AIL round-up: Lansdowne bounce back to beat Garryowen

Cork Con hold on to beat Ballynahinch while Clontarf see off UCC

The Dublin University and Young Munster players shake hands after their match. Photo: Matthew Crowley/Inpho

The Dublin University and Young Munster players shake hands after their match. Photo: Matthew Crowley/Inpho


Connacht winger Peter Sullivan chipped in with two tries as Lansdowne bounced back with an impressive 29-5 victory over Garryowen at Dooradoyle.

Mark McHugh’s men remain second in Energia All-Ireland League Division 1A, two points behind leaders Clontarf and five ahead of a resurgent Cork Constitution side.

Colm Quilligan’s fourth try of the campaign was all Garryowen could muster as they fell to their third straight defeat.

Cork Con survived a nail-biting finish against bottom side Ballynahinch, taking a 19-17 verdict thanks to tries from Rob Jermyn, Aidan Moynihan and tireless flanker John Forde.

Table toppers Clontarf overcame a tricky challenge posed by UCC, pulling clear in the second half at the Mardyke to win out 36-17.

Clontarf’s pack power was again a vital ingredient and UCC were left to rue their failure to profit from ‘Tarf lock Ed Kelly’s sin-binning on the hour mark.

The visitors’ well-organised defence got them out of some difficult positions, and they were able to kick on with tries from Cathal O’Flynn and Cian O’Donoghue settling the issue.

Just before half-time at College Park, Young Munster replacement Conor Moloney saw red for a dangerous tackle on Gavin Jones during Dublin University’s 38-3 bonus point triumph over the Cookies.

The sending-off had a huge impact and Ulster Academy forward Harry Sheridan crashed over in the 49th minute to kick off a run of 31 unanswered second half points.

Number 8 Jordan Coghlan touched down twice as Terenure College overcame UCD 20-12 at Belfield on Friday to lift the Eddie Thornton Memorial Trophy.

Meanwhile, flanker Eddie Earle’s first-half brace put Highfield on course for a 26-19 victory at Banbridge. The Cork side hold a four-point lead at the top of Division 1B.

Second-placed Old Wesley bounced back with a 34-18 defeat of near neighbours Old Belvedere, with young scrum half Ben Murphy scoring two of their six tries.

Full-back Kyle Faloon scored 15 points in City of Armagh’s 20-14 derby triumph over Malone, while captain Peter Osborne starred with a 20-point contribution in Naas’ thrilling 35-29 success away to Shannon.

Dynamic number 8 Ronan Watters made it three tries in two games with a brace in St. Mary’s 45-26 dismissal of Navan, who battled back for their own bonus point thanks to Shane Faulkner’s 76th-minute score.

Division 1A

Ballynahinch 17 Cork Constitution 19, Ballymacarn Park

Scorers: Ballynahinch: Tries: Shane Ball, Tagen Strydom; Cons: Greg Hutley 2; Pen: Jack Milligan Cork Constitution: Tries: Rob Jermyn, Aidan Moynihan, John Forde; Cons: Aidan Moynihan 2

HT: Ballynahinch 10 Cork Constitution 5

Ballynahinch: Yasser Omar; Shane Ball, Tagen Strydom, Rory Butler, Aaron Cairns; Jack Milligan, Conor McAuley; Ben Cullen, Zack McCall (capt), Kyle McCall, John Donnan, Thomas Donnan, Bradley Luney, Reuben Crothers, Callum Irvine.

Replacements: Josh Hanlon, Nacho Cladera Crespo, Diego Vidal Souza, Ryan Wilson, Ruairi Meharg, Greg Hutley.

Cork Constitution: Tomas Quinlan; Billy Crowley, Bruce Matthews, Niall Kenneally, Rob Jermyn; Aidan Moynihan (capt), Gerry Hurley; Brendan Quinlan, Jack Dinneen, Paddy Casey, Eoin Quilter, Cathal O’Flaherty, John Forde, Michael Casey, David Hyland.

Replacements: Luke McAuliffe, Dylan Murphy, John O’Callaghan, Luke Cahill, Gary Bradley, Johnny Murphy.

