Junior Rugby Focus: Shock result sends Crosshaven up

There are no changes at the top of Division 1 and 2 of the Munster Junior League after a busy weekend but Crosshaven have been promoted from the Third Division after Killorglin’s surprise loss to Fethard.
Junior Rugby Focus: Shock result sends Crosshaven up

Division 1 leaders Clonmel had to come from behind to beat Kilfeacle 15-13 thanks to five penalties from the ever-reliable Conor Cooney.

Shane Loony scored Kilfeacle’s try and Gavin Heuston kicked a conversion and two penalties.

Second placed Bandon defeated neighbours Clonakilty 23-8 with two tries from Gearoid Crowley and one by Ray Nea. Richard Walsh kicked two penalties and a conversion.

Galbally remain in fourth place after a narrow 11-10 home win over bottom side St. Mary’s.

Skibbereen defeated St. Senan’s 17-14 with tries from Donal Collins and Michael Limerick with Denis McCarthy converting both and adding a penalty.

The Richmond-Old Christians tie was postponed and in the relegation battle, Muskerry beat Clanwilliam 25-12.

Newcastle West were 40-7 away winners at Waterpark.

A late rally by Division 2 leaders Abbeyfeale saw them defeat Mallow 22-10 with two tries each from Derry O’Connor and Patrick Brislane and a Steve Daly conversion keeping them top of the league.

Cobh Pirates defeated Charleville 74-0 and Thurles were 36-0 winners over Ballincollig as they battle it out for the two promotion places.

At the other end of the table Waterford City defeated bottom side Dungarvan 39-3.

Ennis drew with Presentation 3-3 and Castleisland and Newport also played out a 29-29 draw.

Tralee are still battling relegation despite picking up a bonus point in their 27-20 home defeat by Kinsale.

Four penalties from Ian Smith was enough for Crosshaven to defeat Fermoy 12-6 and clinch promotion to Division Two next season.

Dylan Lacey replied with a penalty in each half for Fermoy. Killorglin saw their promotion hopes fade after they were beaten at home by Fethard 10-6.

Gary Kavanagh scored a try for Fethard and Declan Doyle kicked a conversion and a penalty. Luke O’Shea replied with two penalties for the home side.

Killarney were 21-10 away winners over bottom side Scariff and Chorca Dhuibhne defeated Bantry Bay 26-8 with two tries from Alan Devane and one each by Tom Kavanagh and Shane O’Rourke.

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