Junior Rugby Roundup week ending 24th January
25th January 2010 By Munster Rugby
Clanwilliam are the new leaders in the Second Division of the Munster Junior League after Galbally lost their unbeaten run at home to Old Christians in the top game of the day.
An Aidan Tobin penalty and a try by Cillian Spain gave Old Christians an 8-0 lead at half time. Galbally hit back with a try by James Stapleton and a conversion and penalty by Karl Bourke to lead 10-8, but Spain struck with his second try to give the points to the Cork side.
Clanwilliam moved to top spot after they collected maximum points in their 38-19 home win over Newport. Padraig Ryan scored two tries for the winners and Bernard O’Callaghan, Robbie Doyle, Diarmuid Kiely and Ian Quinlan all got one each. Willie O’Dwyer kicked four conversions. Sean O’Gorman, Cian O’Toole and Kevin O’Brien all scored tries for the visitors and Phillip O’Brien added two conversions.
Five penalties from Darragh Meade and a try by Pat Fitzpatrick helped Kanturk to a 20-16 home win over bottom side St. Mary’s. Barry Gibbons and Matthew Ryan scored tries for the visitors and Gibbons kicked two penalties who led at one stage 16-3.
Tries by Andy Lynch and Peter Murphy and a conversion and three penalties by Murphy gave Kinsale a 21-6 win over Ennis. Bryan Murphy replied with two penalties for the Clare side.
Four penalties from Dave Foley and one by Eoin Keohane gave Muskerry a 15-10 win over Bandon. Sean Riordan scored a try for the visitors and David Aherne kicked a conversion and penalty.
All the top three sides in the First Division of the league continued on their winning ways, but Cashel were the only side to pick up a bonus point and they are now four points behind leaders Tralee with a game in hand.
Cashel defeated Ballincollig 58-7. The Cork side did lead early in the game when John Stevenson scored a try and Denis Galvin converted. Pat O’Connor was again their top scorer with a try, six conversions and two penalties. Darragh O’Brien scored two tries with Sebastian Lentino, Maximilliano Nannini, David Lambe, Micheal Hickey and Brendan O’Connor getting a try each.
Leaders Tralee were 14-10 away winners over struggling St. Senan’s. The Clare side led 10-8 at half time with a try by Stephen Ryan and a conversion and penalty by Declan Collins. Joe Costello was Tralee’s scorer with a try and three penalties.
Richmond remain in second place a point behind the leaders after their 12-11 away win over Kilfeacle. Wayne Murphy kicked four penalties for the Limerick side but there was confusion at the end of the game when a Kilfeacle penalty was singled as having gone over the crossbar by the touch judges, but the referee ruled it out.
Waterpark got back to winning ways with a 22-6 home win over Cobh Pirates. A try by Gerry Miller and a conversion and penalty by Brendan Walsh gave the home side an early 10-0 lead. Walsh added another penalty before half time and Brendan Ronan kicked a penalty and drop goal for the Pirates. Walsh added another penalty in the second half and Colm O’Shea kicked two to secure the points.
Skibbereen picked up the points with a 16-11 home win over Clonmel. A try by David Shannon and a conversion and three penalties by Mark Kingston were the West Cork side’s scorers, while Clonmel replied with a try by Conor Cooney and two penalties by Morgan Lyons.
Crosshaven are still rooted to the foot of the table after they played out an 11-11 draw at home to Thurles. Michael Buckley scored a try for the home side and Ger Fitzgerald kicked two penalties. Eamon Connolly scored a try and two penalties for the visitors but Thurles will regret the decision to run a penalty from in front of the posts in the dying minutes with the scores tied.
It was a great day for the four Kerry clubs in Division 3A with all four winning.
Leaders Castleisland have extended their lead to twenty one with a 16-13 win over Abbeyfeale. Mark Connolly scored a try, conversion and three penalties for the winners and Abbeyfeale replied with two tries from Robert Browne and a penalty by Paul O’Sullivan.
Killarney moved into second position after their 23-3 home win over Kilrush. Brian O’Sullivan scored two tries for the winners and Alan Mulligan got one. Sean Hickey kicked two penalties and a conversion.
Corca Dhuibhne defeated Presentation at Rathuard 21-17 with tries from Micheal McGearailt and Billy O’Connor. Johnny Curran kicked three penalties and a conversion.
Killorglin got their first win of the season with a 29-0 home win over Scariff. Andrew O’Reilly scored two tries and David O’Sullivan and John Ahern got one each. Brian Gannon kicked three conversions and a penalty.
With Charleville’s game with Carrick-on-Suir postponed, Mallow moved into second placed in Division 3B with an 18-10 away win over Dungarvan. Neill McSherry and Leonard Browne scored tries for the winners and Brian Morris kicked a conversion, penalty and drop goal. Joey Doherty replied with a try for the home side and Michael Irwin kicked a penalty and conversion.
