Young Munster battled hard to earn a 7-6 win over Ballynahinch in Division 1A of the AIL on Saturday – a win that sees them strengthen their position in the top four.
With Garryowen, Cork Con and Lansdowne – the three teams directly behind them – all losing, it means Young Munster are now in a breakaway group at the top alongside Clontarf and UCD. The students are top on 46 points, with Clontarf on 45 and Young Munster on 43. Garryowen are nine further points back on 34.
Young Munster were 6-0 down at home at the break but a dominant scrum earned a penalty try in the second half and they held on for a narrow 7-6 win.
Garryowen’s good run was ended away to Galwegians. They were 22-10 down at the break and ended up losing 30-17.
In Division 2A, Thomond’s disappointing season continued as they were beaten 12-3 at home by bottom side Corinthians. In Division 2C, the news was better for the Limerick sides. Crescent had a 21-9 win away to Boyne and with Tullamore only drawing with Navan, the Limerick side took a step closer to the title and promotion to Division 2B.
Bruff also kept their promotion hopes alive thanks to a 24-12 win away to Kanturk.