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Junior Rugby Round-Up & Weekend Results

19th November 2017 By Leonard Allen

Junior Rugby Round-Up & Weekend Results

There were no surprises in the Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Cup Quarter Finals but Old Christians knocked out holders Thurles in the Junior Clubs Challenge Shield.

There were no surprises in the Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Cup Quarter Finals but Old Christians knocked out holders Thurles in the Junior Clubs Challenge Shield.

The meeting of the top two teams in Division 1 at Richmond Park saw Clonmel come out on top with a 25-9 victory in their Junior Clubs Challenge Cup quarter final. Two penalties from Tadgh Bennett to one from Pat O’Connor saw Richmond lead 6-3 at half time.

Bennett extended the home side’s lead with a third penalty before O’Connor closed the gap to three points with his second penalty.

Tries in the final quarter of the game from Mark Corby, Greg Carroll and Luke Noonan ensured Clonmel’s passage to the last four with O’Connor converting two of the tries.

With these sides due to meet in a top of the table clash next week, the bragging rights are with Clonmel.

Holders Kilfeacle had to rely on two late penalties from Jamie Heuston to see off the challenge of Kanturk with an 18-14 home victory. A try from Ciaran Boyce converted by Conor Cremin gave Kanturk an early 7-0 lead. Tries from Diarmuid McCarthy and Cormac O’Donoghue and a Heuston conversion gave Kilfeacle a 12-7 half time lead.

Dathai Fitzpatrick put Kanturk back in front with a try which Cremin converted but Heuston’s late kicks denied them victory.

Bandon looked like they would book their place in the semi-finals as they led Clanwilliam 10-3 with five minutes remaining. Gearoid Crowley scored Bandon’s try and Rhys Harrold kicked a conversion and a penalty.

A late flourish from the home side yielded two tries from Darragh Burke which Niall Leahy converted. Leahy also landed a penalty for Clanwilliam.

Waterpark defeated Skibbereen 18-7 at Ballinakill. The home side led 11-7 at half time with a try from Paddy Kiersey and two Tom Kiersey penalties. Rory Byrne scored a try for Skibbereen which Denis McCarthy converted.

The only score of the second half was a try for Waterpark from Paddy Kiersey and Tom Kiersey converted.

The semi-final draw is Kilfeacle v Clonmel and Clanwilliam v Waterpark and these ties are scheduled for 17th December.

Old Christians edged out Thurles 24-23 at Rathcooney in the Junior Clubs Challenge Shield quarter final. Craig O’Connell, Alan O’Connell and Eoin Murnane scored tries for Old Christians. Ryan O’Connell converted all three tries and Murnane added a drop goal.

Seamus Houlihan and Ger McCormack replied with tries for Thurles and John Lillis kicked two conversions and three penalties.
Old Christians will now have a home semi-final tie against Clonakilty on the 10th December.

Crosshaven and St. Mary’s share top spot in Division Two of the Munster Junior League after they won their back log games.

Crosshaven travelled to Castleisland on Saturday evening and had to withstand a late rally from the home side before emerging winners 15-9. James Bourke and Darren O’Keeffe were Crosshaven’s try scorers and Michael Lynch kicked a conversion and a penalty. Dan O’Shea replied with three penalties for the Kerry side.

St Mary’s travelled to Tanner Park and defeated Ballincollig 24-15 and secured a crucial winning bonus point. Sean Lyons scored two tries and two conversions for the Saints and Paul Loughran and Keith McManus also scored tries. Paudge Flynn replied with two tries for Ballincollig and John Sheehan kicked a conversion and a penalty.

Clonakilty kept their challenge alive with a hard earned 17-13 away win at struggling Mitchelstown. Ger McCarthy scored two tries for the winners and Cosmin Rosu also scored a try. Mark Purcell added one conversion. Josh Evans was Mitchelstown try scorer and Patrick Molloy converted and added two penalties.

Ennis booked their place in the semi-finals of the Martin O’Sullivan Cup following their 17-7 away win at Chorca Dhuibhne. Tries from Elie Mundu and Mark Taylor gave the visitors an early 12-0 lead. Tip Delaney opened Chorca Dhuibhne’s account with a try which Brian Devine converted to leave it 12-7 at half time.

