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All Ireland League Roundup

26th February 2022 By Leonard Allen

All Ireland League Roundup

UL Bohs won their 3rd/4th place playoff against Old Belvedere on Saturday ©INPHO

It was women’s All Ireland League finals day on Saturday while the battle for places in the top four of the various divisions in the men’s All Ireland League intensified as did the battle to avoid the bottom two places.

It was Women’s Finals Day in the All Ireland League. Railway Union won the title defeating Blackrock College 24-18 in an exciting decider.

U.L. Bohemian finished third with a 19-17 win over Old Belvedere. Alana McInerney, Clodagh O’Halloran and Eimear Considine scored tries for Bohes and Rachel Allen converted two of the tries,

Wicklow defeated Ballincollig 31-0 at Tanner Park to win the 7th/8th place.

In Division 1A Cork Constitution recorded a 31-0 home bonus point win over arch rivals Garryowen to maintain their fourth place. Aidan Moynihan, Gregg Higgins, JJ O’Neill and Jack Crowley scored tries for the Temple Hill side. Moynihan converted all four tries and also added a penalty.

Young Munster remain in fifth place six points behind Cork Constitution, after their 12-7 home win over U.C.C. Tries from Alan Kennedy and Adam Maher and a conversion by Evan Cusack had Young Munster 12-0 ahead at half time. A try from Cian Bohane converted by Billy Kiernan earned the students a losing bonus point.

In Division 1B Highfield got back to winning ways with a hard earned 22-20 home win over Old Belvedere.  The Woodleigh Park side led 14-6 at half time and had tries from Darragh Fitzgerald, Ronán O’Sullivan and Travis Coomey. Shane O’Riordan kicked two conversions and a penalty.

Shannon moved into the top four with a great second half display at Templeville Road, where they defeated St. Mary’s College 25-18. The Limerick side were 18-10 behind at half time. Declan Moore, Kelvin Browne and Killian Dineen were Shannon’s try scorers and Jake Flannery kicked two conversions and two penalties.

The meeting of the top two sides in Division 2A at the Spafield saw Cashel defeat leaders Queens University 18-10. Niall Fitzgerald and Ciaran Ryan scored tries for Cashel and Cian Mullane added two penalties and a conversion.

Dolphin ended a poor run of form with a 29-12 home win over Old Crescent. Tries from Ryan Foley, Thomas Scannell and Alex Denby, two of which Foley converted had Dolphin 19-7 ahead at half time. Jordan Higgins replying with a try for Old Crescent and Ronan McKenna converted. Foley extended Dolphin’s lead with a penalty, before Higgins scored the visitors second try. A try late in the game by Cian Fitzgerald converted by Foley secured the bonus point win for Dolphin.

A late try from Conor Botha secured U.L. Bohemian four valuable points as they defeated Buccaneers 17-14 at the UL Arena.

Nenagh Ormond continued their good run to move away from the relegation zone with a 38-0 home win over bottom side Rainey Old Boys. Derek Corcoran, David Gleeson, John O’Flaherty, Nicky Irwin and Peter Coman scored tries for Nenagh. They were also awarded a penalty try and Fionn McGibney kicked three conversions.

City of Derry moved off the foot of the table in Division 2C after their 31-24 bonus point home win over Bruff. Andy O’Byrne, Kieran Bennett and Jack O’Grady scored tries for Bruff and Paul Collins converted all three and also added a penalty.

Midleton defeated Clonmel 14-0 at the Towns Park with a try from Brian Moore and three penalties by Stuart Lee.

Sunday’s Well occupy the bottom place after their 29-14 away defeat at Tullamore. Neville O’Donoghue and Gary McHenry scored tries for the ‘Well and Josh Featherstone converted both.

RESULTS:

Energia Women’s All Ireland League Final: Blackrock College 18, Railway Union 24;

Women’s All Ireland League 3/4 Play Off: U.L. Bohemian 19, Old Belvedere 17;

Women’s All Ireland Conference Final: Suttonians 26, Galwegians 0;

Women’s All Ireland League 7/8 Play Off: Ballincollig 0, Wicklow 31;

Women’s All Ireland League 9/10 Play Off: Cooke 33, Malone 5;

Men’s All Ireland League Division 1A: Ballynahinch 19, U.C.D. 27

Cork Constitution 31, Garryowen 0;

Lansdowne 14, Clontarf 23;

Terenure College 36, Dublin University 15;

Young Munster 12, U.C.C. 7;

Men’s All Ireland League Division 1B: Highfield 22, Old Belvedere 20;

Malone 29, Old Wesley 34;

Naas 43, Banbridge 21;

Navan 18, City of Armagh 11;

St. Mary’s College 18, Shannon 25;

Men’s All Ireland League Division 2A: Cashel 18, Queens University 10;

Dolphin 29, Old Crescent 12;

M.U. Barnhall 31, Ballymena 19;

Nenagh Ormond 38, Rainey Old Boys 0;

U.L. Bohemian 17, Buccaneers 14;

Men’s All Ireland League Division 2B: Ballina 25, Sligo 15;

Belfast Harlequins 18, Galwegians 8;

Blackrock College 21, Greystones 17;

Galway Corinthians 20, Wanderers 19;

Malahide 17, Dungannon 7;

Men’s All Ireland League Division 2C: City of Derry 31, Bruff 24;

Enniscorthy 27, Skerries 15;

Midleton 14, Clonmel 0;

Omagh Academicals 15, Bangor 22;

Tullamore 29, Sunday’s Well 14;

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