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Senior Rugby Roundup

4th February 2023 By Leonard Allen

Senior Rugby Roundup

Nenagh Ormond advanced to the final of the Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Challenge Cup after they beat Highfield in the semi-final at the weekend. Photo Credit: Nenagh Ormond RFC Facebook | Ger Ryan

It will be a historic Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Challenge Cup final this year as holders Young Munster, who are bidding for a three in a row, face Nenagh Ormond in the decider.

The Tipperary side will be the first side from the Premier County to contest a final.

There were wins for both Munster sides in the All Ireland Women’s Cup series.

Nenagh Ormond booked their final spot with a comfortable 28-5 home win over Highfield.

Tries from Josh Rowland and willie Coffey, along with a conversion and a penalty from Patrick Scully gave Nenagh a 15-0 interval lead. A converted try by Scully and a Conor O’Brien penalty extended their advantage to 25-0 before Eoin Keating replied with a try for Highfield. O’Brien sealed the victory with a penalty.

Young Munster saw off the challenge of Cork Constitution at Tom Clifford Park on a 19-13 scoreline knocking the Cork side out of the competition for the third successive season. Tries from Stephen Lyons and Bailey Faloon and an Evan Cusack penalty gave Young Munster  a 13-6 halftime lead.

Aidan Moynihan kicked two penalties for the home side. Cusack extended the home side’s advantage with a penalty before Con’ closed the gap to three points with a try from Billy Crowley, which Moynahan converted.

Young Munster held firm in the closing stages and a Cusack penalty saw them reach their fourth successive final.

UL Bohemian defeated Cooke 29-12 at the 4GUL in the Women’s All Ireland Cup series. The winners led 19-5 at the interval and had tries from Fiona Reidy, Niamh Kavanagh, Rachel Allen, Eilís Cahill, and Lily Brady. Kate Flannery kicked two conversions.

Ballincollig defeated Suttonians 15-10 at Tanner Park, with all the scores coming in the second half. Heather Kennedy scored two tries for Ballincollig, and Tiara Siguenza got their other try.


Bateman Cup Semi-Final:Buccaneers 45, Queens University 21;

Women’s AIL Cup Series:Ballincollig 15, Suttonians 10;

U.L. Bohemian 29, Cooke 12;

Wicklow 17, Old Belvedere 5;

Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Challenge Cup Semi-Finals:Nenagh Ormond 28, Highfield 5;

Young Munster 19, Cork Constitution 13;


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