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Weekend Junior Roundup

15th December 2013 By Munster Rugby

Weekend Junior Roundup

Clogher Valley and Enniscorthy to contest All Ireland Junior Cup Final as Newcastle West go to top in Munster Junior League:

Clogher Valley and Enniscorthy to contest All Ireland Junior Cup Final as Newcastle West go to top in Munster Junior League:

Munster’s interest in this season’s All Ireland Junior Cup came to an end on Saturday when Clogher Valley travelled to Skibbereen and defeated the home side to reach the final where they will face Enniscorthy after the Leinster side defeated Portadown 14-13.
Two penalties from Ger Hurley on five and twenty five minutes had the home side ahead. Just on the stroke of half time Stephen Baxter scored a try for the Tyrone side and Philip Holmes converted for a 7-6 half time lead. Paul Armstrong extended their advantage with a second try four minutes into the second half but Ger Hurley responded immediately with his third penalty for Skibbereen. A penalty by Holmes on seventy one minutes and a try by PC Falconer in the final minute saw the Ulster side defeat their third Munster side in this season’s competition.

St. Mary’s continued their unbeaten run in Division One of the Munster Junior League with an 18-3 home win over leaders Clonmel at Grove Island. Clonmel took the lead with a penalty from Conor Cooney after three minutes. Ben Sargent levelled five minutes before half time with a penalty. Sargent put Mary’s in front with a penalty on forty six minutes and four further penalties from Ben Martin on sixty, sixty five, seventy three and eighty four minutes made sure the home side came out on top.

Newcastle West are the new leaders following their 37-13 home win over Kilfeacle. A try from James Kelly and a conversion and two penalties by Sean Herlihy had the home side 13-6 ahead at the interval. Gavin Heuston replied with two penalties for Kilfeacle. Shaun Berkery, Niall Kelleher and John Sheehan added further tries in the second half for Newcastle West and Herlihy kicked three conversions and a penalty. Pat Ryan scored a try for Kilfeacle which Heuston converted.

Kanturk defeated neighbours Mallow 33-0 to move into second place a point behind the leaders and with a game in hand. Tries from Kealon Buckley and John O’Sullivan and a conversion and two penalties by Stephen McAuliffe had Kanturk 18-0 up at the interval. Bryan O’Neill and O’Sullivan added further tries and McAuliffe kicked a conversion and a penalty.

Tralee defeated Cobh Pirates 26-3 with tries from Ciaran Crowley, Richie Liston, Eoin O’Carroll and Eoin Murphy and three conversions from Garrett Walsh. Greg Higgins replied with a penalty for Cobh.

The Old Christians v Galbally game was postponed due to the weather as were the Division Two ties between Bandon and Castleisland and Crosshaven’s home game with Thurles.

St. Senan’s maintained their lead at the top of Division Two with a 24-3 win over Newport.

Kinsale defeated Killarney 36-0 to remain in second place. Joe Lyons (2), Richard Kingston, Adam Coll and Peter Murphy were Kinsale’s try scorers and Sean Kingston kicked three conversions.

Two penalties from Brian Kissane was not enough for Clanwilliam who lost 18-6 away to Presentation.

Youghal defeated Waterford City 27-17 with two tries from Alan Frahill O’Connor. Brendan Mackey, Keith McCarthy and Aaron Daly got one each. McCarthy added one conversion.

Killorglin defeated Ennis 28-3. Brian Hayes, Ciaran O’Connor and Darragh Woods scored tries for Killorglin and Trevor West kicked two conversions and three penalties. Dave Murphy replied with a penalty for Ennis.

In Division Three Dungarvan joined Ballincollig at the top after their 37-7 away win over Kilrush. Matt Rabille got two tries for the winners and Cian Walsh, Kevin Keegan, Darragh Ryan and Jack O’Donoghue also scored tries. David Hickey kicked two conversions and a penalty.

Abbeyfeale defeated Douglas 28-18. David Collins scored two tries for Abbeyfeale and Liam Herlihy one. Tom Hassett converted two and kicked three penalties. Niall O’Connor and Dave Abbott scored tries for Douglas and Eoin Philpott kicked two penalties and a conversion.

Carrigaline were 36-17 home winners over Scariff. Ray Donoghue (2), Tony O’Keeffe, Sean Lucey, Kieran Kelleher and Gary Murphy were the winners try scorers and Lucey added three conversions. Dan Downey scored a try, two conversions and a penalty for the Clare side and Eoghan Collins also got a try.

Charleville defeated Dunmanway-Bantry Bay 22-7. Ciaran O’Connell. Tiernan Browne and Peadar Cronin scored tries for Charleville and Cronin kicked two conversions and a penalty. Con Sullivan replied with a try for the visitors and Padraig O’Donovan converted.

Fermoy lost at home to Carrick-on-Suir 16-5. Peter Stapleton opened the scoring with a try for Fermoy but a try by Kevin Lanigan had the sides level 5-5 at half time. Carrick; were awarded a penalty try to take the lead and Charlie Boland and James Wallace added penalties.

In the Junior 2 League South Bandon defeated Clonakilty 30-8. Tim O’Mahony scored two tries for the w and Giles Murphy and James Neville got one each. Olan Crowley converted two and also added two penalties.

In the Junior Three League South Cork Transport defeated Bandon 8-0 with a try by Barry Murphy and a penalty by Ross Broekhuizen.


All Ireland Junior Cup: Enniscorthy 14, Portadown 13;
Skibbereen 9, Clogher Valley 20;

Munster Junior League Division 1: Mallow 0, Kanturk 33;
Newcastle West 37, Kilfeacle 13;
Old Christians , Galbally postponed;
St. Mary's 18, Clonmel 3;
Tralee 26, Cobh Pirates 3;

Division 2: Bandon v Castleisland postponed;
Crosshaven , Thurles postponed;
Killorglin 28, Ennis 3;
Kinsale 36, Killarney 0;
Newport 3, St. Senan's 24;
Presentation 18, Clanwilliam 6;
Youghal 37, Waterford City 17;

Division 3: Abbeyfeale 28, Douglas 18;
Carrigaline 36, Scariff 17;
Charleville 22, Dunmanway-Bantry Bay 7;
Fermoy 5, Carrick-on-Suir 16;
Kilrush 7, Dungarvan 37;

Munster Seconds League South: Highfield 24, Sunday's Well 14;

Junior 2 League South Section A: Kanturk 10, Muskerry 13;
Mitchelstown , Dolphin ;

Section B: Bandon 30, Clonakilty 8;
Highfield 31, Kinsale 17;

Section C: Waterpark 15, Clonmel 28;

Junior 3 League South: Cork Transport , Bandon ;,
Youghal 6, Midleton 3;

South Under 18 League Section 1: Youghal 13, Kanturk 12;

South Under 16 League: Muskerry 29, Midleton 7;
Skibbereen 7, Highfield 10;

West Under 14 League: Listowel 20, Iveragh 14;


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