Friday 20 July 2018

Schmidt try is a bonus as Terenure hit the top

Tim Schmidt. Picture credit: Piaras Ó Mídheach / Sportsfile
Tim Schmidt. Picture credit: Piaras Ó Mídheach / Sportsfile Sportsdesk

Joe Schmidt's son Tim bagged the bonus point try for Terenure College as they won their Dublin 6W derby with St Mary's College to continue their excellent start to the Ulster Bank League season.

Terenure moved back to the top of Division 1A following their third straight bonus-point victory, scoring 25 second-half points - including openside Niall Lalor's third try of the campaign - to overcome their local rivals 32-21 at a packed Templeville Road.

UCD's unbeaten start was ended by Cork Constitution, whose dead-eyed kicker Tomas Quinlan guided them to an 18-5 win at Temple Hill.

The talismanic out-half pinged over six penalties for the defending champions.

A brace of first-half tries from Ben Kilkenny, a nephew of Keith Wood, set Young Munster on their way to a 32-24 bonus-point victory over Buccaneers at Dubarry Park.

Former Gonzaga College centre Harry Brennan and Cork-born full-back Eamonn Mills scored two tries each as Lansdowne romped to a 52-12 bonus-point success against an injury-hit Dublin University at College Park.

Goal-kicking scrum-half Neil Cronin accumulated more points on his own than an out-of-sorts Clontarf as Garryowen secured a stunning 51-17 win over the north Dubliners at Dooradoyle.

Cronin finished with 26 points, with recent Munster Academy recruit Liam Coombes touching down twice.

Meanwhile, Shannon went top of the Division 1B table after running five tries past Old Wesley to win 34-17 at Donnybrook. Ireland U-20 out-half Conor Fitzgerald top-scored with 14 points, including an intercept try.

Captain Ian Porter's kicking haul of 17 points proved crucial in Banbridge's absorbing 42-35 bonus-point victory at home to Naas, while Ballynahinch beat Dolphin 33-16 in Cork.

Tim Foley kicked 14 points as Old Belvedere overhauled UCC 24-23 at the Mardyke, handing Eddie O'Sullivan his first win as Belvo boss.

Munster's James Hart enjoyed a winning debut with UL Bohemians, scoring a try and kicking 11 points in their impressive 36-13 bonus-point dismissal of Ballymena.

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