Junior Rugby Roundup
12th April 2010 By Munster Rugby
Holders U.L. Bohemian and Young Munster will contest this season’s final of the Munster Junior Cup after comfortable victories in the semi finals.
In the game of the day at Clifford Park U.L. Bohemian proved too strong for Cashel winning 29-13. Two tries from Ian Condell and two conversions and a penalty by Aidan McNulty gave the defending champions a 17-3 half time lead. Pat O’Connor kicked a penalty for the Tipperary side. Tries by O’Connor and Darragh O’Brien brought Cashel back into the tie after the break but a third try from Condell and one by Cathal Sheridan secured U.L’s passage to the decider in two weeks time. McNulty converted one of the tries.
In the other semi final Young Munster continued their run with a 27-16 victory over Bruff at Annacotty.
Bruff led 10-6 at half time with a try from Eoin Cahill and a conversion and penalty by Jonathan Ford. Declan Bannon kicked two penalties for the “Cookies”. Brendan Gilmartin and Evan Culhane scored tries for Young Munster after the break and Bannon added two penalties, a conversion and a drop goal. Bruff’s only reply were two penalties from Ford.
The semi final line up for the Munster Junior Plate was completed with home victories for Dolphin and Garryowen.
Dolphin defeated Kilfeacle 28-21 at Musgrave Park. Conor O’Flynn, Paddy O’Connell and Harry Fleming scored tries for Dolphin. O’Flynn kicked two conversions and two penalties and Denis McCarthy also kicked a penalty. Pierce Breen replied with two tries for the Tipperary side and Tom Tierney scored one. Shane Luby converted all three tries.
Dolphin’s reward is an away tie against Highfield in the semi final.
Garryowen were 21-13 winners over Waterpark at Dooradoyle. Diarmuid McMahon, Peter Clark and Liam Rowley scored tries for the Dooradoyle side and Ian Whelan kicked a drop goal and Derry O’Connor a penalty. The Light Blues now face an away trip to Kinsale in the semi finals.
Killarney caused a major shock in the Third Division semi finals of the Munster Junior League with a 21-20 away win over Charleville.
A try from Shane O’Sullivan and two penalties by Frank Holly had the North Cork side 11-6 ahead at half time. Sean Hickey kicked two penalties for the visitors. Tries by Gene McCarthy and Brian O’Sullivan and a penalty and conversion by Hickey made sure of promotion and a place in the final for Killarney. Holly replied with three further penalties for the home side.
Castleisland ensured that it will be an all Kerry final after they needed extra time to see off the challenge of Mallow to book their place in the final. Two Penalties from Brian Morris to one by Mark Connolly had Mallow 6-3 ahead at half time. Joe Lyons levelled the scores with a penalty but a try by Bobby O’Gorman converted by Morris restored Mallow’s advantage. John McCarthy equalized with a try for the Kerry side and Lyons converted to send the game into extra time.
With Mallow having the advantage of the first try rule should the game finish level, Lyons made sure of Castleisland’s place in the decider with a penalty a minute from time.
Cork Constitution booked their place in the final of the Munster Seconds League with a 32-19 home victory over Thomond. Rogan Gee, Robert Clune, Cyprian Jouve, Mike O’Leary and Clive O’Mahony were try scorers for the Temple Hill side and Michael Keyes kicked a penalty and two conversions. Fernando Gallant replied with two tries for the visitors and Mark Cosgrave scored one with Dermot O’Sullivan kicking two conversions.
Douglas booked their place in the final of the O’Neill Cup with a 13-11 victory over Midleton at Moneygourney. Dee O’Connor scored a try for the winners and Andy Larkin kicked a conversion and two penalties. Philip Smyth replied with a try for Midleton and Dan O’Connor kicked two penalties.
Douglas will now face either Kanturk or Crosshaven in the final. Kanturk booked their place in the last four with a 44-10 away win over Bandon. John Duggan scored four tries for the winners and Malcolm O’Leary and Conor O’Sullivan got one each. Darragh Meade kicked three penalties and three conversions. Mark O’Driscoll replied with a try for Bandon and Sean O’Riordan kicked a conversion and penalty.
U.C.C. regained the Frazer McMullen All Ireland Under 21 trophy with a 16-10 win over Lansdowne at Clonmel. The Dublin side raced into a 10 -0 lead after fifteen minutes but a penalty by Andrew Burke left it 10-3 at the break. Burke scored a try, conversion and two penalties in the second half to secure victory for the students.
Defending Webb Cup holders Cashel advanced to the next round of this competition with a 20-7 away win over Old Crescent.
In the opening games in the O’Carroll Plate Galbally defeated Young Munster 19-12, Clanwilliam were 23-12 away winners over St. Senan’s and Thurles defeated Kilfeacle 15-3.
Holders U.C.C. will contest this season Junior Two South Cup final against Cobh Pirates after both sides won their respective semi finals.