Dublin University 38 Young Munster 3, College Park

Scorers: Dublin University: Tries: Giuseppe Coyne, Harry Sheridan, Diarmuid McCormack, Aran Egan, Marcus Kiely, Ronan Murphy; Cons: Aran Egan 4 Young Munster: Pen: Evan Cusack

HT: Dublin University 7 Young Munster 3

Dublin University: Matthew Jungmann; Hugh Twomey, Marcus Kiely, Gavin Jones, Ronan Quinn; Aran Egan, Louis O’Reilly (capt); Giuseppe Coyne, Mark Nicholson, Thomas Connolly, Joe McCarthy, Harry Sheridan, Anthony Ryan, Alan Francis Diarmuid McCormack.

Replacements: Lee Barron, Bart Vermeulen, Ronan Murphy, Aaron Coleman, Cormac King, Mick O’Kennedy.

Young Munster: Conor Hayes; Craig O’Hanlon, Jack Harrington, Harry Fleming, Luke Fitzgerald; Evan Cusack, Adam Maher; David Begley, Mark O’Mara, Conor Bartley, Tom Goggin, Sean Rigney, Alan Kennedy (capt), John Foley, Dan Walsh.

Replacements: Mikey Doran, Paul Allen, Eoin O’Connor, Conor Moloney, Jack Lyons, Jason Kiely.

Garryowen 5 Lansdowne 29, Dooradoyle

Scorers: Garryowen: Try: Colm Quilligan

Lansdowne: Tries: Sean Galvin, Luke Thompson, Peter Sullivan 2; Pens: Charlie Tector 3

HT: Garryowen 5 Lansdowne 13

Garryowen: Jamie Heuston; Colm Quilligan, Bryan Fitzgerald, Jack Delaney, Jamie Shanahan; Tony Butler, Ed Barry; Mark Donnelly, Dylan Murphy, Darragh McCarthy, Roy Whelan, Kevin Seymour (capt), Tim Ferguson, Dan Feasey, Sean Rennison.

Replacements: Larry Kelly, Niall Horan, Alan fitzgerald, Evan Maher, Tommy O’Hora, Jack Madden.

Lansdowne: Eamonn Mills; Sean Galvin, Andy Marks, Corey Reid, Peter Sullivan; Charlie Tector, James Kenny; Frank Kavanagh, Luke Thompson, JJ Hession, Joey Szpara, Jack Dwan, Clive Ross, Jack O’Sullivan (capt), Mark Boyle.

Replacements: Jamie Kavanagh, Ben Popplewell, Daniel Murphy, Ruairi Clarke, Jack Matthews, Peter Hastie.

UCC 17 Clontarf 36, the Mardyke

Scorers: UCC: Tries: Penalty try, John Willis; Cons: Pen try con, Rob Hedderman; Pen: Rob Hedderman

Clontarf: Tries: Cormac Daly, Cian O’Donoghue 2, Cathal O’Flynn, Tadhg Bird; Cons: Conor Kearns 4; Pen: Conor Kearns

HT: UCC 10 Clontarf 17

UCC: Rob Hedderman (capt); Louis Bruce, Darragh French, Daniel Squires, George Coomber; Cian Whooley, Louis Kahn; Alessandro Heaney, Scott Buckley, Corey Hanlon, Sam O’Sullivan, Mark Bissessar, Aidan Brien, Jack Kelleher, Jack O’Sullivan.

Replacements: Daniel O’Connor, Tom Ormond, John Willis, Patrick McBarron, Luke Kerr, Timothy Duggan.

Clontarf: Jack Power; Michael Brown, Michael Courtney, Daniel Hawkshaw, Cian O’Donoghue; Conor Kearns, Angus Lloyd; Ivan Soroka, Cathal O’Flynn, Ben Griffin, Cormac Daly, Ed Kelly, Paul Deeny, Vincent Gavin, Max Kearney.

Replacements: Barry Gray, Darragh Bolger, John Carroll, Zach Ryan, Tadhg Bird, James Horgan.

