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Weekend Rugby Roundup: 29th November

30th November 2009 By Munster Rugby

Weekend Rugby Roundup: 29th November

Dolphin advanced to the semi finals of the AIB All Ireland Cup as Cashel made their exit from the Junior competition.

Dolphin will face Garryowen in the semi final after their 24-10 win over Galwegians at Musgrave Park.

Barry O’Mahony opened the scoring with a try for Dolphin after twenty eight minutes and Barry Keeshan converted. Dave Clark kicked a penalty for the visitors, minutes before the half time whistle.

Three minutes into the second half Keeshan extended Dolphin’s lead with a penalty and minutes later he converted a try by Niall O’Driscoll.

Replacement Ronan Lougney closed the gap with a try for Galwegians which Clark converted to leave seven points between the sides.

A minute from time Nick Williams got in for a Dolphin try under the posts and Keeshan converted.

Dolphin: Denis McCarthy; Niall O’Driscoll, Eric Moloney, Kevin Lynch, Paul Hurley; Barry Keeshan, Sam Cronin; Ronan O’Neill, Andy O’Driscoll, Christy Condon; Chris Roe, Frazer Stone; George Finn, Barry O’Mahony, Nick Williams.
Galwegians:Liam Bibo; Mark Butler, Aiffi Tuiloma, Dave Clark, John Cleary; Ross Shaughnessy, Jim Campbell; J.A. Naughton, Conor Muldoon, Jamie Stephens; Liam Scahill, Brian McLaren; Ambrose Conboy, Ivan Muldoon, Ati Olibi.

In the AIB All Ireland Junior Cup Monivea travelled to Cashel and defeated the home side 6-0. Ger O’Connor kicked two second half penalties to book the Connacht side a home semi final tie against City of Derry.

Richmond maintained their four point lead at the top of the First Division of the Munster Junior League with a 32-3 away win over Cobh Pirates. The Limerick side led 22-0 at half time with tries from Finbarr Hogan, Darren Gallagher and Derek Mitchell. Wayne Murphy kicked a conversion and penalty and Brian Begley also added a conversion. A fourth try by Garoid Phelan and a conversion and penalty by Begley saw the Limerick side take maximum points. Joe Hoyne replied with a penalty for the Pirates.

Tralee moved into second place after their 22-7 away win over Clonmel. The visitors led 5-0 at half time with a try by Andy Brace. Tries by Tim Lane and Dermot O’Sullivan and a Gareth Walsh conversion made it 17-0 to Tralee. Two minutes from time Phil Corby got in for a Clonmel try and Morgan Lyons converted. However deep in injury time, Simon Malone secured a bonus point for the Kerry side with a try.

Skibbereen recorded their first win of the campaign to move off the foot of the table with a 10-5 home win over Waterpark. This result puts a big dent on Waterpark’s ambitions of a quick return to senior ranks. A try by Peter Stout gave the home side a 5-0 interval lead. Maurice O’Keeffe extended that lead with a second try and David Copeland secured a bonus point for the visitors with a late try.

Ballincollig who were favourites to be relegated before the league started are now in third place following their 16-9 home win over Thurles. Padraig Bohane and John Stevenson scored tries for the winners and Keith Stafford kicked two penalties. Aidan Dwyer replied with three penalties for the Tipperary side.

A penalty in each half by Shane Luby helped Kilfeacle to a 6-0 home win over Crosshaven, a result that sends the Cork side to the bottom of the table.

Galbally’s unbeaten run continued in the Second Division and their 17-0 home win over Newcastle West sees them leap frog over Clanwilliam into top place. James Taylor, James Stapleton and Owen Bourke scored tries for the winners and Karl Bourke kicked a conversion.

Old Christians got their challenge back on track with a 26-8 home win over Bandon. The Rathcooney side trailed 8-5 at half time but secured a bonus point with two tries from Stuart Lee and one each by Paddy Walsh and Rob Stapleton with Lee converting three of the tries. Eoghan O’Donovan replied with a try for Bandon and Eanna Kelleher kicked a penalty.

Newport defeated Muskerry 3-0 at the Tipperary venue to keep their promotion hopes alive. A penalty by Philip O’Brien in the opening half decided the outcome of this contest.

Castleisland failed to collect maximum points for the first time this season but they have extended their lead at the top of Section A in the Third Division with a 21-0 victory over Scariff, in a game that was transferred to Ennis. Denis Leen scored two tries for the winners and Mike Cronin got one. Mark Connolly converted all three.

All the other games in this section were postponed.

Charleville are the new leaders in Section B after they defeated Waterford City 9-3. Frankie Holly kicked three first half penalties to move the north Cork side ahead of their opponents.

Fermoy and Mallow played out a 19-19 draw at Fermoy. Michael Walsh scored a try for the home side and Joe Lee kicked a conversion and four penalties. Mallow replied with a try from Kieran O’Gorman and Brian Morris kicked a conversion, three penalties and a drop goal.

