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Shine polishes off bective

BRUFF kept their place in Division 1B with a 25-12 victory over Bective Rangers in the promotion/relegation play-off.

Tries by Eoin Cahill and John Malone helped the Limerick men to a 15-12 interval lead and John Shine added another in the second half to seal it for the Bateman Cup winners.

Old Crescent maintained their Division 2 status by coming from 15-3 behind to beat Banbridge 16-15 thanks to Anthony Barry's last-gasp drop goal.

Irish Independent