Provincial Rugby Roundup
18th December 2022 By Leonard Allen
With the weather yet again disrupting the weekend’s fixtures, a few games did go ahead.
UL Bohemian lifted the Women’s Open Cup, and Bandon head into the festive period on top of the Munster Junior League.
At Musgrave Park, UL Bohemian came from 10-7 down at halftime to defeat Skibbereen 22-10 in the final of the Women’s Open Cup. Niamh Kavanagh scored two tries for the winners.
Nina Mathastein and Sarah Quin got a try each. Helen McDermot kicked one conversion. Emma Connolly replied with a try, conversion, and a penalty for the West Cork side. Nicola Sweeney and Niamh Kavanagh were awarded joint players of the match.
In the only game played in Section A of the Munster Junior League, Bandon recorded a 12-7 home win over St. Mary’s. Ben Ridgeway kicked four penalties for the home side, and the Saints replied with a penalty try.
Cobh Pirates got themselves back into a challenging position for a play-off place in Section B, after their 24-7 home win over Waterford City. Rory Pierce, Cian McNamara, Jack Gilmartin, and Charlie Rasmussen scored tries for the Pirates, and Pierce added two conversions. Waterford City replied with a penalty try.
Dungarvan moved off the foot of the table, after their 21-17 home win over promotion-chasing St. Senan’s. Adam Power, Matin Houlihan, and Michael Hayes scored tries for Dungarvan and Hayes converted all three tries. Declan Collins replied with two tries for Senan’s, and Declan Rowe converted both, and also added a penalty.