Ire­land defy miss­ing re­sources to triumph

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - Sports News - EM­MET RIOR­DAN

THE MER­ITS of Ire­land’s vic­tory in the World Twenty20 qual­i­fier in Dubai on Satur­day night can best be summed up by the re­sources they were miss­ing by the time they made it to the final against Afghanistan.

Niall O’brien, sta­tis­ti­cally Ire­land’s best T20 bats­man, missed the tour­na­ment af­ter de­cid­ing to play in the Bangladesh Premier League, while all-rounders John Mooney and Alex Cu­sack both fell vic­tim to the ridicu­lous work­load put on the play­ers in play­ing 11 games in 12 days, with both suf­fer­ing ham­string in­juries.

De­spite those set­backs, and with key con­tri­bu­tions across the squad, Phil Sim­mons’s side ham­mered Namibia by nine wick­ets in the key sec­ond qual­i­fier final in the morn­ing, be­fore win­ning a tense, and at times tetchy, final against an Afghan side that beat them in the cor­re­spond­ing final at the Dubai In­ter­na­tional Sta­dium two years’ ago.

They were two out­stand­ing team per­for­mances from a side that was forced to play two games more than the Afghans, who had qual­i­fied on Thurs­day.

There was fair sprin­kling of in­di­vid­ual bril­liance too from the open­ing bowl­ing of Trent John­ston and Boyd Rankin, Max Sorensen’s bril­liant spell of two for eight in four overs against Namibia and in­clud­ing Kevin O’brien’s happy knack of tak­ing vi­tal wick­ets, this time in the final.

In open­ing bats­man Paul Stir­ling, though, Ire­land had a trump card, as he con­tin­ued his stun­ning ex­hi­bi­tion of hit­ting in the play­offs to take the game away from both Namibia and Afghanistan in the first six overs of both chases.

The 21-year-old Mid­dle­sex righthander clubbed 59 off 32 balls against the Africans as Ire­land chased down a tar­get of 95 in just 61 de­liv­er­ies.

A stiffer tar­get was posed in the de­cider af­ter Afghanistan’s very own pint-sized pinch hit­ter Mo­ham­mad Shahzad had hit 77 off 57 balls to help his side post 152 for seven in their 20 overs hav­ing won the toss and bat­ted.

When skip­per Wil­liam Porter­field was cas­tled first ball by a rip­ping Dawlat Zad­ran in­swinger the task looked bleak. But then again, Porter­field had gone first ball against Eng­land in the 50-over World Cup last March and look what hap­pened.

Stir­ling cer­tainly had no fear and pro­ceeded to blast his first 50 runs off just 17 de­liv­er­ies, the sec­ond-fastest in T20 in­ter­na­tional his­tory af­ter Yu­vraj Singh’s 12-ball ef­fort against Eng­land, be­fore even­tu­ally fall­ing af­ter be­ing caught on the deep square leg boundary at­tempt­ing to hit a fourth six of the in­nings.

The Belfast na­tive looked crest­fallen with Ire­land still 40 runs short of their tar­get hav­ing holed out for 79. He shouldn’t have, as the fact that he took just 38 balls to get there put his side in the box seat.

Gary Wil­son made an­other huge con­tri­bu­tion in the mid­dle or­der, hit­ting 32 off 39 balls, while Clon­tarf’s An­drew Poyn­ter, a re­place­ment player brought in fol­low­ing Mooney’s in­jury, hit an out­ra­geous six and two fours, in­clud­ing the win­ning stroke in a knock of 23 off 17 balls to get Ire­land home with seven balls to spare.

