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Fleming try helps Dolphin see off Garryowen

A deserved win for Dolphin at Musgrave Park as they battled the conditions for a second successive victory.

Dolphin went ahead with a drop-goal from Barry Keeshan. Great defending by Garryowen kept the home side out until Keeshan added a penalty two minutes before the break and then made it 9-0 with a second drop-goal.

Declan Cusack reduced the deficit with a penalty seven minutes into the second half but a try by Harry Fleming secured the points for Dolphin.

Scorers -- Dolphin: H Fleming try,B Keeshan 2 d-g, pen. Garryowen: D Cusack pen

Dolphin: N Walley; C Bohane,B Dennehy,H Fleming, P Hurley; B Keeshan (capt), G O'Keeffe; P Borlase,N Scannell,C Condon, D O'Callaghan, P Murphy, R Geoghegan, J Quill, J Coughlan

Garryowen: L Bourke; A Gaughan, C Hircock, C Doyle (capt), R O'Mahony; D Cusack, A Healy; JP Cooney, M Sherry, D Lavery, F McKenna, A McCloskey, P Neville, A Kavanagh, D Sherry

Young Munster 6

Cork Constitution 3

Young Munster caused a big surprise when they defeated table-toppers Cork Constitution in a low-scoring but lively affair at Tom Clifford Park.

A penalty by Gerry Hurley after 32 minutes had Con in front by the only score of the first half. When Stephen Archer was sin-binned for the visitors after 67 minutes, it afforded Alan Kingsley the chance to kick Young Munster's first penalty and he clinched the win after 75 minutes with another penalty.

Scorers -- Young Munster: A Kingsley 2 pens. Cork Constitution: G Hurley pen

Shannon 20

St Mary's College 15

Shannon bounced back from their defeat against Garryowen when they overcame St Mary's College at Coonagh.

Shannon got a wake-up call when Ciaran Ruddock got a third-minute try for the visitors.

A penalty by Garreth Quinn McDonagh opened Shannon's account after 17 minutes and three minutes before the interval Shannon had a try by Luke O'Dea, which Quinn McDonagh converted and in stoppage-time David Quinlan got in for a try.

When Colm McMahon was sin-binned after 51 minutes Quinn McDonagh landed another penalty. A penalty by Duffy and a try after 75 minutes by Damian Hall earned St Mary's a losing bonus point.

Scorers -- Shannon: L O'Dea, D O'Donovan try each, G Quinn McDonagh, 2 pens, 2 cons. St Mary's: D Hall, C Ruddock try each, G Duffy 1 pen 1 con.



DAVE Mongan's late try and Andy Dunne's subsequent conversion moved Old Belvedere back to the top of the table at Anglesea Road.

Struggling Blackrock looked in a good position to take the Dublin derby spoils after Rob Keogh's three penalties to Conal Keane's single effort.

But the hosts kept going and their patience was finally rewarded as the prolific winger crossed with just three minutes remaining.

Dunne added the conversion to help his side leapfrog Cork Constitution.

Scorers -- Bective Rangers: G O'Grady 3 pens. UCD: T Fletcher, M Toomey try each, J Thornton 2 pens



A last-minute try helped Buccaneers past Clontarf in a top-of-the-table clash at Dubarry Park. An Adam Kennedy penalty after 11 minutes was the only score in a dour opening half.

Buccaneers led 3-0 at half-time. On the restart, Noel Reid levelled matters with a penalty but Kennedy restored the home side's advantage.

Reid looked to have earned Clontarf a draw with a penalty after 69 minutes but the home side then secured the win when a Jack Carty diagonal kick in the final minute picked out Callum Boland who touched down.

Scorers -- Buccaneers: Boland try; Kennedy 2 pens. Clontarf: Reid 2 pens

Buccaneers: Staunton; Halligan, Higgins, Richardson, De Burca; Burke, Watters (Madden 75); Kiripati, Kennedy, Carty; Monahan, Wynne; Harte, Boland, O'Brien.

Clontarf: Kavanagh; Dundon, Treston, Gissing, O'Keeffe; Cremen (Harris Wright 70), O'Mahony; Garvey, Cronin, Dufficy (O'Shea 53); Keating, Ryan; Lett, McGrath, Reid



A last-gasp try gave Dungannon a much-needed victory over Galwegians.

Dermot Murphy put the visitors ahead with a penalty but the boot of Michael Lawton gave his team a 9-5 advantage at teh break.

The home side had Ryan Caldwell yellow-carded and Galwegians took advantage with a converted Ronan Loughney try before Chris Cochrane went over for a try.

Scorers -- Dungannon: C Cochrane , R Halsall tries; M Lawton 3 pens, 1 con. Galwegians: D Murphy, R Loughney tries; T Leader pen, con

Dungannon: C Gaston; M Lawton, P Magee, G Telford, C Cochrane; C Campbell, R Halsall; G Sinnamon, A Du Hig, M Farquahar; R Caldwell, M Rainey; T Anderson, C Trelfall, A Birch.

Galwegians: L Bibo; D Fanning, B Murphy, D Clarke, J Cleary; T Leader, B Lee; J Naughton, C Muldoon, R Loughney; D Nolan, B McClearan; J Perrott, W Muldoon, D Murphy



UL BOHEMIAN stunned Lansdowne Road with a clinical performance in dismissing the promotion-chasing hosts.

Tries from Cathal Sheridan and Kieran O'Gorman gave the Limerickmen a half-time cushion, but John Lyne's try and the boot of Eoghan Hickey got Lansdowne back into contention. But JJ Hanrahan sealed the win with a late drop -goal.

Scorers -- Lansdowne: J Lyne try; E Hickey 2 pens, 1 dp-gl. UL Bohenian: JJ Hanrahan 2 cons, 1 dp-gl; C Sheridan, K O'Gorman tries

Bruff 10


Full-back Brendan Deady scored the only try as Bruff edged out UCC at Kilballyowen. A penalty by Brian Cahill had the home side in front at the interval.

UCC rarely looked like getting a try. And when Deady and Eoin Maher linked up twice before the former got over it put the issue beyond doubt.

Scorers -- Bruff: B Deady try; B Cahill, pen, con

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