The meeting of the sides in second place in Divisions 1 and 2 of the Munster Junior League resulted in a big win for Kanturk as they defeated St Mary’s 29-12 to book an away tie against Garryowen in the next round.
Kanturk dominated the opening half and built up a 24-0 lead by half-time with tries from Michael O’Sullivan, Michael Twohig and Gary Piggott. Peter Earlie converted all three and also added a penalty. Mary’s came back into the game with tries from Niall Counihan and Rob Brockert with Sean Lyons converting one. The visitors felt they should have been awarded a penalty try but Kanturk weathered the storm and a late try by Earlie made sure of the win.
Presentation’s recent revival continued when they won the Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Shield at Charleville on Saturday with a 13-6 win over Newcastle West.
A try by Kevin Donnelly converted by Mark Phair gave Presentation a 7-6 half-time lead. Alan Roche replied with two penalties for the West Limerick side. Phair made sure of victory with two penalties after the break and now Pres’ turn their attentions to next week’s big promotion game against St Mary’s.
Holders Richmond advanced to the semi-finals of the Transfield Cup with a 14-10 home win over Garryowen. A try by Gareth O’Hanlon and two penalties by Jonathon Forde gave them a slender 12-10 interval lead. Forde kicked his third penalty after the break to make sure of victory.
Youghal advanced to the quarter-finals of the County Cup where they will face Kinsale after a 25-16 away win over Charleville. Roy McArdle, Dave Murphy and Keith Christopher McCarthy scored tried for Youghal and Aaron Daly kicked two conversions and two penalties. Charleville replied with tries from Dermot Brown and Shane Corkery.
Ballincollig got back to winning ways with a 15-10 home win over Fermoy to book their place in the semi-final of the O’Neill Cup. Tries by Fergal Considine, Shane Murphy and a conversion and penalty by Murphy gave Ballincollig a 15-0 half-time lead. Fermoy hit back in the second half with a Stephen Dunne try and a conversion by Shane O’Riordan.
Scariff began their Webb Cup campaign with a 22-10 home win over Richmond. Joe McGrath, James Kelly and Tom Cronin scored tries for the Clare side and Cronin kicked two conversions and Trevor Kelly a penalty. Richmond replied with tries from Pierce McCarthy and Alan Nealon.
Bandon booked their place in the semi-final of the Mick Barry Cup with a 30-15 away win over Killarney. Colin O’Mahony and Colm Hurley each scored two tries and Andrew Willis added two conversions and two penalties. Paul Moynihan and Ollie O’Neill replied with tries for Killarney and David Treacy kicked a conversion and penalty.
Highfield took a step closer to a semi-final spot with a 17-5 home win over Kanturk. Bobby Cussen, Colm O’Sullivan and Darren Walsh scored tries for the ’Field and Dave Eustace kicked a penalty.
Kinsale took a big step towards a place in the final of the George O’Connell Cup with a 30-0 away win over Muskerry. Robin O’Flynn, Dave Kingston, Stephen Coleman, Ian Coughlan and Jeremy Coughlan scored tries for Kinsale and Ian Costello kicked a penalty and a conversion.