Septem­ber in Sri Lanka was the prize af­ter the Namibia game, with the win mean­ing Ire­land will tackle Australia and West Indies in Group B, while Afghanistan face the tougher chal­lenge of de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Eng­land and In­dia, who won the in­au­gu­ral stag­ing in 2007. WORLD TWENTY20 QUAL­I­FIER FINAL (at Dubai In­ter­na­tional Sta­dium): Afghanistan won the toss and bat­ted. AFGHANISTAN K Sadiq b Rankin ........................................................16 J Ah­madi c Rankin b John­ston .............................6 M Shahzad c Porter­field b Sorensen .................77 M Ashraf c Porter­field b O’brien ...........................9 N Man­gal c Sorensen b O’brien ...........................10 S Shen­wari c Rankin b Sorensen ..........................11 M Nabi c Sorensen b Stir­ling ....................................1 G Naib not out ............................................................17 A Alam not out ............................................................1 Ex­tras (lb2 w2) ............................................................4 To­tal (for 7 wkts, 20 ovs) 152 Fall of wick­ets: 1-18, 2-27, 3-56, 4-78, 5-119, 6-131, 7-137. Did not bat: D Zad­ran, I Dawlatzai. Bowl­ing: B Rankin 4-0-22-1; T John­ston 4-0-41-1; M Sorensen 3-0-26-2; K O’brien 4-0-18-2; G Dock­rell 3-0-26 0 Stir­ling 2 0 17 1 IRE­LAND W Porter­field b Zad­ran ............................................0 P Stir­ling c Naib b Zad­ran .....................................79 E Joyce c Nabi b Alam ............................................11 G Wil­son c Ashraf b Alam .....................................32 K O’brien c Shahzad b Zad­ran ...............................0 A Poyn­ter not out .....................................................23 A White not out ...........................................................1 Ex­tras (lb6 w4) ...........................................................10 To­tal (for 5 wkts, 18.5 ovs) ..................................156 Fall of wick­ets: 1-0, 2-33, 3-113, 4-113, 5-150. Did not bat: T John­ston, M Sorensen, B Rankin, G Dock­rell. Bowl­ing: D Zad­ran 4-0-21-3; M Ashraf 1-0-17-0; A Alam 3.5-0-34-2; I Dawlatzai 3-0-33-0; S Shen­wari 3-0-15-0; M Nabi 3-0-25-0; M Naib 1-0-5-0. Ire­land won by 5 wick­ets. SEC­OND QUAL­I­FY­ING FINAL Namibia won the toss and bat­ted. NAMIBIA L van der Westhuizen c White b John­ston .....14 R van Schoor lbw b John­ston .................................1 G Sny­man c Dock­rell b Rankin ............................17 C Wil­liams c Porter­field b Sorensen ...................3 S Burger c Joyce b Sorensen ..............................20 N Scholtz c Joyce b Stir­ling ...................................1 C Op­per­man not out ...............................................26 C Viljoen not out .........................................................7 Ex­tras (b2, w3) .............................................................5 To­tal (for 6 wkts, 20 ovs) .....................................94 Did not bat: M Eras­mus, L Klazinga, H Gelden­huys. Fall of wick­ets: 1-10, 2-19, 3-25, 4-50, 5-59, 6-60. Bowl­ing: T John­ston 4-1-19-2; B Rankin 4-0-17-1; M Sorensen 4-2-8-2; K O'brien 4-0-28-0; P Stir­ling 4-0-20-1. IRE­LAND W Porter­field c Burger b Klazinga .....................20 P Stir­ling not out ......................................................59 E Joyce not out .........................................................12 