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In-form Young Munster continue their early season winning run

By Aidan Corr

IT was back to business today for the country’s senior sides with most Limerick clubs listed for action. Young Munster were the only local side to record a victory in the Energia Community Series Conference One, beating UCC 43-14 thanks to first half scores from Donnacha O’Callaghan, Huw Worthington and Luke Fitzgerald. The second half saw the Greenfields side add further scores from Fitzgerald, Aaron Hennessy and a penalty try while the reliable Evan Cusack continued to provide crucial points from the kicking tee.
Old Crescent travelled to Cork in optimistic mood but it was not a memorable outing for them, losing to the home side by 54 points to 19. Crescent were well in it in the first half and trailed by only 14 points, Con leading 28-14. The Rosbrien boys led 5-7 after 11 minutes when Dan Hurley got in for a try, converted by Ronan McKenna, the Cork side opening the scoring with an unconverted try. Cathal Monaghan scored his side’s second try but on the day they were no match for the in-form Constitution.
Shannon hosted Cashel in Coonagh but they will be disappointed with their opening game of the campaign. Cashel scored first with an unconverted try but Keelan Stephenson made a fine break to touch down at the other end and John O’Sulllivan’s conversion put Shannon 7-5 to the good. Two O’Sullivan penalties was the home side’s reply to Cashel’s brace of tries and the Tipperary side led by 13-19 at the break. The second half saw Cashel go into a more healthy lead and they went on to record a 36-30 point win at the final whistle despite a courageous late rally from the Parish side.
In Kilballyowen home side Bruff had a deserved victory over Sunday’s Well. Resplendid in their canary coloured new gear, Bruff had the better of the opening half and led 22-0 at the short whistle. The ‘Well’ put in a better second period and got in for two converted tries but Bruff added ten more points to run out deserving bonus point winners.
Bruff Seconds also had a good outing. They recorded a 37-17 win over Sunday’s Well Seconds in the game that followed the firsts teams’ fixture at the same venue.
In the Transfield Cup today Richmond and Thomond played out a hard-fought and entertaining 80 minutes at Richmond Park in the McInerney Cup. There was very little between these two great rivals and they were locked together at 3-3 for much of the first half, Eoghan Sherlock for Thomond and Brian O’Neill for Richmond trading penalties. A second Sherlock penalty pushed Thomond three points ahead, Richmond missed a similar opportunity but a try from Mark Long, converted by Eoghan Sherlock proved crucial to the result. Richmond replied with a well-taken Dylan Cotter try but it was Thomond who advanced on a scoreline of 8 points to 13.
Tomorrow in Newcastle West the home side will take on Richmond in the Transfield Cup.
Energia Community Series – Results
Saturday 26 th September 2020
Results
Energia Conference C1:
Buccaneers 14 Sligo 33
Corinthians 41 Ballina 20
Energia Conference L1:
Naas 19 Terenure College 12
Old Belvedere 14 Dublin University 37
Old Wesley 18 U.C.D. 14
St. Mary’s College 19 Clontarf 27
Energia Conference L2
Blackrock College 22 Greystones 43
Navan 0 Skerries 0
Tullamore 0 MU Barnhall 0
Wanderers 25 Enniscorthy 10
Energia Conference M1
Cork Constitution 54 Old Crescent 19
Highfield 22 Garryowen 22
Shannon 30 Cashel 36
Young Munster 43 U.C.C. 14
Energia Conference M2
Bruff 32 Sunday’s Well 14
Dolphin 38 Midleton 14
Nenagh Ormond 31 Clonmel 8
Energia Conference U1
Armagh 63 Rainey Old Boys 14
Malone 17 Ballynahinch 29
Queens University 23 Banbridge 14
Energia Conference U2
Ballymena 19 Dungannon 40
Belfast Harlequins 31 Bangor 0
Omagh Academicals 0 City of Derry 0
Energia Community Series – Results
Saturday 26 th September 2020
Current League Table Positions
Energia Conference C1

