Interesting times in All-Ireland Rugby League

Shay McCarthy who scored the winning try for Young Munster.

WITH just three rounds of fixtures remaining in the All-Ireland League, Young Munster remain in Division 1A play-off territory.

It follows a comeback victory (15-10) against Lansdowne at the back pitch of the Aviva Stadium. 

The visitors had trailed 10-3 at the interval, but the Cookies’ touched down for closing half tries through Stephen Lyons and Shay McCarthy, one of which was converted by Evan Cusack who earlier split the uprights with a penalty. 

Elsewhere in the top-flight, already relegated Garryowen were beaten 29-21 by Cork Constitution at Dooradoyle.  Jamie Shanahan, Colm Quilligan, and Matt Sheehan scored tries for the Light Blues.

A penalty from Mike Cooke was not enough for relegation-threatened Shannon who lost at home 33-3 to leaders Clontarf.

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In Division 2A, Old Crescent stunned Navan (away) 22-21 to earn four precious points in their bid to move away from the relegation zone. Conor Lenihan, Joe Rickard and Kevin Doyle helped Crescent lead 22-7 at the interval before weathering a home storm in the closing 40 minutes. 

At the foot of the table, UL Bohemian defeated Dolphin 27-24 thanks to a late try from Darragh O’Gorman Paul Clancy (2) and Jamie McNamara were Bohs’ other try scorers. Harry Byrne kicked two conversions and a penalty.

In Division 2C, Bruff maintained their promotion push with a 15-13 win over Bangor at Kilballyowen Park. 

And, UL Bohemian continued their unbeaten run in the Women’s AIL Cup Series with a 43-11 victory at Blackrock College.