Ex­tras (lb2, w3) ...........................................................5 To­tal (for 1 wkt, 10.1 ovs) .......................................96 Did not bat: G Wil­son, K O'brien, A White, A Poyn­ter, T John­ston, M Sorensen, B Rankin, G Dock­rell. Fall of wick­ets: 1-41. Bowl­ing: G Sny­man 2-0-16-0; H Gelden­huys 2-0-23-0; L Klazinga 1-0-10-1; L van der Westhuizen 2-0-17-0; R van Schoor 1-0-14-0; S Burger 2-0-10-0; C Op­per­man 0.1-0-4-0. Ire­land win by 9 wick­ets. THIRD TEST MATCH (at Welling­ton): South Africa 474-9 dec (A Petersen 156, JP Du­miny 103, H Amla 63; M Gille­spie 6-113) v New Zealand 65-0. VOLTA CI­CLISTA A CATALUNYA (at Badalona, Spain): Lead­ing po­si­tions af­ter stage six (Sant Fruitos de Bages to Badalona, 169.4km): 1 S Sanchez Gon­za­lez (Esp) Euskaltel-eu­skadi 4hrs 04mins 50secs, 2 A Davis (Aus) Greenedge Cy­cling Team at 2secs, 3 J Si­mon (Fra) Saur-so­ja­sun, 4 JJ Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank, 5 D Cunego (Ita) Lam­pre-isd, 6 F Gavazzi (Ita) Pro Team As­tana, 7 F Sa­ba­tini (Ita) Liquigas-can­non­dale, 8 D Martin (Irl) Garmin-bar­racuda. Lead­ing po­si­tions af­ter stage seven (Badalona to Barcelona 119.8km): 1 J Si­mon (Fra) Saur-so­ja­sun 2hrs 47mins 02secs, 2 F Gavazzi (Ita) As­tana, 3 D Cunego (Ita) Lam­pre, 4 R Uran (Col) Team Sky, 5 R Kiserlovski (Cro) As­tana, 6 J Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto, 7 S Krui­jswijk (Ned) Rabobank, 8 R Bardet (Fra) AL­LIANZ FOOT­BALL LEAGUE Di­vi­sion 1: Ar­magh 1-14, Down 0-16; Dublin 2-16, Done­gal 0-13; Kerry 0-20, Laois 1-13; Cork 0-14, Mayo 0-13. Di­vi­sion 2: Ty­rone 1-12, Meath 0-5; Derry 0-19, Louth 1-16; Kil­dare 3-23, West­meath 1-12; Gal­way 1-14, Mon­aghan 0-12. Di­vi­sion 3: Tip­per­ary 0-12, Long­ford 0-12; Wex­ford 0-18, Antrim 2-9; Sligo 1-14, Of­faly 1-12; Roscom­mon 1-17, Ca­van 1-12. Di­vi­sion 4: Waterford 1-18, Lim­er­ick 1-14; Wick­low 1-9, Car­low 0-10; Leitrim 4-26, Kilkenny 0-3; Clare 0-17, London 0-12. AL­LIANZ HURL­ING LEAGUE Div 1A: Dublin 2-15, Tip­per­ary 0-21; Cork 1-17, Kilkenny 1-15; Waterford 1-14, Gal­way 0-16. Di­vi­sion 1B: Lim­er­ick 2-16, Of­faly 4-10; Antrim 2-18, Laois 2-16; Clare 3-16, Wex­ford 0-18. Di­vi­sion 2A: West­meath 3-19, Wick­low 0-10; Car­low 2-21, Derry 0-12; Kerry 4-27, Down 1-21. Di­vi­sion 2B: London 3-18, Mayo 1-10; Kil­dare 7-30, Ar­magh 0-7; Meath 3-16, Roscom­mon 1-11. Di­vi­sion 3A: Mon­aghan 0-17, Ty­rone 1-10; Louth 4-26, Done­gal 0-12; Fin­gal 2-15, Sligo 0-15. Di­vi­sion 3B: Fer­managh 6-27, Leitrim 2-6; War­wick­shire 8-19, Long­ford 0-5. All-ire­land Col­leges’ Se­nior A foot­ball semi-final: St Michael’s, En­niskillen 0-10, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuib­hne 0-9; St Mary’s, Eden­derry 1-12, St Jar­lath’s 1-6. WOMEN’S FOOT­BALL FI­NALS O’con­nor Cup: UCC 2-14, UUJ 1-13. Giles Cup: NUI Maynooth 2-13 Mary Im­mac­u­late Col­lege, Lim­er­ick 3-11 (aet). Lynch Cup: Athlone IT 1-11, Trin­ity Col­lege Dublin 1-10. Post-pri­mary Schools A: Loreto Gram­mar School, Omagh (Ty­rone) 1-19, Coláiste Ide agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale (Lim­er­ick) 2-12. Post-pri­mary Schools C: St Au­gus­tine’s, Dun­gar­van (Waterford) 6-13, Ur­su­line Col­lege (Sligo) 0-3. WOMEN’S OLYMPIC QUAL­I­FIER FINAL Bel­gium 4 (S Gierts 3, E Coppey), Ire­land 1 (A O’flynn). MEN Le­in­ster Se­nior League Di­vi­sion one: YMCA 1, Gle­nanne 2; Fin­gal 0, Monkstown 2; Clon­tarf 0, Corinthi­ans 5; Pembroke 5, UCD 1; TRR 1 Rail­way