UCD 12 Terenure College 20, Belfield Bowl (played on Friday)

Scorers: UCD: Tries: Chris Cosgrave, Ronan Foley; Con: Chris Cosgrave Terenure College: Tries: Jordan Coghlan 2, Adam La Grue; Con: Caolan Dooley; Pen: Jake Swaine

HT: UCD 12 Terenure College 12

UCD: Chris Cosgrave; Alex O’Grady, David Ryan, Ben Brownlee, Jack Ringrose (capt); Tim Corkey, Rob Gilsenan; Chris Hennessy, Bobby Sheehan, Evin Coyle, Jonathan Fish, Tom Coghlan, Alec Byrne, Sean O’Brien, Ronan Foley.

Replacements: Richie Bergin, Rory McGuire, Gerard Hill, Richard Fahy, James Tarrant, Dylan O’Grady.

Terenure College: Adam La Grue; Jake Swaine, Colm de Buitléar, Caolan Dooley; Cathal Marsh, Alan Bennie; Campbell Classon, Levi Vaughan, Andy Keating, Luke Clohessy, Michael Melia, Harrison Brewer (capt), Conall Boomer, Jordan Coghlan.

Replacements: Conor McCormack, Adam Tuite, Matthew Caffrey, Rob Lalor, Mark O’Neill, Sam Coghlan Murray.

Division 1B

Banbridge 19 Highfield 26, Rifle Park

Scorers: Banbridge: Tries: Conor Field, Michael Cromie, Stuart Cromie; Cons: Adam Doherty 2

Highfield: Tries: Eddie Earle 2, Ben Murphy, Sam Burns; Cons: James Taylor 3

HT: Banbridge 5 Highfield 21

Banbridge: Adam Doherty; Conor Field, Joseph Finnegan, Josh Cromie, Ross Cartmill; Andrew Morrison, Neil Kilpatrick; Michael Cromie (capt), Peter Cromie, Stuart Cromie, Alex Thompson, Brendan McSorley, David O’Connor, Matthew Laird, Robin Sinton.

Replacements: Adam Hanna, Josh Chambers, Max Lyttle, Chris Allen, Aaron Kennedy, Jonny Little.

Highfield: Shane O’Riordan; Gavin O’Leary, Paddy O’Toole, Mark Dorgan, Paul Stack; James Taylor, Chris Banon (capt); James Rochford, Travis Coomey, Daragh Fitzgerald, Dave O’Connell, Fintan O’Sullivan, Eddie Earle, Cathal Gallagher, Ryan Murphy.

Replacements: Robert Murphy, Ian McCarthy, Sean Garrett, Ronan O’Sullivan, Ben Murphy, Sam Burns.

City of Armagh 20 Malone 14, Palace Grounds

Scorers: City of Armagh: Tries: Neil Faloon, Kyle Faloon; Cons: Kyle Faloon 2; Pens: Kyle Faloon 2

Malone: Tries: James McAlister, Sean Lynch; Cons: Callum Smith, Rory Campbell

HT: City of Armagh 20 Malone 0

City of Armagh: Kyle Faloon; Andrew Willis, Chris Colvin, Matthew Hooks, Tim McNiece (capt); Harry Boyd, Gerard Treanor; Peter Lamb, Jack Treanor, Paul Mullen, Josh McKinley, John Glasgow, James Hanna, Ryan Morton, Neil Faloon.

Replacements: Jonny Morton, Philip Fletcher, James Crummie, Nigel Simpson, Alex Johnston, Evin Crummie.

Malone: Andy Bryans; Sean Lynch, David McMaster, Nathan Brown, Rory Campbell; Callum Smith, Lewis Finlay; Tommy O’Hagan, Claytan Milligan, Aidan McSwiggan, Adam McNamee, Stewart McKendrick, James McAlister, Dan Kerr, Dave Cave (capt).

Replacements: Harry Andrews, Ricky Greenwood, Daryl Maxwell, Conor Spence, Shane Kelly, Gary Crawford.

