Junior Rugby Roundup week ending 4th October
5th October 2009 By Munster Rugby
Three Tipperary clubs and Waterpark have booked their places in this season’s AIB All Ireland Junior Cup after victories in the quarter finals of the Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Cup.
After going through last season with out a win, Waterpark started life in Junior competitions with a 19-9 home win over Cobh Pirates. The sides were level 9-9 at half time with Brendan Walsh kicking three penalties for the home side and Brendan Ronan replying with three penalties for the visitors. Colm Phelan’s try proved to be the turning point and a conversion and penalty by Walsh made sure of victory for the Suirsiders.
Cashel had to stage a great second half come back to see off the challenge of Richmond 21-19 at the Limerick venue. Richmond led 16-3 at half time and had a try from Finbarr Hogan and a conversion and three penalties by Brian Begley. Darragh O’Brien replied with a penalty for Cashel. Tries by Martin Feehan and Pat O’Connor and a conversion and penalty by O’Connor left a point between the sides as Begley kicked his fourth penalty for the home side. Conor Quinlan put Cashel ahead with a drop goal but Begley was off target with a last minute penalty that could have won it for the Limerick side.
Clonmel continued their good run with a 32-17 away win over Skibbereen. Conor Cooney scored two tries for the winners and number eight John Long and John Stokes also scored tries. Morgan Lyons kicked three conversions and two penalties. Mark Kingston replied with four penalties for Skibbereen and Peter Stout scored a try.
Kilfeacle booked their place in the last four with a 14-12 away win over Crosshaven. Bobby Rodgers and Andrew Lane scored tries for the home sides and lane added a conversion.
Next week’s semi finals will see Waterpark play Clonmel and Kilfeacle against Cashel.
Kinsale and Kanturk played out a 23-23 draw at Kinsale in the quarter finals of the Munster Junior Shield, but it is Kanturk who advance on tries by 3-1. Simon Mulholland, Luke McCabe and Daithi Fitzpatrick scored tries for Kanturk and Darragh Meade kicked one conversion and two penalties. Barry Wright scored a try for the home side. Shane O’Halloran added a drop goal and Peter Murphy kicked five penalties.
Youghal overcame the challenge of Ennis on a 41-22 scoreline. Gareth Hogan scored two tries for the winners and Dave Fox, Jonathon Ormond, Simon Prim, Steven Kelly and Alan Fox got one each. Ormond kicked three conversions. Roy Duggan, Damian Forde, Pa Harding and Andrew Thomond replied with tries for the Clare side and Bryan Murphy kicked one conversion.
There was an upset at Clanwilliam Park when Galbally defeated the home side 10-6. Liam Casey and Martin Mulvery scored tries for the winners and Willie Dwyer replied with two penalties for Clanwilliam.
Old Christians continued their good run with a 25-21 victory over Newport at the Tipperary venue. Paddy O’Donoghue and Stuart Lee were try scorers for the winners. Lee also added a drop goal and Stephen O’Brien kicked four penalties.
The semi final pairing for this competition which will be played at the end of the month are – Kanturk v Youghal and Galbally v Old Christians.
Mallow and Carrick-on-Suir will meet in the Martin O’Sullivan Cup final on the October weekend after both sides won their semi final ties.
Mallow traveled to Abbeyfeale and defeated the home side 32-18. Leonard Browne scored two of Mallow’s five tries with Neil Lucey, Rory McSharry and Dave Walsh getting one each. Brian Morris kicked a conversion and penalty and Michael Sweeney also added a conversion. Sean Scannell replied with two tries for Abbeyfeale and Paul O’Sullivan kicked a conversion and two penalties.
Carrick-on-Suir defeated Waterford City 15-11 in the other semi final. Peter Downey and David Kiersey scored tries for the winners. Michael Cronin added a conversion and James Wallace kicked a penalty. Damian Kennedy replied with a try for Waterford and Aaron Foskin kicked two penalties.
In the Munster Seconds League Northern Section U.L. Bohemian recorded their second victory with a 40-6 win over Bruff. Paul Rowley scored two of the winner’s six tries with Giles Boland, Anthony Hartigan, Harry duStacpoole and Luke Holmes all getting one apiece. Derek Farrell converted five of the tries.
Thomond continued their good run with a 13-12 win over Young Munster. Henry O’Neill scored a try for the winners and David Guerin kicked a conversion and two penalties.
