Junior Rugby: Conor Cooney ensures high-flying Clonmel pass St Senan’s test

All top four sides won in Division One of the Munster Junior League as both Kilfeacle and Bandon recorded bonus-point wins.

Leaders Clonmel were pushed all the way by St Senan’s before coming out on top with a 14-8 home victory. Fernando Gallant gave Senan’s an early lead with a try, but three penalties from Conor Cooney had the home side 9-5 in front at the interval. Ronan Cross scored a try for Clonmel mid way through the second half and a late penalty by Emille Maffat earned the Clare side a losing bonus point.

A try from Mike Kelleher and a conversion and a penalty from Mick Mullins gave Richmond an early 10-0 lead at home to Newcastle West. Mullins extended their advantage with a penalty before half time. Sean Herlihy kicked a penalty for the visitors early in the second half but a try from Gareth O’Hanlon converted by Mullins kept Richmond four points behind the leaders with a game in hand.

Kilfeacle have moved level on points with Richmond after their 35-17 home win over Waterpark. Darren Lowry, Shane Looby, Josh Featherstone and Cormac O’Donoghue scored tries for the winners and Looby kicked three conversions and three penalties. Waterpark had a try from Scott Hornibrook and were also awarded a penalty try, Geoff Deegan converted.

Bandon defeated St. Mary’s 30-14 with two tries from Robert Essex and Colin Jackson and Scott Kingston got one each. Richard Walsh kicked two conversions and two penalties. Robin Gallagher and Danny Hickey replied with tries for the Saints and Sean Lyons converted both.

Four penalties from Denis McCarthy helped Skibbereen to a 12-9 away win over Clonakilty. Dave Lombard replied with two penalties for Clon’ and Mark Purcell one.

Clanwilliam defeated Old Christians 21-15 at Clanwilliam Park. The sides were level 6-6 at half time. Clan’ had a try from Dave Kenehan as well as a penalty try. Niall Leahy kicked three penalties and a conversion. Sean Meaney replied with five penalties for the visitors.

Abbeyfeale have extended their lead at the top of Division Two after their 34-0 home win over Ennis. James O’Meara (2), Thomas Hassett, Michael Roche and Michael Enright were the winners try scorers and Hassett kicked three conversions and a penalty.

Cobh Pirates defeated Mallow 19-0 with tries from Mick Keating, Rory Geary and a penalty try. Eamon Ronan added two conversions.

A try from Conor McMahon and a penalty by Craig Airey helped Presentation to an 8-7 away win over Ballincollig. Robert Foulkes replied with a try for Ballincollig and Charlie Boland converted.

Two tries from Daniel Casey and one from William Casey gave Castleisland the bragging rights after their 21-6 home win over Tralee. William Casey kicked a conversion and two penalties and Gearoid Leonard added a drop goal. Ben O’Neill replied with a penalty for Tralee.

Thurles defeated Waterford City 28-0 with two tries from Shane Lanigan and one by Colm Skeehan. Aidan Dwyer converted two and added three penalties.

Youghal have gone top in Division Three with a 24-8 home win over Chorca Dhuibhne. Ian Broderick, Steven Kelly, Scott O’Sullivan and Aaron Daly were Youghal’s try scorers and Keith McCarthy kicked two conversions. Ciaran O’Coileain replied with a try for the Dingle side and Shane Griffin kicked a penalty.

A try from Kenny Donovan and a conversion and penalty by Ian Smith helped Crosshaven to a 10-6 away win over Killorglin. Luke O’Shea got two penalties for Killorglin.

There were also wins for Bantry Bay, Douglas-Carrigaline and Fermoy in this Division.

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