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All Ireland League Roundup

8th October 2023 By Leonard Allen

All Ireland League Roundup

The opening round of games in the Men’s All Ireland League produced mixed fortunes for the Munster Clubs, as U.L. Bohemian share top spot in the Women’s All Ireland League, with Ballincollig in third place four points behind the leaders.

See the full list of results here.

Both Cork Constitution and Shannon claimed bonus point victories in Division 1A of the Men’s All Ireland League. At Temple Hill, Cork Constitution defeated newly-promoted City of Armagh 28-21. James Taylor contributed 2 tries and 4 conversions to the winners’ tally, with George Coomber and Jack Kelleher adding a try each.

Shannon were 27-22 home winners at home to UCD. Jordan Prenderville, Will Riley, Gus Harrington, and Jade Kriel were the Shannon try scorers. Michael Cooke kicked two conversions and John O’Sullivan added a penalty.

Young Munster are propping up the table after their 29-14 away defeat by Lansdowne. Chris Moore and Ruadhan Quinn scored tries for the Limerick side with Cian Casey converting both.

The big Munster derby in Division 1B saw Highfield defeat Garryowen 20-10 at Woodleigh Park. Travis Coomey and Timothy Duggan scored tries and Shane O’Riordan converted both and also added two penalties. James Conroy replied with a try for Garryowen and Jack Oliver kicked a conversion and a penalty.

UCC were defeated 31-20 by Blackrock College at the Mardyke.

In Division 2A, Nenagh Ormond are the early pace setters after their 39-15 home win over UL Bohemian. Charlie O’Doherty, Kevin O’Flaherty, Dylan Murphy, Conor McMahon, and Patrick Scully scored tries for Nenagh. McMahon kicked four conversions and two penalties. Jack O’Riordan and Paul Clancy were UL Bohs’ try scorers.

Trailing 10-3 at half time, Old Crescent staged a second half rally to defeat M.U. Barnhall 15-10 with tries from Evan Conlon and Jed O’Dwyer. Ronan McKenna  added a penalty and a conversion.

Tries by James Ryan and Hermann O’Donoghue both converted by Ben Twomey were not enough for Cashel who lost 26-14 away to Banbridge.

Dolphin started life in Division 2B with a 48-14 defeat away to Dungannon. Eoghan Herlihy and John Fitzgerald scored tries for Dolphin and both were converted by Daryl Foley.

In Division 2C, Bruff picked up maximum points from their visit to Clonmel where they emerged winners 36-22. Andrew O’Byrne, Tom O’Dwyer, Tom Quigley and Ciaran Cronin were Bruff’s try scorers. Ethan Anderson kicked three conversions and two penalties. Jack Walsh and Andrew Daly replied with tries for Clonmel and Josef O’Connor kicked two conversions and four penalties.

Midleton snatched a late 18-17 victory at home to Bangor. Ryan Lehane, Rian Hogan, and Mark Stanton were Midleton’s try scorers and Ben McCarthy kicked a penalty.

UL Bohemian defeated Suttonians 38-3 to claim their third bonus-point victory in the Women’s All Ireland League. Abbie Salter-Townshend scored two tries for the Limerick side and Stephanie Nunan, Chisom Ugwueru, Kate Flannery, Chloe Pearse were their other try scorers. Flannery added four conversions.

Ballincollig travelled to Belfast and defeated Cooke 24-14 with two tries from Michelle O’Driscoll, and one each by Kelly Griffin and Gemma Lane. Griffin converted two of the tries.

RESULTS:

All Ireland League Division 1A:Cork Constitution 28, City of Armagh 21;

Dublin University 24, Clontarf 34;

Lansdowne 29, Young Munster 14;

Shannon 27, U.C.D. 22;

Terenure College 16, Ballynahinch 13;

Division 1B:Highfield 20, Garryowen 10;

Old Belvedere 18, Naas 20;

Queens University 20, Old Wesley 38;

St. Mary’s College 41, Buccaneers 25;

U.C.C. 20, Blackrock College 31;

Division 2A:Ballymena 23, Navan 29;

Banbridge 26, Cashel 14;

Malone 13, Greystones 26;

Nenagh Ormond 39, U.L. Bohemian 15;

Old Crescent 15, M.U. Barnhall 10;

Division 2B:Belfast Harlequins 30, Malahide ;

Corinthians 36, Wanderers 26;

Dungannon 48, Dolphin 14;

Rainey Old Boys 31, Sligo 33;

Skerries 19, Instonians 47;

Division 2C:Ballina 7, Clogher Valley 34;

Clonmel 26, Bruff 32;

Enniscorthy 28, Omagh Academicals 16;

Midleton 18, Bangor 17;

Tullamore 22, Galwegians 28;

Women’s All Ireland League:Cooke 14, Ballincollig 24;

Galwegians 5, Railway Union 63;

Suttonians 3, U.L. Bohemian 38;

Wicklow 10, Blackrock College 20;

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