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Weekend Rugby Roundup

9th February 2014 By Munster Rugby

Weekend Rugby Roundup

Weather yet again disrupts weekend program as St Mary’s go second in Division 1 of the Munster Junior League and Ballincollig move into second place in the Third Division.

Weather yet again disrupts weekend program as St Mary’s go second in Division 1 of the Munster Junior League and Ballincollig move into second place in the Third Division.

St. Mary’s have closed the gap to six points on leaders Kanturk after their 21-19 win over Tralee at Grove Island. The Kerry side led 19-7 at half time with tries from Ciaran Crowley, Feargual O’Nuallain and a penalty try with Crowley converting two of them. Mary’s had tries from Gary Barry and Paudie McMahon and they were also awarded a penalty try. Ben Martin converted all three tries.

In the Second Division Waterford City eased their relegation worries with a 15-5 home win over struggling Killorglin. This result leaves the Kerry side facing a quick return to Division Three, four points off safety with just three games remaining. Darren Walsh scored two tries for Waterford City and John Flynn kicked a conversion and a penalty. Rory O’Shea replied with a try for Killorglin.

Ballincollig moved two points behind leaders Abbeyfeale in Division Three after their 65-3 home win over Scariff. Dave Power scored three of Ballincollig’s ten tries. Danny Gleeson got two and Paudge Flynn, James Kavanagh, Brian O’Mahony, Denis Casey and Dave Lucey scored one apiece. Kevin Doyle kicked six conversions and a penalty. Eoghan Collins kicked a penalty for the Clare side. Ballincollig must now stand a good chance of promotion as they have still a game in hand on their rivals with only three games remaining.

All three games in the Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Cup did not go ahead but two in the Junior Clubs Shield did get played which resulted in an all Clare semi final with Ennis having home advantage to St. Senan’s.

Division Two leaders St. Senan’s continued their unbeaten run with a 17-5 home victory over Thurles. Paul O’Halloran, Warren Kelly and Dara McCoy scored tries for the Shannon Town side and Declan Rowe added one conversion. David Maher replied with a try for Thurles.

Ennis booked their semi final spot with a narrow 8-7 home win over Castleisland. Jason Considine scored a try for the Clare side and David Murphy kicked a penalty. Castleisland replied with a try from Kieran Downey which Connie Reynolds converted.

Cork Constitution have booked their place in the semi final of the Junior Two League South after their 17-0 home win over Mallow. Shane Thornhill and John Young scored tries for the Temple Hill side and Rob Caira converted both and also added a penalty.

Highfield took a big step towards claiming their place in the semi finals after their 19-13 win over Clonmel at Woodleigh Park. Neal Griffin, Jason Collins and Conor Barrett scored tries for ‘Field and Dave Eustace kicked two conversions.

Kinsale collected maximum points with a 35-10 home win over Clonakilty in their group of the Mick Barry Cup . Andrew Kelly, Mark Scanlon, Dan Cronin, Eddie Farran and Peter Graff were try scorers for Kinsale and Fintan Lawton kicked two penalties and two conversions.

RESULTS:
Munster Junior League Division 1:
St. Mary's 21, Tralee 17;

Division 2: Waterford City 15, Killorglin 5;

Division 3: Ballincollig 65, Scariff 3;

Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Shield: Ennis 8, Castleisland 7;
St. Senan's 15, Thurles 5;

Junior 2 League South Group B: Cork Constitution 17, Mallow 0;
Highfield 19, Clonmel 13;

Mick Barry Cup Group B: Kinsale 35, Clonakilty 10;

Pan Munster Under 18 League Group 1: Clanwilliam 20, Kinsale 5;,

Group 2: Clonakilty 25, Highfield 8;

Group 3: Nenagh Ormond 5, Cork Constitution 15;

Pan Munster Under 16 League Group 1: Bantry Bay 24, Shannon 7;

Group 2: Bruff 25, Castleisland 5;

South Under 14 League: Cork Constitution 7, Midleton 24;

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