U.C.C. Failed to take the opportunity of going to the top of the Second Division of the AIL, when they lost their Colours game to Trinity 20-9 at the Mardyke. Thomond eased their relegation worries with a 14-5 home win over Terenure, but Midleton lost again, this time away to Bective Rangers 20-7. Highfield are the now top of the Third Division, after their 28-15 home win over Skerries and Clonakilty's surprise 28-5 away win over leaders Banbridge.
In the Munster Junior Cup a try from Ian Dowling and three Darragh Clancy penalties saw Shannon defeat Garryowen at Dooradoyle 13-6. Shannon will now face Kilfeacle in the next round, after the Tipperary side defeated Abbeyfeale 8-0. Tries from Morgan Colbert, Damien Smith and Dave Lane helped Midleton to a 20-17 win over neighbours Cobh Pirates.
A Peter Twomey try gave Old Christians the edge in their 7-3 win at home to Clonmel. A late drop goal by Barry Clifford helped UCC to an 8-6 win away to Bandon. Holders Cork Constitution ran in eleven tries in their 55-0 win away to Dunmanway. Six penalties from Sean Barry gave Youghal the edge over Clonakilty as they ran out 18-15 winners. A last minute try from Rory Langford earned Highfield an 18-17 victory over Ballincollig. Three Paul O'Rourke penalties and a Mick Manning drop goal was enough for Dolphin as they beat Muskerry 12-8.
Three late tries saw Sunday's Well come from behind to beat Kanturk 20-16. Crosshaven were always in control of their tie with Douglas emerging 23-7 winners. Skibbereen had to with stand a late rally from Charleville, before seeing off the home side 23-21.
Tralee reversed their Challenge Cup defeat with a 23-15 win away to Mallow and Castleisland recorded their first victory of the season with an 18-0 home win over Fermoy. Conor Cullen grabbed two tries in Kinsale's 24-14 win against Carrick-on-Suir and Waterpark won the South East derby defeating Dungarvan 27-5.
Bruff regained the Transfield Cup with a 33-5 win over Young Munster. Michael lynch the former Young Munster player did most of the dame scoring three tries and four conversions.
The draw for the second round of the Junior Cup, which goes ahead on Sunday week 25th January with, a 2.30 kick off is -
Bruff v Clanwilliam Crosshaven v Castleisland Dolphin v UCC Kilfeacle v Shannon Midleton v Old Christians St. Senan's v Young Munster Nenagh Ormond v Old Crescent Richmond v Galbally Skibbereen v Sunday's Well Thomond v Ennis Thurles v Cashel Tralee v Kinsale Waterford City v Cork Constitution Waterpark v Killarney U.L. Bohemian v St. Mary's Youghal v Highfield
Weekend Rugby Results:
Munster Junior Cup: Abbeyfeale 0,Kilfeacle 8; Ballincollig 17,Highfield 18; Bandon 6,U.C.C. 8; Castleisland 18,Fermoy 0; Charleville 21,Skibbereen 23; Clonakilty 15,Youghal 18; Cobh Pirates 17,Midleton 20; Dolphin 12,Muskerry 8; Douglas 7,Crosshaven 23; Dunmanway 0,Cork Constitution 55; Garryowen 6,Shannon 13; Kinsale 24,Carrick-on-Suir 14; Mallow 15,Tralee 23; Old Christians 7,Clonmel 3; Sunday's Well 20,Kanturk 16; Waterpark 27,Dungarvan 5;
Junior 3 League South Division 1: Carrigaline 13,Killorglin 37; Shandon 7,Bandon 5;
Under 20 Cup: Waterpark 26,Clonmel 22;
Under 18 League: Cork Constitution 13,Sunday's Well 16;
Under 16 League: Bandon 3,Sunday's Well 9;
Under 14 League: Sunday's Well 7,Youghal 25;