Weekend Rugby Results 01.02.09
2nd February 2009 By Munster Rugby
Weather again hit the weekend program as Cork Constitution take over top spot in the AIL and Cashel move closer to retaining their Munster Junior League title.
Despite going 7-0 down after three minutes Cork Constitution hit back with an eight try blitz to demolish Buccaneers at Temple Hill 48-7.
A late rally in the final fifteen minutes which produced tries from Richie Mullane, Marcus O’Driscoll and Kevin Griffin helped Shannon to a 22-10 victory over Buccaneers at Coonagh. Tadgh Bennett kicked two conversions and a penalty for the winners..
In the Limerick derby Garryowen who raced into a 20-0 half time lead, just hung on to claim the points with a 20-18 victory U.L. Bohemian. Willie Staunton and Conor Hartigan scored tries for the Dooradoyle side and Conor Kilroy kicked two penalties and two conversions. Mike Storey and Mark Doyle replied with tries for U.L. and Aidan McNulty kicked two penalties and a conversion.
U.C.C. put on an impressive display for their Colours game against Bective Rangers at the Mardyke, when they collected maximum points with a 31-13 victory.
Thomond lost their relegation battle tie with Belfast Harlequins at Deramore Park 20-10. Warren O’Kelly scored a try for the Limerick side and Declan Cusack kicked a conversion and penalty.
In Division Three Midleton defeated Banbridge 20-3 with tries from Junior Sifa and Rob Smyth and Jeff Hitchmough kicked two conversions and two penalties. They have now moved into fourth spot four points behind the leaders.
It was a bad day for Waterpark at Donnybrook, when they lost 92-7 to an inform Old Wesley side.
Crosshaven made their exit from the AIB All Ireland Junior Cup, when City of Armagh defeated them 20-13 at the Palace Grounds in an entertaining contest. Eamon Ring was Crosshaven’s try scorer and Liam Delaney kicked a conversion and two penalties.
Cashel took a major step towards retaining their Munster Junior League title with a 22-7 away victory over Skibbereen. Pat O’Connor, Philip Ryan and Kevin Quinlan scored tries for the Tipperary side and O’Connor added two conversions and a penalty. Alan Jennings replied with a try for the home side and Garoid Calnan converted.
Tralee are now in fourth spot after their 20-13 away win over Richmond. Chris Darmody, Gareth Walsh, Liam O’Connell and Shane O’Callaghan were try scorers for the winners. Stephen Clancy replied with a try for the home side and Darragh Clancy kicked a conversion and two penalties.
In the only other First Division tie Thurles moved up the table with a 29-21 home win over Cobh Pirates. John Walsh, Shane Moloney, Aidan Dwyer and Dara Duggan scored tries for the Tipperary side and Dwyer kicked three penalties. Karl Keating, Joseph Hoyne and Jack Hickey replied with tries for the Cork side and Brendan Ronan added two penalties.
Kinsale have moved top of the Second Division after their 43-18 home win over Mallow. Ken O’Regan scored two tries and Andy Lynch, Tadgh Wright, Colm McCarthy and Frazer Hodgson got one each for the winners and Jason Murphy kicked five conversions and a penalty. Des Golden and Leonard Browne replied with tries for Mallow and Andy Cashman kicked two penalties and a conversion.
Newcastle West won the West Limerick derby 25-7 with tries from Sean Neville, Vincent O’Doherty and Richard Langford. Neville kicked two penalties and Timmy Kelleher added two conversions. Andrew Scannell replied with a try and conversion for Abbeyfeale.
Castleisland extended their lead at the top of their section in the Third Division with a 43-0 home win over Scariff. T.J. Casey (2), Willie Walsh, John McCarthy, Dave McMahon, Shane O’Flynn and Dan O’Connor were try scorers and O’Flynn kicked four conversions.
A last minute try by Brian O’Leary converted by Timmy Dudley earned Killarney a surprising 13-6 away win over Kilrush. Sean Hickey had earlier kicked two penalties for the Kerry side and Paul Conway replied for the home side.
Carrick-on-Suir went clear at the top of the other section with a 15-0 home win over Fermoy. Ed O’Donnell, Peter Steele and JP Wallace were try scorers for the Tipperary side.
Elsewhere P.B.C. defeated St. Munchin’s 12-10 in the Avonmore Milk Schools Junior Cup. Denis Keohane and Rory Scannell scored tries for Pres’ and Stephen Dinan kicked a conversion, while the Corbally College replied with tries from Gary Bateman and Mel Corbett.
C.B.C. defeated Rockwell 10-7 to win the Kidney Cup at Whites Cross.
AIB League Division 1:Cork Constitution 47,Buccaneers 7;
Garryowen 20,U.L. Bohemian 18;
Shannon 22,Dungannon 10;
Division 2:Ballynahinch 31,Malone 5;
Belfast Harlequins 20,Thomond 10;
Instonians 17,D.L.S.P. 17;
Lansdowne 25,Greystones 5;
U.C.C. 31,Bective Rangers 13;
Division 3:Banbridge 3,Midleton 20;
Barnhall 28,Naas 10;
Connemara 15,Co. Carlow 8;
Old Wesley 92,Waterpark 7;
Portadown 20,Corinthians 25;
Rainey Old Boys 12,Nenagh Ormond 18;
AIB All Ireland Junior Cup:City of Armagh 20,Crosshaven 13;
Munster Junior League Division 1:Richmond 13,Tralee 20;
Skibbereen 7,Cashel 22;
Thurles 29,Cobh Pirates 21;
Division 2:Kinsale 43,Mallow 18;
Newcastle West 25,Abbeyfeale 7;
Division 3 Section A:Castleisland 43,Scariff 0;
Kilrush 6,Killarney 13;
Section B:Carrick-on-Suir 15,Fermoy 0;
Munster Seconds League Division 1:Highfield 5,Shannon 22;
Division 1A:Cork Constitution 8,U.C.C. 15;
Garryowen 12,U.L. Bohemian 31;
Division 2A:Nenagh Ormond 16,Thomond 3.
Junior 2 League South Section A:Shandon 9,Cork Constitution 12;
Section B:U.C.C. 33,Dolphin 8;
Mick Barry Cup:Corca Dhuibhne 22,Old Christians 22;
Junior 3 League Play Offs:Kinsale 9,Ballincollig 19;
Junior 4 League Play Offs:Listowel 39,Fermoy 5;
Avonmore Milk Schools Junior Cup:St. Munchin’s 10,P.B.C. 12;
Kidney Cup:C.B.C. 10,Rockwell 7;
South Under 18 League Semi Final:Sunday’s Well 20,Mallow 14;
South Under 16 League Section A:Old Christians 10,Highfield 17;
Section B:Muskerry 24,Sunday’s Well 0;
South Under 14 League Section A:Crosshaven 0,Sunday’s Well 40;