Shannon lead Division 1A of All-Ireland League

Luke Rigney, man-of-the-match for Shannon in their weekend win over Young Munster.

SHANNON are two wins from as many outings and lead Division 1A of the All-Ireland League.

Despite trailing to an early Donnacha O’Callaghan try, converted by Cian Casey at Tom Clifford Park, Shannon hit back with five converted tries to defeat Young Munster 35-7.

Tries by Stephen Kiely, Mike Cooke, and Jade Kriel, all converted by Cooke had Shannon 21-7 ahead at half time.

Further tries by Aran Hehir and Cian O’Halloran both converted by Cooke sealed a great win for Shannon.

In 1B, Garryowen defeated Old Belvedere 20-12 at Dooradoyle to claim their first points of the campaign. Jack Delaney scored two tries for The Light Blues, and Jack Oliver converted both and also added two penalties.

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In 2A, two converted tries in injury time earned Old Crescent a losing bonus point as they went down to Navan 26-19. Jed O’Dwyer scored two tries for the Limerick side and Posi Obasa got one. Ronan McKenna converted two of the tries.

Elsewhere, UL Bohemian picked up maximum points from their 27-10 win over Banbridge at Annacotty. Oji Ihechi, Darragh O’Gorman and Jake O’Riordan were among the Bohs try scorers. Harry Byrne kicked two conversions and a penalty.

Elsewhere, Bruff came from 21-0 down to defeat Enniscorthy 24-21 in Division 2C with a late penalty by Ethan Anderson. Tom Quigley and Jack O’Grady scored tries for Bruff who were also awarded a penalty try. Etan Anderson converted two tries and kicked one penalty.

And, UL Bohemian have moved to the top of the Women’s All Ireland League after a 57-5 home win over Cooke. Chisom Ugwueru, Brianna Heylmann, Aoife Corry all scored two tries each for the winners, and Beth Buttimer, Eva McCormack, and Muirne Wall got one apiece. Kate Flannery kicked six conversions.