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Shannon beat Young Munster and UL Bohs pipped by Nenagh

TWO Limerick clubs were in Ulster Bank AIL tonight. Shannon got the better of Young Munster in Thomond Park in 1A while in 2A, on the UL 4G pitch, Bohs lost by a single point to Nenagh Ormond.
Shannon 23, Young Munster 10. This was an important game for Shannon and they delivered in style, running out deserving winners over their local rivals on the main pitch at Thomond Park. The home side went into the lead on six minutes when winger Nathan Randles got over near the corner flag but Young Munster quickly turned that around. A fine break by Craig Airey opened up the defence and Clayton Stewart touched down and also added the conversion for a 5-7 lead.
Steward missed an earlier penalty when the ball came back off the post and after Jake Flannery missed a similar effort for Young Munster at the other end, the same player found the target to increase the visitors’ lead to 5-10. A counter-attack by Shannon set up the next score, full-back Jamie McGarry racing clear and Will Leonard powering over under the posts, Jake Flannery’s conversion putting Shannon back in the lead at 12-10. A further Flannery penalty saw Shannon lead 15-10 at half time.
Shannon had the better of the second half and they kept Young Munster scoreless. Rob Deegan and Will Leonard set up a try for Jamie McGarry to push the home lead to double scores, 20-10 and Shannon sealed their first win of their campaign when Flannery kicked a penalty for a 23-10 victory.
UL Bohemian 12, Nenagh Ormond 13: Nenagh appear to be something of a bogey teams Bohs and the Tipperary boys came away from the University pitch the happier with this narrow victory.
It was nip and tuck in the opening quarter and fans had to wait until the 30th minute for the first score, a try from UL Bohemian’s James McCarthy, converted by Robbie Bourke. Nenagh replied with a penalty to leave the home side leading at the break 7-3.
In a tense second half Nenagh came within a point of their rivals with another penalty and a try by Stephen Carey saw his lead 7-13. In a thrilling finale, UL Bohemian got a lifeline when Brian Walsh got over for a try but the missed conversion proved costly for the home side.
All Ireland League Division 1A
Thomond Park: Shannon 23, Young Munster 10
Scorers: Shannon: Tries: Nathan Randles, Will Leonard, Jamie McGarry ; Pen: Jake Flannery (2); Con: Jake Flannery. Scorers: Young Munster: Tries: Clayton Stewart ; Pen: Clayton Stewart ; Con: Clayton Stewart ;
Shannon: 1. Conor Glynn, 2. Ty Chan, 3. Tony Cusack, 4. Ronan Coffey, 5. Jade Kriel, 6. Lee Nicholas (Capt.), 7. Charlie Carmody, 8. Luke Clohessy, 9. Aran Hehir, 10. Jake Flannery, 11. Eathon Moloney, 12. Will Leonard, 13. Robbie Deegan, 14. Nathan Randles, 15. Jamie McGarry, SUBS: 16. Eoghan Clarke, 17. Sam Karlsen, 18. Luke Moylan, 19. Keith Kavanagh, 20. Ger Finucane
Young Munster: 1. Conor Bartley, 2. Billy Scannell, 3. Colm Skehan, 4. Oisin Walsh, 5. Alan Kennedy (Capt.), 6. Diarmuid Dee, 7. Conor Mitchell, 8. John Foley, 9. Mark Edwards, 10. Clayton Stewart, 11. Darra O’Neill, 12. Evan O’Gorman, 13. Derek Corcoran, 14. Ed O’Keefe, 15. Shane Airey SUBS: 16. Mark O’Meara, 17. Gavin Ryan, 18. Tom Goggin, 19. Jason Kiely, 20. Luke Fitzgerald
The Mardyke: U.C.C. 18, Cork Constitution 20
Scorers: U.C.C.: Tries: Murray Linn, Micheal Clune ; Pen: James Taylor (2) ; Con: James Taylor ;
Scorers: Cork Constitution: Tries: Vincent O’Brien, Jason Higgins, J J O’Neill, ; Pen: Aidan Moynihan ; Con: Aidan Moynihan ;
U.C.C.: 1. Bryan O’Connor, 2. Paidi McCarthy, 3. Darragh Fitzgerald, 4. Andrew Davies, 5. Mark Bissessar, 6. Darragh Moloney, 7. Lee Mc Sherry, 8. Daire Feeney, 9. John Poland, 10. James Taylor, 11. Murray Linn, 12. Peter Sylvester, 13. Cian Bohane, 14. Adam O’Connor, 15. Richard Walsh SUBS: 16. Travis Coomey, 17. OJ Onolememem, 18. Brian O’Mahony, 19. Lewis Grice, 20 Micheal Clune
Cork Constitution: 1. Gavin Duffy, 2. Vincent O’Brien, 3. Dylan Murphy, 4. Brian Hayes, 5. Joe McSwiney, 6. Evan Mintern, 7. Ross O’Neill, 8. Luke Cahill, 9. Gary Bradley, 10. Aidan Moynihan, 11. Rob Jermyn, 12. Niall Kenneally (Capt.), 13. Jason Higgins, 14. J J O’Neill, 15. Liam O’Connell SUBS: 16. Brendan Quinlan, 17. Paddy Casey, 18. Sean Duffy, 19. Ritchie Cassidy, 20. Jack Costigan
All Ireland League Division 2A
U.L. Bohemian 12, Nenagh Ormond 13

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