Garryowen earned their third All Ireland League Division 1A win of the season after seeing off Young Munster on a 19-13 scoreline at Tom Clifford Park.
Munsters led 10-3 at the break and looked to be heading for their first victory of the campaign when Evan Cusack slotted a penalty early in the second half.
However, Garryowen scored 16 points without reply to come away with the sweetest of wins.
Cusack put Young Munster ahead early on with a drop goal, but that was soon cancelled out through Ben Healy’s first effort of the game.
Healy soon turned from hero to villain when his attempted clearance was blocked down by Cusack and the Young Munster out half collected to score under the posts. He added the extras to give his side a seven point lead.
It stayed that was until the second half when Cusack made up for two missed attempts in the opening 40 with a penalty.
That was as good as it got for the home side as a penalty from Healy on 52 minutes and Bryan Fitzgerald’s try brought Garryowen back into it. Healy then converted his own score to level the game at 13-13.
The Light Blues put the foot down from that moment on with Healy adding a third penalty to put Garryowen in front for the first time.
He then followed that up moments later with a long range effort that saw his side to victory.
Following the game, Garryowen coach Conan Doyle spoke to Sporting Limerick about the win over Young Munster and how their season has gone thus far.
In Division 1B, Shannon moved into third place with a 26-14 bonus point win over City of Armagh at Thomond Park’s back pitch.
Armagh opened the scoring with a converted try, but Jamie McGarry hit back for Shannon.
Tadgh Bennett’s side took firm control with tries from Pa Ryan and Lee Nicholas that were both converted by Ben Daly. That gave them a 19-7 half time advantage.
Armagh got off the mark first in the second half as well with a second converted try that cut Shannon’s lead to five.
However, Shannon made sure of the win when Kelvin Brown went in for the bonus point try 11 minutes from time. Daly added the extras to seal a 12 point win.
In Division 2A, UL Bohs got their first win of the season when they beat Nenagh Ormond 21-18 at the University of Limerick 4G pitch.
Nenagh raced into a 10 point lead with Josh Rowland going over for their try, but Bohs got back into it through a Joey Conway effort that Alan Kiely converted.
It stayed at 10-7 going into the second half, but another Nenagh penalty stretched their lead to six.
Bohs’ response was superb with Jamie Shanahan going in for their second try and Robbie Bourke’s conversion putting them 14-13 in front.
Rowland’s second try 15 minutes from time swung the game back in Nenagh’s favour, but Bohs were set for a grandstand finish.
Shanahan broke through a couple of tackles to go in under the posts for his second try and Harry Byrne’s conversion saw Bohs home.
Old Crescent were also victorious in Division 2A with a 34-19 win at Rosbrien. Crescent ran in for five tries in a win that sees them stay fifth.
In Division 2C, Bruff fell to a 31-17 loss to Skerries at Kilballyowen Park. The result sees Skerries overtake Bruff into second place in the table.
Skerries led 13-3 at half time with Bruff’s only score coming from the boot of Kevin McManus.
Another penalty in the second half stretched the lead to 13, but a converted Johnny Cleary try gave Bruff hope of a comeback.
The away side added another penalty to make the score 19-10 in their favour Jack O’Grady added another try for Bruff late, but Skerries finished strong to earn a big win.