Weekend Results & Junior Rugby Roundup
2nd October 2022 By Leonard Allen
Action got underway in the new format of the Munster Junior League with only three sides in Section A managing maximum point wins.
In the top game of the day between the league champions of the past two seasons, Newcastle West got the better of Kilfeacle 20-12 in a tightly fought contest at the west Limerick venue. Evan Donovan and Mike Burke scored tries for the winners, Shane Airey kicked two penalties and a conversion, and Sean Herlihy also added a conversion. Jamie Heuston kicked four penalties for the visitors.
Thomond one of the other fancied challengers for the title were pushed all the way by Clonakilty before emerging with a 24-20 home win. Two tries from Jordan O’Donnell and Colin Slater earned Thomond the points with Eoghan Sherlock converting all three tries and also adding a penalty. Sean Madden scored a try for Clonakilty, and they were also awarded a penalty try. Eoin Downey kicked two penalties and a conversion.
A last-minute missed conversion by Thurles cost them a share of the spoils at home to Bandon as they went down 26-24. They did pick up two points from the game as Owen Byrne, Cathal Hayes, Luke Kelly, and James Devaney scored tries for the Tipperary side, and Paddy McGrath kicked two conversions. Jerry Crowley, Josh Mahony, and Leopoldo Mas replied with tries for Bandon, and Mas kicked three penalties and a conversion.
Waterpark collected maximum points in their 23-7 home win over Clanwilliam. Bill Connors scored two tries for ‘park and Paddy Kiersey, and Scott Nolan got one each with Willie Walsh adding a penalty.
Skibbereen collected maximum points from their trip to Abbeyfeale running out 38-19 winners. Gavin Foley scored two of Skibb’s six tries with Adam Sheehan, Rory Hone, Tom Beare, and Adam O’Regan getting one each. Jack O’Driscoll kicked two penalties and a conversion. Corey Keogh, Jaques Van Wyngaardt, and Con O’Connor replied with tries for Abbeyfeale, with Ryan Quirke kicking two conversions.
Muskerry also managed five points from their home encounter against St. Mary’s running out 26-18 winners. Dave Kelly scored two tries for Muskerry, with Cormac Dennehy, and Aaron Desmond each getting one. Rob Cahill converted three of the tries. Brian Downey replied with two tries for Mary’s, and Jazz Pendejito kicked two penalties and a conversion.
Mallow lost at home to Richmond 17-5. Sean O’Connell and Lee Bennett scored tries for Richmond, and Tadhg Bennett converted both and also added a penalty. Dylan Walsh replied with a late try for Mallow.
Crosshaven defeated Old Christians 25-18. Graham Smith, Shane Bushe, and jack O’Connell were the winner’s try scorers, with O’Connell kicking two penalties and two conversions.
In Section B, Fermoy defeated Dungarvan 48-24 with tries from Ian Pratt, Darragh O’Sullivan, Eoin Lacey, Ben Twomey, PJ Lloyd, and Bobby Ryan scored tries for Fermoy, and Twomey converted all six tries and two penalties. Martin Houlihan, Eoin Buenaventura, David Hickey, and Laurence Houlihan replied with tries for Dungarvan, and Joey Doherty kicked two conversions.
Fethard ran out 37-16 home winners over Youghal with tries from Will Ruttle, jack Kealy, Robert Wall, and Josef O’Connor, with O’Connor converting all four tries, and also adding three penalties.
Waterford City defeated Ennis 35-21 with tries from Aidan O’Neill, Cian Foskin, Luke Doyle, and Tommy Doyle. Noah Mellors kicked two penalties, and Hayden Casey added a conversion. Cian Guilfoyle replied with two tries for Ennis and Ben Quinn got one. Callum Barrett converted all three tries.
Cobh Pirates lost at home to St. Senan’s 23-19 with Ben Kennedy, Cian Ahern, and Rory Pierce scoring tries for the Pirates and Pierce converted two of the tries.
