Young Munster gain ground in Division 1A

Young Munster man-of-the-match Kegan Christian-Goss accepts his prize from Derek Tobin.

YOUNG Munster impressed with a 32-17 Division 1A AIL victory over City of Armagh at Tom Clifford Park.

Man-of-the-match Kegan Christian-Goss, Fintan Coleman, Fionn Gibney, and Stephen McLoughlin scored tries for The Cookies, while Shane O’Leary kicked three conversions and two penalties.

Elsewhere, under-pressure Shannon suffered a heavy defeat away to defending champions Terenure College  57-8. Jordan Prenderville scored a try for Shannon and John O’Sullivan added a penalty.

In 1B, Garryowen’s revival continued after their 32-26 win over Blackrock College at Dooradoyle. JJ O’Neill, Bryan Fitzgerald, Gordon Wood, and Colm Hogan scored tries for the Light Blues. Jack Oliver kicked three conversions and two penalties.

In 2A, UL Bohemian snatched a late draw at home to MU Barnhall to remain in fourth place after their 29-29 result. Tom Cullen, Matt Henry, and Tadgh Walsh scored tries for The Robins. Harry Byrne kicked three conversions and a penalty.

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Old Crescent, meanwhile, slipped to seventh after their 27-21 away defeat by Greystones. Darragh O’Brien and Evan Conlon were the Old Crescent try scorers, Ronan McKenna kicked two penalties and a conversion, and Aaron Cosgrove added a drop goal.

In 2C, Bruff maintained their challenge with a 26-10 bonus point home win against Ballina. Shane Duggan, Paul Collins, Andrew Byrne and Kieran O’Dwyer were the winners try scorers. Collins converted three of the tries.

Approaching the halfway mark in the Women’s All Ireland League, leaders UL Bohemian defeated second placed Old Belvedere 20-15 in Dublin to maintain a six point point advantage at the top of the table. Brianna Heylmann, Aoibhe O’Flynn, and Chisom Ugwueru scored tries for Bohs and Kate Flannery kicked a conversion and a penalty.