U.C.C. defeated Cork Constitution 34-14 at Curaheen Road. Andrew Timmerman scored two tries for the students and Conail Murphy, Graham Mackessy and Dan Lucey got a try each. Darragh Masterson kicked three conversions and a penalty.
At Musgrave Park Cobh Pirates emerged 29-21 winners over Sunday’s Well. Tadgh Hawes, Fergal Twomey and Kieran Dignam were try scorers for the Pirates. Conor O’Regan kicked two penalties and a conversion and Cian Connolly added two penalties. Willie McCarthy, John Kelly and Sean Carew replied with tries for the Well and all were converted by Niall Horgan.
Bandon defeated Castleisland 28-15 to reach the semi finals of the Dave Dineen Cup. Philip Crowley scored two tries for the winners and Giles Murphy and Niall Duggan got one each. Andrew Willis kicked two penalties and a conversion.
Kinsale will face Listowel in the semi final of the Paul Twomey Cup after a late rally saw them defeat Dolphin 26-21. Aidan Murphy scored two tries for Kinsale and Dan O’Connell and Dan O’Connor got one each with O’Connell adding two conversions.
Old Christians booked a semi final place in the Kelly Cup with a 23-11 victory over Skibbereen at Rathcooney. John O’Flynn, Noel Finneran and Kieran Ware scored tries for the home side. Conor O’Halloran kicked a penalty and Conor Mangan added a conversion and a penalty.
Dunmanway will be Old Christian’s opponents in the semi finals after the West Cork side defeated holders Bantry Bay 23-20. Gordon Brett and Barry McCarthy were try scorers for the Dohenys side. Mark Kingston kicked three penalties and two conversions.
Mallow and Dolphin will contest the Junior Three South Cup final.
Mallow defeated Cork Transport 29-7 at Mayfield. Jimmy Glynn scored a try and two conversions for the North Cork side and Anthony Barrett, Kevin Twomey, Stephen Neville and Ivan Bolster were Mallow’s other try scorers.
Dolphin booked their place with a 27-10 win over Fermoy at Musgrave Park. Killian Walsh scored two tries for the winners and Eddie Butts, Sean Lehane and James Kelly got one each with Butts adding a conversion. Thomas McAuliffe replied with two tries for the visitors.
U.C.C. defeated Shandon 31-8 to reach the final of the Tait Cup. Luke McKeown scored two tries for the students and Colin Wong and Conor Riordan also got a try each with Barry Power kicking four conversions and a penalty. Cathal Dorgan replied with a try for Shandon and Kevin Buckley kicked a penalty.
All Ireland Provincial League Championship:Seapoint 46,Richmond 15;
Munster Junior Cup Semi Finals:Cashel 13,U.L. Bohemain 29;
Bruff 16,Young Munster 27;
Munster Junior Plate:Dolphin 28,Kilfeacle 21;
Garryowen 21,Waterpark 13;
Munster Junior League Division 3 Semi Finals:Castleisland 16,Mallow 13;
Charleville 20,Killarney 21;
Munster Seconds League Semi Final:Cork Constitution 32,Thomond 19;
O’Neill Cup:Bandon 10,Kanturk 44;
Midleton 11,Douglas 13;
Webb Cup:Old Crescent 7,Cashel 20;
O’Carroll Plate: Galbally 19,Thomond 12;
St. Senan’s 12,Clanwilliam 23;
Thurles 15,Kilfeacle 3;
Junior 2 Cup Semi Finals:Sunday’s Well 21,Cobh Pirates 29;
U.C.C. 34,Cork Constitution 14;
Dave Dineen Cup:Bandon 10,Castleisland 44;
Crosshaven 11,Kanturk 13;
Paul Twomey Cup:Kinsale 26,Dolphin 21;
Kelly Cup:Carrigaline 7,Ballincollig 6;
Bantry Bay 20,Dunmanway 23;
Old Christians 23,Skibbereen 11;
Junior 3 Cup Semi Finals:Cork Transport 7,Mallow 29;
Dolphin 27,Fermoy 10;
Tait Cup:U.C.C. 31,Shandon 8;
Frazer McMullen Under 21 Cup Final:Lansdowne 10,U.C.C. 16;
West Cork Under 19 Cup Semi Final:Dunmanway ,Kinsale ;
Maher Sports South Under 17 Development Cup Semi Finals:Crosshaven 17,Cork Constitution 7;
Mallow 19,Fermoy 12;
Maher Sports South Under 17 Plate:Kinsale 27,Sunday’s Well 25;
Midleton 10,Cobh Pirates 18;
South Under 17 League Phase 2 Section C Final:Ballincollig 12,Clonakilty 14;
South Under 15 League Semi Finals:Highfield 13,Mallow 3;
Maher Sports South Under 15 Development Cup Semi Finals:Ballincollig 0,Cobh Pirates 26;
Old Christians 20,Skibbereen 19;