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Week-end local Gleeson League results, scores and scorers

By Aidan Corr
THE Gleeson League northern section race is hotting up with Shannon, Garryowen and Old Crescent thirds winning at the week-end and the second strings of St Mary’s and Richmond also picking up winning points that keep them up with the leading bunch.
There was one game in the seconds league, Garryowen getting the better of Shannon.
Gleeson League:
Ennis 0, Old Crescent 31. Similar to their first team, Crescent’s thirds are playing some fine open rugby since the start of the season and they were too good for Ennis in Saturday’s encounter.
David Hurley and Simon Ryan showed good form, both scoring a brace of tries each for Crescent and Peter Connolly showed his versatility with a try and three conversions.
Newcastle West/Abbeyfeale 7, St Mary’s 49: The ‘Saints’ travelled with just 17 eligible players for this game but the amalgamated club were no match for the city side in a one-sided affair. Next up for St Mary’s is a home game next week-end against Richmond. These local derbies are always hotly contested and with these two sides riding high in the table, Grove Island is the place to be next week-end.
Richmond 13, Presentaqtion 3: Pres put up a very good show, their young side well in the game at the break and holding their own right to the final whistle against the fancied green and whites. Brian O’Neill kicked two penalties and also converted Garreth O’Hanlon’s try for Richmond while Sean Cosgrave was on target with a Presentation first half penalty that saw the sides level at 3-3 at the break.
“We could have got something out of this game but our lineout was poor so we will need to sort these problems out before our next fixture,” Presentation’s Dan Lillis told us after the game.
UL Bohemian 3, Shannon 36: Another good win for Shannon but Bohs were still in with a chance when it was 3-17 well into the second half. The Annacotty side got off to a rotten start, leaking two tries in the opening five minutes, and they lost concentration in the final stages which resulted in late scores being gifted to Shannon.
“We were getting into good positions but we lacked finish,” a UL Bohs spokesman told us. “We have a lot of things to work on but the lads put up a good performance despite the final score.”
Scorers for Shannon were Rob Harrington two tries, Dara O’Doherty, Tom O’Neill, Rob Clancy, Ciaran Cunnane a try each with Dara O’Doherty kicking the rest of the points.
Garryowen 25, Scariff 0: Played in Dooradoyle, the light blues’ thirds continued their good run with an impressive display. Scariff tried hard and succeeded in stemming the tide for much of the game but Garryowen proved too strong on this occasion.
Munster 2nds League, Garryowen 40, Shannon 24.

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