Tuesday 24 January 2017

Malahide keep up hot pace

Leinster Club Rugby

Published 07/10/2016 | 02:30

Dundalk have bounced back strongly following their opening-day loss in Enniscorthy and they recorded their second win on the bounce away with a 24-19 victory at Gorey, thanks to a try just past the hour mark by No 8 David Whately.
Dundalk have bounced back strongly following their opening-day loss in Enniscorthy and they recorded their second win on the bounce away with a 24-19 victory at Gorey, thanks to a try just past the hour mark by No 8 David Whately.

Malahide and Enniscorthy continue to set a scorching pace at the top of Division 1A of the Leinster League as both clubs recorded their third four-try bonus point win of the season on Saturday, while Dundalk and De La Salle Palmerston picked up important wins on the road.

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Malahide continued their flying start to life in the top tier as they beat Monkstown 49-3 at home in Estuary Road.

The north county Dublin club led 25-3 at half-time with tries from centres Marc Hewitt and Ciaran Clifford and winger Darragh Sweeney.

Sweeney added the bonus point try soon after the resumption before a late blitz of tries from full-back Dave Mongan, flanker John Shine and replacement Eoin Crowley.

Enniscorthy won 33-3 at Kilkenny to match Malahide's maximum haul of 15 points but trail the Dubliners on points difference.

Early tries for winger Hugh O'Neill and centre Killian Lett helped the visitors to a 13-0 half-time lead.

Hooker David Murphy added another five-pointer early in the second half before O'Neill grabbed the crucial fourth try and Lett added a late score.

Dundalk have bounced back strongly following their opening-day loss in Enniscorthy and they recorded their second win on the bounce away with a 24-19 victory at Gorey, thanks to a try just past the hour mark by No 8 David Whately.

Whately had scored a try late in the first half which along with 11 points from the boot of full-back Ultan Murphy had edged Dundalk 16-14 ahead at the interval.

De La Salle Palmerston won 20-6 at Ashbourne 20-6 - their first victory of the campaign consigned their winless hosts to the basement.

The hosts led 6-3 at the break but tries from full-back Avon Lewis and second-row Keith Taite secured victory for DLSP.

In Division 1B Clondalkin are the early table toppers after beating Coolmine 19-14, while Tullow beat Portlaoise 26-13 away in Togher to record their second win to lie in second place.

Edenderry full-back Shane Cummins scored a last-minute winning penalty goal to topple hosts Newbridge 22-20 at Rosetown and make it two from two for the leaders in Division 2A, while Cill Dara won 18-12 against Roscrea.

New Ross have maximum points in Division 2B after winning 64-12 in Ardee, while Athy's 22-19 home win over Wexford Wanderers keeps them hot on the heels of the leaders.

In Division 3 Ratoath and RCSI have maximum points after home victories over Clane (74-7) and Swords (45-19) respectively.

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