Wednesday 28 September 2016

O'Keeffe puts Lansdowne to sword

Published 05/10/2015 | 02:30

Ciaran Gaffney (pictured) and Josh Pimm also touched down late on
Ciaran Gaffney (pictured) and Josh Pimm also touched down late on

Galwegians claimed the scalp of defending Division 1A champions Lansdowne with a stunning 41-20 bonus point victory in front of a vocal Crowley Park crowd.

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Winger Ed O'Keeffe continued his rich vein of form with a brace of tries, while Ciaran Gaffney and Josh Pimm also touched down late on.

Early tries from Rory O'Loughlin and Daniel Riordan set Old Belvedere on their way to a 34-24 bonus point triumph away to bottom side Ballynahinch.

Cork Constitution had a late try disallowed as they drew 19-19 with UCD at Temple Hill, while young winger Jake Swaine's 82nd-minute penalty guided Terenure College to a nail-biting 23-22 comeback win over Garryowen.

At Tom Clifford Park, Clontarf needed a late Joey Carbery penalty to draw 27-27 with Young Munster.

In Division 1B, centres Alan Gaughan and Ben Carty accumulated 28 points between them as Buccaneers were 38-20 bonus point winners over Belfast Harlequins at Deramore Park.

Back-row Barry O'Flanagan touched down late on as St Mary's collected their third successive victory by overcoming Blackrock 23-19 at Stradbrook.

Winger Barry McLaughlin scored a try and kicked 14 points as Old Wesley maintained their table-topping form with a 24-19 success against Dolphin.

Dublin University beat UL Bohemians 39-21 bonus point win.

Ballymena finished off this first block of four league games with a hard-fought 22-19 victory over Shannon at Coonagh.

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