...Forthcoming Fixture: Saturday, November 18 - AIB League Division Two - County Carlow v Bective Rangers, Oak Park, 2.30pm...
Only two points separate the top six teams in AIB League Division Twoafter Saturday's series of matches - the best of which saw Barnhallaccount for Young Munster in a 31-13 victory.
The Kildare men went from fourth to first on the back of a superbfour-try win. They did most of the damage in the first half atParsonstown, taking a 24-8 lead into the break.
Centre Luke Dodderell had an eventful afternoon as he scored two triesbefore being sent-off in the second half for foul play. His midfieldpartner Gareth Brown and number 8 Riann Erasmus also bagged tries forthe Blue Bulls.
Munsters, who were seeking their 100th win in their 201st leaguefixture, had a try in each half from Mick Lynch and Michael South.
Despite tries from lock and captain Neil Megannety and prop Alex O'Sullivan,allied to ten points from the boot of James Power, Greystones lost22-20 to a hard-grafting UCC side at Dr. Hickey Park.
Munster Academy player Gavin Dunne kicked four crucial penalties for the Cork students.
At Woodleigh Park, Highfield moved up to fifth in the table afterseeing off Thomond 19-14. Ronan O'Gara's brother Fergal, playing atnumber 10, dropped a goal for the Corkmen, while centre Colin Mahonylanded three penalties and converted lock Anthony Wise's try.
Centre Conor Donohoe and full-back Gareth Murphy were the try scorersin Dublin University's 18-10 defeat of Clonakilty, while New ZealanderTyrone Taeipa kicked two penalties and converted David Smyth's try inMidleton's 13-5 win at Old Crescent.
At Anglesea Road, there were celebrations all-round as Old Belvedereran out comprehensive 40-8 winners over De La Salle Palmerston andtheir veteran out-half Richie Murphy took the AIB League's all-timepoints record away from John O'Mahony.
Murphy, the former Pres Bray Junior Cup star, needed 11 points to beatO'Mahony's mark and he got 20 as he kicked four penalties and convertedall four of flying winger Kevin Barden's tries.
DIVISION TWO RESULTS:
Barnhall 31 Young Munster 13, Parsonstown
Dublin University 18 Clonakilty 10, College Park
Greystones 20 UCC 22, Dr. Hickey Park
Highfield 19 Thomond 14, Woodleigh Park
Malone 14 Suttonians 23, Gibson Park
Old Belvedere 40 De La Salle Palmerston 8, Anglesea Road
Old Crescent 5 Midleton 13, Rosbrien