Positive weekend for Limerick sides in the Ulster Bank League

Garryowen 29-17 Buccaneers

Garryowen claimed an impressive bonus point win at home to Buccaneers, a strong finish saw the light blues run out 29-17 winners. A first half try from Dean More, was followed by three more from Darren Ryan, James McInerney and Mick Sherry after the break.

Lansdowne 25-5 Young Munster

Young Munster suffered another disappointing result at the weekend as Lansdowne ran out 25-5 winners at the Aviva. A low scoring first half saw Munsters lead 5-3 through a Craig O’Hanlon try but the cookies failed to register any points after that.

Shannon 18-3 Old Belvedere

Shannon secured their second win on the bounce in the league, they saw off Old Belvedere 18-3. Tom Hayes side sit second in the table following a positive start to the campaign. Tries were scored either half by Sean McCarthy and Stephen Fitzgerald, while Conor Fitzgerald added the rest from the boot.


Naas 28-13 UL Bohemian

Ul Bohemian have had a poor start to the campaign, they suffered a 28-13 loss away to Naas. Christy Neilan’s side stormed out of the gates last season but have stuttered in their first two outings this time around. Munster’s JJ Hanrahan secured UL Bohs only points of the first half from the boot, while unconverted tries from Dara Frawley and James Ryan in the second period weren’t to be enough for the Red, Red Robins to salvage any points.

Old Crescent 45-26 MU Barnhall

Old Crescent secured a bonus point win against Barnhall in Rosbrien. Larry Hanley secured a first half hat trick for Crescent, who had a try bonus point wapped up within the first 25 minutes. That makes it two wins from two for Brendan Guilfoyle’s side.

Tullamore RFC 20-27 Thomond RFC

Thomond had a great bonus point win over Tullamore, they held firm to see out a 27-20 victory when Tullamore had been pushing for an equalizer. Ger Funucane, claimed a hat trick on the day, helping to secure a first away win in over 900 days for the Limerick side.

Bective Rangers 21-33 Bruff RFC

Bruff came away from Donnybrook with maximum points following an impressive attacking display on the road. The bonus point win sees Eoin Cahill’s side move up to 4th spot in the table.


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