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All Ireland League Roundup

12th November 2023 By Leonard Allen

All Ireland League Roundup

Academy scrum-half Jack Oliver in action for Garryowen at the weekend. Photo Credit: Kieran Ryan-Benson

Cork Constitution keep pace with the leaders in Division 1 of the All Ireland League with a convincing win away to Shannon, as Nenagh Ormond and Cashel continue to set the pace in Division 2A.

Cork Constitution travelled to Limerick and defeated Shannon 43-24. The winners scored six tries with Daniel Hurley getting three of them, and Jack Kelleher, Rob Hedderman  and Te Atawhai Mason getting one each. James Taylor kicked five conversions and a penalty. Dan Hurley, Gus Harrington, and David Maher were try scorers for Shannon, who were also awarded a penalty try. Mike Cooke kicked one conversion.

Young Munster still remain in the relegation zone after their 26-24 defeat by UCD at Belfield. Stephen McLoughlin, Alan Kennedy and Donnchadh O’Callaghan were try scorers for Young Munster. Shane O’Leary converted all three and also added a penalty.

In Division 1B all three Munster sides lost. Highfield were beaten 55-29 by league leaders St. Mary’s College at Templeville Road. Darragh Fitzgerald scored two tries and John O’Callaghan and Rob Murphy were Highfield’s try scorers. Shane O’Riordan kicked two conversions and a penalty, and Shane Buckley added one conversion.

Garryowen who led Naas 38-10 at half time were defeated 41-38 by the Kildare side. Jack Oliver scored two tries and four conversions for the Dooradoyle side, and Donnacha Byrne, Liam Coombes, Briand Fitzgerald and Oran McNulty got one each.

UCC trailed Old Belvedere 24-0 at half time but staged a revival two earn two bonus points in their 34-29 defeat at Ollie Campbell Park. Sean Edogbo, Jack O’Sullivan, Killiam Coghlan and Luke McAuliffe scored tries for the students, and Daniel Squires kicked three conversions and a penalty.

Nenagh Ormond still remain leaders in Division 2A after their 23-7 away win at Ballymena. Josef Rowland scored a try for Nenagh, and they were also awarded a penalty try. Conor McMahon converted the try and also added three penalties.

Cashel remain in second place four points behind the leaders after their 31-7 home win against UL Bohemian. Tom Tobin and Cathal Ryan scored tries for Cashel and they were also awarded a penalty try. Ben Twomey kicked three penalties and a conversion. Ben Daly added a drop goal. Joe Johnson replied with a try for UL Bohs, which Harry Byrne converted.

A try in the last play of the game earned Old Crescent a bonus point 28-27 away win at Banbridge which sees them move out of the relegation zone. Evan Conlon scored two tries and Cathal Monaghan one, with Ronan McKenna converting all four tries.

Dolphin remain rooted to the bottom of Division 2B after their 62-17 away defeat by Rainey Old Boys. Brian O’Mahony and Fionn Herlihy were try scorers for Dolphin.

Bruff slipped down to fourth place in Division 2C after their 36-20 home defeat by leaders Clogher Valley. John O’Dea and Shane Duggan scored tries for Bruff and Sean Kilbridge converted both and also added two penalties.

Two late tries secured Midleton a 32-19 home win against Ballina. Aaron Leahy, Ryan Lehane, Fionn O’Connell, and Evan Donovan were Midleton’s try scorers. Fionn McGibney kicked a conversion and a penalty.

Clonmel eased their relegation worries with a 37-21 home win over Omagh Academicals. Clonmel led 28-7 at half time with tries from Ben Everard, Conor Hogan (2), and Brian O’Dea. Josef O’Connor converted all four tries and added three penalties in the second half.

Ballincollig suffered a heavy 48-0 defeat at Stradbrook against Blackrock College, as UL Bohemian who were free this weekend remain on top of the Women’s All Ireland League.

Results:

Men’s All Ireland League Division 1A:Clontarf 35,City of Armagh 17;

Dublin University 15,Ballynahinch 21;

Shannon 24,Cork Constitution 43;

Terenure College 24,Lansdowne 23;

U.C.D. 26,Young Munster 24;

Division 1B:Naas 41, Garryowen 38,

Old Belvedere 34,U.C.C. 29,

Old Wesley 27,Blackrock College 38,

Queens University 16,Buccaneers 21,

St. Mary’s College 55,Highfield 29;

Division 2A:Ballymena 7, Nenagh Ormond 27;

Banbridge 27, Old Crescent 28;

Cashel 31, U.L. Bohemian 7;

Greystones 29,M.U. Barnhall 48;

Malone 26,Navan 25;

Division 2B:Corinthians 54,Belfast Harlequins 12;

Dungannon 15,Skerries 15;

Rainey Old Boys 62,Dolphin 17;

Sligo 31,Malahide 12;

Wanderers 38,Instonians 39;

Division 2C:Bangor 26, Galwegians 28;

Bruff 20, Clogher Valley 36;

Clonmel 37, Omagh Academicals 21;

Enniscorthy 52, Tullamore 19;

Midleton 32, Ballina 13;

Energia Women’s All Ireland League:Blackrock College 48, Ballincollig 0;

Cooke 14, Wicklow 17;

Galwegians 5, Suttonians 12;

Railway Union 3, Old Belvedere 6;

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