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All Ireland League Roundup

3rd December 2023 By Leonard Allen

All Ireland League Roundup

UL Bohs defeated Old Belvedere in the Women's All Ireland League at the weekend. Photo Credit: Inpho

Clontarf win the top of the table clash in Division 1A of the All Ireland League, as Nenagh Ormond and Cashel continue to set the pace in Division 2A.

Two late penalties denied Cork Constitution victory in their top of the table clash in Division 1A at Castle Avenue, where they suffered a 30-26 defeat by Clontarf. Matthew Bowen scored two tries for the Temple Hill side, and James Taylor and Daniel Hurley were their other try scorers. Taylor kicked three conversions.

Young Munster eased their relegation worries with a 32-17 victory over City of Armagh at Tom Clifford Park. Keegan Christian Goss, Fintan Coleman, Fionn Gibney, and Stephen McLoughlin scored tries for Young Munster. Shane O’Leary kicked  three conversions and two penalties.

Shannon suffered a heavy defeat away to defending champions Terenure College  57-8. Jordan Prenderville scored a try for Shannon and John O’Sullivan added a penalty.

In Division 1B Highfield moved up to fourth place ahead of U.C.C., after their 34-26 away win in Belfast against Queens University. Dave O’Connell, Miah Cronin, and Dave O’Sullivan were try scorers for Highfield and they were also awarded a penalty try. Shane O’Riordan kicked three conversions and two penalties.

U.C.C. lost ground on the leaders after they lost away to Old Wesley 27-26. Mike Cogan and Louis Bruce were among the College try scorers and they were also awarded a penalty try.

Garryowen’s revival continued after their 32-26 win over Blackrock College at Dooradoyle. JJ O’Neill, Bryan Fitzgerald, Gordon Wood, and Colm Hogan scored tries for the Light Blues. Jack Oliver kicked three conversions and two penalties.

Nenagh Ormond continued their unbeaten run in Division 2A after their 24-10 away win to bottom side Malone. David Gleeson, John Healy, and Colm Skehan scored tries for Nenagh. Conor McMahon converted all three tries and also added a penalty.

Cashel remain in second place four points behind the leaders, after their 32-18 bonus point home win against Navan. Ryan O’Sullivan scored two of Cashel’s four tries and Cathal Ryaan and Jack Evenden were the other try scorers. Ben Twomey kicked three conversions and two penalties.

U.L. Bohemian snatched a late draw  at home to M.U. Barnhall to remain in fourth place after their 29-29 result. Tom Cullen two, Matt Henry, and Tadgh Walsh scored tries for “The Robins”. Harry Byrne kicked three conversions and a penalty.

Old Crescent slipped to seventh after their 27-21 away defeat by Greystones. Darragh O’Brien and Evan Conlon were the Old Crescent try scorers, Ronan McKenna kicked two penalties and a conversion, and Aaron Cosgrove added a drop goal.

Dolphin still remain bottom of Division 2B after their 47-7 defeat by Wanderers at Merrion Road. Cameron O’Shaughnessy scored a try and a conversion for Dolphin.

Bruff maintained their challenge in Division 2C with a 26-10 bonus point home win against Ballina. Shane Duggan, Paul Collins, Andrew Byrne and Kieran O’Dwyer were the winners try scorers. Collins converted three of the tries.

A late penalty earned Tullamore a 29-27 away victory at Clonmel. Diamuid Devaney, Brendan Delicato, Conor Hogan, and Zac O’Loughlin scored tries for Clonmel. Josef O’Connor added three conversions and a penalty.

Midleton slipped down to seventh place after  their 31-21 defeat away to Enniscorthy. Jack Colbert, Ryan Lehane and Denis Broderick scored tries for Midleton. Colbert kicked two conversions and Fionn McGibney one.

Approaching the halfway mark in the Women’s All Ireland League, leaders U.L. Bohemian defeated second placed Old Belvedere 20-15 in Dublin to maintain a six point point advantage at the top of the table. Brianna Heylmann, Aoibhe O’Flynn, and Chisom Ugwueru scored tries for U.L. Bohs and Kate Flannery kicked a conversion and a penalty.

Ballincollig lost valuable ground as they were beaten 21-14 at home to Galwegians. The sides were level 7-7 at half time. Gemma Lane and Michelle O’Driscoll scored tries for Ballincollig, and Anna Roche and Sinead O’Reilly kicked a conversion each.

Results:

All Ireland League Division 1A:Clontarf 30,Cork Constitution 26;

Dublin University 3,Lansdowne 17;

Terenure College 57,Shannon 8;

U.C.D. 17,Ballynahinch 31;

Young Munster 32,City of Armagh 17;

Division 1B:Garryowen 32,Blackrock College ;26

Naas 35,Buccaneers 29;

Old Wesley 27,U.C.C. 26;

Queens University 26,Highfield 34;

St. Mary’s College 34,Old Belvedere 27;

Division 2A:Ballymena 21,Banbridge 40;

Cashel 32,Navan 18;

Greystones 27,Old Crescent 21;

Malone 10,Nenagh Ormond 24;

U.L. Bohemian 29,M.U. Barnhall 29;

Division 2B:Instonians 59,Malahide 10;

Rainey Old Boys 28,Skerries 34;

Sligo 21,Belfast Harlequins 20;

Wanderers 47,Dolphin 7;

Division 2C:Bangor 36,Omagh Academicals 27;

Bruff 26,Ballina 10;

Clonmel 27,Tullamore 29;

Enniscorthy 31,Midleton 21;

Galwegians 19,Clogher Valley 22;

Women’s All Ireland League:Ballincollig 14,Galwegians 21;

Old Belvedere 15,U.L. Bohemian 20;

Railway Union 38,Blackrock College 22;

Suttonians 15,Wicklow 12;

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