12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
In Stradbrook, two Conor Kilroy penalties had Blackrock six points clear at the break. David McAllister kicked a 47nd minute penalty for Clontarf but with less than five minutes to go Paul Drew scored a try with Kilroy adding the points. Clontarf wing Daragh Higgins scored in injury time to earn his side a bonus point. In Belfield the home side raced into a 15 point by half time and extended that lead with a penalty from Niall McNamara eleven minutes into the restart. However, Shannon's fight-back began with a Tommy Cregan penalty and his conversion of John Lacey's 67th minute try brought the visitors within five points of the lead. Cregan then landed another penalty (18-16) with five minutes to go to set up a tense finish. Cregan saw a long range penalty come back off the crossbar and Andrew Thompson's drop-goal didn't have the height to deny the students.
Belfast Harlequins ran in five tries in their 31-17 win over Lansdowne The home side led 19-10 at half time thanks to tries from Chris McCarey and Andy Park. Two second half tries from the outstanding Reece Spee ensured that this game was in safe keeping long before the final whistle.
AIB League Division One: Belfast Harlequins 31-17 Lansdowne Blackrock College 13-10 Clontarf Co Carlow 36-6 St. Mary's College Dolphin 24-24 Ballymena Galwegians 24-37 Cork Constitution Garryowen 10-28 Buccaneers U.C.D. 18 -16 Shannon Dungannon - Free
AIB League Division Two Ballynahinch 14-22 Terenure College Malone 17-19 Dublin University Midleton Barnhall Old Belvedere 23-25 U.C.C. Old Crescent 22-16 D.L.S.P. U.L. Bohemians 58-0 Sunday's Well Young Munster 33-25 Waterpark Bective Rangers Thomond (Sun 16th November)
AIB League Division Three Ards v Ballina - Cancelled Clonakilty 20-13 Portadown Highfield 24-10 Connemara Old Wesley 19-16 Instonians Queens University 18-9 Corinthians Skerries 19-17 Naas Suttonians 16-27 Banbridge Wanderers 40-11 City of Derry. Greystones - Free.