Young Munster move closer to securing top-four finish in 1A but Shannon remain in relegation places | AIL Round Up

With just two round of games left in the All Ireland Men’s League, it is still all to play for after the weekend games.

Young Munster defeated UCD 23-17 at Tom Clifford Park but just need two points from their two final games to book a top-four finish in Division 1A. Ronan O’Sullivan and George Jacobs scored tries for Young Munster. Conor Hayes kicked two conversions and three penalties.

Relegated Garryowen lost 62-0 to Terenure College at Lakelands Park.

Cork Constitution guaranteed their place in the Division 1A semi-finals with a 36-19 win over Shannon at Temple Hill. Luke Masters, Billy Scannell, Niall Keneally, Harry O’Riordan, Dan Hurley, and Aidan Moynihan scored tries for Con’ , with Moynihan kicking three conversions. Shannon replied with tries from Daniel Okeke, Kelvin Brown, and Cian O’Halloran, with two conversions from Mike Cooke.

Old Crescent lost 38-24 at home to Blackrock College in Division 2A. The Limerick side were awarded two penalty tries and Lee O’Grady also scored a try. Ronan McKenna added a conversion and a penalty.

A last-minute penalty by Ballymena at Eaton Park denied U.L. Bohemian a share of the spoils as they lost 25-22. To avoid the relegation playoffs UL Bohes are seven points behind Old Crescent but are eight points clear of bottom-side Dolphin.

Bruff are in fourth place in Division 2C despite a 30-17 away defeat at Skerries. They are four points adrift of Clonmel. Mark Fitzgerald and Pa Maher scored tries for Bruff. Paul Collins converted both and also added a penalty.

In the Women’s AIL Series, UL Bohemian kept up their challenge with a 24-7 home win over Wicklow. Chloe Pearse, Stephanie Noonan, Lily Brady, and Kate Flannery scored tries for UL Bohs, with Flannery converting two.

Leaders Railway Union maintained their challenge with a 67-7 away win at Ballincollig. Kelly Griffin scored a try and a conversion for the home side.


Energia All Ireland League Division 1A:Clontarf 24, Ballynahinch 14;

Cork Constitution 36, Shannon 19;

Dublin University 10, Lansdowne 32;

Terenure College 52, Garryowen 0;

Young Munster 23, U.C.D. 17;

Division 1B:Banbridge 35, Malone 29;

Buccaneers 7, Highfield 27;

Naas 25, Old Belvedere 17;

Old Wesley 13, City of Armagh 6;

St. Mary’s College 40,  U.C.C. 32;

Division 2A:Ballymena   25, U.L. Bohemian 22;

Cashel 17, Nenagh Ormond 21;

Dolphin 24, Navan 46;

Old Crescent 24, Blackrock College 38;

Queens University 57, M.U. Barnhall 10;

Division 2B:Enniscorthy 17, Malahide 10;

Galwegians 12, Belfast Harlequins 31;

Greystones 24, Galway Corinthians 19;

Rainey Old Boys 17, Sligo 20;

Wanderers 17, Dungannon 26;

Division 2C:Ballina 35, Sunday’s Well 33;

Bangor17 , Instonians 40;

Omagh Academicals 27, Midleton 17;

Skerries 36, Bruff 17;

Tullamore 38, Clonmel 22;

Women’s AIL Cup Series:

Ballincollig 7, Railway Union 67;

Cooke 8, Galwegians 49;

Suttonians 5, Old Belvedere 22;

U.L. Bohemian 24, Wicklow 7;

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