It was a good weekend for five of Limerick’s six Limerick teams in the AIL with Garryowen, Young Munster, Shannon, Old Crescent and Bruff earning wins from their respective games.
Garryowen continued to chase Cork Con at the top of Division 1A following a 32-13 win over Clontarf in Castle Avenue.
The Light Blues led 12-8 at the break thanks to Colm Quilligan and Andrew Keating tries, one of which was converted by Ben Healy.
Garryowen had the advantage of a strong breeze in the second half and earned the bonus point win with Cian Hurley and Keating crossing again.
Young Munster also kept their top four hopes alive with a dramatic 21-20 win over Lansdowne at Tom Clifford Park.
Cookies captain Alan Kennedy proved to be the match winner for the home side with the winning try that was converted by Evan Cusack.
Lansdowne led 17-11 at the end of the first half with former Connacht out half Craig Ronaldson pulling the strings for the Dublin side.
A Jack Harrington try and six points from Cusack accounted for Young Munsters’ points.
Cusack cut the deficit to three with an early second half penalty, but that was soon cancelled out by Ronaldson.
However, Munster’s hit back with Kennedy’s try and Cusack’s conversion giving Gearoid Prendergast’s men a huge win.
In Division 1B, Shannon moved into second position thanks to an impressive 50-10 win over Naas at Thomond Park’s back pitch.
Pa Ryan and Eathon Moloney went over for two tries each, while Nathan Randles, Kelvin Brown and Ben Daly also crossed the whitewash.
Daly also slotted six conversions and a penalty in the victory. Shannon trail top of the table Highfield by 10 points.
Old Crescent are into the playoffs spots in Division 2A after a 29-17 win over Rainey Old Boys in Rosbrien.
Val McDermott was the hero for Crescent with a hat-trick while Ronan McKenna kicked 14 points for the home side.
UL Bohs were the only Limerick side to taste defeat as they went down 31-17 to Buccaneers. Bohs’ scores came from Joey Conway, Dave O’Connor and a penalty try.
Bruff got a much needed boost in 2C after a 37-19 win against Omagh at Kilballyowen Park. The win sees Bruff rise to 7th place in the table.