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Saturday Senior Rugby Roundup

31st January 2016 By Munster Rugby

Saturday Senior Rugby Roundup

Young Munster caused a big upset at Temple Hill to move into fourth place in Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League, while Garryowen held on to third spot with a bonus point win at Dooradoyle.

Young Munster caused a big upset at Temple Hill to move into fourth place in Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League, while Garryowen held on to third spot with a bonus point win at Dooradoyle.

Young Munster came from behind to beat Cork Constitution for the second time this season by a single point on an 18-17 scoreline in Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League.
A try by Max Abbott converted by Tomas Quinlan gave Con’ a 7-6 interval lead. Gearoid Lyons kicked two penalties for the Cookies.
Niall Kenneally extended Con’s lead with a try which Quinlan again converted.
Munster’s finished the stronger and tries from Sean Duggan and Alan Ross and a Lyons conversion gave the visitors the spoils.

Garryowen had a precious 27-14 bonus point win at Dooradoyle against an Old Belvedere side who scored a converted try at the end of each half.
Garryowen were 15-0 up approaching half time with tries from Steve McMahon and Josh Hrstich scored tries and Neil Cronin kicked a penalty and a conversion.
The home side dominated the second half and tries by David Johnston and James McInerney with Cronin converting Johnston's try to complete the Garryowen tally.

Shannon were in try scoring mood when touching down five times in a rout of bottom side Belfast Harlequins at Thomond Park where they won this Division 1B clash 40-0.
Shannon led 26-0 at half time with four penalties by Shane Airey and two tries by Will Leonard with Airey converting both.
Ronan McKenna scored two tries in the second half and Tadgh Bennett and Airey each added a conversion.

Dolphin who led Trinity 6-5 at half time with penalties from Barry Keeshan and Cian McGovern had no answer to the Dublin students who finished the stronger to run out 29-6 winners.

St Mary’s College were the only Divisional leaders to win and they beat struggling U.L. Bohemian 22-13 at Templeville Road. Ian Condell scored a try for the Limerick side and Rick McKenna kicked a conversion and two penalties.

In Division 2A U.C.C. won their colours game at home to Queens University with a 30-14 victory at the Mardyke to them back in the race for the title. Kevin Slater scored two tries for the home side and Cathal Gallagher got one. Kevin O’Keeffe kicked three penalties and two conversions and D Dennehy added a conversion.

Cashel got back into contention for promotion with a 17-15 away win over Malone. Andrew Wallace scored a try for the Tipperary side and Pat O’Connor kicked four penalties.

Nenagh Ormond are just two points outside the promotion places after 29-10 home win over Thomond under lights on Friday night.
Anthony Kavanagh, Anthony Grey and Eathon Moloney were try scorers for Nenagh and they were also awarded two penalty tries. Michael Walsh kicked two conversions. Eoghan Cunnane and Eoin O’Carroll replied with tries for Thomond.

Highfield closed the gap on Leaders City of Derry with a 24-14 bonus point win away to bottom side Seapoint. Paul Stack, Ben Murphy and Fintan O’Sullivan were try scorers for the ‘Field and they were also awarded a penalty try. Dylan Horgan kicked two conversions.

Sunday’s Well kept their play off place alive with their ninth successive win after they defeated Bective Rangers 30-8 at Irish Independent Park. Greg Higgins, Kieran Stokes and Shane Desmond scored tries for the ‘Well and Shane O’Riordan kicked two conversions and three penalties.

Division 2C pace setters Old Crescent came unstuck at the Aviva Stadium as Wanderers defeated them 31-24, but the Limerick side did pick up two points.

Bruff kept their promotion hopes alive with a 20-10 away win over Midleton. John Hogan scored a try for Bruff; Declan Bannon kicked four penalties and Tony Cahill one. Midleton replied with a try from Rob Carey and Stuart Lee kicked a penalty and a conversion.

Kanturk and Navan played out a scoreless draw at Knocknacolan.

RESULTS:
Ulster Bank League Division 1A: Cork Constitution 17, Young Munster 18;
Galwegians 5, Clontarf 17;
Garryowen 27, Old Belvedere 14;
Lansdowne 22, UCD 20;
Terenure College 9, Ballynahinch 20;

Division 1B: Ballymena 25, Buccaneers 30;
Blackrock College 10, Old Wesley 28;
Dublin University 29, Dolphin 6;
Shannon 40, Belfast Harlequins 0;
St. Mary's College 22, UL Bohemian 13;

Division 2A: Malone 15, Cashel 17;
Naas 16, Banbridge 5;
Nenagh Ormond 29, Thomond 10;
Skerries 21, Corinthians 0;
U.C.C. 30, Queens University 14;

Division 2B: City of Armagh 0, MU Barnhall 15;
Dungannon v Rainey Old Boys postponed;
Greystones 18, City of Derry 11;
Seapoint 13, Highfield 24;
Sunday's Well 30, Bective Rangers 8;

Division 2C: Boyne 11, Tullamore 31;
Dundalk 42, Sligo 3;
Kanturk 0, Navan 0;
Midleton 10, Bruff 20;
Wanderers 31, Old Crescent 24;

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