Kanturk win could kickstart their season
Kanturk 14 Galbally 12
MUNSTER Junior Rugby is really beginning to hot up now as the competing sides all vie for position in their respective divisions.
Clonmel are still the pace setters in the J1 with another impressive win seeing them move clear at the top of the table however from a north Cork standpoint it is Kanturk’s first league success of the season that stands out this weekend.
Plying their trade in J1 for the last two years the boys from Duhallow have struggled to get going this season with two league losses from two in their opening games of the 2018/19 campaign but that changed last Sunday as the boys from the banks of the Allow saw off Galbally by 14 to 12 which sent the Limerick side bottom and Kanturk rise two spots to third from bottom.
It was too early to call this one a traditional six pointer, but to be fair to all concerned the game had that feel about it and thankfully for Kanturk the home side managed to take the four points on offer.
A try from Eoin O’Sullivan looked to be an important score for the home side but it needed another three penalties from Conor Cremin to seal the deal – with Cremin’s last score coming in the final minute to secure this hugely important win for the men in green.
MUNSTER JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION 3
Mitchelstown 25 Dungarvan 13
IN the J3 Mitchelstown saw off Dungarvan by 25-13 to stay top of the third-tier table. David Sheehan was the hero of the hour for the victors with two tries with Morgan Fox scoring the other. Tom O’Callaghan added to the Waterford side’s pain with two conversions and ta brace of penalties.