Friday 6 December 2019

Belvedere move into pole position thanks to Glynn

Old Belevedere 21 Dolphin 15

Aaron Sheehan, Old Belvedere escapes a tackle by Miah Cronin, Dolphin
Aaron Sheehan, Old Belvedere escapes a tackle by Miah Cronin, Dolphin
Aidan Wynne, Old Belvedere, is tackled by Cian Bohane and John Kennedy, left, Dolphin
Leo Auva'a, Old Belvedere is tackled by Ryan Murphy, Dolphin

Old Belvedere will go into the final week of the All-Ireland League at the top of the table, following a laboured win against Dolphin at Anglesea Road yesterday.

Belvedere struggled to match the early intensity of the visitors' attack, with Niall Scannell touching down the opening try for Dolphin. Rory Scannell kicked the resulting conversion, and followed it up with a penalty shortly after.

Josh Glynn put the home side on the scoreboard after 20 minutes with a penalty and Dolphin's poor discipline saw him kick two further penalties before half-time.

Eoin O'Shaughnessy finished off a fine Dolphin move for their second try. However, Scannell failed to find the target with his conversion.

Glynn secured the win for Belvedere by adding six further points from shots at goal. This nervy win puts Belvedere in a great position ahead of their trip to face bottom side Garryowen next weekend.

Young Munster 23 Cork Constitution 24

Gerry Hurley kicked four penalties and converted a try by Darragh Lyons for a 14-point haul as Cork Constitution won an exciting contest at Clifford Park. James Ryan had the other try for the winners with man of the match Brian Haugh scoring a try he converted and three penalties.

St Mary's 40 Garryowen 26

They registered four tries on the day, but Garryowen were ultimately resigned to relegation at Templeville Road yesterday, as a rampant St Mary's College secured their eighth victory of the league campaign with 14 points to spare.

Ballynahinch 29 UCD 14

A bonus-point win for Hinch but it looks like they will need a play-off to remain in 1A next season. Hinch trailed 7-14 at half-time but scored four tries, with Aaron Cairns' effort the pick of them.

Dungannon 10 Terenure 44

This convincing away victory for leaders Terenure confirmed relegation for Dungannon.

Two Alex Dunlop tries just before the interval gave Terenure a 20-10 advantage and they never looked back. Kyle McCoy also showed his skills with two tries.

Blackrock College 12 Trinity College 26

A first-half blitz of tries from Richie Halpin and Will Scott set the tone for a resounding win for Trinity. The win leaves them safe after an impressive performance led from the front by lock Will Scott.

Shannon 7 Malone 27

Malone surprised Shannon at Thomond Park where Peter Henderson (two), Conor Joyce and Neil Alcorn, had tries for the winners.

Buccaneers 24 UL Bohemian 23

Buccaneers secured the play-off spot with two tries from Kolo Kiripati and one from Shane Layden, which Jack Carty converted. Carty secured a bonus-point win when he converted his own try late on.

Corinthians 13 Belfast Harlequins 21

A good second-half display from Belfast Harlequins secured a win against Corinthians. A vital try came their way through centre William Stewart that Ewan Strang converted well. At the dying minutes of the game Strang's penalty secured their seventh win in this competition this season.

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