Union 7; Monkstown 2, Pembroke 1. Rail­way Cup semi-fi­nals: Pembroke Wan­der­ers 4, Gle­nanne 3 (golden goal); Monkstown 4, Na­van 3. Ul­ster Premier League: An­nadale 4, Lis­na­gar­vey 2; Cook­stown 3, Ban­bridge 1; Belfast Har­lequins 2, Instonians 5; Civil Ser­vice 1, Moss­ley 0. MID­LAND MC MOTO STAGES RALLY (at Roscom­mon: 1 D Mckenna/a Kier­ans (Es­cort) 56m 48s, 2 D & Brian Boyle (Es­cort) 56m 50s, 3 M Mof­fett/p Brides (Star­let) 59m 37s, 4 R Mof­fett/m Con­nolly (Star­let) 59m 50s, 5 N & Ger­ard To­hill (Lancer Evo 9 Gp N) 60m 41s, 6 M Cur­ran/s Hayde (Es­cort) 60m 49s. Ju­niors: 1 D Mof­fett/a Speares (Star­let) 41m 06s, 2 B & S Brady (Civic) 43m 53s, 3 J Col­lum/c Spollen (Civic) 44m 57s. UN­DER- 18 IN­TER­NA­TIONAL. (at Coolmine): Ire­land 25 (Tries: G O’shea, R O’lough­lin, Penalty. Cons: C Mckeon 2. Pens: C Mckeo 2), Scot­land 12 (Tries: E Far­quhar­son 2). Con: E Far­quhar­son). RABODIRECT PRO12 Benet­ton Tre­viso 23 (Tries: Cec­cato, Di Bernardo. Cons: Bur­ton 2. Pen: Bur­ton. Drop Goals: Bur­ton 2), Ul­ster 27 (Tries: Henry, Wal­lace, D’arcy. Cons: Pien­aar 3. Pens: Pien­aar 2). Cardiff Blues 14 (Tries: Cuth­bert, Laulala. Cons: Sweeney 2), Scar­lets 26 (Tries: Fenby 2, G Davies, Day. Cons: A Thomas 3). Con­nacht 16 (Try: Rey­necke. Con: Nikora. Pens: Nikora 3), Mun­ster 20 (Tries: Zebo, O’don­nell. Cons: Keat­ley 2. Pens: Keat­ley 2). UL­STER BANK LEAGUE DI­VI­SION ONE SEC­TION A (at Mus­grave Park): Dol­phin 23 (Tries: C Nolan, J Quill. Cons: B Kee­shan 2. Pens: B Kee­shan 3), Lans­downe 30 (Tries: Penalty, J Cooney, R Mccar­ron. Cons: C Ron­ald­son 3. Pens: C Ron­ald­son 3). (at Dooradoyle) Gar­ry­owen 22 (Tries: C Hir­cock 2, S Buck­ley, P Neville. Con: D Cu­sack), Old Belvedere 23 (Tries: D Rior­dan, R Ley­den. Cons: J Glynn 2. Pens: J Glynn 3). (at Coon­agh): Shan­non 9 (Pens: T Ben­nett 3), Cork Con­sti­tu­tion 19 (Tries: C Quinn, S Scan­lon, J Hol­land. Cons: G Hur­ley 2). (at Lake­lands Park): St Mary’s Col­lege 31 (Tries: C Ho­gan 2, M D’arcy, D Hud­son. Cons: G Dunne 3, R Crotty. Pen: G Dunne), Black­rock Col­lege 13 (Try: R Liddy. Con: R Keogh. Pen: R Keogh. Drop Goal: R Keogh). (at Clif­ford Park): Young Mun­ster 17 (Tries: A Burke, M Doyle. Cons: A Burke, W Staunton. Drop Goal: W Staunton), Clon­tarf 24 (Tries: B O’ma­hony, K Lett, N Tre­ston. Cons: R Lane 3. Pen: R Lane). SEC­TION B (at Bal­ly­macarn Park): Bal­ly­nahinch 25 (Tries: J Thompson, G Armstrong, R Greer. Cons: J Lash 2. Pens: J Lash 2), Bal­ly­mena 20 (Tries: R Mcbur­ney, C Fitz­patrick. Cons: L Mar­shall 2. Pens: L Mar­shall 2). (at Der­amore Park): Belfast Har­lequins 23 (Tries: M Fer­gu­son, M Holmes. Cons: I Porter 2. Pens: I Porter 3), Bruff 26 (Tries: M O’con­nell, T O’cal­laghan. Cons: B Cahill 2. Pens: B Cahill 4). (at Steven­son Park): Dun­gan­non 47 (Tries: M Lawton 3, J Mcma­hon 2, C Gas­ton, C Cochrane. Cons: M Lawton 6), Buc­ca­neers 3 (Pen: J Carty). (at The Mardyke): UCC 20 (Tries: J Hol­land, W Falvey, L Duffy. Con: P Par­frey. Pen: P Par­frey), Gal­we­gians 35 (Tries: C Con­roy 2, B Mcclearn, I O’grady, M Dever. Cons: T Leader 2. Pens: T Leader 2). (at An­na­cotty): UL Bo­hemi­ans 31 (Tries: M Mcphail 2, S Henry, F Ah­erne, K Mcmanus. Cons: E Tor­rie 3), UCD 20 (Tries: A Kelly, R Byrne. Cons: N Earls 2. Pens: N Earls 2). LE­IN­STER SCHOOLS JU­NIOR CUP FINAL. (at Don­ny­brook): St Michael’s Col­lege 10 (Try: R Mulvi­hill. Con: B Fitz­patrick. Pen: B Fitz­patrick), New­bridge Col­lege 5 (Try: G Burke).

