Junior Rugby Roundup
26th April 2010 By Munster Rugby
Six trophies were decided over the weekend as the season draws to a close.
U.L. Bohemian retained their Munster Junior Cup title with a hard earned 13-6 win over Young Munster at Dooradoyle.
In South Munster Kanturk defeated Douglas 22-3 in the final of the O’Neill Cup in one of three finals played at Musgrave Park on Sunday. Dave Callaghan gave Douglas the lead with a penalty but tries from John Duggan, Simon Mulholland and David Fitzpatrick and two conversions and a penalty by Darragh Meade sealed victory for the Duhallow side.
U.C.C. won the South Munster Under 21 Cup Final with a 49-5 win over Waterpark. Gavin Nugent scored two tries for the students and Conail Murphy, Kevin O’Byrne, Graham Mackessy, Kevin Kidney and Paul Furlong all got one each. Kidney kicked four conversions and a penalty.
Mallow needed extra time to win the Junior Three Cup with a 23-10 win over Dolphin. It was the father and son combination of Kevin and Eric Twomey with tries in extra time that decided this contest. Dolphin raced into an early 10-0 lead with a try by Garoid Magner and a conversion and penalty by Dan Daly before tries in each half by Brian McMahon and Conor O’Donovan tied the scores and sent the game into extra time. A penalty by Billy Myers completed the scoring for the north Cork side in extra time.
A second half come back by Clonakilty saw them defeat Cork Constitution 18-15 to lift the Mick Barry Cup. The Temple Hill side led 13-6 at half time with tries by Owen O’Driscoll and Shane Desmond and a penalty by Simon Barry. Ciaran Calnan kicked five penalties for the west Cork side and a magnificent drop goal by Kieran O’Donovan made sure of victory in a thrilling finish.
Shandon won the Junior Three B Cup Final with a 17-10 victory over Cork Transport at “The Cornfield” in Mayfield. The sides were level 7-7 at half time with Dan Hegarty scoring a try for Shandon and Peter McNamara converting and Transport replied with a try by Kevin O’Sullivan which Derek Bowler converted. John Barrett added a try after the break and McNamara kicked a conversion and penalty while Port’s only reply was a penalty by Bowler.
Kinsale will meet Skibbereen on Wednesday night next in Clonakilty kick off 7.00 in the final of the Cork County Cup after they received a walk over from Charleville.
Richmond are through to the final of the Munster Junior Two Cup where they will face either Cobh Pirates or Shannon in the decider, after their 44-15 win over Dunmanway at Richmond Park. Stephen Gallagher and Emmet Harty each scored two tries for the winners and Thomas O’Brien and Stephen Clancy got one each. Alex Simpson kicked two conversions. Stephen Chambers and Owen Higgins scored tries for Dunmanway and Mark Kingston added a conversion and penalty.
Bruff booked their place in the final of the Webb Cup with a 15-8 win over Shannon at Coonagh and will face Cashel in the final.
Cobh Pirates booked their place in the final of the Kelly Cup with a 34-20 home win over Carrigaline. Tadgh Hawes, Conor O’Regan and Mark Chandler scored tries for the Pirates and Chandler kicked two conversions and five penalties.
Junior Interprovincial:Leinster 15,Munster 15;
Munster Junior Cup Final:U.L. Bohemian 13,Young Munster 6;
O’Neill Cup Final:Douglas 3,Kanturk 22;
Munster League Cup Semi Final:Richmond 44,Dunmanway 15;
Webb Cup Semi Final:Shannon 8,Bruff 15;
Junior 2 Cup South Final:Cobh Pirates 13,U.C.C. 14;
Mick Barry Cup Final:Cork Constitution 13,Clonakilty 18;
Kelly Cup Semi Final:Cobh Pirates 34,Carrigaline 20;
Junior 3 Cup Final:Dolphin 10,Mallow 23 (aet);
Junior 4 Cup Final:Cork Transport 10,Shandon 17;
Gleeson Cup:Waterpark 18,Thurles 23;
Under 21 Cup South Final:U.C.C. 49,Waterpark 5;
Under 21 B Semi Final:Dolphin 31,Sunday’s Well 32;
South Under 19 League Final:Crosshaven 16,Highfield 10;
Mahers Sports South Under 17 Cup Final:Bandon 6,Highfield 20;
Mahers Sports Under 17 Plate Final:Cobh Pirates 20,Kinsale 20;
Mahers Sports South Under 17 Development Cup Final:Crosshaven 21,Mallow 9;
Mahers Sports South Under 15 Cup Final:Cork Constitution 19,Kanturk 27;
Mahers Sports Under 15 Development Cup Final:Cobh Pirates 17,Old Christians 15;
West Cork Under 19 Cup Final:Bandon 30,Dunmanway 5;
Under 15 West Cork Cup Final:Bandon 0,Clonakilty 38;