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Ulster Bank League: Top Scorers So Far

Ulster Bank League: Top Scorers So Far

Today we take a look at the top scorers club by club in Division 1A and Division 1B of the Ulster Bank League. Who has scored the most tries? Who has the best strike rate?


Top Try Scorers

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There is a tie in Division 1A as two players have both scored five tries to date – Old Belvedere full-back Daniel Riordan and young winger Darren Hudson from St. Mary’s College.

League leaders ‘Belvo have a number of other players in the top try-scoring charts including Richie Leyden and Leo Auva’a (4 each). With 26 tries in nine games, they are averaging just under three per game.

5 – Daniel Riordan (Old Belvedere), Darren Hudson (St. Mary’s College)

4 – Brian Hayes (Cork Constitution), Richie Leyden (Old Belvedere), Leo Auva’a (Old Belvedere)

3 – David Quinlan (Shannon), Richie Lane (Cork Constitution)

2 – Robert Meyer (Garryowen), Ronan O’Mahony (Garryowen), Darragh O’Neill (Young Munster), Matthew Costelloe (Young Munster), Aaron Connell (Young Munster), Alex Dunlop (Blackrock College), Brendan Macken (Blackrock College); Eric Moloney (Dolphin), Frank Cogan (Cork Constitution), Les Hogan (Shannon), Ronan Doherty (St. Mary’s College), Eddie Devitt (Old Belvedere)

Top Points Scorers

Dolphin’s ever reliable Barry Keeshan is way out in front in the top points table with 98 to date. Young Munster’s place-kicking scrum half Alan Kingsley is in second place with 85 points.

Keeshan, the Cork side’s captain, has landed six drop goals this season in addition to 22 penalties and seven conversions, giving him an average haul of 12 points per game.

98 – Barry Keeshan (Dolphin)

85 – Alan Kingsley (Young Munster)

67 – Richie Lane (Cork Constitution)

56 – Gavin Dunne (St. Mary’s College)

54 – Declan Cusack (Garryowen)

53 – Rob Keogh (Blackrock College)

50 – Tadhg Bennett (Shannon), Conal Keane (Old Belvedere)


Top Try Scorers

Clontarf’s fleet-footed winger Michael Keating leads the way in Division 1B with five tries in nine games, while Buccaneers and Dungannon both have two players on four tries.

5 – Michael Keating (Clontarf)

4 – John O’Brien (Buccaneers), Kolo Kiripati (Buccaneers), Matt Healy (Lansdowne), Craig Gilroy (Dungannon), Conor Gaston (Dungannon)

3 – Martin McPhail (UL Bohemians), James Ryan (UCC), Cathal O’Regan (Bruff), Barry O’Mahony (Clontarf), Aaron Dundon (Clontarf), Brian Tuohy (Buccaneers), Paul Harte (Buccaneers), Shane Gahan (Lansdowne), Eoin Hickey (Lansdowne)

2 – Ja Naughton (Galwegians), Tommy O’Donnell (UL Bohemians), Darren Moroney (UL Bohemians), David Maloney (UL Bohemians), Rowan Halsall (Dungannon), Brian Derham (UCC), John Ryan (UCC), Brian O’Callaghan (UCC), Eoghan Maher (Bruff); Sam Cronin (Clontarf), John Cooney (Lansdowne), Willie Earle (Lansdowne), David Hewitt (Lansdowne), Callum Boland (Buccaneers), Colin Watters (Buccaneers)

Top Points Scorers

Lansdowne out-half Eoghan Hickey is well out in front in the top points scorers’ chart in Division 1B, having notched up over 100 points, including three tries.

Current Ireland Under-20 out-half Paddy Jackson is featuring well for Dungannon with 70 points, with up-and-coming youngsters Noel Reid (Clontarf) and JJ Hanrahan (UL Bohemians) also showing consistent form.

116 – Eoghan Hickey (Lansdowne)

76 – Brian Cahill (Bruff)

70 – Paddy Jackson (Dungannon)

64 – Noel Reid (Clontarf)

62 – JJ Hanrahan (UL Bohemians)

60 – Andrew Burke (UCC)

50 – Adam Kennedy (Buccaneers)

42 – John Cleary (Galwegians)

Please note that figures are based on reports from individual clubs. Where errors occur we are happy to correct them.

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Ulster Bank League: Stat Attack