Richmond in touching distance of third title

RICHMOND took another step closer to winning their third Munster Junior League title with an 11-5 victory over nearest challengers Galbally in a Division 1 top of the table clash at the Limerick venue.

A try by Michael O’Friel and a Jonathon Ford penalty gave Richmond an 8-5 interval lead. Jack Hogan was Galbally’s try scorer. Ford kicked a second penalty after the break.

Both Kanturk and Skibbereen, who meet next Sunday, are now in joint second place. Kanturk travelled to Waterpark and emerged winners on a 24-8 scoreline. The visitors led 10-8 at half-time with a try from Don McCabe and a conversion and penalty by Darragh Meade. Ivan Kiersey scored a try for Waterpark and Tom Kiersey added a penalty. Paul Cotter and Bryan O’Neill scored further tries after the break and Meade converted both.

Kilfeacle still remain in second last place after losing away to Skibbereen 11-3. Keith Burke gave Kilfeacle the lead with a penalty and Ger Hurley levelled before the break. Donal Mehigan put the home side in front with a try and a second Hurley penalty denied the Tipperary side a losing bonus point.

Thurles are still at the bottom, ten points behind Kilfeacle. Thurles lost at home to Tralee 36-7. The Kerry side had the bonus point wrapped up by half-time as they led 26-7. Nessan Crean scored two tries and Eoin Murphy and Dan O’Connor one apiece. Gareth Walsh kicked one conversion. O’Connor and Ian Murphy added further tries after the break.

Clonmel have slipped down to third last place three points ahead of Kilfeacle, after losing away to St Senan’s 13-10. Fergal Lawler gave the Clare side an early lead with a try after a minute. Clonmel’s Conor Cooney and Declan Collins exchanged penalties to leave it 8-3 at half-time. A try by Ciaran Burke converted by Danny Lyons put the visitors ahead but a try by Ian Fitzgerald two minutes from time denied Clonmel victory.

Cobh Pirates eased their relegation worries with an 11-5 away win over Crosshaven. A try by Alan Langford gave Cobh a 5-0 interval lead. Brendan Ronan added a penalty and Mark Chandler kicked a drop goal for Cobh.

Clanwilliam collected maximum points with a 23-22 home win over Old Christians. Christopher Doyle, Paul Ryan, Ian Quinlan and Robert Doyle scored tries for the winners and Doyle kicked a penalty. Conor Quaid replied with a try for the Rathcooney side and Aidan Tobin converted and added five penalties.

Mallow won the top of the table clash in Division 2 with a 16-10 home win over St Mary’s. It was 10-3 to Mallow at the break with Michael O’Flynn kicking a penalty, Neil Lucey scored a try and Sean Glynn converted to a penalty from Sean Lyons. Two second half penalties from Glynn secured the points for Mallow and a last minute try from Sean Barry converted by Lyons earned the Saints a losing bonus point.

Bottom side Bandon caused the shock of the day with a 16-10 home win over third placed Kinsale. Chris Hartnett and Jerry Crowley scored tries for the winners and Cathal Crowley converted both and also kicked a penalty.

Presentation collected maximum points with a 31-3 home win over Scariff. Steve Lynch scored three tries for the winners and Shane O’Brien and John Higgins one. Lynch kicked three conversions. James Kelly replied with a penalty for Scariff.

Newcastle West kept their challenge alive with an 8-3 away win over Ennis. Sean Neville scored a try for the winners and Tommy Kelleher kicked a penalty. Dylan Tynan-O’Mahony replied with a penalty for Ennis.

Killarney remain in fourth place after a 21-19 away win over Ballincollig. Paul Daly scored two tries for the Cork side and Glen Murphy one and Kevin Ryan converted all three.

Youghal defeated Newport 29-15 with tries from Alan Frahill-O’Connor, Jonathon Ormond, Scott O’Sullivan and Colm Mulcahy. Aaron Daly converted three of the tries and also a penalty. Philip O’Brien and Tom Morris replied with tries for Newport and Shane Ryan added a conversion and penalty.

Dungarvan lost their unbeaten record in Division 3 when Waterford City defeated them 17-0. Douglas put a dent in Charleville’s promotion hopes with a 20-12 victory. Carrick-on-Suir kept their promotion challenge on track with a 28-5 home win over Bantry Bay. Abbeyfeale defeated Corca Dhuibhne 28-26.

Dunmanway and Kilrush shared the spoils after a 10-10 draw. Eamon Freeman scored two tries for Dunmanway and Rory Conway replied with a try for Kilrush, Martin Hehir converted and Alan Horgan kicked a penalty.

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