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Weekend Rugby Roundup

24th November 2013 By Munster Rugby

Weekend Rugby Roundup

Young Munster were the only Munster winners in Division 1A and 1B of the Ulster Bank League.

At Clifford Park Scrum half Brian Haugh was the Young Munster hero as they beat Dolphin 18-7 in Division 1A. The Cork side led with a try by Cian Bohane which Rory Scannell converted but Haugh then had a Young Munster try. Kolio Hifo put Young Munster in front with a second try and Hugh converted for a 12-7 interval lead. The only scores of the second half were a penalty by Haugh and a drop goal by Willie Staunton.

David Joyce was Clontarf’s hero in their 26-13 away win over Cork Constitution. He kicked seven penalties. Con’ trailed 14-6 at the break with Darragh Lyons kicking two penalties for the home side. A try by Conor Desmond in the final minute, converted by Lyons was Con’s other score.

Garryowen are in grave danger of being relegated after they lost their bottom of the table clash away to Ballynahinch 18-6. Jamie Gavin kicked two penalties for the Dooradoyle side in the first half.

U.L. Bohemian’s promotion hopes from Division 1B took a severe dent at Annacotty as they lost to Galway Corinthians 13-10.

A second half penalty by Finn Gormley gave Corinthians the points as they held out against a home side who had greater possession in the second half.

Gormley kicked a penalty and then converted an intercept try by John Byrne to have Corinthians 10-0 in front.
A try either side of halftime by left wing Adrian Enright made it all square but Gormley had the final say.

Leaders Terenure continued their unbeaten run with a 25-17 home win over Shannon. The Dublin side led 25-7 at half time with David Quinlan scoring a try for Shannon which Gearoid Lyons converted.
Shannon rallied after the break with a try by Conor Glynn, a conversion and penalty by Lyons.

U.C.C. ran in seven tries in their Division 2A promotion table clash with Rainey Old Boys at the Mardyke winning 39-20. Cian O’Halloran and Paul Derham each scored two tires and Dave O’Connell, Seamus Glynn and Peter McCabe got one each. Sean Og Murphy added two conversions.

For the rest of the Munster clubs in this Division it was a bleak day as three Munster clubs occupy the three bottom places.

Second placed City Of Derry edged out Old Crescent 10-5.

Cashel were surprisingly beaten at home16-11 by Bective Rangers. Bruff lost away to Old Wesley 57-14 and Galwegians defeated Highfield 44-3.

Nenagh Ormond remain top of Division 2B after their 20-8 home win over Instonians.

Thomond had a bonus point 34-10 home win over Navan to keep their promotion hopes alive. Dermot Fitzgerald scored two tries four conversions and two penalties and Leonard Slattery and Derek O’Brien got a try each.

At the other end of the table Midleton defeated Richmond 17-11. Jim Mackessy and Jeff Hitchmough scored tries for Midleton and Hitchmough converted both and also added a penalty. John Deegan replied with a try for Richmond and Darragh Clancy kicked two penalties.

Sunday’s Well moved out of the relegation zone with their first win of the campaign with a 40-11 home win over Suttonians. John Barry scored two tries for the winners and Michael Moynihan and Ross O’Mahony got one each. The ‘Well were also awarded a penalty try. Shane O’Riordan kicked three conversions and two penalties. Danny O’Shea also added a drop goal.

Skibbereen qualified for the All Ireland Junior Cup semi final after a 17-10 home win over Tralee. A try and conversion by Garrett Walsh gave the Kerry side the lead but tries by David Shannon and Michael Limerick both converted by Ger Hurley had Skibbereen 14-7 ahead at half time. Hurley extended the home side’s advantage with a penalty early in the second half but Tralee’s only reply was a penalty by Walsh.

Kilfeacle made the long trip to Tyrone but lost to Clogher Valley 29-0.

Ulster Bank League Division 1A:
Ballynahinch 18, Garryowen 6;
Cork Constitution 13, Clontarf 26;
Lansdowne 13, Old Belvedere 22;
U.C.D. 16, St. Mary's College 18;
Young Munster 18, Dolphin 7;

Division 1B: Belfast Harlequins 13, Dublin University 8;
Buccaneers 50, Dungannon 7;
Malone 25, Blackrock College 32;
Terenure College 25, Shannon 17;
U.L. Bohemian 10, Galway Corinthians 13;

Division 2A: Ballymena 15, Banbridge 17;
Cashel 11, Bective Rangers 16;
City of Derry 10, Old Crescent 5;
Galwegians 44, Highfield 3;
Old Wesley 57, Bruff 14;
Queens University 33, Naas 22;
Seapoint 18, N.U.I.M. Barnhall 23;
U.C.C. 39, Rainey Old Boys 20;

Division 2B: Ards 0, Sligo 30;
City of Armagh 15, Skerries 8;
D.L.S.P. 10, Tullamore 6;
Greystones 31, Boyne 12;
Midleton 17, Richmond 11;
Nenagh Ormond 20, Instonians 8;
Sunday's Well 40, Suttonians 11;
Thomond 34, Navan 10;

All Ireland Junior Cup: Clogher Valley 29, Kilfeacle 0;
Einniscorthy 30, Coolmine 22;
Portadown 15, Dundalk 12;
Skibbereen 17, Tralee 10;

Gleeson League: Garryowen 12, Young Munster 12;
Old Crescent 36, Newcastle West 10;
U.L. Bohemian 14, Clanwilliam 23;

Under 20 South Western Conference Division 2: Dolphin 57, Midleton 15;
Nenagh Ormond 17, Bruff 14;

South Under 18 League: Kinsale 22, Bantry Bay 21;

South Under 18 Development League: Bandon 12, Dunmanway 12;

South Under 16 League Section 1: Highfield 14, Skibbereen 15;
Midleton 0, Muskerry 3;

Section 2: Old Christians 0, Charleville 17;

Section 3: Crosshaven 7, Clonakilty 19;
Mallow 0, Sunday's Well 12;

Section 4: Dolphin 46, Kinsale 12;

South Under 14 League Section 1: Ballincollig 24, Crosshaven 12;
Highfield 10, Skibbereen 26;
Kinsale 25, Muskerry 17;

Section 2: Cobh Pirates 30, Mallow 5;
Cork Constitution 27, Fermoy 0;
Midleton 17, Charleville 0;

West Under 18 League: Killarney 20, Tralee Colts 14;

West Under 14 League: Castleisland 19, Tralee 14;
Listowel 17, Corca Dhuibhne 19;


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