Junior Rugby Roundup
29th March 2010 By Munster Rugby
The line up for this season’s Munster Junior Cup was completed with both Cashel and Bruff booking their place in the last four with victories over the weekend.
Cashel brushed aside the challenge of Old Christians at the Spafield with a 49-28 victory. The Tipperary side led 28-3 at half time and despite a late challenge by the visitors were well worth their victory. Pat O’Connor was their top scorer with twenty four points, two tries and seven conversions. Conor Quinlan scored two tries and Brian Silk, Brendan O’Connor and Rory O’Connor got one each. Gavin Murphy, Paddy Walsh and Noel Finneran scored tries for the Rathcooney outfit and Aidan Tobin kicked three penalties and two conversions.
Bruff defeated Clanwilliam 16-3 in their replay at Killballyowen Park. The home side raced into a 13-0 lead with a try from Eoin Cahill and a conversion and two penalties by Jonathon Ford. Willie O’Dwyer kicked a penalty for Clanwilliam on the stroke of half time. The only score of the second half was a third penalty by Ford.
The semi final line up is Cashel v U.L. Bohemian and Bruff v Young Munster. These ties are scheduled for Sunday 11th April and the venues will be announced later.
Galbally won the Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Shield on the first try rule after they finished level with Kanturk 16-16 at Charleville. A first half try by Ian Ryan proved to be the all important score. The sides were level 10-10 at half time with Pat Casey kicking a conversion and penalty. John O’Sullivan scored Kanturk’s try and Darragh Meade kicked a conversion and a penalty. The sides were level 13-13 after eighty minutes and both added a penalty each in extra time, Casey kicking the points for Galbally and Meade replying for Kanturk.
An injury hit Richmond side made a disappointing start to their AIB All Ireland Provincial League championship with a 27-14 home defeat by Monivea. The Limerick side also lost the services of Ian Madden through injury. Finbarr Hogan and Pat McNamara scored tries for Richmond and Darragh Clancy converted both.
In the Munster Junior Plate there were home wins for Bandon, Highfield and Kilfeacle while both Garryowen and Dolphin recorded away victories.
At Woodleigh Park Highfield defeated Thurles 35-20. Paddy Ryan scored two tries for the winners and John Sheehan, Mick Dillane, Paudie Stack and Mick Cummins got one each. Sheehan added a conversion and penalty. Ollie Geoghegan, Mossie Ryan and Anthony Guinan scored tries for the visitors. Eamon Connolly kicked a drop goal and a conversion.
Kilfeacle defeated Cobh Pirates 26-8. Aidan Long, Shane Casey, Packie Burke and David Stapleton scored tries for the winners and Stephen Touhy kicked two conversions and Shane Luby one. Rob O’Donovan replied with a try for the Pirates and Joseph Hoyne kicked a penalty.
A try by Rob Kent and a conversion and two penalties by Danny O’Shea was not enough for Sunday’s Well who lost at home to Garryowen 22-13.
Bandon defeated Ballincollig 26-12. Reggie Sugrue scored two tries for the winners and Mark O’Driscoll and Barry Fleming got one each. Sean O’Riordan kicked three conversions. Glen Murphy and Conor Forde replied with tries for the visitors and Keith Stafford kicked a conversion.
Dolphin won their replay with Waterford City 52-19. Denis McCarthy and Stephen Collins scored two tries each for the winners. Cormac O’Flynn, Cian Bohane and Rory Geoghan got one each. O’Flynn kicked a penalty and five conversions, McCarthy added a conversion and Mark Purcell also kicked a conversion. Liam McCarthy, Conan Watt and Michael Costello scored tries for Waterford and Aaron Foskin kicked two conversions.
Charleville defeated Killorglin 22-13 in the Munster Junior Bowl. Matt O’Neill, Tadgh Cronin and Tony Moffat scored tries for the winners. Frankie Holly kicked a conversion and penalty and Shane Corkery a conversion. Darren Curtayne replied with a try for the Kerry side and John Ahern kicked a conversion and two penalties.
Dungarvan defeated Shandon 30-15 at Whitechurch. Gary Feehely and Finbar McCarthy scored tries for Shandon and Conor Buckley kicked a conversion and penalty.
The semi final line up for the Junior Bowl is Fermoy v Charleville and Dungarvan v Newport.
Killarney kept their hopes of a place in the semi finals of the Third Division of the Munster Junior League alive with a 19-6 away win over Abbeyfeale. The West Limerick side led 6-3 at half time with a drop goal from David Prendeville and a penalty from Robert Brown to a Sean Hickey penalty. The game turned when Abbeyfeale had two players sin binned and John O’Sullivan scored a try for the visitors and Hickey converted and added three further penalties. Killarney must win their final game at home to Corca Dhuibhne next week to make sure of a place in the play offs.
In Section B of the League Mallow completed their program with a 23-0 home win over Douglas. Michael Sweeny scored two tries for the winners and Bobby O’Gorman got one. Sam Holt kicked two penalties and a conversion.
