners and Aidan Kennedy kicked a penalty. Brian Kingston replied with two penalties for the students.
Shane Layton scored a try for Buccs after the break and Kennedy converted and also added a penalty. Paddy Ryan replied with a try for the home side and Kingston converted and kicked three penalties.
Scorers U.C.C.: Paddy Ryan try, Brian Kingston 5 pens, con.
Buccaneers: Paul Harte, Shane Layton tries, Aidan Kennedy 2 pens, con.
Dungannon 28, Bruff 15.
Dungannon kept their promotion hopes alive with this bonus point win over Bruff at Stevenson Park.
A try by Chris Cochrane and a conversion and two penalties by Michael Lawton had the Ulster side 13-3 ahead at half time. Brian Cahill kicking a penalty for Bruff.
In the second half tries from Cochrane, Mark Farquhar and Paul McKenzie secured the bonus point for the home side. Eoghan Maher and Brendan Deady replied with tries for Bruff and Tom O’Callaghan added a conversion.
Scorers Dungannon: Chris Cochrane 2 tries, Mark Farquhar and Paul McKenzie tries, Michael Lawton 2 pens, con.
Bruff: Tries: Eoghan Maher and Brendan Deady tries, Tom O'Callaghan con, Brian Cahill pen.
Ulster Bank League Division 1A: Blackrock College 30, Shannon 15;
Dolphin 9, Clontarf 3;
Lansdowne 30, Garryowen 13;
Old Belvedere 7, Cork Constitution 9;
Young Munster 11, St. Mary's College 36;
Division 1B: Ballynahinch 21, U.C.D. 21;
Belfast Harlequins 9, Ballymena 0;
Dungannon 28, Bruff 15;
Galwegians 22, U.L. Bohemian 24;
U.C.C. 22, Buccaneers 18;