31st August 2009 By Munster Rugby
There were no major shocks in either the Cork or Limerick Charity Cups as all the top sides advanced to the semi finals.
Dolphin proved too strong for Clonakilty at The Vale emerging 53-6 winners. The City side led 18-6 at half time and ran in eight tries with Eric Moloney scoring three and Paul Hurley, Chris Roe, Kyle Dwyer, Barry O’Mahony and Niall O’Driscoll getting one each. Skipper Barry Keeshan kicked five conversions and a penalty. Dave Lombard replied with two penalties for the home side.
Sunday’s Well needed extra time to see off the challenge of Midleton at Musgrave Park 31-22. The ‘Well led 7-0 at half time with a try from Gavin Blower which Colin Corkery converted. Six minutes into the second half the home side doubled their lead with a try from Chris Long and Corkery converted.
However Midleton hit back with tries from Craig Doyle, Paul Whelan, and Jeff Hitchmough with the latter converting two of them for a five point lead. With time running out Corkery levelled with a try to send the game into extra time.
Hitchmough put Midleton back in front with a penalty but tries by Francis Moynihan and Peter Skuse in the second period of extra time and a conversion by Corkery send the ‘Well through to a meeting with Cork Constitution next week.
Holders Shannon had to overturn a 10-3 half time deficit to defeat Thomond 13-10 in their quarter final tie in the Limerick Charity Cup. David Quinlan scored a try for the winners and David O’Donovan kicked a conversion and two penalties. David Sheehan replied with a try for Thomond which Ger Finnucane converted and Jamie English kicked a drop goal.
Young Munster overcame the challenge of Bruff to run out 27-19 winners. Aaron Carroll scored two tries for the winners and Clem Casey got one. Alan Kingsley converted all three and also added a penalty and a drop goal. Michael Carroll scored two tries for the visitors and Michael Cahill kicked three penalties.
Garryowen booked their place in the last four with a 23-15 win over Nenagh Ormond. Anthony Gahan scored two tries for the Limerick side and Lorcan Bourke got one. Gerry Hurley kicked a conversion and a penalty and Willie Staunton added a drop goal.
The big shock in the Garryowen Cup was Newport’s 13-9 win over Cashel. Shane Ryan scored a try for the winners and Philip O’Brien kicked a conversion and two penalties. Pat O’Connor replied with three penalties for Cashel.
Three tries from David Joyce helped Clonmel to a 20-11 home win over Carrick-on-Suir. Conor Cooney kicked a conversion and a penalty. James Wallace replied with a try and two penalties for Carrick’.
A penalty and two drop goals by Aidan Dwyer helped Thurles to a 9-3 home win over Clanwilliam. Derek Sheilds replied with a penalty for the visitors.
A try, conversion and two penalties by Liam Casey helped Galbally to a 13-0 victory at home to Nenagh Ormond.
Junior Friendly:Waterpark 21,Monkstown 17;
Cork Charity Cup:Clonakilty 6,Dolphin 53;
Sunday’s Well 31,Midleton 22 (aet);
Limerick Charity Cup:Nenagh Ormond 15,Garryowen 23;
Shannon 13,Thomond 10;
Young Munster 27,Bruff 19;
Garryowen Cup:Clonmel 20,Carrick-on-Suir 11;
Galbally 13,Nenagh Ormond 0;
Newport 13,Cashel 9;
Thurles 9,Clanwilliam 3;