Carrick-on-Suir defeated Fermoy 13-5. Willie Stokes and John Phelan scored tries for the Tipperary side and Mike Cronin kicked a penalty. David McCarthy replied with a try for the visitors.
Midleton defeated Clonakilty 38-5 in the O’Neill Cup. Charlie Kavanagh scored two tries for the winners, Phil Smith, Dan O’Conner and Garoid Collins got a try each. O’Connor kicked a drop goal and Peter Broughan added two conversions and two penalties.
Shannon overcame Waterpark 24-22 with an injury time try at Ballinakill in the Webb Cup. The home side led 13-7 at half time with a try, conversion and two penalties from Richard Halley. John Lynch scored a try for the visitors and Fergal Curtin converted. Halley added another penalty after the break and Billy Phelan kicked two penalties for the Waterford side. Paddy Reidy, Denis Giltenan and James Hanagan replied with tries for Shannon and Curtin kicked a conversion.
Dunmanway were knocked out of the Junior Two Cup South by U.C.C. 24-18. Ryan Morrissey and Gordon Brett scored tries for the west Cork side, Brett kicked a drop goal and Mark Kingston added a penalty and a conversion.
Sunday’s Well were 23-0 home winners over Kanturk. John Boylan, John Kelly, Conal McGeough were try scorers for the ‘Well and Harry Lane kicked two penalties and a conversion.
A try by Colm Keane and a conversion and penalty by Killian Glynn helped Bandon to a 10-10 draw with Bantry Bay but it is Bantry who advanced on the try count as they scored two tries.
Cobh Pirates reached the semi finals with a 16-14 away win over Ballincollig. Ciaran Duignan scored two tries for the winners. Conor O’Regan and Cian Connolly each kicked a penalty. James McSwiney and Cian Shepherd were try scorers for Ballincollig and McSwiney converted both.
Dolphin defeated Shandon 41-0 in the Junior Three Cup. Killian Walsh, Sean Lehane, Adam Sheehan, Mark O’Sullivan, Mick Waters, Ian Coughlan and Eddie Butts were try scorers for Dolphin and Dan Daly kicked three conversions.
Fermoy defeated Ballincollig 27-24. John Roche, Thomas McAulliffe and Mark Cotton scored tries for the winners and McAulliffe converted all three and added two penalties. Cillian Burke, Paul Dinneen and Thomas Milkontas scored tries for Ballincollig and Dinneen kicked three penalties.
Munster Junior Cup:Cashel 49,Old Christians 28;
Bruff 16,Clanwilliam 3;
Munster Junior Plate:Bandon 26,Ballincollig 12;
Highfield 35,Thurles 20;
Kilfeacle 26,Cobh Pirates 8;
Sunday’s Well 13,Garryowen 22;
Waterford City 19,Dolphin 52;
Munster Junior Bowl:Killorglin 13,Charleville 22;
Shandon 15,Dungarvan 30;
Munster Junior Clubs Shield Final:Galbally 16,Kanturk 16;
Munster Junior League Division 3 Section A:Abbeyfeale 6,Killarney 19;
Section B:Carrick-on-Suir 13,Fermoy 5;
Mallow 23,Douglas 0;
Munster Seconds League Quarter Final:U.C.C. 45,Young Munster 13;
O’Neill Cup:Midleton 38,Clonakilty 5;
Junior 2 Cup:Ballincollig 14,Cobh Pirates 16;
Bantry Bay 10,Bandon 10;
Dunmanway 18,U.C.C. 24;
Sunday’s Well 23,Kanturk 0;
Dave Dineen Cup:Crosshaven 15,Skibbereen 11;
Webb Cup:Waterpark 22,Shannon 24;
Munster Junior 3 Cup:Dolphin 41,Shandon 0;
Fermoy 27,Ballincollig 24;
Frazer McMullen Under 21 Cup First Round:U.C.D. 14,U.C.C. 15;
Under 21 Cup South:Sunday’s Well 3,Waterpark 30;
Maher Sports South Under 19 Cup:Highfield 14,Sunday’s Well 21;
Maher Sports South Under 19 Development Cup Semi Finals:Kanturk 0,Muskerry 22;
Kinsale 3,Douglas 7;
West Cork Under 19 Cup Semi Final:Bandon 15,Bantry Bay 3;
Maher Sports South Under 17 Cup:Bandon 57,Youghal 7;
Charleville 13,Highfield 17;
Maher Sports South Under 17 Development Cup:Carrigaline 20,Crosshaven 20;
Clonakilty 15,Cork Constitution 17;
Dolphin 5,Fermoy 17;
Kanturk 0,Mallow 39;
Maher Sports South Under 15 Cup Semi Final:Kanturk 24,Highfield 22;
Maher Sports South Under 15 Development Cup:Charleville 5,Skibbereen 12;
Cobh Pirates 25,Muskerry 12;
Old Christians 17,Highfield B 5;
West Munster Under 17 Cup Final:Tralee 16,Abbeyfeale 3;
Womens AIL Division 2:Shannon 12,Young Munster 5;
Youghal 5,Tralee 12;