AHEAD of the final round of fixtures on Saturday week some issues have already been decided in the All-Ireland Rugby League.
Young Munster have qualified for the Division 1A semi-finals despite losing to Garryowen 28-22 at Dooradoyle, as Harry Fleming’s late try for The Cookies ensured them a losing bonus point which was all they needed to finish in fourth place.
Bailey Faloon and Jack Lyons were Young Munster’s other try scorers. Conor Hayes scored two conversions and a penalty. Des Fitzgerald replied with two tries for Garryowen, and Jack Oliver and Tommy O’Hora got one each.
Shannon defeated Ballynahinch 26-10 but are still occupying the relegation play-off place three points behind UCD. Darragh McSweeney, Dan Hurley, Jordan Prenderville, and Aran Hehir scored tries for Shannon and Mike Cooke kicked three conversions.
In Division 2A, Cashel defeated UL Bohemian 33-19 at Annacotty, a result that pushes the Limerick side into the relegation play-offs.
Old Crescent were beaten by leaders Queens University 45-10 in Belfast but are clear of relegation. Cathal O’Reilly and Michael O’Hanrahan were the try scorers for Old Crescent.
In Division 2C, Bruff are three points behind Clonmel after their 24-17 home defeat by Tullamore. Andy O’Brien and Shane Duggan scored tries for Bruff, Paul Collins converted both and also added a penalty.
In the Women’s All Ireland Series. Railway Union ended UL Bohemian’s unbeaten run with a 55-17 victory.