Scariff defeated Galbally-Mitchelstown 17-12. Marc Loughran scored a try for Scariff, and they were also awarded a penalty try. Jack O’Mahony added a conversion and a penalty. The visitors replied with tries from Evan Dunne, Bradley Ahern, and Dylan O’Gorman. John Kearins added a conversion.
Munster Junior League Section A: Abbeyfeale 19, Skibbereen 38;
Crosshaven 25, Old Christians 18;
Mallow 5, Richmond 17;
Muskerry 26, St. Mary’s 18;
Newcastle West 20, Kilfeacle 12;
Thomond 24, Clonakilty 20;
Thurles 24, Bandon 26;
Waterpark 23, Clanwilliam 7;
Section B: Cobh Pirates 19, St. Senan’s 23;
Fermoy 48, Dungarvan 24;
Fethard 37, Youghal 16;
Scariff 17, Galbally-Mitchelstown 12;
Waterford City 35, Ennis 21;
Senior Clubs League 2C: Clonmel 7, Midleton 32;
North Gleeson League Section A: Old Crescent 3, Ardscoil Rís Old Boys 56;
Richmond 56, Newcastle West 0;
Section B: Shannon 42, Kilrush 0;
St. Senan’s 7, Thomond 19;
U.L. Bohemian-Newport 14, Presentation 43;
South Junior 2 League: Bandon 39, Muskerry 12;
Cork Constitution 36, Cobh Pirates 5;
Dunmanway 12, U.C.C. 18;
Highfield 29, Clonakilty 24;
Mallow 14, Dolphin 56;
Under 20 Donal Walsh Trophy: Garryowen 22, U.C.C. 65;
U.L. Bohemian 15, Cork Constitution 33;
Young Munster 36, Highfield 0;
Club Under 18 League Conference 1: Old Crescent 20, Shannon 17;
St. Senan’s 12, U.L. Bohemian-Newport 36;
Young Munster 15, Garryowen 10;
Conference 2: Chorca Dhuibhne 12, Killorglin-Iveragh Eagles 15;
Conference 3: Bruff Yellow 7, Cashel-Thurles 30;
Nenagh Ormond 30, Ennis Red 0;
Conference 4: Clonakilty 12, Bantry Bay 27 ;
Crosshaven 12, Skibbereen 26;
Kinsale 40, Bandon 15;
Conference 5: Ballincollig 22, Sunday’s Well 47;
Old Christians 5, Carrigaline-Dolphin 24;
Conference 6: Midleton 29, Clonmel 35;
Waterpark 24, Cobh Pirates 17;
Youghal 3, Dungarvan 7;
Club Under 16 League Conference 1: Kilrush 12, Young Munster 31;
Shannon 33, Garryowen 24;
Conference 2: Castleisland 14, Tralee 14;
Conference 3: Bruff 20, Kanturk 5;
Nenagh Ormond 33, Thurles 0;
Conference 4: Bandon 35, Kinsale 5;
Clonakilty 29, Bantry Bay 12;
Crosshaven 22, Skibbereen 20;
Conference 5: Douglas-Muskerry 19, Cork Constitution 29;
Highfield 19, Ballincollig 17;
Old Christians 35, Dolphin 19;
Conference 6: Carrick-on-Suir 24, Fethard 5;
Conference 7: Cobh Pirates 29, Sunday’s Well 19;
Midleton 34, Dungarvan 5;
North Under 14 League Section 1: Newcastle West 35, Shannon 22;
Ennis 19, Thomond-Richmond 54;
St. Mary’s-Scariff-Newport 19, Young Munster 5;
Section 2: Ballina-Killaloe 19, U.L. Bohemian 27;
Garryowen 33, Nenagh Ormond 10;
Kilrush 29, Bruff 14;
West Munster Under 14 League: Charleville 0, Tralee 15;
Killarney 25, Chorca Dhuibhne 17;
Listowel 10, Killorglin 15;
Schools Under 19 Friendly: Bandon Grammar School 12, Terenure College 60;
Crescent College Comp. 14, Sligo Grammar 17;
Schools Under 14 Friendly: C.B.C. 5, St. Michael’s 64;
C.B.C. B 7, St. Michael’s B 34;