Old Belvedere 18 Old Wesley 34, Ollie Campbell Park

Scorers: Old Belvedere: Tries: Colm Hogan, John McKee; Con: Justin Leonard; Pens: Justin Leonard 2 Old Wesley: Tries: Reuben Pim, Ben Murphy 2, Josh Pim, David Poff, Charlie O’Regan; Cons: Ian Cassidy, Paddy McKenzie

HT: Old Belvedere 10 Old Wesley 12

Old Belvedere: Colm Hogan; James McKeown, Robbie Deegan, Jack Gilheany, Jack Keating; Justin Leonard, Aaron Atkinson; Jerry Cahir, John McKee, Ryan McMahon, Connor Owende (capt), Fionn McWey, Paddy Dowling, Jack Breen, Tom Ryan.

Replacements: Joe Horan, Hugh Flood, Dean Moore, Jack Culligan, Tommy Whittle, David Butler.

Old Wesley: Conor Gaston; Tommy O’Callaghan, Jack Costigan, Eoin Deegan, David Poff; Ian Cassidy, Ben Murphy; Cronan Gleeson, Ben Burns, Rob O’Donovan, JJ O’Dea, Iain McGann (capt), Will Fay, Josh Pim, Reuben Pim.

Replacements: Robert Byrne, Sam Kenny, Sam Pim, Alastair Hoban, Paddy Mckenzie, Charlie O’Regan.

Shannon 29 Naas 35, Thomond Park back pitch

Scorers: Shannon: Tries: Darren Gavin 2, Lee Nicholas 2, Killian Dineen; Cons: John O’Sullivan 2

Naas: Tries: Will O’Brien, Connor Halpenny, Donal Conroy, Peter Osborne; Cons: Peter Osborne 3; Pens: Peter Osborne 3

HT: Shannon 10 Naas 29

Shannon: Jamie McGarry; Ikem Ugwueru, Killian Dineen, Alan Flannery, Darren Gavin; John O’Sullivan, Ethan Coughlan; Kieran Ryan, Jordan Prenderville, Luke Rigney, Lee Nicholas (capt), Sean McCarthy, Kelvin Brown, Charlie Carmody, Daniel Okeke.

Replacements: Declan Moore, Darragh McSweeney, Alex Long, Richie Mullane, Ian Leonard, Jade Kriel.

Naas: Peter Osborne (capt); Donal Conroy, Gary Kavanagh, Matt Stapleton, Sam Cahill; Bryan Croke, Connor Halpenny; Jack Barry, John Sutton, Adam Coyle, Patrick O’Flaherty, David Benn, Ryan Casey, Will O’Brien, Paulie Tolofua.

Replacements: Connor Johnson, Stephen Lackey, John Waters, Cillian Dempsey, Tim Murphy, Shane Fata.

St Mary’s College 45 Navan 26, Templeville Road

Scorers: St. Mary’s College: Tries: Richie Halpin, Ronan Watters 2, Mick McCormack, Myles Carey, Ruairi Shields; Cons: Mick O’Gara 6; Pen: Mick O’Gara

Navan: Tries: Evan Dixon, Sean McEntagart, Shane Faulkner, Hardus van Eeden; Cons: Ben Daly 3

HT: St. Mary’s College 21 Navan 14

St Mary’s College: Mark Fogarty; Matt Timmons, Myles Carey, Mick O’Gara, Dave Fanagan; Conor Dean, Colm Reilly; Daniel Lyons, Richie Halpin (capt), Mick McCormack, Liam Curran, Liam Corcoran, David Aspil, Niall Hurley, Ronan Watters.

Replacements: Steven O’Brien, Tom O’Reilly, Padraig Dundon, Ian Wickham, Ruairi Shields, Daniel Leane.

Navan: Paddy Fox; Rory Gordon, Sean McEntagart, Evan Dixon, Ben McEntagart; Ben Daly, Keith Kavanagh; Niall Farrelly, Jack Nelson, Eoin King, Colm Carpenter, Conor Hand, Shane Faulkner, Conor Farrell (capt), Hardus van Eeden.

Replacements: David Clarke, Liam Carroll, Conor Ryan, Andrew Doyle, Colm O’Reilly, Harry Hester.

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