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All Ireland League Round-Up

26th November 2017 By Leonard Allen

All Ireland League Round-Up

Cork Constitution celebrate win over St. Mary's College in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A game at Temple Hill. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

The battle for promotion places in Division 1A of the All Ireland League hots up as Lansdowne hold a ten-point lead approaching the half way stage.

The battle for promotion places in Division 1A of the All Ireland League hots up as Lansdowne hold a ten-point lead approaching the half way stage.

Three sides are tied on 25 points with Clontarf a further point behind.

Garryowen have moved into second place after their 37-28 away win over Dublin University. Liam Coombes was the hero for Garryowen scoring three tries. David Johnson and James McInerney got one each with Neil Cronin kicking three conversions and three penalties.

A penalty in the eight minute of added time by Tomas Quinlan gave Cork Constitution a 21-19 home win over struggling St. Mary’s College. Luke Cahill and Graeme Lawlor were Con’s try scorers. Aidan Moynihan kicked a conversion and a penalty. Quinlan who came on as a sub kicked two penalties.

Young Munster lost at home to Clontarf 23-22 with the visitors kicking the winning penalty with the last kick of the game.

Ger Slattery scored two tries for Munster and Daniel Walsh got one. Alan Tynan converted two of the tries and also added a penalty.

Shannon got back to winning ways with a 27-15 home win over Ballymena to remain top of Division 1B. Conor Fitzgerald, Jack O’Donnell, Kelvin Browne and Keith Kavanagh scored tries for Shannon and Fitzgerald kicked a penalty and two conversions.

Ballynahinch remain in second place after their 22-18 away win at the Mardyke against U.C.C. Paul Kiernan and Tadgh McCarthy scored tries for College and James Taylor kicked a conversion and two penalties.

U.L. Bohemian eased their relegation worries with a 13-6 away win against Dolphin at Irish Independent Park. Harry Fleming scored Bohes try and Robbie Bourke converted and added two penalties. Barry Keeshan replied with two penalties for Dolphin.

Highfield maintained their recent good run with a hard earned 14-8 home win over Cashel in Division 2A.

James Daly and Paul Stack scored tries for Highfield and Paddy O’Toole converted both. Mike Casey replied with a try for Cashel and Darragh Lyons converted.

Nenagh Ormond moved up to third place after their 52-17 home win against Galwegians.

Willie Coffey (2), David Gleeson, Jamie McGarry and Kevin Seymour were Nenagh’s try scorers. Clayton Stewart kicked five conversions and a penalty. Nenagh were also awarded two penalty trys.

Old Crescent were very lucky to beat bottom side Belfast Harlequins 29-27 at Shaws Bridge to remain top of Division 2B.

Tavita Tioa, Val McDermot, Brendan Guilfoyle and Darragh O’Brien scored tries for the Limerick side and Ronan McKenna kicked three conversions and a penalty.

Sunday’s Well lost away to Navan 32-10. The ‘Well led 10-8 after sixty minutes with a try from Eoin Geary and a conversion and a penalty by Shane O’Riordan. A yellow card for skipper Cyprian Jouve and injuries to Francis Moynihan and James Mulcahy saw the Meath side earn a bonus point win.

All the top four sides in Division 2C all lost.

Second placed Thomond lost at home to Omagh 39-32. Darragh O’Neill, Ger Finucane, David O’Halloran and Evan Cusack scored tries for Thomond. Cusack kicked three conversions and two penalties.

Fourth place Bruff were defeated 21-0 away to Malahide.

Midleton and Tullamore played out a 20-20 draw at the Towns Park. Jon Gardiner and Ross O’Mahony scored tries for Midleton and Stuart Lee kicked two conversions and two penalties.

RESULTS:

Ulster Bank League Division 1A: Buccaneers 19, UCD 13;

Cork Constitution 21, St. Mary’s College 19;

Dublin University 28, Garryowen 37;

Lansdowne 21, Terenure College 13;

Young Munster 22, Clontarf 23;

Division 1B: Dolphin 6, U.L. Bohemian 13;

Old Belvedere 28, Naas 10;

Old Wesley 21, Banbridge 20;

Shannon 27, Ballymena 15;

U.C.C. 18, Ballynahinch 22;

Division 2A: City of Armagh 30, Queens University 27;

Galway Corinthians 19, Blackrock College 33;

Greystones 14, Malone 53;

Highfield 14, Cashel 8;

Nenagh Ormond 52, Galwegians 17;

Division 2B: Belfast Harlequins 27, Old Crescent 29;

Dungannon 17, Wanderers 12;

MU Barnhall 49, City of Derry 14;

Navan 32, Sunday’s Well 10;

Rainey Old Boys 23, Skerries 8;

Division 2C: Bangor 17, Bective Rangers 22;

Malahide 21, Bruff 0;

Midleton 20, Tullamore 20;

Seapoint 22, Sligo 12;

Thomond 32, Omagh 39;

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