Junior Rugby Focus: Conor Cooney kicks leaders Clonmel to another victory

Clonmel extended their lead at the top of Division 1 of the Munster Junior League as their main challengers were idle because of the weather.

Four penalties and a conversion of a penalty try by Conor Cooney helped Clonmel to a 19-12 away win over St. Mary’s. Robin Gallagher and Sean Duffy replied with tries for the Saints and Eoghan O’Byrne converted one.

Bandon moved into second place — six points behind — after a last-minute try from Christian Mulcahy helped them to a 17-16 away win over Clanwilliam. Richard Walsh and Dan Swithenbank were Bandon’s other try scorers and Walsh kicked a conversion. Vivian Grisewood replied with a try for Clan’ which Niall Leahy converted along with three penalties.

Old Christians’ recent bad run continued as they lost at home to Galbally 22-15. Brendan Childs and Eoin Bourke were try scorers for Galbally who were also awarded a penalty try. Jack O’Mullane kicked two conversions and a penalty. Dave O’Driscoll and Mark Gleeson were try scorers for the Rathcooney side and Sean Meaney had a conversion and a penalty.

Tries from Joe Treacy and Dave Hennessy along with a conversion and a penalty by Eoin Keohane earned Muskerry a 15-7 away win over Skibbereen. Jack O’Driscoll replied with a try for Skibb’ and Denis McCarthy converted.

Waterpark eased their relegation fears with a 32-15 bonus-point home win over Clonakilty. Kevin Phelan, Ben Cross, Robbie Walsh, and Dave Pierce were Waterpark’s try scorers. Geoff Deegan kicked three conversions and two penalties. Clon’ replied with a try from Rob Howick and a penalty try. Mark Purcell kicked a conversion and a penalty.

Abbeyfeale extended their lead in Division Two after their 13-9 away win over Ballincollig. Ger Walsh was Abbeyfeale’s try scorer and Steve Daly converted and added two penalties. Charlie Boland replied with three penalties.

Kinsale kept their challenge on track with a 23-7 win over unbeaten Cobh Pirates. Pat O’Regan and Joe Moriarty were Kinsale’s try scorers and Sean Kingston kicked two conversions and three penalties. Alan Langford replied with a try for Cobh and Ruairi Geary converted.

Presentation defeated Newport 25-5 to move into second place. Alan Airey and Andrew Gardner were try scorers for Pres’ who were also awarded a penalty try. Thurles defeated Tralee 46-18 at the Kerry venue. Paddy Phelan, Colm Skeehan, Shane Lanigan Ryan, Adrian Bourke (2), Ciaran Ryan, and Aidan Dwyer were try scorers for Thurles and Dwyer kicked a penalty and four conversions.

Charleville defeated bottom side Dungarvan 27-13 with two tries from Matt O’Neill, Willie O’Sullivan, Luke McCormack, and Eoin McMahon got one each. Shane O’Sullivan kicked a conversion. Lar Houlihan was Dungarvan’s try scorer.

In Division Three Youghal have moved ahead of Crosshaven after their 33-8 bonus-point away win over Bantry Bay while Crosshaven defeated Douglas-Carrigaline 15-5.

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RugbyPlace: KerryPerson: Conor CooneyPerson: ClonmelPerson: Robin GallagherPerson: Sean DuffyPerson: Eoghan O’ByrnePerson: BandonPerson: Christian MulcahyPerson: Richard WalshPerson: Dan SwithenbankPerson: WalshPerson: Vivian GrisewoodPerson: Niall LeahyPerson: GalballyPerson: Brendan ChildsPerson: Eoin BourkePerson: Jack O’MullanePerson: Dave O’DriscollPerson: Mark GleesonPerson: Sean MeaneyPerson: Joe TreacyPerson: Dave HennessyPerson: Eoin KeohanePerson: MuskerryPerson: SkibbereenPerson: Jack O’DriscollPerson: SkibbPerson: Denis McCarthyPerson: Kevin PhelanPerson: Ben CrossPerson: Robbie WalshPerson: Dave PiercePerson: Geoff DeeganPerson: ClonPerson: Rob HowickPerson: Mark PurcellPerson: Ger WalshPerson: Steve DalyPerson: Charlie BolandPerson: Pat O’ReganPerson: Joe MoriartyPerson: Sean KingstonPerson: Alan LangfordPerson: Ruairi GearyPerson: Alan AireyPerson: Andrew GardnerPerson: ThurlesPerson: TraleePerson: Paddy PhelanPerson: Colm SkeehanPerson: Shane Lanigan RyanPerson: Adrian BourkePerson: Ciaran RyanPerson: Aidan DwyerPerson: DwyerPerson: Matt O’NeillPerson: Willie O’SullivanPerson: Luke McCormackPerson: Eoin McMahonPerson: Shane O’SullivanPerson: Lar HoulihanEvent: Munster Junior LeagueOrganisation: ConorOrganisation: ClonmelOrganisation: St. Mary’sOrganisation: SaintsOrganisation: ClanwilliamOrganisation: ClanOrganisation: Old Christians’Organisation: RathcooneyOrganisation: WaterparkOrganisation: ClonakiltyOrganisation: AbbeyfealeOrganisation: BallincolligOrganisation: KinsaleOrganisation: Cobh PiratesOrganisation: CobhOrganisation: NewportOrganisation: CharlevilleOrganisation: DungarvanOrganisation: YoughalOrganisation: CrosshavenOrganisation: Bantry BayOrganisation: Douglas

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