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Weekend Rugby Results
2 February 2004, 10:20 am
Bruff face a fixture congestion, as things begin to get tight at the top of all three Divisions of the Heineken Munster Junior League. And Shannon booked their place in the Senior Cup Final.
Bruff face a fixture congestion, as things begin to get tight at the top of all three Divisions of the Heineken Munster Junior League. Shannon booked their place in the Senior Cup Final and a bad day for Munster sides in the AIL.

Both Thomond and Highfield produced poor performances in Dublin, with Thomond losing to Dublin University 30-9 at College Park in Division Two of the AIL. Highfield's promotion hope's received a major set back in the Third Division, when they lost 18-5 against Wanderers at Lansdowne Road.

Shannon are on course to become the first side to win five successive Munster Senior Cup titles, when they reached the final after a 41-8 victory over Old Crescent in the semi-final.

Kilfeacle picked up a valuable bonus point in their 24-0 home win over Cobh Pirates and are now level with Nenagh at the top of the table, who needed a last minute try from Paudie Breen for an 18-12 win over Crosshaven. They now lead Bruff by four points. Youghal eased their relegation worries with a 25-17 home win over Old Christians. Bandon continued their good run with a 27-19 victory against St. Senan's. The Clanwilliam v Bruff and Richmond v Clonmel games were postponed.

In Division Two, Tralee lost their unbeaten record when Cashel defeated them 19-13. Thurles have joined Tralee at the top after their 18- 5 win away over Charleville. Ballincollig look like they will be relegated after their 20-5 home defeat by Castleisland. Douglas moved off the foot of the table with their first league win, thanks to an 18-7 win against Ennis. The Muskerry v Kanturk and Waterford City v Skibbereen were cancelled due to the weather.

In Division Three Abbeyfeale have opened up a four point gap and Fermoy have drawn level with Mallow in second place. Abbeyfeale won the top game of the day, with a 12-6 win away to Mallow, while Fermoy picked up a bonus point in their 24-7 win at home to Galbally. Newcastle West still remain in contention after 22-12 victory Presentation. Dungarvan lost at home to Newport 9-5, Dunmanway defeated Killarney 18-5 and Kinsale defeated bottom side Kilrush 27-5.

Midleton won the Junior League South trophy after their 13-11 win over UCC and Skibbereen are the new McCarthy Cup holders after their 20-7 win over Bandon in the final at Clonakilty.

The U20 league resumed this weekend, with Garryowen defeating Bruff 23-17. UCC beat Cork Constitution 29-9. UL Bohemian defeated Sunday's Well 9-6 and Young Munster had a 15-10 home win over Corinthians. Highfield picked up the points in Pool "B" with a 16-8 win over Shannon. Regards

Weekend Results:

Munster Senior Cup Semi-Final: Shannon 41,Old Crescent 8;

Heineken Munster Junior League Division 1: Bandon 27,St. Senan's 19; Crosshaven 12,Nenagh Ormond 18; Kilfeacle 24,Cobh Pirates 0; Youghal 25,Old Christians 17;

Division 2: Ballincollig 5,Castleisland 20; Cashel 19,Tralee 13; Charleville 5,Thurles 18; Douglas 18,Ennis 7;

Division 3: Dungarvan 5,Newport 9; Dunmanway 18,Killarney 5; Fermoy 24,Galbally 7; Kinsale 27,Kilrush 5; Mallow 6,Abbeyfeale 12; Newcastle West 22,Presentation 12;

Munster Seconds League Division 2: Midleton 13,U.C.C. 11;

Junior 2 League South: Youghal 15,U.C.C. 12;

McCarthy Cup Final: Bandon 7,Skibbereen 20;

Evans League: Clonmel 31,Thurles 10; Kilfeacle 18,Nenagh Ormond 5;

Under 20 South Western Conference Pool 1: Garryowen 23,Bruff 17; Sunday's Well 6,U.L. Bohemian 9; U.C.C. 29,Cork Constitution 9; Young Munster 15,Corinthians 10;

Pool 2: Highfield 16,Shannon 8;

Division 2 South: Midleton 8,Clonakilty 14;

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