Alex Sheehan try helps Clonmel go clear at the summit

Rain disrupted the Munster Junior League program yesterday with eight of the scheduled games being postponed.

In Division 1, Clonmel have gone clear at the top after their 13-6 away win at Newcastle West.

Conor Cooney opened the scoring for Clonmel with a penalty, but Sean Herlihy levelled before a try by Alex Sheehan, converted by Cooney, had Clonmel 10-3 ahead at half-time. Ten minutes into the second half, Cooney extended his side’s advantage with a penalty and Newcastle West’s only reply was a penalty by Alan Roche.

Kilfeacle moved into third place a point behind Richmond after their 18-12 away win at Skibbereen.

Four penalties from Denis McCarthy to two by Shane Looby had Skibbereen 12-6 ahead at the interval. Keith Burke and Josh Featherstone added second-half tries for the visitors and Looby converted one.

A last-minute penalty by Eoin Keohane helped Muskerry to their first win of the season after a 15-12 home win over Old Christians.

Seven penalties from Niall Leahy earned Clanwilliam their first win of the campaign as they defeated St Mary’s 21-17 at Grove Island.

St Senan’s and Bandon shared the spoils at the Clare venue as they played out an 18-18 draw. Bandon raced into a 10-0 lead after eight minutes with a try from Gearoid O’Leary and a conversion and penalty by Richard Walsh. Malachy Gavin hit back with a try for Senan’s and Declan Rowe kicked a penalty, before a second try from O’Leary and a Walsh penalty had Bandon 18-8 ahead at half-time.

Tries from Brian Collins and Fergal Lawler brought the sides level with 10 minutes remaining.

Galbally’s recent revival continues after their 19-12 home win over Clonakilty. Sean Bourke, Danny Hayes and Michael Donovan scored tries for Galbally and Jack O’Mullane kicked two conversions. Dave Lombard and Batt Duggan replied with tries for the visitors and Joe Lee converted one.

With Cobh Pirates’ game in Tralee a victim of the weather, Abbeyfeale took full advantage to go top of Division 2 with a 17-7 away win over unbeaten Presentation. Michael Roche and Philip Day scored tries for the winners and Tom Hassett converted both and also added a penalty.

Kinsale kept up their challenge with a 34-13 home win over Newport. Pat O’Regan, Adam McCarthy (two) and Fergus Gillette were Kinsale’s try scorers and Sean Kingston converted all four and also added a penalty.

In the only other game played in this division, tries from Peter Coman and Tommy Connolly and a conversion and two penalties by Aidan Dwyer helped Thurles to an 18-14 win over Ennis.

The top game in Division 3 saw Youghal defeat Crosshaven 12-8. Scott O’Sullivan scored two tries for Youghal and Keith McCarthy kicked a conversion. Mick O’Leary replied with a try for the home side and Ian Smith kicked a conversion.

Killorglin got their campaign off to a winning start with a bonus point 26-12 away win over Scariff.

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