Terenure moved back to the top of Division 1A following their third bonus point victory, scoring 25 second-half points - including openside Niall Lalor’s third try of the campaign - to overcome their rivals 32-21 at a packed Templeville Road.
A brace of first-half tries from Ben Kilkenny, a nephew of Keith Wood, set Young Munster on their way to a 32-24 bonus point victory over hosts Buccaneers at Dubarry Park.
Former Gonzaga College centre Harry Brennan and Cork-born full-back Eamonn Mills scored two tries each as Lansdowne romped to a 52-12 bonus point success against an injury-hit Dublin University side at College Park.
Goal-kicking scrum half Neil Cronin accumulated more points on his own than an out-of-sorts Clontarf as Garryowen secured a stunning 51-17 win over Dooradoyle. Cronin finished with 26 points - made up of a try, six conversions and three penalties - with recent Munster Academy recruit Liam Coombes touching down twice.
Shannon went top of the Division 1B table after running five tries past Old Wesley to win 34-17 at Donnybrook. Ireland U20 out-half Conor Fitzgerald top-scored with 14 points, including an intercept try. Captain Ian Porter’s kicking haul of 17 points proved crucial in Banbridge’s 42-35 bonus point victory at home to Naas, while backs Richard Reaney (2), Conor Kelly and David Busby shared out the tries in Ballynahinch’s 33-16 triumph over Dolphin in Cork.
Tim Foley kicked 14 points and number 8 Max Ludwig landed the knockout blow - a 78th minute try - as Old Belvedere overhauled UCC to take a 24-23 win at the Mardyke, handing Eddie O’Sullivan his first win as ‘Belvo boss. Munster’s James Hart enjoyed a winning debut with UL Bohemians, scoring a try and kicking 11 points in their impressive 36-13 bonus point dismissal of Ballymena.