Munsters and Crescent secure precious AIL wins

Colm Kinsella

Reporter:

Colm Kinsella

This is another busy period for domestic rugby fixtures
IN-FORM Young Munster jumped up to third place in the Ulster Bank All-Ireland League Division 1A table, thanks to an impressive 29-20, bonus point win over Ballynahinch at Clifford Park this Saturday.

IN-FORM Young Munster jumped up to third place in the Ulster Bank All-Ireland League Division 1A table, thanks to an impressive 29-20, bonus point win over Ballynahinch at Clifford Park this Saturday.

Munsters’ racked up four tries, two in each half, to make it three wins on the bounce in the top flight.

The sides turned over level, 15-15, at half-time with Edward O’Keeffe and Ger Slattery scoring tries for the home side. Gearoid Lyons added a penalty and conversion.

Munsters’ gained control in the game in the second half with a fine try from Willie Staunton as well as a penalty try. Lyons converted both.

In Division 1B, Shannon remain rooted to the foot of the table after suffering a disappointing 13-7 away defeat to Dublin University at a wet College Park.

The competitive nature of the 1B table is highlighted by the fact that 10th-placed Shannon are within three points of fifth-placed UL-Bohemian.

In 2A, Thomond suffered a frustrating 9-7 defeat away to Seapoint. The Fitzgerald Park side led 7-3 at half-time. Thomond have won three of their opening five AIL fixtures this season.

Meanwhile, in 2B, Old Crescent scored a smashing 7-6 win over Tullamore at Rosbrien. The win has helped Old Crescent move up to 10th place in the table. Tullamore had lost just one of their opening four games.