Tuesday 17 July 2018

Garryowen sitting tight in third

'Reigning champions Cork Con are fifth in the 1A table after their second defeat of the season, at Lansdowne' Photo: Getty
'Reigning champions Cork Con are fifth in the 1A table after their second defeat of the season, at Lansdowne' Photo: Getty

Daragh Small

Garryowen remain third after the first block of games in Division 1A despite last weekend's defeat away to Terenure College.

The Limerick outfit had got the better of Buccaneers and Clontarf in the two previous rounds before they lost 27-20 at Lakelands Park. However, tries from Hugh O'Brien-Cunningham and JP Phelan secured a losing bonus point.

Reigning champions Cork Con are fifth in the 1A table after their second defeat of the season, at Lansdowne. Con have had wins over Clontarf and UCD in the opening weeks but defeats to Terenure College and Lansdowne have halted their progress.

Elsewhere in Division 1A, Young Munster are struggling in eighth. Their only win this season came at Buccaneers in Round 3. They lost 21-17 at home to lowly Dublin University last weekend.

In 1B, leaders Shannon could not have dreamed of a better start to their campaign and it continued with a magnificent 52-0 win over Munster rivals Dolphin at Thomond Park last weekend.

Dolphin are ninth in the table while UCC and UL Bohemians are sixth and seventh respectively. UCC won 13-5 at Naas in Round 2, UL Bohs were beaten 34-17 at Ballynahinch.

In Division 2A, Nenagh Ormond are second in the standings after last weekend's 63-24 win at Corinthians, their third win of the season. Highfield are fourth while Cashel are fifth.

In 2B, Old Crescent are top and hold a 100pc record following their 20-19 win at home to Wanderers. Sunday's Well are eighth, they beat City of Derry.

In the bottom tier, Bruff are third, with Thomond in fifth and Midleton eighth after the opening block of games this season.

Irish Independent

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