The only score of the second half was an Enda Galvin try for Ennis who will now have a home semi-final against Killorglin on the 10th December.

RESULTS:
Munster Junior League Division 2: Ballincollig 15, St. Mary’s 24;
Castleisland 9, Crosshaven 15;
Mitchelstown 13, Clonakilty 17;

Junior Clubs Challenge Cup: Clanwilliam 17, Bandon 10;
Kilfeacle 18, Kanturk 14;
Richmond 9, Clonmel 25;
Waterpark 18, Skibbereen 7;

Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Shield: Old Christians 24, Thurles 23;

Martin O’Sullivan Cup: Chorca Dhuibhne 7, Ennis 17;

Gleeson League Section A: Garryowen 40, Ennis 7;
Newcastle West-Abbeyfeale 0, Shannon 48;
Richmond 27, Newport 7;
U.L. Bohemian 0, Old Crescent 29;

Section B: Kilfeacle 46, Thurles 5;

Junior 3 League South: Charleville 15, Ballincollig 25;
Fermoy 6, U.C.C. 5;
Youghal 36, Crosshaven 3;

Donal Walsh Under 20 League: Garryowen 25, Dolphin 0;
Newcastle West-Estuary 19, Highfield 22;
Sunday’s Well 10, Shannon 55;
U.C.C. 28, UL Bohemian 12;

Junior Friendly: Highfield 31, U.C.C. 28;

Women’s Qualifying League: Bandon 3, Clonmel 17;
Bantry Bay 19, Richmond 10;
St. Mary’s 0, Fermoy 50;
Tralee 17, Shannon 0;

Schools Senior Friendly: C.B.C. 47, Terenure College 3;
C.B.C. B 0, Terenure College B 7;
Crecent College Comp. 15, Clongowes 26;
Crecent College Comp B 0, Clongowes B 17;
P.B.C. 54, Ard Scoil Rís 10;
Rockwell 36, Blackrock College 5;
St. Munchin’s 22, Belvedere College 23;

Schools Junior Friendly: C.B.C. 48, Terenure College 5;
C.B.C. B 47, Terenure College B 3;
Crecent College Comp. 7, Rockwell 14;
St. Munchin’s 14, Belvedere College 0;

Club Under 18 League Conference 3: Ballincollig 22, Dunmanway 5;
Bantry Bay 6, Kinsale 10;

Conference 4: Cork Constitution 15, Muskerry 5;

Conference 6: Clonmel 17, Youghal 5;

Club Under 16 Conference 1: Bruff 0, Ennis 33;
Shannon-Old Crescent-Garryowen 5, Nenagh Ormond 37;

Conference 6: Clonmel 7, Midleton 22;

North Under 14 League Section 2: Garryowen 40, Newcastle West-Estuary 12;
Nenagh Ormond 17, St. Senan’s 24;

North Under 13 Development League: Ennis 22, Richmond-St. Mary’s 5;

South Under 14 League Conference 1: Clonakilty 10, Skibberen 30;
Kanturk 22, Bantry Bay 26;

Conference 2: Dolphin 34, Cork Constitution 12;
Mallow 27, Crosshaven 7;
Sunday’s Well 34, Charleville 17;

Conference 3: Old Christians 24, Fermoy 34;

Conference 4: Muskerry 22, Kinsale 17;

South Under 13 League Conference 1: Kanturk 19, Clonakilty 30;
Mallow 22, Skibbereen 29;

Conference 2: Cobh Pirates 12, Highfield 15;
Fermoy 15, Douglas-Carrigaline 5;
Mitchelstown 30, Douglas-Carrigaline 10;

Under 18 Friendly: Kanturk 21, Mallow 19;

Under 16 Friendly: Clonakilty 28, Skibbereen 24;
Cobh Pirates 31, Old Christians 19;
Kinsale 28, Sunday’s Well 30;
Muskerry 22, Mallow 7;
Waterford City 5, Fethard 17;

Under 14 Friendly: Dungarvan 5, Midleton 17;

Girls Under 18 League Conference C: Listowel 32, Shannon 19;

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