All Ireland League Roundup
4th December 2022 By Leonard Allen
UL Bohemian RFC suffered a narrow defeat to Blackrock College in the semi-final of the Women’s All Ireland League.
Elsewhere, Young Munster won the Limerick derby in Division 1A of the men’s All Ireland League with victory over Shannon, as Highfield defeated UCC in the Division 1B Cork derby.
Young Munster kept their hopes of a play-off place in Division 1A of the All Ireland League alive with a 32-3 win over Shannon at Thomond Park. The Cookies who led 17-3 at half time had tries from Donnchadh O’Callaghan, Conor Philips, Dan Walsh, and Conor Hayes, Evan Cusack kicked two conversions and a penalty, and Hayes added a conversion and a penalty. Michael Cooke replied with a penalty for Shannon,
A late converted try by Clontarf denied Cork Constitution a share of the spoils at Temple Hill as they lost 29-22. James Murphy, Alessandro Heaney, and Billy Crowley scored tries for Con’. Aidan Moynihan kicked two conversions and a penalty for the home side.
Garryowen remain rooted to the foot of the table after their 28-10 defeat at Dooradoyle. A try by Michael Veale and a conversion and penalty by Jack Delaney saw the home side trail 14-10 at halftime.
Two tries in added time ensured Highfield a 29-10 home win over UCC at the Mardyke in Division 1B. The winners led 12-0 at the interval with two tries from Travis Coomey and a conversion by Cian Bohane. Amhlaoibh Porter added a try early in the second half to extend Highfield’s lead. College rallied in the final quarter with a try by Louis Bruce and a conversion and a penalty by Daniel Squires but tries by Porter and Dave O’Sullivan and a Bohane conversion sealed the win for Highfield.
Division 2A leaders Blackrock College had to come from 14-5 down to Nenagh Ormond at halftime to win 17-14 at Stradbrook. Kevin O’Flaherty scored a try for Nenagh and Conor McMahon kicked three penalties.
Cashel slipped from second to third after they lost a ten-try thriller away to Queen’s University 38-31. Cashel who trailed 28-12 at halftime, had tries from Fearghaill O’Donoghue, Brendan Ryan, Ciaran Ryan (2), and a penalty try. Josh O’Dwyer and Ryan O’Sullivan each kicked a conversion.
Old Crescent continued their move away from the relegation zone with a 32-14 home win over Ballymena. Owen Murphy, Ruadhan Quinn, Cathal O’Reilly, and Jack O’Mahony scored tries for Crescent. Ronan McKenna kicked three conversions and two penalties.
Both Dolphin and UL Bohemian occupy the last two places in this Division after suffering away defeats. MU Barnhall defeated Dolphin 34-19 and UL Bohemian lost 15-0 away to Navan.
Clonmel have moved into fourth place in Division 2C, following their 30-28 away win at Bruff. Albert Fronek, Andrew Daly, Luke Hogan, and Matthew Hynes scored tries for Clonmel. Dylan Cadogan kicked two conversions and two penalties. Mark O’Connell, Cillian Rea, and Pa Maher replied with tries for Bruff, who were also awarded a penalty try. Paul Collins kicked three conversions.
Runaway league leaders Instonians defeated Midleton 47-13 at Shaws Bridge in Division 2C. Stuart Lee and JB du Toit replied with tries for Midleton, and Lee added a penalty.
Sunday’s Well recorded their second win of the campaign with a 24-21 home win over Skerries. Fabien Loughrey, Shane Keevers, and Evan O’Connell scored tries for the ‘Well and Loughery converted all three tries and also added a penalty.
Blackrock College defeated UL Bohemian 13-8 in the Women’s All Ireland League semi-final at Stradbrook in a very tight match. The sides were scoreless at halftime with Nicole Cronin scoring UL Bohs’ try.
Ballincollig lost their Women’s Conference semi-final 46-12 away to Wicklow.
Women’s All Ireland League Semi-Finals:Blackrock College 13, U.L. Bohemian 8;
Railway Union 34, Old Belvedere 19;
Women’s All Ireland Conference Semi-Finals: Galwegians 15, Suttonians 10;
Wicklow 46, Ballincollig 12;
Men’s All Ireland League Division 1A:Cork Constitution 22, Clontarf 29;
Garryowen 10, Ballynahinch 28;
Shannon 3, Young Munster 32;
Terenure College 23, Dublin University 21;
U.C.D. 27, Lansdowne 26;
Division 1B:Buccaneers 44, Banbridge 13;
City of Armagh 38, Naas 27;
Highfield 29, U.C.C. 10;
Old Belvedere 29, Malone 13;
Old Wesley 10, St. Mary’s College 15;
Division 2A:Blackrock College 17, Nenagh Ormond 14;
M.U. Barnhall 34, Dolphin 19;
Navan 15, U.L. Bohemian 0;
Old Crescent 32, Ballymena 14;
Queens University 38, Cashel 31;
Division 2B:Dungannon 21, Sligo 28;
Enniscorthy 18, Rainey Old Boys 19;
Galway Corinthians 54, Belfast Harlequins 14;
Malahide 7, Greystones 35;
Wanderers 31, Galwegians 31;
Division 2C:Ballina 24, Omagh Academicals 17;
Bangor 15, Tullamore 23;
Bruff 28, Clonmel 30;
Instonians 47, Midleton 13;
Sunday’s Well 21, Skerries 21;