Sunday 15th February Roundup
16th February 2009 By Munster Rugby
Nenagh Ormond snatched a last minute win over Sunday’s Well in the AIL as Cashel moved a step closer to retaining their Munster Junior League, following Kilfeacle’s draw with Newport.
Sunday’s Well 16, Nenagh Ormond 17.
Sunday’s Well looked like they were heading for back to back wins in the Third Division of the All Ireland League, until Mosese Vulavula crashed over in the corner for a match winning try for Nenagh Ormond in the ninth minute of injury time.
The Well led 10-6 at half time with a try from Michael Moynihan and two penalties from Chris Burnett. John Lillis kicked two penalties for the visitors.
Both Burnett and Lillis added two further penalties each in the second half before Nenagh’s dramatic injury time try earned them the points.
Scorers: Sunday’s Well: M Moynihan try, C Burnett con, 3 pens.
Nenagh Ormond: M Vulavula try, J Lillis 4 pens.
Sunday’s Well: C Corkery; S Carlin, D Twohig, R O’Donovan, B Hanrahan; C Burnett, I O’Regan; M Moynihan, F Whelan, S Walsh; E Murphy, D O’Connell; D Coppinger, J Quill, T Tasola.
Replacements: F Moynihan for M Moynihan 30, G Mulligan for Hanrahan 54, I Carroll for O’Connell 65.
Nenagh Ormond: D Corcoran; R O’Brien, G Harmse, D Delaney, V Tuidraki; J Lillis, E Gardiner; M Kennedy, C Whelan, D Dunne; K Quigley, R Powell; C McMahon, B Williams, M Vulavula.
Replacements:A Grey for Gardiner 46, J Kingston for Lillis, C Griffin for McMahon both 76.
Referee: M Patton (U.S.R.F.R.)
A late Sean Luby penalty earned Kilfeacle a share of the spoils at home to Newport in the First Division of the Munster Junior League and thus meant that Cashel will have to wait another week before being crowned champions.
Two tries from Tom Ryan and one from Darragh Ryan had Newport 15-3 in front at half time. David August added two penalties for the visitors in the second half but tries from Johan Bardoul and Michael Collins and three penalties and a conversion by Luby earned Kilfeacle a 21-21 draw.
Clonmel ease their relegation worries with a hard earned 25-22 home win over Thurles. Trailing 9-0 at half time to three penalties from Aidan Dwyer, Clonmel rallied after the break and two tries, two conversions and a penalty by Conor Cooney, as well as a try by John Stokes and a Morgan Lyons penalty earned the home side the points. Conor Butler and Brett Evans scored second half tries for Thurles and Dwyer added a fourth penalty.
Ballincollig took a major step towards promotion in the Second Division as they extended their lead to eight points as a result of their 15-8 win over neighbours Muskerry. Neil O’Donovan and Dave Power scored tries for the winners and Keith Stafford kicked a conversion and penalty. Denis O’Sullivan replied with a try for the visitors and Darragh Masterson kicked a penalty.
Kinsale’s promotion bid received a major set back away to Ennis as the Clare side recorded a deserved 23-3 win. Ennis could still make a top two finish as the sides above them have to face each other in the coming weeks.
Clanwilliam’s 20-3 away win over Abbeyfeale puts the West Limerick side in serious trouble of relegation.
Castleisland remain unbeaten in their section of the Third Division after their 22-6 away win over Killorglin.
A try by Brian Neiland and a Barry Gibbons penalty helped St. Mary’s to an 8-7 home win over Kilrush and pushed them into second spot.
Presentation kept their hopes of promotion alive with a 41-14 win over Scariff. Shane Enright, Alan Daly, Alan McNicholas, Stewart Madden, Ollie Delaney and Ger Clancy were try scorers for the winners. Robbie Madden replied with two tries and two conversions for the Clare side.
Douglas edged out Galbally 9-8 in the other section to keep their slim hopes of a top two finish alive.
Elsewhere Garryowen reached the Transfield Cup Final with a 35-19 win over St. Senan’s. Thomond defeated Garryowen 11-6 in the Gleeson League play off.
U.C.C. qualified for the semi finals of the Junior Two League South with a 38-8 win over Cobh Pirates. Ballincollig won the Junior Three League South title after they defeated Bandon 13-7 and Listowel’s 18-14 win over Mallow put them in a strong position to retain their Junior Four League crown.