LIMERICK sides enjoyed a more successful afternoon in the Ulster Bank All-Ireland League this Saturday with five local sides recording precious wins.
In Division 1A, Young Munster scored a smashing 26-19 win over Old Belvedere at Tom Clifford Park to bounce back from their heavy defeat at the hands of Terenure College seven days earlier. Munsters’ had led 10-8 at half-time.
Meanwhile, Garryowen continued their highly encouraging start in 1B, recording a plucky 24-13 away win over Belfast Harlequins. Shannon recorded their first win in the division at the fourth attempt, defeating Corinthians 30-7 in Galway.
There was disappointment for UL-Bohemian, however, who suffered a 30-23 hone defeat to Ballymena.
In Division 2A, Thomond got back to winning ways when recording a 18-15 away win over Banbridge.
Meanwhile, in Division 2B, Old Crescent bounced back to form in style when recording a resounding 31-11 bonus point win over DLSP, while Bruff had to be satisfied with taking just a losing bonus point from their 7-3 defeat to Sunday’s Well at Kilballyowen Park. Also in the same Division, Richmond shipped a heavy 3-27 home defeat to Wanderers.
Several local clubs lined out without a number of their Munster contracted players who scored a deserved 18-8 win over Leinster A at Doonybrook on Saturday afternoon. Garryowen’s Shane Buckley and Luke O’Dea, of Shannon, scored tries for the winners.
The Ulster Bank All-Ireland League takes a break now until November 1.