Weekend Results And Round-Up
14th May 2023 By Leonard Allen
Leinster regained the Junior Interprovincial Championship with a convincing win over Munster at Waterford, Nenagh Ormond were crowned Sporting Limerick Charity Cup winners for the second time and there were final victories for Newcastle West and Cork Constitution..
Munster Juniors surrendered their Junior Inter-Provincial crown at Waterford City’s grounds in Kilbary as they lost 45-21 to Leinster.
The eastern province were deserving winners, winning all three games in their campaign and scoring eight tries in this contest. Ciaran Fennessy gave the visitors an early lead with a try but Munster responded with a try by Conor Kavanagh which Josef O’Connor converted. A try by Robert Vallejo and a penalty by Craig Miller gave Leinster a 13-7 halftime lead.
Tries by Graham Reynolds, Fennessy, Ruadhán McDonnell, and Mikey Russell extended the visitors’ advantage to 33-7, before Adam Sheehan pulled one back for Munster, which O’Connor converted. Jake McDonald and Vallejo added further tries for Leinster before David Shannon scored Munster’s third try and O’Connor converted.
Munster: Ronan O’Brien (Kanturk RFC); Jesse Smith (Charleville & District RFC), Willie Walsh (Waterpark RFC), Craig O’Connell (Old Christians RFC), Eoin O’Sullivan (Kanturk RFC); Josef O’Connor (Fethard & District RFC), Conor Kavanagh (Fethard & District RFC); Noel Roche (Waterpark RFC), Colin Slater (Thomond RFC), Jordan O’Donnell (Thomond RFC); Olan Deane (Clonakilty RFC), Ruarí O’Donnell (St. Mary’s RFC); Mark O’Connell (Kinsale RFC), Ryain Ahern (Thomond RFC), Conor Horan (Waterpark RFC).
Replacements: Cathal O’Regan (Clonakilty RFC), TJ Relihan (Newcastle West RFC), James Collins O’Brien (Bandon RFC), Ciaran Vaughan (Kanturk RFC), Adam Sheehan (Skibbereen RFC), Josh Brady (Bandon RFC), Jack O’Connell (Crosshaven RFC), Dave Shannon (Skibbereen RFC).
Leinster:Eoin Duffy (Boyne RFC); Ciaran Fennessy (Athy RFC), Mikey Russell (Clondalkin RFC), Mark Kehoe (Gorey RFC), Robbie Vallejo (Boyne RFC); Craig Miller (Athy RFC), Tristan Brady (Monkstown FC); Michael Tracey (Roscrea RFC), Graham Reynolds (Balbriggan RFC), Robert Farrell (Dundalk RFC); Wes Carter (Kilkenny RFC), Wes Shirley (Co. Carlow FC); Ruadhán McDonnell (Monkstown FC), Zach Jungmann (Seapoint RFC), John Dever (Monkstown FC).
Replacements: Sean Arrowsmith (Dundalk RFC), Rob Scully (Cill Dara RFC), Hugh Carolan (Boyne RFC), Benny McManus (Longford RFC), Gary Dunne (Kilkenny RFC), Paulie Tolofua (DLSP FC), Jake McDonald (Kilkenny RFC), Garrett Fitzgerald (Tullow RFC).
Nenagh Ormond picked up silverware for a rewarding season when the defeated Shannon 52-14 to win the Sporting Limerick Charity Cup for the second time. Conor McMahon scored four tries for the winners, and Kevin O’Flaherty, Nicky Irwin, and Patrick Scully also crossed the whitewash. Conor O’Brien converted all seven tries and also added a penalty. Myles Lawlor and Luke Moylan replied with tries for Shannon. John Bateman converted both tries.
Newcastle West retained their Junior Clubs Challenge Cup title with a convincing 51-8 win over Richmond in the final at Charleville. Sean Murphy scored three of the winner’s seven tries. Shane Airey, Cian Tierney, and Rob Guerin also scored tries. They were also awarded a penalty try. Airey kicked four conversions and two penalties. Graham Kirwin replied with a try for Richmond and Tadhg Bennett kicked a penalty.
Cork Constitution won the Munster Senior Clubs League Final defeating Young Munster 38-35 in the final at Tom Clifford Park. Matisse Lamarque d’Arrouzat, Michael Hand, Daniel Cullen, Ian Leonard, Mark Stafford, and Gordon Good scored tries for the Temple Hill side. Hand kicked three conversions and Adam O’Connor one.
Results of games played this week.
Junior Interprovincials: Connacht 20, Ulster 43;
Munster 21, Leinster 45;
Sporting Limerick Charity Cup Final: Nenagh Ormond 52, Shannon 14;
Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Cup Final: Richmond 8, Newcastle West 51;
North Transfield Cup Semi-Final: Newcastle West 51, Richmond 8;
Munster Senior Clubs League Final: Young Munster 35, Cork Constitution 38;