Curran sparkles as Corca Dhuibhne overwhelm Dungarvan

IT was a wonderful weekend for the Kerry clubs in the opening round of the Martin O’Sullivan Cup.

Corca Dhuibhne, playing their first game at junior level, defeated Dungarvan 30-3. John Curran was the hero for the winners with two tries, three penalties and three conversions. Diarmuid Crowley also scored a try for the Kerry outfit while Dungarvan’s only reply was a penalty by Jim Curran.

Corca Dhuibhne are at home to Abbeyfeale in next week’s quarter-final after the west Limerick side defeated Shandon 20-13 in an exciting game at Whitechurch. Tere Vickridge (2) and Conor Prendiville (1) had tries for the winners; David Prendiville kicked a drop goal and Paul O’Sullivan added a conversion. Andrew Quinlan had a try for the hosts and Barry Leahy kicked a conversion and two penalties.

In the big Kerry derby tie, Castleisland defeated Killarney 6-0 – Mark Connolly landing two penalties.

Killorglin had a hard-earned 28-22 win over Douglas at Moneygourney. Brian Gannon scored 20 points with two tries, two conversions and two penalties. Tommy Moriarty also added a try for the winners and John Ahern kicked a drop goal. Dan O’Connor (2), Alan Lyne (1) touched down for the losers while Gary Purtil kicked two conversions and a penalty.

Charleville defeated Scariff 31-0. Two tries by Alan Howard and one by Conor O’Brien, two of which Shane Corkery converted, had the home side 19-0 ahead at the break. Howard and Peader Cronin got tries in the second half and Corkery converted one.

Waterford City defeated Fermoy 20-7 at the north Cork venue. A penalty by Aaron Foskin and a try by Damien Kennedy had the hosts 8-0 in front at the break. Kennedy scored another try after the break and Foskin also got in for a try and conversion. Jim Mackessy scored a late try for Fermoy which Joe Lee converted.

Mallow reached the last eight with a 12-8 away win over Presentation. Rory McSharry scored two tries for the visitors and Jimmy Glynn converted one. Carrick-on-Suir made the long journey to Kilrush a winning one when they ran out 22-15 victors. Dylan Davies scored two tries for the winners and Ian Mullins got one while James Wallace had two conversions and a penalty. Kilrush had tries from Rory McLoughlin, Michael Maguire and Paul Conway.

Clonmel won the Garryowen Cup final at Kilfeacle with a hard-earned victory over Galbally (15-10). A try and penalty by Conor Cooney had Clonmel 8-3 ahead approaching half time. But then Galbally hit a purple patch with a try from Tommy Ryan, along with a conversion and penalty from Liam Casey giving them a 10-8 interval lead. Midway through the second half Phil Corby got in for a try for Clonmel which Morgan Lyons converted to give the First Division side their first piece of silverware of the season.

Holders UL Bohemian defeated Thomond 29-7 to reach the Transfield Cup final. Ross Butler scored three tries for the winners and Finbar Ryan got one. Sean Kelly converted three of the tries and also added a penalty. Jamie English replied with a try and conversion for the visitors.

Kinsale ended Youghal’s great start to the season with a 22-5 home win in the Cork County Cup. A try by Ian O’Leary and a conversion, drop goal and a penalty by Jason Murphy had Kinsale 13-0 ahead at the break. Murphy extended their lead with three penalties before Gareth Horgan got a try for the East Cork men.

Clanwilliam defeated Thurles 20-15 in the Mansergh Cup. Clanwilliam made a great start with tries from Ciaran Merrigan and Padraig Ryan after 15 minutes, both of which were converted by Willie O’Dwyer. Eoin Dwyer scored a try for the home side ten minutes before the break. Two penalties by Willie O’Dwyer made it 20-5 to Clanwilliam, before a late rally saw tries by Eoin Dwyer and Donogh Duggan close the gap to five points.

Cork Constitution and Highfield will contest this season’s Dennehy Cup after both won their semis. At Woodleigh Park Highfield defeated Sunday’s Well 7-0 with a try by Gearoid O’Sullivan which Brian O’Hea converted.

Cork Constitution ran in seven tries in their 42-0 home win over Carrigaline. Rory O’Sullivan (3) Conor Desmond, Killian O’Connor, John O’Donovan and Billy Newman all touched down. Robert Johnson kicked two conversions and a penalty. Ballincollig defeated Old Christians 13-10 in the O’Sullivan Cup and will now face a semi-final tie against Crosshaven next week.

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