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All Ireland League Roundup

27th November 2022 By Leonard Allen

All Ireland League Roundup

A view of Lansdowne v Garryowen at the weekend ©INPHO

It was a good day for the Munster sides in Division 1A of the All Ireland League as Cork Constitution and Young Munster recorded victories on the road and Shannon moved out of the relegation zone.

Cork Constitution moved up to third place after their 2-13 away win at Ballynahinch. The Temple Hill side led 20-0 at the break with their pack earning two penalty tries. Aidan Moynihan and George Coomber kicked a penalty each.

Two late tries at College Park, saw Young Munster snatch a dramatic 25-24 win over second placed Dublin University. Dan Walsh and Conor Philips scored tries for the Limerick side who were also awarded a penalty try. Evan Cusack kicked a conversion and two penalties.

Shannon moved ahead of UCD after their 26-24 win over the Dublin Students on the back pitch at Thomond Park. Kieran Ryan, Sean McCarthy, Jamie McGarry, and Mike Cooke scored tries for Shannon who were also awarded a penalty try. Cooke kicked two conversions and a penalty. John O’Sullivan also added a penalty.

Garryowen remain bottom of the table eight points adrift after their 47-28 away defeat by Lansdowne. Four second half tries from Brian Gleeson (2), Harry Buttimer and Jack Delaney did earn them a bonus point. Delaney converted all four tries.

In Division 1B there was no joy for the Cork sides as both lost.

U.C.C. lost at home to Old Wesley 25-15 in a game that was also their annual Colours game. They trailed 17-3 at halftime. Johnny Murphy and Sean Condon scored tries for the students, and Daniel Squires kicked a conversion and a penalty.

Trailing 20-3 at half time away to Malone, Highfield went down to another defeat losing 20-17. Shane Buckley kicked a penalty in the opening half for the Cork side and Richard Cassidy and Travis Coomey scored second half tries with Cian Bohane converting both.

Cashel moved up to second place in Division 2A after their 14-8 home win over Old Crescent. The Tipperary side led 14-3 at halftime with a try from Conor Cashman converted by Josh O’Dwyer, as well as a penalty try. Ronan McKenna kicked a penalty for Crescent and a late try from Cathal Monaghan secured a losing bonus point for the Rosbrien side.

Nenagh Ormond caused a big upset with a 32-24 home win over leaders Queens University.

Dolphin lost 26-10 away to Ballymena to remain in the relegation zone.

Bottom side U.L. Bohemian were defeated 31-26 by Blackrock College at Annacotty. Eoin Sweeney, Paul Clancy, and Kieran O’Shea were among the UL Bohs try scorers. Harry Byrne kicked three conversions.

In Division 2C, leaders Instonians defeated Clonmel 28-14. Diarmuid Devaney and Dean Slattery scored tries for Clonmel, and Dylan Cadogan converted both.

Bruff eased their relegation worries with a 10-3 win over Sunday’s Well at Musgrave Park. Fabien Loughrey kicked a penalty to open the scoring for the ‘Well in the second half. Paul Collins levelled with a penalty and then converted a try by Warren Loulanting to secure the points.

Midleton were held to a 13-13 draw at home to bottom side Ballina. All the scores came in the opening half, with Jack Colbert scoring a try for Midleton. Stuart Lee converted and also added two penalties.

Results:

All Ireland League Division 1A:Ballynahinch 13, Cork Constitution 20;

Clontarf 24, Terenure College 29;

Dublin University 24, Young Munster 25;

Lansdowne 47, Garryowen 28;

Shannon 36, U.C.D. 24;

Division 1B:Banbridge 35, Naas 20;

City of Armagh 31, Old Belvedere 20;

Malone 20, Highfield 17;

St. Mary’s College 9, Buccaneers 23;

U.C.C. 15, Old Wesley 25;

Division 2A:Ballymena 26, Dolphin 10;

Cashel 14, Old Crescent 8;

M.U. Barnhall 32, Navan 12;

Nenagh Ormond  32, Queens University 24;

U.L. Bohemian 26, Blackrock College 31;

Division 2B:Belfast Harlequins 10, Dungannon 15;

Galwegians 12, Greystones 14;

Malahide 20, Galway Corinthians 26;

Rainey Old Boys 14, Wanderers 21;

Sligo 17, Enniscorthy 10;

Division 2C:Clonmel 14, Instonians 28;

Midleton 13, Ballina 13;

Omagh Academicals 13, Bangor 14;

Sunday’s Well 3, Bruff 10;

Tullamore 18, Skerries 16;

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