Giant-killers Crosshaven win again as Kilfeacle’s reign ends

FOR the second week running Crosshaven caused a major shock in the Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Cup when they defeated holders Kilfeacle 24-3 at the Tipperary venue.

The visitors led 17-3 at half-time with a try from Ross O’Connell and four penalties by Liam Delaney. Shane Luby replied with a penalty for the home side. Delaney rounded off a fine performance with a late try, which he himself also converted.

Tralee reached the last four with a 30-17 home win over Cobh Pirates. Ger Breen scored two tries for the winners and John Gilmartin got one. Gareth Walsh kicked two penalties and a conversion and Brian Mullins one conversion. Cobh replied with tries from Alan Langford, Mark Chandler and Brendan Mulcahy while Joey Hoyne kicked one conversion.

Cashel won the game of the day with a 30-5 away win over Richmond. A Cian O’Connor try and three penalties and a conversion by Pat O’Connor had Cashel 16-0 ahead at half-time. Michael Kelleher scored a try for Richmond but tries from Cian O’Connor and Darragh O’Brien both converted by Pat O’Connor saw Cashel into the last four. They face Clonmel after the Tipp side’s 15-11 win over Waterpark. Chris Kristoff and Conor Cooney scored Clonmel tries and Cooney hit a conversion and penalty. Richard Upton scored a try for Waterpark and Garrett Dunbar kicked two penalties.

A last-minute drop goal from Tommy Kelleher gave Newcastle West a 16-13 home win over Mallow in the Junior Clubs Challenge Shield. A try from Jim Malone and a drop goal by Ronan McCarthy had Mallow 8-6 ahead at half-time. Darren Hayes kicked two penalties for the home side. John McAuliffe scored a second try for the visitors and Newcastle West had a try from Matthew Ryan which Hayes converted and than came the home side’s late winner.

Castleisland beat Charleville 14-8. It was 11-3 at half-time with Denis Leen scoring a try for Kerry side. Mark Connolly kicked three penalties. Shane Corkery scored a penalty for the visitors and Matty O’Neill scored a try.

Holders Galbally defeated Killarney 26-7. Liam Casey scored two tries and James Taylor also scored a try.

Kinsale defeated Youghal 32-18. Frazer Hodgson scored two tries for Kinsale while Brian Egan, Fintan Lawton and Shane O’Regan got one each. Alan Fox and Brendan Mackey replied with tries for Youghal.


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