In the other game in this section Nenagh Ormond defeated Old Crescent 28-18.
In the Southern Section Cork Constitution defeated U.C.C. 31-18. Matthew Ross, Peter Kelleher and Simon Zebo scored tries for the winners and Zebo kicked two conversions and four penalties. Michael Lenihan Jason Carton replied with tries for the College, Ronan O’Sullivan kicked a conversion and a penalty and Colin O’Brien also added a penalty.
Highfield had a surprising 40-17 win over Dolphin at Musgrave Park and Clonakilty defeated Midleton 34-7 at the Towns Park.
AIB League Division 1A: Dolphin 13,Cork Constitution 12;
Garryowen 12,Shannon 10;
St. Mary’s College 24,Clontarf 7;
U.L. Bohemian 3,Blackrock College 8;
Division 1B:Ballymena 15,Ballynahinch 13;
Galwegians 15,Dungannon 13;
Old Belvedere 24,U.C.C. 3;
Young Munster 23,Buccaneers 3;
Division 2:Belfast Harlequins 31,Old Crescent 6;
D.L.S.P 38,Clonakilty 14;
Dublin University 20,Terenure College 26;
Highfield 8,Bruff 40;
Malone 10,Bective Rangers 24;
Old Wesley 9,Lansdowne 42;
Thomond 34,Greystones 6;
U.C.D. 36,Corinthians 7;
Division 3:Ards 20,Barnhall 26;
Co. Carlow 3,Navan 12;
Instonians 40,Portadown 5;
Naas 10,Midleton 16;
Nenagh Ormond 44,Connemara 13;
Queens University 24,Banbridge 6;
Rainey Old Boys 3,Sunday’s Well 12;
Wanderers 19,Suttonians 6;
Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Cup Quarter Finals:
Skibbereen 17,Clonmel 32;
Crosshaven 12,Kilfeacle 14;
Richmond 19,Cashel 21;
Waterpark 19,Cobh Pirates 9;
Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Shield Quarter Finals:
Clanwilliam 6,Galbally 10;
Kinsale 23,Kanturk 23 (Kanturk win on tries);
Newport 21,Old Christians 25;
Youghal 41,Ennis 22;
Martin O’Sullivan Cup Semi Finals:
Carrick-on-Suir 15,Waterford City 11;
Abbeyfeale 18,Mallow 32;
Munster Seconds League North:Bruff 6,U.L. Bohemian 40;
Garryowen 13,Shannon 6;
Old Crescent 18,Nenagh Ormond 28;
Thomond 13,Young Munster 12;
Munster Seconds League South:Dolphin 17,Highfield 40;
Midleton 7,Clonakilty 34;
U.C.C. 18,Cork Constitution 31;
Junior 2 League South:
Section A:Castleisland 22,Killarney 9;
Tralee 27,Listowel 0;
Section B:Dunmanway 10,Skibbereen 6;
Kinsale 13,Clonakilty 10;
Section C:Sunday’s Well 8,Old Christians 13;
Section D:Carrigaline 0,Dolphin 16;
Cork Constitution 55,Douglas 0;
Crosshaven 0,Cobh Pirates 38;
Evans League:Carrick-on-Suir 0,Clonmel 35;
Waterford City16,Waterpark 30;
Junior Friendly:Killorglin 10,Newcastle West 27;
Junior 3 Friendly:Kanturk 13,Mallow 32;
South Under 19 League:Midleton 3,Fermoy 20;
Kanturk 24,Old Christians 22;
Sundays Well 45,Mallow 0;
South Under 17 League:
Section A:Bantry Bay ,Ballincollig ;
Clonakilty ,Skibbereen ;
Kinsale ,Dunmanway ;
Section B:Cobh Pirates 27,Kanturk 0;
Mallow 5,Fermoy 0;
Midleton ,Charleville ;
Section C:Carrigaline 5,Crosshaven 19;
Old Christians 20,Muskerry 14;
PBC 27,Highfield B 0;
Section D:Highfield 24,Douglas 5;
Sundays Well 19,Cork Constitution 0;
Youghal 23,Dolphin 0;
Womens AIL Division 2 South:Galbally 7,Nenagh Ormond 12;
Shannon 13,Youghal 20;
Thurles 12,Tralee 15;