Garryowen celebrate their Bateman Cup win over City of Armagh Pic Twitter: GFC7676
It was a great day on the domestic front for Limerick rugby today as Garryowen claimed the Bateman Cup, while Bruff RFC defeated Midleton to claim a spot in the Division 2B playoff final.
Tries from Bryan Fitzgerald, Peadar Collins, Jamie Heuston, Neil Cronin and two from Liam Cronin saw Garryowen claim the Bateman Cup for the first time since 2012.
Garryowen were representing Munster in the tie, having won the Munster Senior Cup last season. As it stands, Cork Con will represent Munster in the Bateman Cup next season, not allowing Garryowen to retain the cup.
In other news, Bruff RFC are one step closer to winning a place in Division 2B next season following a 38-28 win on the road in Midleton this afternoon. The prize for the win is a tie against Malahide, in Kilballyowen, next Saturday afternoon, April 27.
Templeville Road: City of Armagh 21 Garryowen 45
Scorers: City of Armagh: Tries: Chris Colvin, Andrew Willis, Shea O’Brien ; Con: Harry Boyd, Cormac Fox (2) ;
Garryowen: Tries: Bryan Fitzgerald, Peadar Collins, Jamie Heuston, Neil Cronin, Liam Cronin (2) ; Pen: Ben Healy ; Con: Ben Healy (5) , Jamie Heuston ;
City of Armagh: 1. Paul Mullan, 2. Jonny Morton, 3. Phillip Fletcher, 4. Peter Starrett, 5. Josh McKinley, 6. Nigel Simpson, 7. Robbie Whitten, 8. Neil Faloon, 9. Harry Doyle, 10. Harry Boyd, 11. Shea O’Brien, 12. Johnny Pollock, 13., Chris Colvin (Capt.) 14. Evin Crummie, 15. Tim McNeice SUBS: 16. Andrew Smyth, 17. Oisin Kiernan, 18. James Hanna, 19. James Morton, 20. Gareth Traynor, 21. Andrew Willis, 22. Cormac Fox,
Garryowen: 1. Niall Horan, 2. Liam Cronin, 3. Andrew Keating, 4. Kevin Seymour, 5. Dean Moore, 6. Tim Ferguson, 7. Jack Daly, 8. Darren Ryan, 9. Neil Cronin, 10. Ben Healy, 11. Cian O’Shea, 12. Dave Mc Carthy, 13. Peadar Collins, 14. Bryan Fitzgerald, 15. Jamie Heuston SUBS: 16. Jack Mullany, 17. Conor Fitzgerald, 18. Alan Fitzgerald, 19. Rob Guerin, 20. Jamie Gavin, 21. Roy Whelan, 22. Andrew O’Byrne
Sat 27th April 2019 Division 1B Promotion Play-Offs
UCC v Malone
Division 2A Promotion Final
Navan v Queens University
Division 2B Promotion Play-Off Final
Blackrock College v Rainey Old Boys
Division 2C Promotion Final
Bruff v Malahide
Division 2C Promotion Play-Offs
Seapoint V Clonmel
Division 1A Semi Finals
Sat 27th April 2019 Clontarf v Lansdowne
Sun 28th April 2019 Cork Constitution v Dublin University
Division 1B Promotion Play-Offs
Old Wesley v Naas