Junior Rugby: Clonmel reel in Kilfeacle to maintain grip on top spot

There were no changes at the top of Divisions 1 and 2 of the Munster Junior League, but Killorglin have regained top spot in Division 3.
Junior Rugby: Clonmel reel in Kilfeacle to maintain grip on top spot

Top flight leaders Clonmel were leading Kilfeacle 20-3 with eight minutes remaining, when referee Enda O’Shea had to retire with a leg injury, but under the rules, the result will stand.

Shane Looby gave Kilfeacle the lead with a penalty but tries from Jack Oostuysen, Mark Corby and Luke Hogan and a conversion and penalty by Conor Cooney earned Clonmel the points.

Clanwilliam beat Muskerry 26-12 to move second. Niall Leahy scored two tries and three conversions and Darragh Crowe and Jack Grey got a try each, Dave Hennessey and Pat O’Rourke replied with tries for Muskerry.

Newcastle West defeated Cobh Pirates 34-5 with tries from Cian Hinchey, Tommy Kelliher, Declan Moloney and Sean Herlihy with Herlihy converting all four and also adding two penalties.

St Senan’s moved up to fourth place with a 41-9 home win over Skibbereen. The Clare side led 15-9 at the break and had three tries from Brian Collins, Aidan McMahon got two and Dale O’Loughlin got one. O’Loughlin kicked four conversions and a penalty. Denis McCarthy replied with three penalties for Skibbereen.

Galbally’s title challenge received a setback when they lost 21-19 away to Abbeyfeale. Tom Hassett and Derry O’Connor scored tries for Abbeyfeale and Hassett kicked a conversion and three penalties.

Bandon won their local derby with a 20-0 home win over Clonakilty. Scot Mogford scored two tries for Bandon and Des Prendergast one. Sean Óg Murphy added a conversion and a penalty.

Richmond defeated Old Christians 20-13 with tries from Pat McNamara, Sammy Farag, and Kieran Bennett. Brian Mullins kicked a conversion and a penalty. Aidan Ware replied with a try for Old Christians and John Marnell kicked a conversion and two penalties.

Waterpark won the top-of-the-table clash in Division Two with a 15-3 home win over Waterford City. Scot Hornibrook and Paddy Kiersey were Waterpark’s try scorers and John O’Brien kicked a conversion and a penalty. Michael Hayes replied with a penalty for Waterford.

Youghal continued their good run with an 18-13 away win at Mallow. Youghal were awarded a penalty try and Jimmy Barron also got a try. Keith McCarthy kicked a conversion and two penalties. Johnny Forrest replied with a try for Mallow and Jimmy Glynn added three penalties.

Crosshaven preserved their unbeaten record as a last-minute try from Evan Maverly earned a 33-29 away win at Charleville. Chris Murray and Michael Lynch also scored tries for the visitors. Ian Smith kicked three conversions and four penalties. Ger Sheehan and Dave Stahlberg were Charleville’s try scorers and Michael Flynn kicked five penalties.

Thurles maintained their challenge with a 41-24 away win at Ballincollig. Aidan Dwyer (2), Ger Moloney, Eoin O’Dwyer, Tommy Connolly and Nicky Irwin scored tries for Thurles and John Lillis kicked four conversions and a penalty. Podge Flynn replied with two tries for Ballincollig and Taljaard Hardus and Humphrey O’Mahony got one each. Charlie Boland kicked two conversions.

Killorglin defeated Chorca Dhuibhne 29-12 to regain top spot in Division Three with tries from Andrew O’Reilly, Brian Hayes, Tiernan Clifford and John Michael Cronin-O’Reilly. Luke O’Shea added three conversions and a penalty.

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