Weekend review of All-Ireland League

The Energia All-Ireland League trophy. Photo: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

OVERALL it wasn’t a memorable weekend for local sides in the AIL.

Despite having a 10-7 interval lead at Lakeland Park with a try by Fionn Gibbons and a conversion and penalty by Cian Casey, Young Munster were out-muscled in the second half as holders Terenure College recorded a Division 1A 25-10 victory.

Elsewhere, Shannon remain in the relegation battle after they lost 28-13 at home to Lansdowne. Kelvin Brown scored Shannon’s try and Mike Cooke converted and added two penalties.

In Division 1B, Garryowen’s recent good run came to an end at Templeville Road, when a last minute try gave runaway leaders St. Mary’s College a 28-27 victory. Des Fitzgerald, Jeronimo Ureta and Saenz Pena scored tries for Garryowen and Jack Oliver kicked three conversions and two penalties.

In 2A, UL Bohemian lost 34-31 away to Ballymena having led at one stage 24-5. Liam Neilan, Jay Traynor, and two from Ihechi Oji were the Bohs try scorers. Harry Byrne kicked four conversions and a penalty.

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Old Crescent kept their promotion hopes alive with a 23-22 away win at Gibson Park, where they defeated Malone 23-22. Sean Donnarumma, Darragh O’Brien, and Jack O’Mahony scored tries for Crescent. Ronan McKenna kicked two conversions and a penalty.

In 2C, Bruff remain in third place after their 17-10 home win against Omagh Academicals. Tom O’Dwyer and John Sheehan scored tries for Bruff and Paul Collins converted both  and also added a penalty.

The Women’s All-Ireland League also resumed on Saturday with leaders UL Bohemian continuing their recent good run with a 58-5 victory away to Galwegians.

Aoibhe O’Flynn scored two of their ten tries and Ciara O’Dwyer, Stephanie Nunan, Clodagh O’Halloran, Muirne Wall, Eva McCormack, Éabha Nic Dhonnacha, Rachel Allen, and Abbie Salter-Townsend getting one each. Éabha Nic Dhonnacha and Aoife O’Shaughnessy each kicked two conversions.