REVIEW: Junior Rugby returns with Munster Junior Cup

Limerick’s junior rugby season staggered back over the weekend. There was some confusion concerning the fixture list, two clubs could not play for different reasons but nevertheless, a few local sides did return to action after the lengthy Covid 19 lockdown.

Richmond got their season underway this Sunday and they advanced to the next round of the Transfield Cup with an emphatic victory over Bruff.

The Canal Bank side led 17-7 at half time and the ten point advantage mirrored the trend of the game. The second half saw Richmond step on the pedal and they moved clear with four more tries, three of which were converted.

On the scoresheet for Richmond were Shane Halpin, Stephen Collins, Sean Considine 2 and Brian Bennett 2 while Brian Mullins was in his usual good kicking form, landing five conversions and a penalty.

Newly appointed Richmond coach Dan Goggin was not present to see his new charges perform but he will be pleased with this opening win of the season.

OLD Crescent and UL Bohemian advanced as the senior rugby season returned to action but Bruff failed to reach the next round despite a very good performance against Kilfeacle and District.

Bohs were in cracking form in their game on the 4G surface of UL and tries from Ryan McNamara, Colin Madden and Steve Benjamin with Colm Madden adding a penalty and the conversions, saw them safely through to the next round.

Old Crescent’s trip to Cork proved worthwhile and they were full value for their win over Dolphin. The home side got off to a flying start and were 7-0 up soon after the kick-off. Crescent replied with a try from club captain Kevin Doyle converted by Ronan McKenna, who was later sin-binned, to level the tie.

Dolphin then got a few scores in succession to race into a 17-7 lead before a try by Eoin Murphy, converted by McKenna, cut the lead to three points.

An unconverted Ronan McKenna try saw the Rosbrien side go into a 19-17 lead coming into the final quarter and further tries from Cathal O’Reilly and Eoin Murphy sealed victory for Old Crescent.

Bruff put up a good show in Kilfeacle with Cormac Ryan and Jack O’Grady getting on the Kilballyowen boys’ scoresheet.

In the Transfield Cup, the Newcastle West v Abbeyfeale game was called off due to a bereavement and St Mary’s and Ennis have put their fixture back to next week.

Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Cup

Results on Saturday:

Cashel 25 Clonmel 13

Dolphin 24 Old Crescent 31

Kilfeacle 22 Bruff 17

Sunday’s Well 27 Midleton 15

UL Bohemian 31 Nenagh Ormond 12

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