PW D L F A BP P Belfast Har­lequins 15 10 0 5 342 271 7 47 Bal­ly­nahinch ........... 15 8 2 5 296 236 7 43 UL Bo­hemian ........... 15 9 0 6 266 225 7 43 Bal­ly­mena ................. 15 8 1 6 257 263 8 42 Dun­gan­non ............... 14 7 1 6 361 284 11 41 Buc­ca­neers .............. 15 9 0 6 254 267 6 40 Gal­we­gians ............... 14 6 0 8 304 304 8 32 Bruff ............................ 15 7 0 8 229 262 3 31 UCD .............................. 15 5 2 8 271 350 3 27 UCC ............................. 15 2 0 13 226 344 6 14 DI­VI­SION 2A (at Dr Hickey Park): Grey­stones 18 (Tries: S Malone, J Power. Con: A Kealy. Pens: A Kealy 2), Sea­point 14 (Try: M O’con­nor/ Pens: B Kee­gan 3). (at Corinthian Park): Corinthi­ans 26 (Tries: W Wil­liams 2, K O’byrne, S Ger­rity. Pens: C Mur­phy 2), Old Cres­cent 7 (Try: W Hanly. Con: P Loughhran). (at Kir­wan Park): DLSP 21 (Tries: F Cooney 2 , A Philpott. Cons: P De Barra 3), Old Wes­ley 29 (Tries: R Stynes, R Jen­nings. Cons: B Mclough­lin 2. Pens: B Mclough­lin 5). (at The Vale): Clon­akilty 14 (Tries; R Pur­cell, S Cot­ter. Cons: D Lom­bard 2), Dublin Univer­sity 71 (Tries: J Eil­liff 2, M Han­ratty 2, M Ae­olukan 2, J O’dono­van, R O’cal­laghan, A Roberts, M Mclough­lin, D Joyce. Cons: D Joyce 8). (at Shae’s Bridge): Instonians 0, Malone 43 (Tries: M Barker 3, S Kelly, J Burgess, N Al­corn. Cons: G Partland. Pen: G Partland). (at Fitzger­ald Park): Thomond 21 (Tries; A Hartery, A O’don­nell. Con: D O’brien. Pens: D O’brien 3), Queen’s Univer­sity 31 (Tries: C Quinn, C Colvin, M Mcauley, M Robin­son. Con: J Mckin­ley. Pens: J Mckin­ley 3). (at Don­ny­brook): Bec­tive Rangers 31 (Tries: F Kenny, D Fitzger­ald, J Mo­ran, D Hal­l­i­day, C O’beirne. Cons: C O’beirne 3), City of Derry 36 (Tries; P Hen­der­son, C Bar­bour, W Mccleary, R Baird, S Duffy, J Lewis. Cons: R Mc­carter 3). (at Lake­lands): Terenure 16, Mildeton 14.

