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Junior Rugby Roundup

27th March 2016 By Munster Rugby

Junior Rugby Roundup

Cork Con v Richmond & Young Munster v Bandon is the Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Cup semi final line up on Sunday 17th April, with the final scheduled a week late after four exciting quarter final ties.

Cork Con v Richmond & Young Munster v Bandon is the Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Cup semi final line up on Sunday 17th April, with the final scheduled a week late after four exciting quarter final ties.

Galbally were only moments away on two occasions from qualifying for their first Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Cup semi final, but a never say die Cork Constitution side battled to the finish to emerge 11-8 winners after extra time.
A Jack O’Mullane penalty gave the Co. Limerick side a 3-0 interval lead. John Poland levelled with a penalty for Con’ but a try from Tony Henebry looked enough to send Galbally through until Con’s Dave Fitzgerald sent the game into extra time with try two minutes from time.
With the end approaching of extra time and Galbally ahead on the first try rule Poland stepped up to kick a last minute winning penalty to send Con’ through to the last four.

Bandon caused a shock at Clonmel when they defeated the Tipperary side 23-10. Kevin Lucey and Conor Pullan scored tries for Bandon and Richard Walsh converted both and added three conversions. Mark Corby replied with a try for Clonmel and Conor Cooney converted and also added a penalty.

Richmond won a very exciting tie at Cashel having had to come from behind twice before advancing with a 26-19 victory. Cormac O’Donnell opened the scoring with a try for Cashel but two Brián Bennett penalties had Richmond ahead after fifteen minutes. A try and a conversion by Ryan O’Donnell edged Cashel back in front as they led 12-9 at half time. A fourth penalty from Bennett had the sides’ level early in the second half. Tries from Shane Halpin and Ger Flaherty both converted by Bennett put Richmond 26-12 in front. A late try from Alan O’Donnell converted by Ryan O’Donnell left seven between the sides but Richmond held on for a semi final place.

The other quarter final tie resulted in Young Munster defeating Kilfeacle 21-13 at Tom Clifford Park. Three penalties from Paul Downes had the home side 9-0 ahead at half time. A try by Peter Meyer converted by Downes made it 16-0. Gavin Heuston kicked two penalties for Kilfeacle before Mike Madden scored a second try for Munsters’. A try and a conversion by Heuston was not enough to keep Kilfeacle in contention.

The semi finals have been scheduled for 17th April with Cork Constitution entertaining Richmond and Bandon will travel to Young Munster.
The final will be played on Sunday 24th April.

In the big relegation battle in Division 1 of the Munster Junior League it finished all square at Rathcooney as Old Christians and Waterpark played out a 10-10 draw.

This result leaves St. Mary’s at the bottom with 17 points, Old Christians on 18, Waterpark on 19 and Clonakilty on 21.
Waterpark must play St. Mary’s in their final game and Old Christians are away to Richmond, with Clonakilty having their program completed.
These games are scheduled for 10th April.
There are various combinations as to which of these four sides will be relegated.

A John Flynn penalty gave Waterpark 3-0 half time lead. Christians replied with a try from John Purcell to take the lead 5-3, but a Kevin Phelan try converted by Geoff Deegan had Waterpark 10-5 ahead before Cian Smith levelled matters with a try for the Rathcooney side.

In the other game in this Division four tries in the last twenty minutes saw St. Senan’s come from 29-5 down to defeat Muskerry 33-29 at Ballyanly. Playing with the strong wind in the first half tries from Martin Muldoon, John Chambers, Dan Horgan and Lorcan Collins gave Muskerry a 24-5 half time lead. Eoin Keohane kicked two conversions and Warren Kelly replied with a try for Senan’s.
Mark Jones increased Muskerry’s advantage with a fifth try but tries from Declan Collins, Kelly, Emille Maffat and David Webb all converted by Dale O’Loughlin saw the Clare side move up to fifth place in the table.