Douglas came very close to causing another shock but lost 20-17 at home to Carrick-on-Suir. Tries by Alan Moyles and Graham Murray and two conversions and a penalty by Andy Larkin had Douglas 17-8 ahead at half time. Peter Steele replied with a try for the Tipperary side and Michael Cronin kicked a penalty. Steele and Willie Stokes added tries after the break and Cronin converted one.

Shandon are still searching for their first win after they lost to Dungarvan 13-6 at Whitechurch in the bottom of the table clash. Ritchie Laffan scored the only try of the game for the Waterford side and Michael Irwin converted and added two penalties. Barry Leahy replied with two penalties for the home side.

U.C.C. maintained their place at the top of the Munster Seconds League South with a 38-16 win over Highfield. Paul Matson scored a try for Highfield, Dave O’Brien kicked a conversion and two penalties and Mike Hayden added a penalty.

Cork Constitution kept up their challenge with a 30-12 away win over Midleton. Con Desmond, Robert Clune, Gareth Murray, Billy Newman and Brian Hayes were try scorers for the Temple Hill side and Michael Keyes kicked a conversion and a penalty. Dave Hurley replied with four penalties for the home side.

In the North Munster section Thomond moved ahead of U.L. Bohemian with a 36-11 home win over Bruff. Shannon defeated Young Munster 33-11.

Cork Constitution’s 12-6 win over Cobh Pirates in the Junior 2 League South may not be enough to help them through to the second stage of this competition. Eoin O’Donnell and Rory O’Sullivan scored tries for the winners and Simon Barry kicked a conversion Tadgh Hawe replied with two penalties for the Pirates.

Clonakilty defeated Bandon 30-22. Declan O’Donovan, Marius Cornelius and John O’Connell were try scorers for Bandon and Sam Kingston kicked two conversions and a penalty.

Shandon defeated Bandon 7-5 in the Junior Three League thanks to a try by John Barrett and a conversion by Sean Twomey.

Women’s Interprovincial Final:
Leinster v Munster Off;

AIB Cup Quarter Finals:Dolphin 24,Galwegians 10;

AIB Junior Cup Quarter Finals:Cashel 0,Monivea 6;

Senior Friendly:U.C.C. 14,U.L. Bohemian 5;

Munster Junior League Division 1:Ballincollig 16,Thurles 9;
Clonmel 7,Tralee 22;
Cobh Pirates 3,Richmond 32;
Kilfeacle 0,Crosshaven 6;
Skibbereen 10,Waterpark 5;

Division 2:Ennis v St Mary’s Off;
Galbally 17,Newcastle West 0;
Newport 3,Muskerry 0;
Old Christians 26,Bandon 8;

Division 3 Section A:Corca Dhuibhne v Abbeyfeale Off;
Presentation v Killarney Off;
Scariff 0,Castleisland 21;

Section B:Douglas 17,Carrick-on-Suir 20;
Fermoy 19,Mallow 19;
Shandon 6,Dungarvan 13;
Waterford City 3,Charleville 9;

Munster Seconds League North:Shannon 33,Young Munster 11;
Thomond 36,Bruff 11;

Munster Seconds League South:Midleton 12,Cork Constitution 30;
U.C.C. 38,Highfield 16;

Gleeson League Division 1:Cashel 15,Young Munster 6;

Division 2: Clanwilliam 13,Galbally 15;

Junior 2 League South A:Kanturk 19,Listowel 10;

Section B:Bandon 22,Clonakilty 30;
Dunmanway 15,Bantry Bay 0;
Kinsale 0,Skibbereen 12;

Section D:Cork Constitution 12,Cobh Pirates 6;

Junior 3 League South Section A:Cork Transport 5,Shandon 7;
U.C.C. 12,Ballincollig 36;

Under 21 South Western Conference Division 1 Section A:Dolphin 8,Garryowen 8;
U.C.C. 24,Highfield 13;

Section B:Bruff 12,Waterpark 0;

Division 2 North:Old Crescent 3,Cashel 9;

South Under 19 League:Fermoy 17,Crosshaven 30;

South Under 19 Development League:Bandon 3,Muskerry 3;
Dunmanway 10,Kinsale 13;
Youghal 20,Highfield 3;

South Under 17 League Section B:Charleville 23,Mallow 0;
Fermoy 5,Cobh Pirates 0;
Kanturk 18,Midleton 0;

Section C:Carrigaline 5,Muskerry 19;
Crosshaven ,P.B.C. 17;

Section D:Highfield 24,Dolphin 0;

South Under 15 League Section A:Cork Constitution 22,P.B.C 17;
Mallow 35,Cobh Pirates 0;
Midleton 12,Youghal 0;
Old Christians 38,Fermoy 14;

Section B:Crosshaven 12,Clonakilty 26;
Highfield 24,Dolphin 0;


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