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Wednesday 18 September 2019

Shannon relegated after defeat to Cork Con

Shannon have been relegated after defeat to Cork Con. Stock photo
Shannon have been relegated after defeat to Cork Con. Stock photo

Shannon were the big casualties on an emotion-filled final day in All-Ireland League Division 1A, suffering relegation with a 34-19 defeat to Cork Constitution.

A home semi-final against the same opposition is Clontarf's reward for a 36-8 win over Lansdowne on the Aviva Stadium's back pitch.

James Blaney bowed out as head coach of Terenure College, who completed their great escape. 'Nure overcame Young Munster 22-15 at Lakelands Park, with the Cookies also staying up.

Conall Doherty's penalty preserved UCD's top-flight status in a 20-all draw with UCC. Dublin University beat Garryowen 39-22.

In Division 1B, Ballynahinch enjoyed a 41-15 title-clinching win over St Mary's. Old Wesley, Naas and Malone are in the play-offs.

In Division 2C, Thomond were relegated despite winning 26-22 at Seapoint.

Other results went against the Soda Cakes, who will be replaced by Enniscorthy, whose promotion was confirmed by a 27-0 win at Connemara.

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