In the Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Plate Ballincollig defeated Kanturk 10-6 to setup a quarter final meeting with Waterpark next week. Kevin Ryan scored a try for Ballincollig and Charlie Boland kicked a conversion and a penalty. Olan Daly replied with two penalties for the visitors.

Newcastle West defeated St. Mary’s 13-12 to book their place in the semi finals. Both sides were each awarded a penalty try. Sean Herlihy converted and kicked two penalties for Newcastle West, while Sean Lyons added a conversion and a try for the Saints.

Fermoy booked their place in the final of the Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Bowl with an 18-5 away win over Sunday’s Well. Eddie O’Connell and Daniel O’Brien scored tries for Fermoy and Dylan Lacey kicked a conversion and two penalties. Barry Murphy was the ‘Well’s try scorer.

Youghal will face Fermoy in the final of the O'Neill Cup which is a repeat of the Martin O’Sullivan Cup Final which Youghal won 25-15.
Youghal defeated Kinsale 14-6 to continue their great season. Scott O’Sullivan and Damian Kiely scored tries for Youghal and Keith McCarthy converted both. Sean Kingston replied with two penalties for the home side.

Cobh Pirates defeated Cashel 15-10 in the South Junior 2 Cup with tries from Adam Devlin and Richard O’Sullivan and a conversion and a penalty by Ian Jones.

Mitchelstown defeated Waterpark 31-7. Chris O’Donoghue scored two tries for the winners and Patrick Molloy, Sean Coughlan and Josh Evans also got tries. Molloy added three conversions.
Liam Roche replied with a try for Waterpark and Chris Hickey converted.

Crosshaven have advanced to the semi final of the McCarthy Cup where they will face Muskerry after a 37-10 home win over Fermoy. Eric Allen scored two tries for the winners and Kenny Donovan, Jake Murphy, Jason Brady and Ian Heffernan got one each. Chris Murray added two conversions and a penalty. Killian Tobin replied with a try for Fermoy which Sam O’Driscoll converted and Anthony Coady kicked a penalty.

Munster Junior Cup Quarter Finals: Cashel 19, Richmond 26;
Clonmel 10, Bandon 23;
Galbally 8, Cork Constitution 11 (AET);
Young Munster 21, Kilfeacle 13;

Munster Junior Plate: Ballincollig 10, Kanturk 6;
Newcastle West 13, St. Mary's 12;

Munster Junior Bowl Semi Final: Sunday's Well 5, Fermoy 18;

Munster Junior League Division 1: Muskerry 29, St. Senan's 33;
Old Christians 10, Waterpark 10;

O'Neill Cup: Kinsale 6, Youghal 14;

Junior 2 Cup South: Cashel 10, Cobh Pirates 15;
Clonmel 25, Waterford City 25 (AET);
Mitchelstown 31, Waterpark 7;

McCarthy Cup: Crosshaven 37, Fermoy 10;

Gleeson Cup: Clanwilliam 34, Kilfeacle 17;

Donal Walsh Play Offs: Shannon 18, Bruff 17;
U.C.C. 37, Highfield 3;

East Under 16 Cup: Thurles 10, Kilfeacle 7;

South Under 18 Cup: Clonakilty 28, Old Christians 8;
Cork Constitution 0, Skibbereen 13;
Highfield 22, Midleton 10;
Mallow 13, Charleville 10;

South Under 16 Cup: Bantry Bay 7, Ballincollig 3;
Kinsale 13, Charleville 5;
Midleton 16, Cork Constitution 6;

South Under 16 Development Cup: Dolphin 10, Old Christians 30;

South Under 16 League Semi Final: Bandon 5, Skibbereen 10;

South Under 14 League: Midleton 7, Skibbereen 22;

South Under 14 Plate: Cork Constitution 37, Crosshaven 17;
Kinsale 11, Dolphin 7;
Sunday's Well 30, Carrigaline 10;

South Under 14 Bowl: Douglas 47, Fermoy 21;

South Under 13 League Conference 2: Cork Constitution 0, Cobh Pirates 22;


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