Recap of the AIL Action

Mike Foley and Dan Mooney ahead of the AIL fixture between Young Munster and UCD at Tom Clifford Park.

YOUNG Munster ensured their safety in Division 1A of the AIL with a 31-24 win over UCD at Tom Clifford Park.

Donnchadh O’Callaghan and James O’Brien each scored two tries for The Cookies, and prop Harrison Allan got one. Tony Butler kicked three conversions.

Elsewhere, Shannon pushed Cork Constitution all the way in their Munster derby encounter at Temple Hill, losing 38-24 and felt that they should have got something from the contest as it was only in the closing minutes that the home side put the game out of Shannon’s reach with two converted tries.

Kelvin Brown scored a brace of tries for Shannon and Luke Rigney got one. Mike Cooke converted all three tries and also added a penalty.

In 1B, Garryowen maintained their promotion challenge with a convincing 56-5 win against Naas at Dooradoyle. Max Clein (3), Donnacha Byrne (2), Bryan Fitzgerald, Neil Cronin, and Colm Quilligan were the Light Blue try scorers, Dylan Hicks kicked six conversions and Kelvin Lanagan two.

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In 2A, Old Crescent moved up to fourth place after an impressive 36-14 home win against Banbridge. Micheal Hanrahan scored two tries for Crescent and Joe Rickard, Sean Monaghan, and Werner Hoffman got one each. Ronan McKenna kicked four conversions and a penalty.

UL Bohemian lost 13-17 at home to Cashel.

In 2C, Bruff suffered defeat at Clogher Valley.