PW D L F A BP P Dublin Univer­sity ... 13 12 0 1 336 124 5 53 Malone ....................... 13 8 0 5 332 187 9 41 Queen’s Univer­sity 13 8 0 5 306 187 8 40 Corinthi­ans ............... 13 8 0 5 235 165 7 39 Sea­point..................... 13 8 0 5 274 250 6 38 City of Derry ............ 13 8 0 5 321 316 6 38 Grey­stones ............... 13 8 0 5 278 246 5 37 DLSP ........................... 13 7 0 6 282 228 6 34 Bec­tive Rangers ..... 13 7 0 6 250 219 4 32 Old Wes­ley ................ 13 5 2 6 276 290 5 29 Terenure Col­lege ... 13 6 0 7 190 206 5 29 Old Cres­cent ........... 13 6 1 6 204 226 3 29 Mi­dle­ton ..................... 13 4 0 9 183 253 5 21 Thomond ................... 13 3 1 9 148 312 2 16 Instonians ................. 13 3 0 10 196 389 3 15 Clon­akilty .................. 13 1 0 12 215 428 5 9 DI­VI­SION 2B (at Drogheda): Boyne 14 (Tries: A Sheri­dan, D Moore. Cons: N Ker­bey 2), Rainey Old Boys 31 (Tries: A Clarke, R Paul, P Sci­asci, S Shawe. Cons: G Martin. Pen: G Martin). (at Bal­reask Old): Na­van 18 (Tries: L Jack­son, K Mccourt. Con: R van der Vyver. Pens: R van der Vyver 2), Wan­der­ers 25 (Tries: J Reeves, S Malone, M Boland. Con: J Reeves, M Boland. Pens: M Boland 2). (at Woodleigh Park): High­field 20 (Tries: Penalty, C Twohig, D Keogh. Con: C Ma­hony. Pen: C Ma­hony), Ne­nagh Or­mond 8 (Try: S Quin­lan. Pen: D Fogarty).

