Wednesday 22 November 2017

Garryowen fall to Mary's rout



Gavin Dunne's early penalties gave the home side a foothold on a heavy pitch and it got even better for them when Ireland under 20 wing Darren Hudson went in for a try, with Dunne converting.

Mark Sexton scored St Mary's second try and Dunne's conversion made it 23-0 just past the half-hour. Declan Cusack struck three from the left approaching the break for Garryowen. After the break Cusack split the posts again in the 46th minute, however their work was undone when David Sherry was binned for slowing down ruck ball.

Scorers -- St Mary's College: D Hudson, M Sexton try each; G Dunne 5 pens, 2 cons. Garryowen: D Cusack 2 pens.

Cork Constitution 9

Dolphin 19

Cork Constitution suffered a second successive defeat as they lost their first league game to neighbours Dolphin at Temple Hill.

Richard Lane opened the scoring with a penalty after three minutes for the home side, but two penalties and a drop goal in first-half injury time by Barry Keeshan put Dolphin ahead. Lane kicked a penalty on the stroke of half-time to leave it 9-6 at the break. Keeshan and Lee exchanged penalties before Eric Moloney got in for a try for Dolphin.

Scorers -- Cork Constitution: R Lane 3 pens. Dolphin: E Moloney try; B Keeshan 3 pens, drp gl, con.



OLD Belvedere's first ever win over Shannon means they leapfrogged Cork Con to go top of the table.

David Quinlan's try got the Limerickmen off the mark early on, but the visitors were blown away as Kiwi Leo Avua'a got Belvo up and running, before Eddie Devitt and Dave Mongan crossed before the break. Avua'a went over again in the second half before Danny Riordan crossed for a late double.

Scorers -- Old Belvedere: L Avua'a, D Riordan 2 tries each; D Mongan, E Devitt try each; A Dunne 2 pens; C Keane con. Shannon: D Quinlan try; T Bennett con, 3 pens.

Young Munster 14

Blackrock College 15

Outhalf Ian Madigan booted Blackrock College to victory against Young Munster who had to be content with a losing bonus point at Clifford Park. Young Munster had Darragh Payne sin-binned and while he was out of the action Madigan had his first penalty. Alan Kingsley then had a Young Munster penalty and the sides were level at 3-3 at the interval with Niall Morris being sent to the bin for the visitors. Four more second-half penalties clinched it for Blackrock.

Scorers -- Young Munster: D O'Neill try; A Kingsley 3 pens. Blackrock College: I Madigan 5 pens.


Galwegians 11

Bruff 22

Bruff made it three wins on the spin as Galwegians slumped to their fourth loss in a row in heavy rain at Crowley Park. Once again the accurate boot of Brian Cahill guided the Limerick side home as they make a big impact after being promoted.

Galwegians enjoyed the better start with a third-minute try from Brian McClearn but three kicks from Cahill saw Bruff 9-8 ahead. They never looked back once skipper Cathal O'Regan got their try seven minutes after the restart.

Scorers -- Galwegians: B McClearn, try; J Cleary, R O'Beirn 1 pen each; Bruff: B Cahill 5 pens, 1 con; C O'Regan try.

UL Bohemian 3

Buccaneers 26

Table toppers Buccaneers were in excellent form in the mud at Annacotty. It was 9-0 at the interval in favour of the visitors with two penalties by Adam Kennedy and a drop goal by Jack Carty. Buccs took control in the second half with replacement hooker Martin Reddan and Brian Tuohy crossing for tries. Adam Kennedy converted both and also kicked two penalties.

Scorers -- UL Bohemian: D Frawley pen. Buccaneers: M Reddan, B Tuohy 1 try each; A Kennedy 3 pens, 2 cons; J Carty dg.

Dungannon 21

Lansdowne 18

An injury-time drop goal from Paddy Jackson helped Dungannon take the points at Stevenson Park. The first half was a dull affair but after the restart an excellent recycling move inside the visitors' 22 led to Paul Magee diving over.

The Dublin side fought back but an error allowed Mark Farquahar to touch down to put Dungannon 18-15 ahead. A minute from time Hickey kicked his sixth penalty before Jackson stepped up.

Scorers -- Dungannon: P Magee, M Farquahar 1 try each; P Jackson 2 pens, 1 con, 1 dg. Lansdowne: E Hickey 6 pens.

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