A try by Cathal O’Keeffe and a conversion and three penalties by Joe Lee gave Fermoy a 16-6 home win over Waterford City. Aaron Foskin replied with two penalties for the visitors.
Douglas collected maximum points with a 29-12 away win over Shandon. D.O. O’Connor scored three tries for the winners and Dan Lowery got one. Andy Larkin kicked three conversions and a penalty. Barry Leahy replied with four penalties for the home side.
AIB League Division 1A: Blackrock College 26,Clontarf 13;
Dolphin 21,St. Mary’s College 13;
Garryowen 6,Cork Constitution 6;
U.L. Bohemian 11,Shannon 17;
Division 1B:Ballymena 10,Old Belvedere 26;
Dungannon 3,U.C.C. 21;
Galwegians 12,Buccaneers 11;
Young Munster 15,Ballynahinch 12;
Division 2:Bective Rangers 19,Thomond 0;
Belfast Harlequins 18,U.C.D. 6;
Bruff 18,Greystones 3;
Corinthians 3,Highfield 6;
Lansdowne 17,Dublin University 12;
Old Crescent 18,Malone 21;
Old Wesley 22,Clonakilty 15;
Terenure College 12,D.L.S.P. 14;
Division 3:Banbridge 17,Barnhall 5;
Co. Carlow 20,Rainey Old Boys 17;
Instonians 31,Suttonians 10;
Midleton 12,Sunday’s Well 6;
Navan 14,Wanderers 6;
Portadown 3,Connemara 18;
Queens University 18,Nenagh Ormond 13;
Munster Junior League Division 1:Cashel 58,Ballincollig 7;
Crosshaven 11,Thurles 11;
Kilfeacle 11,Richmond 12;
Skibbereen 16,Clonmel 11;
St. Senan’s 10,Tralee 14;
Waterpark 22,Cobh Pirates 6;
Division 2:Clanwilliam 38,Newport 19;
Galbally 10,Old Christians 13;
Kanturk 20,St Mary’s 16;
Kinsale 21,Ennis 6;
Muskerry 15,Bandon 10;
Newcastle West v Youghal Off;
Division 3 Section A:Castleisland 16Abbeyfeale 13;
Presentation 17,Corca Dhuibhne 21;
Killarney 23,Kilrush 3;
Killorglin 29,Scariff 0;
Section B:Charleville v Carrick-on-Suir Off;
Shandon 12,Douglas 29;
Dungarvan 10,Mallow 18;
Fermoy 16,Waterford City 6;
Munster Seconds League North:Garryowen 20,Young Munster 6;
Shannon 20,Bruff 11;
Munster Seconds League South:Highfield 0,Dolphin 22;
Sunday’s Well 24,U.C.C. 26;
Gleeson League:Garryowen 15,Clonmel 9;
Old Crescent 10,Young Munster 6;
Shannon 17,U.L. Bohemian 14;
Thomond 23,Cashel 15;
Junior 2 League South Section A:Killarney 3,Castleisland 13;
Section B:Clonakilty 21,Bantry Bay 8;
Section C:Muskerry 0,Old Christians 22;
Section D:Carrigaline 0,Cork Constitution 34;
Junior 3 League South Group A:Youghal 5,Mallow 6;
Group B:Cork Transport 7,Fermoy 42;
Dolphin 35,Shandon 5;
Under 21 South Western Conference Division 1 Section A:Dolphin 9,U.C.C. 17;
N.U.I.G. 17,Highfield 5;
Section B:Shannon 19,Cork Constitution 16;
Sunday’s Well 14,U.L. Bohemian 35;
Division 2 North:Kilfeacle 10,Cashel 11;
Avonmore Milk Munster Under 19 League Group 3:Kilfeacle 33,St. Mary’s 3;
Avonmore Milk Munster Under 17 League Section A:Kilfeacle 36,U.L. Bohemain 0;
Section B:Waterpark 15,Old Christians 3;
Section C:Abbeyfeale 0,Bandon 14;
Section D:Charleville 0,Cashel 12;
South Under 19 Development League:Bandon 15,Highfield 0;
Dunmanway 20,Youghal 18;
Kinsale 15,Douglas 20;
South Under 15 League Section A:Cork Constitution 22,Mallow 10;
Midleton 15,Muskerry 36;
Old Christians 0,Kanturk 27;
Sunday’s Well 21,Cobh Pirates 5;
Section B:Ballincollig 7,Clonakilty 21;
Crosshaven 28,Dolphin 7;
Highfield 28,Carrigaline 0;
Kinsale 20,Dunmanway 6;
Womens Munster Cup:Clonmel 28,Young Munster 8;
Fermoy 0,Highfield 51;