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Semi Final Line Up in AIB League Div 1 Decided

20th April 2008 By Munster Rugby

Semi Final Line Up in AIB League Div 1 Decided

Cork Constitution topped the AIB League Division One with their win over Dolphin, while Garryowen and Shannon will face off in the semi finals after their wins on Saturday over UCD and Greystones respectively.

AIB All Ireland League Division One Results
Saturday 19th April 2008
Ballymena 7-38 Dungannon
Blackrock College 49-27 St. Mary’s College
Clontarf 37-14 Galwegians
Cork Constitution 25-3 Dolphin
Garryowen 34-13 UCD
Old Belvedere 33-18 UL Bohemian
Shannon 38-5 Greystones
Terenure College 20-27 Lansdowne

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Cork Constitution 25-3 Dolphin

In the battle of Cork’s top flight sides, Cork Constitution proved the stronger in a three-try win at Temple Hill. Upwards of 4,000 spectators were present to witness the clubs’ first ever AIB League clash at Temple Hill.
Dolphin opened the scoring with a Barry Keeshan penalty but a Tom Gleeson try and two Richie Lane penalties had Con 11-3 ahead at half-time.
Recently retired Munster winger John Kelly helped set up a try for Lane and Cronan Healy grabbed the clinching score.
Cork Constitution: Tries: Tom Gleeson, Richie Lane, Cronan Healy; Cons: Richie Lane 2; Pens: Richie Lane 2

Dolphin: Pen: Barry Keeshan

Garryowen 34-13 UCD

Garryowen finished third in the final Division One table to set up a mouthwatering semi-final trip to their Limerick neighbours Shannon.
Garryowen set a new club record for consecutive AIB League wins – this was their tenth – as they easily accounted for UCD.
The hosts led 13-3 at half-time with centre Conan Doyle collecting a 25th-minute try.
UCD did counter with tries from Michael Hastings and Andy Cummiskey, but efforts from Cillian O’Boyle, Damien Varley and Gerry Hurley saw Garryowen chalk up their bonus point.
Garryowen: Tries: Cillian O’Boyle, Conan Doyle, Damien Varley, Gerry Hurley; Cons: Conor Kilroy 4; Pens: Conor Kilroy 2
UCD: Tries: Michael Hastings, Andy Cummiskey; Pen: Killian Lett

Shannon 38-5 Greystones

Shannon strode confidently into the Division One semi-finals as they relegated Greystones at Coonagh this afternoon.
‘Stones needed a shock final day win to stay in the top flight but Shannon, with a home semi-final draw in their sights, were in unforgiving mood.
The AIB Cup champions led 24-0 at half-time with Stephen Kelly (2) and Sean Cronin both touching down.
Further tries from Cronin and captain David Quinlan saw Shannon out of sight with Stuart Abbott grabbing a consolation score for ‘Stones.
Shannon: Tries: Sean Cronin 2, Sean Kelly 2, David Quinlan; Cons: David O’Donovan 5; Pen: David O’Donovan
Greystones: Try: Stuart Abbott

Old Belvedere 33-18 UL Bohemians

Old Belvedere rounded off their season in fine style with a five-try success over UL Bohemians at Anglesea Road.
The win was also notable as it saw ‘Belvo crash through the 4000-point barrier in the all-time AIB League.
Early tries from Leinster’s Richie Leyden and Eoin O’Malley had the hosts leading 14-6 at the break.
Bohs rallied with touchdowns from Ian Hanly and Ryan Hartigan. However, the Dubliners powered home with Leyden, Felix Jones (his sixth league try) and Eamonn Fitzgerald adding further scores.
Old Belvedere: Tries: Richie Leyden 2, Eoin O’Malley, Felix Jones, Eamonn Fitzgerald; Cons: Brian Collins 4
UL Bohemians: Tries: Ian Hanly, Ryan Hartigan; Con: Fergal Lawlor; Pens: Fergal Lawlor 2

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