PW D L F A BP P Clon­tarf ...................... 15 12 0 3 340 191 6 54 St Mary’s Col­lege .. 15 12 0 3 301 205 6 54 Young Mun­ster........ 15 11 0 4 277 242 4 48 Cork Con­sti­tu­tion..... 15 9 0 6 259 204 7 43 Lans­downe ............... 15 8 0 7 361 302 8 40 Gar­ry­owen ................ 15 7 1 7 266 236 9 39 Dol­phin ...................... 15 6 0 9 253 285 8 32 Shan­non ..................... 15 4 2 9 227 265 2 20 Black­rock Col­lege . 15 3 0 12 205 425 5 17 Old Belvedere ......... 15 1 1 13 231 326 10 16

League pro­mo­tion/rel­e­ga­tion play-off – Di­vi­sion 2A/2B : North Kil­dare 8, Mullingar 10. Di­vi­sion 1B/2A: Tul­low 18, Ro­screa 11. Di­vi­sion 2B/3: Bal­brig­gan 22, Ark­low 19. Pur­cell Cup (U21): Old Wes­ley 7, IT Car­low 36; Lans­downe 38, Old Belvedere 23; Naas 18, UCD 13. Pro­vin­cial Towns Sec­onds Cup: Swords 16, Athy 6; Kilkenny 22, En­nis­cor­thy 23; New­bridge 40, Port­laoise 10; Tul­lam­ore 52, Dun­dalk 6; Co Car­low 30, New Ross 5; Ash­bourne 11, Tul­low 24; Ro­screa 13, Cill Dara 17. Pro­vin­cial Sec­onds Plate: Mid­land War­riors 15, Birr 26; Clon­dalkin 18, Eden­derry 12. Al­bert O’con­nell Cup (Metro J2): Old Belvedere 43, Stil­lor­gan 8; St Mary’s Col­lege 52, Old Wes­ley 3; Malahide 24, Coolmine 15. An­der­son Cup (Pro­vin­cial J3): Ath­boy 22, Na­van 13; Naas 19, New­bridge 7. Mo­ran Cup (Metro J3): Lans­downe 32, Black­rock Col­lege 19; Clon­tarf 22, Terenure Col­lege 26; St Mary’s Col­lege 13, Dublin Univer­sity 10; Old Belvedere 22, Malahide 10. Win­ters Cup (Metro J4): St Mary’s Col­lege B 11, NUIM Barn­hall A 37; Lans­downe 50, Rail­way Union 10; Malahide 17, Stil­lor­gan 27; Terenure Col­lege 29, St Mary’s Col­lege 27; Black­rock Col­lege 15, Guin­ness 16; CYM 18, Terenure Col­lege (J5) 16; Wan­der­ers 8, Clon­tarf 10. Metro J1 League Sec­tion B Phase 2 – Group B: Naas 51, Na­van 7. JP Fana­gan Premier: Terenure Col­lege 34, Clon­tarf 24. MUN­STER All-ire­land Pro­vin­cial League Cham­pi­onship: Monivea 29, Rich­mond 20; Sk­er­ries 41, Clogher Val­ley 0. Ju­nior Cup semi-fi­nals: Gar­ry­owen 18, Cork Con­sti­tu­tion 22; Sk­ib­bereen 6, Clon­mel 9. League Di­vi­sion 2: Ballincol­lig 33, En­nis 23; Ban­don 26, Castleis­land 13; Kin­sale 27, Kil­lar­ney 22; Mal­low 12, New­castlewest 10; Pre­sen­ta­tion 10, Newport 29; Scar­iff 10, St Mary’s 29; Youghal 11, Muskerry 15. Di­vi­sion 3: Bantry Bay 36, Fer­moy 44; Kil­lor­glin 59, Charleville 0. Cork County Cup: Old Chris­tians 11, Cobh Pi­rates 16 (aet). O’car­roll Plate: Fethard 22, Rich­mond 17 (aet); New­castlewest 37, Young