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Victory For Garryowen Over Charity Cup Holders

28th August 2017 By The Editor

Victory For Garryowen Over Charity Cup Holders

Garryowen's Andrew O'Byrne in action Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The Cork and Limerick Charity Cups got the new Domestic Season under way with Garryowen defeating holders Young Munster in the Limerick Charity Cup at Tom Clifford Park.

The Cork and Limerick Charity Cups got the new Domestic Season under way with Garryowen defeating holders Young Munster in the Limerick Charity Cup at Tom Clifford Park.

Garryowen scored five tries in their 45-10 win. Neil Cronin contributed a try, four penalties, and four conversions to his side’s tally. Peadar Collins (2), Liam Barrett and Diarmuid McCarthy were Garryowen’s other try scorers.

Shane Airey was the home side’s try scorer and Paul Downes kicked a conversion and a penalty.

Old Crescent will face Garryowen in the semi-final after their 55-7 home win at Rosbrien over Bruff.

Crescent scored eight tries with Larry Hanly scoring two, Kevin Meade, Val McDermot, Sean Monaghan, Shane Mullally, Darragh O’Brien and Cathal O’Reilly being their other try scorers. Ronan McKenna kicked six conversions and a penalty.

Bruff were awarded a penalty try late in the game.

Nenagh Ormond caused an upset with a 14-7 home win over Shannon. Ger O’Gorman and Johnny Hayes scored tries for Nenagh and Derek Corcoran and Nicky Irwin added a conversion each.

Nathan Randles was Shannon’s try scorer and Fionn McGibney converted.

U.L. Bohemian will face Nenagh in next week’s second semi-final after their 19-15 win against Thomond at Liam Fitzgerald Park. Warren Kelly was Bohes try scorer and Dave Neville kicked a conversion and a penalty.

Alan Wallace and Dara O’Neill replied with tries for Thomond. Wallace kicked a conversion and Evan Cusack added a penalty.

Cork Constitution and U.C.C. will contest next week’s Cork Charity Cup Final.

Holder’s Cork Constitution defeated Highfield 18-10 at Woodleigh Park. Con’ raced into an 18-0 lead with tries by Conor Kindregan and Jason Higgins. Tomas Quinlan kicked a penalty, conversion and a drop goal.

Highfield rallied in the final twenty minutes with tries from Dan Healy and Paul Stack.

U.C.C. defeated Dolphin 9-3 in the first semi-final. James Taylor kicked three penalties for the students and Cian McGovern replied with one for Dolphin.

Cashel and Sunday’s Well will contest next week’s Cork Charity Shield Final at Midleton next Saturday.

Cashel defeated Midleton 21-15 at the Towns Park. Cashel raced into an early 21-0 lead with tries from Michael Casey, Richard Kingston and Niall Fitzgerald. Ryan O’Donnell converted all three.

Michael Cronin and Brian Moore replied with tries for the home side and Martin Corterik kicked a conversion and a penalty.

At Irish Independent Park Sunday’s Well defeated Clonmel 24-12 with tries from Cyprian Jouve, Shane Desmond and John Moynihan.  Shane O’Riordan kicked three conversions and a penalty.

Clonmel had late tries from Diarmaid Devaney and Niall Campion with Dylan Cadogan kicking one conversion.

Results:

Cork Charity Cup: Highfield 10, Cork Constitution 18;
U.C.C. 9, Dolphin 3;
Cork Charity Shield Semi Finals: Midleton 15, Cashel 21;
Sunday’s Well 24, Clonmel 12;
Limerick Charity Cup Quarter Finals: Nenagh Ormond 14, Shannon7;
Old Crescent 55, Bruff 7;
Thomond 15, U.L. Bohemian 19;
Young Munster 10, Garryowen 45;
Junior Friendly: Charleville 40, Old Christians 22;
Galbally 15, Presentation 10;
Junior 2 Friendly: Richmond 12, Old Crescent 19;

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