Sunday 27 May 2018

O'Sullivan score seals deal for St Joseph's

Bandon U-18s lifted the U-18 All-Ireland Cup after overcoming Skerries 20-7 at Mullingar RFC. The West Cork side pushed past their Leinster Cup counterparts in what was a brilliant showcase of age-grade provincial rugby. Bandon added the national title to the Bank of Ireland Munster U-18 Cup which they claimed after defeating Skibbereen last month at Thomond . Photo: ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
Bandon U-18s lifted the U-18 All-Ireland Cup after overcoming Skerries 20-7 at Mullingar RFC. The West Cork side pushed past their Leinster Cup counterparts in what was a brilliant showcase of age-grade provincial rugby. Bandon added the national title to the Bank of Ireland Munster U-18 Cup which they claimed after defeating Skibbereen last month at Thomond . Photo: ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

St Joseph's CBS, Nenagh, retained the U-16 King Cup after a hard-fought 15-7 victory over Waterpark College last month at Clonmel RFC.

Dylan Murphy powered over for the first try of the match before another score from Cathal Ryan extended St Joseph's lead.

A period of pressure saw St Joseph's full-back Ruari Moylan crash over in the corner to give his side a 15-0 lead.

Waterpark scored a consolation try when some brilliant interplay saw Hayes O'Brien break up the left wing before off-loading back inside to the supporting Padraig O'Sullivan.

Hayes O'Brien converted for a final score of 15-7 to St Joseph's.

Classy Con hang on to claim Junior crown

Cork Constitution were crowned Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Cup champions for the 19th time with a deserved 21-15 win over a gallant Richmond side at Irish Independent Park last weekend.

Con took the game to Richmond from the off and were 3-0 ahead inside the opening minute with a long-range penalty from Niall Finn.

Richmond's Tadhg Bennett had the sides level with a penalty after 17 minutes.

Pressure by the Con pack was rewarded with a try on 28 minutes when the Richmond defence were caught off guard.

A penalty to Con inside the Richmond 22 saw a quick tap being taken and winger Barry Galvin ran in for an unconverted try.

Gary Bradley and Finn combined to send full-back Brendan Monahan in for a Con try which Finn converted on 47 minutes.

Back came Richmond and a great break by Keelan Stephenson saw Tadhg Bennett throw a long pass out to Kieran Bennett to score.

Finn added penalties on 60 and 69 minutes to extend Con's lead to 21-8.

Pressure by the Richmond pack was rewarded when in the 73rd minute Sean Bennett barged over for a try and Tadhg Bennett converted to leave six points between the sides.

Irish Independent

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