Roundup: AIL – Men’s Division 1A

Garryowen moved to the top of Division 1A of the All-Ireland League after they secured back-to-back bonus point wins.

Clontarf defeated Ballynahinch 13-3, through Dylan Donnellan’s try, George Huntley’s penalty and a further eight points from the boot of David Hawkshaw.  

That secured back-to-back defeats to kick off Ballynahinch’s season as they lie in eighth, while Clontard moved up to third after their two consecutive wins.  

At Temple Hill, Young Munster were victorious 24-17, through Conor Hayes’ and Patrick Campbell’s tries with 14 points coming from the boot of Evan Cusack.  

Cork Constution scored through a penalty try and Barry Galvin’s touchdown, with five points scored from the boot of Aidan Moynihan.  

The home side lie in seventh after losing their first two games, while Young Munster are in second after going two from two.  

Garryowen defeated UCC 32-20, through tries from Tommy O’Hora, Pat O’Toole, Hugh O’Brien Cunningham and a brace from Colm Quilligan.  

With Garryowen top of the tree, today’s loss puts the winless students down to ninth.  

Lansdowne defeated Terenure College 39-26, in a high scoring, entertaining affair. 

Tries from Luke Thompson, Cormac Foley, Mark Boyle, Sean Galvin and Eammon Millis sealed the win for Lansdowne.  

Aided by 14 points from the impressive boot of Charlie Tector. 

The Dublin based side are up to fourth after securing back-to-back wins.  

It was a competitive performance from Terenure College, who now lie in fifth.  

On Friday night, UCC were blown out 31-0 at home by Dublin University. 

Giuseppe Coyne, Mark Nicholson and a penalty try, added to the 14 points from the boot of Michael O’Kennedy.  

UCC are bottom, on no points with a -48 points difference.  

Whereas, the Dublin students are in sixth after one win from two,  

I am a Sports Journalism & PR graduate from Staffordshire University. During my time at Final Whistle, I have covered the LOI National League, international games and the Women’s National League. Outside of Final Whistle, I am a researcher for World Rugby and a writer for The Rugby Paper.

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