YOUNG Munster have moved out of the relegation zone in Division 1A of the All-Ireland League with a 13-6 home win over Terenure College.
A penalty from Shane O’Leary gave the Limerick side a 3-0 interval lead. Tries from Stephen McLoughlin and Donnchadh O’Callaghan ensured victory for The Cookies over the defending league champions.
Elsewhere, Shannon dropped into the relegation zone after suffering a 42-12 away defeat by Lansdowne. Lee Nicholas and Luke Rigney scored tries for Shannon and Mike Cooke added one conversion.
In Division 1B, Garryowen suffered a 31-22 defeat by leaders St Mary’s College at Dooradoyle. Oisín Cooke, Mikey Veale and Johnny Keane scored tries for Garryowen. Jack Oliver kicked a conversion and a penalty, and Jack Delaney also added a conversion.
In 2A, UL Bohemian moved up to fourth place after a 16-12 home win against Ballymena. Liam Neilan scored the winner’s try and Harry Byrne converted and added two penalties.
Old Crescent are in fifth place, three points behind Bohs, following their 33-15 home victory over Malone. Dean O’Grady, Evan Conlon, Joe Rickard, Jed O’Dwyer, and Michael Hanrahan were Crescent’s try scorers. Ronan McKenna converted four of the tries.
Bruff had to withstand a second half comeback from Omagh Academicals before maintaining their challenge in 2C with a 20-15 away victory. Conor Fitzpatrick and Cillian Rea scored tries for Bruff and Paul Collins converted both and also added two penalties to give the Limerick side a 20-3 interval lead.
In the top of the table clash in the Women’s All Ireland League, Railway Union, who led UL Bohemian 7-0 at half time, lost for the second successive week when they went down at Annacotty 10-7. Eilis Cahill scored the Limerick side’s try while Kate Flannery converted and also added a penalty.