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All Ireland League Roundup

22nd October 2023 By Leonard Allen

All Ireland League Roundup

Shannon lost 25-13 at home to newly promoted City of Armagh. Photo Credit: Inpho

Both Cork Constitution and Young Munster bounced back from last week’s defeats with away victories as Shannon are surprisingly beaten at home in Round 3 of the All Ireland League.

ULBohemian maintain their lead at top of the Women’s AIL after they recorded their fifth successive bonus point win.

A strong opening half by Cork Constitution saw them defeat defending champions Terenure College 20-0 at Lakelands Park in Division 1A. All the scores came in the opening half with Billy Scannell and Daniel Hurley scoring tries for the Temple Hill side. James Taylor converted both and also added two penalties.

Young Munster who trailed Dublin University 5-3 at half time at College Park, took control after the break to run out 22-8 winners. Stephen McLoughlin, Ruadhan Quinn and James Horrigan were ‘Munsters try scorers and Aidan Shortall kicked two conversions and a penalty.

Shannon lost 25-13 at home to newly promoted City of Armagh. Daniel Okeke was Shannon’s try scorer. Mike Cooke kicked a penalty, and John O’Sullivan added a conversion and a penalty.

Highfield made it three wins from three in Division 1B with a 36-19 win over Buccaneers at Woodleigh Park. Despite trailing 16-12 at half time, a powerful second half display saw the home emerge emphatic winners with two tries from Jamie Shanahan, and one each by Travis Coomey, Miah Cronin, and Richard Cassidy. Shane O’Riordan kicked four conversions and a penalty.

St. Mary’s College maintain their lead after a third successive bonus point win at Templeville Road with a 31-25 victory over UCC. Ben O’Connor scored two tries for the students and Sam O’Sullivan got one. Daniel Squires kicked two penalties and two conversions.

Garryowen suffered another defeat in a high scoring game at Dub Lane where they lost to Queens University 41-32. The Light Blues led 15-8 at half time and had tries from Dean Fanning, Donnacha Byrne, Colm Quilligan, Nicky Greene and Kyle Read. Kelvin Langan kicked two conversions and a penalty.

Three Munster sides lead Division 2A with Nenagh Ormond top and four points ahead of both Cashel and UL Bohemian.

Nenagh had a comfortable 46-6 home win over Navan. Ben Pope (3), Josh Rowland (2), John Hayes and Conor McMahon were Nenagh’s try scorers. McMahon converted four of the tries and also added a penalty.

Both Cashel and UL Bohemian recorded away wins.

Cashel beat Greystones 32-20 and had two tries from Tom Tobin, and one each by Jack Evenden and Brendan Crosse. Ben Twomey kicked three conversions and two penalties.

UL Bohs defeated Malone 31-17 at Gibson Park to continue their recent good run.

Old Crescent lost away to Ballymena 34-10 at Eaton Park.

Dolphin lost away to Skerries 25-15 in Division 2B. The Musgrave Park side were 25-0 behind early in the second half but rallied with two tries from Cillian Ansbro and one by John Fitzgerald.

Bruff maintained their challenge in Division 2C with a 29-15 bonus point win at home to Bangor. Mark Fitzgerald scored two Bruff’s four tries and Adam Murphy Casey and Cillian Rea scored the other tries. Etan Anderson kicked two conversions and a penalty, with Paul Collins also adding a conversion.

Clonmel were no match to an in form Galwegian side, losing at home 21-10. Jason Monua scored Clonmel’s try and Josef O’Connor added a conversion an a penalty.

Tries by Darragh O’Keeffe, Aaron Leahy and David O’Sullivan were not enough for Midleton who lost at home to top of the table Clogher Valley 26-15.

In the Women’s All Ireland League UL Bohemian still lead the way after their 29-10 home win against Blackrock College. Chisom Ugwueru scored four tries and Abbie Salter-Townshend one. Kate Flannery kicked two conversions.

Ballincollig were no match for Railway Union suffering a heavy 46-10 away defeat. Brigid Twohig making her debut scored one of their tries and Róisín Ormond got the other.

Results:

Men’s All Ireland League Division 1A: Clontarf 43, U.C.D. 19;

Dublin University 8, Young Munster 22;

Lansdowne 45, Ballynahinch 19;

Shannon 13, City of Armagh 25;

Terenure College 0, Cork Constitution 20;

Division 1B:Highfield 36, Buccaneers 19;

Old Belvedere 43,  Blackrock College 40;

Old Wesley 48, Naas 26;

Queens University 41, Garryowen 32;

St. Mary’s College 31, U.C.C. 25;

Division 2A:Ballymena 34, Old Crescent 32;

Banbridge 40, M.U. Barnhall 46;

Greystones 20, Cashel 32;

Malone 17, U.L. Bohemian 31;

Nenagh Ormond 46, Navan 6;   

Division 2B:Corinthians 56, Malahide 7;

Dungannon 26, Belfast Harlequins 27;

Rainey Old Boys 28, Instonians 61;

Skerries 25, Dolphin 15;

Sligo 33, Wanderers 43;

Division 2C:Bruff 29, Bangor 15;

Clonmel 10, Galwegians 21;

Enniscorthy 50, Ballina 14;

Midleton 15, Clogher Valley 26;

Tullamore 29, Omagh Academicals 7;

Energia Women’s All Ireland League:Cooke 0, Suttonians 44;

Galwegians 10, Old Belvedere 33;

Railway Union 46, Ballincollig 10;

U.L. Bohemian 29, Blackrock College 10;

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