Avonmore Milk Youth Leagues
19th January 2010 By Munster Rugby
The inaugural Avonmore Milk sponsored Munster Under 19 and Under 17 Leagues got under way last weekend.
In Group 1 of the Avonmore Milk Under 19 League Ennis recorded a 15-7 away win over U.L. Bohemian at Annacotty. Donal Higgins got a try for the home side which was converted by Alan Rossiter.
In the other game in this group, Waterpark made a winning start with a 29-3 win over Fermoy at Ballinakill. Kevin Conway scored two tries for the winners and Sean Hogan, Ben Cunningham and Paddy Kiersey got one each. Cunningham also added two conversions. Francis O’Flynn was the North Cork side’s only scorer with a penalty.
Thomond ran out 25-15 home winners over Clonmel at Liam Fitzgerald Park in Group 2. Emile Mafat got two tires for the Limerick side, Craig Airey got a try, a penalty and a conversion, and Raymond Forde also got on the scoresheet with a try. Aldo Matassa was the Tipperary side’s only scorer with five penalties.
Highfield opened their account with a 31-7 home win over Dungarvan at Woodleigh Park on Sunday with two tries by Dan McSwiney and further tries by Paul Moore, Aidan Cullinane and Darren Walsh. All but one were converted by Kevin Foyle. Joey Whelan responded for the West Waterford side with a try and a conversion.
Castleisland and Sunday’s Well opened their campaigns at the Kerry venue with the visitors coming out on top 29-3. Ian Ryan got two tries for the Cork side, Kieran Keogh and Stuart O’Riordan also ran in a try each. Dave O’Gorman kicked three conversions and a penalty. Sean Riordan was ‘Island’s only scorer with a penalty.
In the same group Young Munster made a winning start with a 22-12- win away to Nenagh Ormond.
Jake Considine and Pat Fitzgerald scored first half tries for the visitors and Declan Madden added a third after the break. Ken Savage kicked two conversions and a penalty. Thomas Mc Namara and Fergal Hayes replied with tries for the home side and David Cleary added a conversion.
Tralee got their Avonmore Milk Under 17 campaign off to a winning start with 17-10 home win against Shannon. Ciaran Deane, Cian Stuart and Sean Walsh, brother of former Kerry football star Tommy Walsh, all ran in tries for the winners and Walsh also added one conversion. Shane Ryan replied with a try for Shannon and Jack O’Connor kicked a penalty and a conversion.
Thomond defeated Killarney 23-3 at Liam Fitzgerald Park with tries by Ryan Moore, Edward O’Keeffe, Marty Ryan and Stephen Murphy and a penalty by Dean O’Brien. Jason Aherne was the Kerry side’s only scorer with a penalty.
Garryowen put up twenty-eight points without reply against Dungarvan at Dooradoyle with tries by Luke Davitt, Mark McGrath, Ben Drew and Evan O’Callaghan. All four were converted by McGrath.
Avonmore Milk Munster Under 19 League Group 1:U.L. Bohemian 7,Ennis 15;
Waterpark 29,Fermoy 3;
Group 2:Thomond 25,Clonmel 15;
Group 3:Highfield 31,Dungarvan 7;
Group 4:Castleisland 3,Sunday’s Well 29;
Nenagh Ormond 12,Young Munster 22;
Avonmore Milk Munster Under 17 League Section B:Thomond 23,Killarney 3;
Section C:Garryowen 28,Dungarvan 0;
Section D:Tralee 17,Shannon 10;
SATURDAY 23rd JANUARY
Avonmore Milk Munster Under 19 Group 3:Kilfeacle v St. Mary’s,Kilfeacle,7.00;
Avonmore Milk Munster Under 17 League Section B:Waterpark v Old Christians,Ballinakill,1.00;
Section C:Abbeyfeale v Bandon,Abbeyfeale,2.00;
Section D:Charleville v Cashel,Charleville,1.00;
SUNDAY 24th JANUARY
Avonmore Milk Munster Under 19 League:Shannon v Crosshaven,Coonagh,2.00;
Avonmore Milk Munster Under 17 League Section A:Kilfeacle v U.L. Bohemain,Kilfeacle,11.00;