Tim Schmidt a bonus for Terenure

Scrumhalf secures bonus point in derby win over St Mary’s

Terenure College’s Robbie Smith scores a try despite the effort of Tim Maupin of St Mary’s. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Terenure College’s Robbie Smith scores a try despite the effort of Tim Maupin of St Mary’s. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

 

Ulster Bank League round-up: Joe Schmidt’s son Tim bagged the bonus point try for Terenure College as they won their Dublin derby with St Mary’s College to continue their excellent start to the new Ulster Bank League season.

Terenure moved back to the top of Division 1A following their third straight bonus point victory, scoring 25 second half points - including openside Niall Lalor’s third try of the campaign - to overcome their local rivals 32-21 at a packed Templeville Road.

UCD’s unbeaten start was ended by Cork Constitution whose dead-eye kicker Tomas Quinlan guided them to an 18-5 win at Temple Hill. The talismanic outhalf pinged over six penalties for the defending champions. A brace of first half tries from Ben Kilkenny, a nephew of Keith Wood, set Young Munster on their way to a 32-24 bonus point victory over hosts Buccaneers at Dubarry Park.

Former Gonzaga College centre Harry Brennan and Cork-born full-back Eamonn Mills scored two tries each as Lansdowne romped to a 52-12 bonus point success against an injury-hit Dublin University side at College Park.

Goal-kicking scrum half Neil Cronin accumulated more points on his own than an out-of-sorts Clontarf as Garryowen secured a stunning 51-17 win over the north Dubliners at Dooradoyle. Cronin finished with 26 points - made up of a try, six conversions and three penalties - with recent Munster academy recruit Liam Coombes touching down twice.

Meanwhile, Shannon have gone top of the Division 1B table after running five tries past Old Wesley to win 34-17 at Donnybrook. Ireland Under-20 outhalf Conor Fitzgerald top-scored with 14 points, including an intercept try.

Captain Ian Porter’s kicking haul of 17 points proved crucial in Banbridge’s absorbing 42-35 bonus point victory at home to Naas, while backs Richard Reaney (2), Conor Kelly and David Busby shared out the tries in Ballynahinch’s 33-16 triumph over Dolphin in Cork.

Tim Foley kicked 14 points and number eight Max Ludwig landed the knockout blow - a 78th minute try - as Old Belvedere overhauled UCC to take a 24-23 verdict at the Mardyke, handing Eddie O’Sullivan his first win as ‘Belvo boss. Munster’s James Hart enjoyed a winning debut with UL Bohemians, scoring a try and kicking 11 points in their impressive 36-13 bonus point win over Ballymena.

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