All Ireland League Round Up
16th November 2019 By Leonard Allen
Cork Constitution defeated UCC in Division 1A of the All Ireland League Cork derby as Young Munster win away to Lansdowne and several games had dramatic endings.
Cork Constitution have extended their lead at the top of Division 1A as a try from Jonathan Wren and a conversion and penalty by Jack Crowley helped Cork Constitution to a 10-6 win over UCC under the Mardyke lights. Con’ took the lead with a try by Wren and converted by Crowley. John Poland replied with two penalties for the students to leave the students trailing 7-6 at half time. Crowley kicked a late penalty for the visitors to seal the win.
Garryowen moved up to fourth place after their 13-10 home win over Clontarf. Two penalties from Jamie Heuston gave Garryowen an early 6-0 lead but Clontarf hit back to lead 10-6 at half time. The only score of the second half was a penalty try for Garryowen.
Young Munster travelled to Dublin and a 7-0 win over Lansdowne saw them move off the foot of the table ahead of their Dublin opponents. Luke Fitzgerald scored the all-important try in the second half which Evan Cusack expertly converted from the touch line.
In Division 1B leaders Highfield received a walk over from Navan as the Meath side were unable to field due to a dose of the mumps that has hit the club.
Shannon looked like they were going to keep pace with the leaders but a last minute converted try saw the home side come out on top 16-14. Conor Glynn and Pa Ryan scored tries for Shannon and Ben Daly converted both.
Cashel maintained their challenge in Division 2A with a 19-12 away win at Ballymena. Brendan Ryan, Richard Kingston, and Brendan Crosse scored tries for the Tipperary side. Aidan Barron and Eamonn Connolly each kicked a conversion.
A last minute try from Cameron Powell converted by Daryl Foley earned Dolphin a 21-18 away win over Nenagh Ormond. Dave O’Mahony also scored a try for Dolphin which Foley also converted as well as being awarded a penalty try. Conor O’Brien kicked six penalties for Nenagh.
A late try and conversion by Mike Mullally and a penalty from Harry Byrne earned U.L. Bohemian a losing bonus point which was enough to keep them off the foot of the table as they lost away to Buccaneers 20-15 Kieran O’Shea opened the scoring with a try for the visitors.
Old Crescent suffered a heavy 32-10 away defeat to second placed Rainey Old Boys. Cathal Monaghan scored a try for the Rosbrien side and Maccon Casserly converted and also kicked a penalty.
Clonmel came very close to snatching a surprising win over Division 2C leaders Enniscorthy when Alex Sheehan scored a try converted by Darren Cass to give Clonmel a 20-19 lead with five minutes remaining. The Wexford side hit back to regain the lead but a last minute penalty attempt by Cass from the half way line failed to reach the target so Enniscorthy remain on top after a 22-20 victory. Philly Ryan and Neville Melbourne also scored tries for Clonmel and Cass added a penalty.
Sunday’s Well won their derby game at home to Midleton 24-6. Graeme Lawlor, Conor O’Brien and Ryan Buckley scored tries for the ‘Well and Brian Derham converted all three and kicked one penalty. Stuart Lee replied with two penalties for Midleton.
A decimated injury hit Bruff side lost away to Omagh Academicals 51-12. Johnny Cleary and Sean Hartigan scored tries for Bruff and Kevin McManus kicked a conversion.
All Ireland League Division 1A: Dublin University 34, Ballynahinch 35;
Garryowen 13, Clontarf 10;
Lansdowne 0, Young Munster 7;
UCC 6, Cork Constitution 10;
UCD 30, Terenure College 20;
Division 1B: City of Armagh 13, Old Wesley 40;
Naas 16, Shannon 14;
Navan conceded to Highfield;
Old Belvedere 26, Malone 21;
St. Mary’s College 16, Banbridge 10;
Division 2A: Ballymena 12, Cashel 19;
Buccaneers 20, U.L. Bohemian 15;
Nenagh Ormond 18, Dolphin 21;
Queen’s University 25, M.U. Barnhall 27;
Rainey Old Boys 32, Old Crescent 10;
Division 2B: Blackrock College 12, Wanderers 12;
Galway Corinthians 37, Dungannon 14;
Galwegians 36, Ballina 12;
Greystones 19, Sligo 20;
Malahide 26, Belfast Harlequins 10;
Division 2C: Clonmel 20, Enniscorthy 22;
Omagh Academicals 51, Bruff 12;
Skerries 41, Bangor 11;
Sunday’s Well 24, Midleton 6;
Tullamore 30, City of Derry 18;