Second half tries from Cronin Healy and Under 21 international duo, Tomas O’Leary and Brendan O’Connor helped Cork Con to a 30-22 win over Shannon.
Second half tries from Cronin Healy and Under 21 international duo, Tomas O’Leary and Brendan O’Connor helped Cork Con to a 30-22 win over Shannon in the AIB League at Temple Hill. It was a victory that ensures a home semi-final for Con when the knock-out phase comes around.
Con went into an early lead with two Pat McCarthy penalties before Tom Cregan opened the visitor’s account with a penalty and that was followed by a Brian Touhy try to give the Limerick side the lead.
Tomas O’Leary restored Con’s advantage with a try but McCarthy missed that conversion and a subsequent penalty before a Mossie Lawlor try and another Cregan penalty had the Shannonsiders 15-11 up at the break.
However, just three minutes after the restart Healy struck for a well worked try and O’Leary score his second before O’Connor sealed the visitor’s fate.
Munster squad member Lawlor scored his second try and Cregan converted but it was score that served only as a consolation.
Ballymena 15-0 Dungannon
Blackrock 25-34 Garryowen
Buccaneers 32-14 Lansdowne
Co Carlow 28-32 Galwegians
St Mary’s College 14-6 UCD.
Clontarf 15-32 Belfast Harlequins
AIB League Division Two.
Ballynahinch 28-12 Malone
Bective Rangers 13-16 D.L.S.P.
Midleton 10-18 Old Crescent
Old Belvedere 16-5 Barnhall
Sunday’s Well 16-10 Waterpark
Terenure College 11-16 Dublin University
Thomond 3-22 U.C.C.
Young Munster 9-6 U.L.Bohemians
AIB League Division Three.
Ards 22-11 Portadown
Ballina 38-6 Naas
Suttonians 20-18 Clonakilty
Greystones 39-5 Instonians
Highfield 25-20 City of Derry
Skerries 18-16 Wanderers
Connemara 6-6 Corinthians
Queens University 61-3 Old Wesley