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All Ireland League Roundup

7th November 2021 By Leonard Allen

All Ireland League Roundup

Young Munster go top in Division 1A of the All Ireland League as leaders Garryowen lose their unbeaten record with defeat at Dooradoyle to Cork Constitution.

The game of the day was at Dooradoyle with the meeting of old rivals Garryowen and Cork Constitution, with the visitors nicking the spoils with a conversion by Jack Crowley of a late try from Cathal O’Flaherty proving decisive. The home side looked like extending their unbeaten run  to five games with tries from Ben Healy and Colm Quilligan. Healy added a conversion and three penalties. Dave Hyland scored Con’s opening try and Crowley converted that also as well as kicking three penalties.

In the other Munster derby Young Munster defeated UCC 19-9 at the Mardyke to remain the only unbeaten side in the top flight. The visitors were always in control of this game and had a try from Mark O’Mara and Evan Cusack converted and added four penalties. Daniel Squires replied for the students with three penalties.

Highfield still remain top of Division 1B on points difference after their 24-20 away win over Old Belvedere. Miah Cronin scored two tries for the winners and Sean Quaid got one. Shane O’Sullivan kicked three conversions and a penalty.

A late try by St. Mary’s College stunned Shannon on the back pitch at Thomond Park, as the visitors ran out 21-17 winners. The home side led 14-6 at half time with tries from Charlie Carmody and Killian Dineen both converted by Jake Flannery. Shannon’s only score in the second half was a Flannery penalty.

In the Women’s All Ireland League for the second successive week, U.L. Bohemian’s game has been cancelled and the IRFU National Competitions Committee has determined five league points and a scoreline of 28-0 will be awarded to UL Bohemian in both games against Wicklow and Malone. This result sees Bohs in second place on points difference from Old Belvedere.

Ballincollig lost 15-10 away to Wicklow. Denise Redmond and Katelyn Fleming scoring the tries for Ballincollig.

Back to the men’s All Ireland League, the big shock in Division 2A was Cashel’s 27-21 away win at Dub Lane against unbeaten leaders Queens University. This was the Tipperary side’s first win of the campaign. Steven McMahon, Conor Cashman, Brendan Crosse and Brendan Ryan scored tries for Cashel and McMahon converted two of them and also added a penalty.

Old Crescent secured their first win with a 33-12 win over Dolphin at Takumi Park and moved off the foot of the table. Tries from Cathal Monaghan and Dan Hurley along with a conversion and three penalties from Ronan McKenna had the Limerick side 21-0 ahead at half time. Hurley added a third try which McKenna converted and a try by stand in captain Niall Hardiman secured winning bonus point.

Four penalties from Fionn McGibney were not enough for Nenagh Ormond who lost 24-12 away to Rainey Old Boys.

U.L. Bohemian have slipped to the bottom of the table after their 24-12 defeat by Buccaneers at Dubarry Park.

Bruff recorded their first win with a 38-15 win over City of Derry at Kilballyowen Park. Johnny Cleary scored two tries for the winners and the in form Mark Fitzgerald got one as did Tom O’Dwyer, Tom Quigley and Graham Whelan. Dave O’Grady converted four of the six tries.

Midleton remain in fifth spot after their 23-13 away win in Clonmel. Stuart Lee contributed a try, two conversions and three penalties to his side’s  tally with Dave O’Sullivan also scoring a try. Clonmel replied with a try from Ian Cunningham and a conversion and two penalties by Dean Slattery.

Two penalties from Fabian Loughery were not enough to move Sunday’s Well off the foot of the table as they lost 13-6 at home to Tullamore.

In the Women’s All Ireland League for the second successive week, U.L. Bohemian’s game has been cancelled and the IRFU National Competitions Committee has determined five league points and a scoreline of 28-0 will be awarded to UL Bohemian in both games against Wicklow and Malone. This result sees Bohs in second place on points difference from Old Belvedere.

Ballincollig lost 15-10 away to Wicklow. Denise Redmond and Katelyn Fleming scoring the tries for Ballincollig.

Results:

Men’s All Ireland League Division 1A: Clontarf 5, Lansdowne 22;

Dublin University 15, Terenure College 16;

Garryowen 21, Cork Constitution 23;

U.C.C. 9, Young Munster 19;

U.C.D. 42, Ballynahinch 17;

Division 1B: Banbridge 22, Naas 28;

City of Armagh 13, Navan18 ;

Old Belvedere 20, Highfield 24;

Old Wesley 16, Malone 11;

Shannon 17, St. Mary’s College 21;

Energia Women’s All Ireland League: Galwegians 5, Blackrock College 19;

Malone 0, U.L. Bohemian 28;

Old Belvedere 28, Cooke 21;

Railway Union 62, Suttonians 3;

Wicklow 15, Ballincollig 10;

Men’s All Ireland League Division 2A: Ballymena 44, M.U. Barnhall 25;

Buccaneers 24, U.L. Bohemian 12;

Old Crescent 33, Dolphin 12;

Queens University 21, Cashel 27;

Rainey Old Boys 24, Nenagh Ormond 12;

Division 2B: Dungannon 26, Malahide 12;

Galwegians 14, Belfast Harlequins 16;

Greystones 48, Blackrock College 29;

Sligo 13, Ballina 13;

Wanderers 3, Galway Corinthians 41;

Division 2C: Bangor 13, Omagh Academicals 11;

Bruff 38, City of Derry 15;

Clonmel 13, Midleton 23;

Skerries 20, Enniscorthy 14;

Sunday’s Well 6, Tullamore 13;

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