                                    P W D L F A Bon Pts
1. Galway Corinthians 1 1 0 0 41 20 1 5
2. Sligo 1 1 0 0 33 14 1 5
3. Galwegians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4. Buccaneers 1 0 0 1 14 33 0 0
5. Ballina 1 0 0 1 20 41 0 0
Energia Conference L1
                                 P W D L F A Bon Pts
1. Dublin University 1 1 0 0 37 14 1 5
2. Clontarf 1 1 0 0 27 19 1 5
3. Naas 1 1 0 0 19 12 0 4
4. Old Wesley 1 1 0 0 18 14 0 4
5. U.C.D. 1 0 0 1 14 18 1 1
6. Terenure College 1 0 0 1 12 19 1 1
7. Lansdowne 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. St. Mary’s College 1 0 0 1 19 27 0 0
9. Old Belvedere 1 0 0 1 14 37 0 0
Energia Conference L2
                           P W D L F A Bon Pts
1. Greystones 1 1 0 0 43 22 1 5
2. Wanderers 1 1 0 0 25 10 0 4
3. Navan 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
4. Skerries 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
5. Tullamore 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
6. MU Barnhall 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
7. Malahide 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Enniscorthy 1 0 0 1 10 25 0 0
9. Blackrock College 1 0 0 1 22 43 0 0
Navan v Skerries; Tullamore v MU Barnhall cancelled – 2 points awarded to each Club
Energia Conference M1
                                    P W D L F A Bon Pts
1. Cork Constitution 1 1 0 0 54 19 1 5
2. Young Munster 1 1 0 0 43 14 1 5
3. Cashel 1 1 0 0 36 30 1 5
4. Garryowen 1 0 1 0 22 22 0 2
5. Highfield 1 0 1 0 22 22 0 2
6. Shannon 1 0 0 1 30 36 2 2
7. U.C.C. 1 0 0 1 14 43 0 0
8. Old Crescent 1 0 0 1 19 54 0 0
Energia Conference M2
                     P W D L F A Bon Pts
1. Dolphin 1 1 0 0 38 14 1 5
2. Nenagh Ormond 1 1 0 0 31 8 1 5
3. Bruff 1 1 0 0 32 14 1 5
4. U.L.Bohemian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5. Sunday’s Well 1 0 0 1 14 32 0 0
6. Clonmel 1 0 0 1 8 31 0 0
7. Midleton 1 0 0 1 14 38 0 0
Energia Conference U1
                                P W D L F A Bon Pts
1. City of Armagh 1 1 0 0 63 14 1 5
2. Ballynahinch 1 1 0 0 29 17 1 5
3. Queens University 1 1 0 0 23 14 0 4
4. Banbridge 1 0 0 1 14 23 0 0
5. Malone 1 0 0 1 17 29 0 0
6. Rainey Old Boys 1 0 0 1 14 63 0 0
Energia Conference U2
                                    P W D L F A Bon Pts
1. Belfast Harlequins 1 1 0 0 31 0 1 5
2. Dungannon 1 1 0 0 40 19 1 5
3. City of Derry 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
4. Omagh Academicals 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
5. Ballymena 1 0 0 1 19 40 0 0
6. Bangor 1 0 0 1 0 31 0 0
Omagh Academicals v City of Derry cancelled – 2 points awarded to each Club
Next Fixtures
Saturday, 3 October, 2020
Energia Conference C1
Ballina v Buccaneers Heffernan Park
Sligo v Galwegians Hamilton Park (Strandhill)
Energia Conference L1
Dublin Univ. v Naas College Park
Lansdowne v Old Wesley Aviva Stadium
Terenure v St. Mary’s Lakelands Park
U.C.D. v Old Belvedere Belfield
Energia Conference L2
Enniscorthy v Malahide Alcast Park
MU Barnhall v Greystones Parsonstown
Skerries v Blackrock Col Holmpatrick
Wanderers v Tullamore Merrion Road
Energia Conference M1
Cashel v Highfield Spafield
Garryowen v Cork Con Dooradoyle
Old Crescent v Young Munster Rosbrien
UCC v Shannon The Mardyke
Energia Conference M2
Clonmel v Bruff Ardgaoithe
Midleton v Nenagh Towns Park
U.L.Bohemian v Dolphin 4G UL
Energia Conference U1
Ballynahinch v Armagh Ballymacarn Park
Banbridge v Rainey O B Rifle Park
Queens v Malone Dub Lane
Energia Conference U2
Ballymena v Belfast Har’s Eaton Park
Bangor v Omagh Uprichard Park
Dungannon v City of Derry Stevenson Park

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