Mun­ster 31. J2 Cup south quar­ter-fi­nals: Mal­low 12, Shan­don 10; Old Chris­tians 8, Ballincol­lig 6; Waterford City 10, Tralee 22; Wa­ter­park 25, Cork Con­sti­tu­tion 0. Dave Di­neen Cup: Ban­don 15, Dol­phin 30; Muskerry 22, Iver­agh 51. J3 Cup South: Cork Trans­port 12, Mitchel­stown 9. Tait Cup: Crosshaven 7, Dou­glas 5. Evans Cup: Clon­mel 19, Cashel 8. Frazer Mcmullen All-ire­land U-21 Cup quar­ter-fi­nals: Gar­ry­owen 7, St Mary’s Col­lege 43; Old Cres­cent 0, Lans­downe 32; Old Belvedere 12, U.L. Bo­hemian 6; UCD 69, Dol­phin 0. ENGLISH PRE­MIER­SHIP Glouces­ter 27 (Tries: Runci­man, Simp­son-daniel, F Burns. Cons: F Burns 3. Pens: F Burns 2), Ex­eter 28 (Tries: Mitchell, Jess, Mul­downey. Cons: Mieres, Steen­son. Pens: Mieres 2, Steen­son). Har­lequins 14 (Try: Fa’asavalu. Pens: Evans 3), Bath 6 (Pens: Heath­cote 2). Northamp­ton 32 (Tries: Fo­den 2, Downey, Roberts. Cons: Lamb 2, Myler. Pens: Lamb 2), Wasps 15 (Pens: N Robin­son 5). London Ir­ish 32 (Tries: Evans, Homer. Cons: Homer 2. Pens: Homer 5. Drop Goal: Bow­den). Le­ices­ter 41 (Tries: Flood, Salvi, M Tuilagi, Hamil­ton. Cons: Flood 3. Pens: Flood 5). (at Palace Grounds): Ar­magh 23 (Tries; P Reaney, P Hill, J Mcbriar. Con: J Mcbriar. Pens: J Steen­son 2), Sut­to­ni­ans 20 (Tries; P Dwane, A Dodds, D O’far­rell. Con: A Briggs. Pen: A Briggs). (at Ri­fle Park): Ban­bridge 20 (Tries: B Ward, R Thompson. Cons: R Thompson 2. Pens: R Thompson 2), Barn­hall 22 (Tries: R Mcgrath, A Holt, A Hughes. Cons: S Gille­spie 2. Pen: S Gille­spie. (at Strand­hill): Sligo 39 (Tries: R Kerins 3, D Hawkins try, M But­ler. Cons: M But­ler 4. Pens: M But­ler 2), Con­nemara 16 (Try: S Joyce. Con: S Joyce. Pens: 3). (at Fore­noughts): Naas 44, Ards 27. (at Spafield): Cashel 31, Sun­day’s Well 8.

PW D L F A BP P Cashel ......................... 13 13 0 0 363 96 6 58 Ban­bridge.................. 13 10 0 3 330 137 10 50 NUIM Barn­hall ........ 13 9 1 3 301 177 6 44 High­field .................... 13 10 1 2 238 174 2 44 Rainey Old Boys...... 13 8 2 3 287 193 6 42 Ne­nagh Or­mond .... 13 6 1 6 191 183 4 30 Ar­magh ...................... 13 5 1 7 233 256 6 28 Con­nemara .............. 13 6 0 7 303 331 3 27 Boyne ......................... 13 5 2 6 182 264 3 27 Naas............................. 13 5 1 7 198 250 3 25 Na­van .......................... 13 4 1 8 194 229 6 24 Sligo............................. 13 4 0 9 211 250 7 23 Sut­to­ni­ans ............... 12 4 1 7 185 249 3 21 Sun­day’s Well ......... 12 3 1 8 134 227 3 17 Wan­der­ers................. 13 2 1 10 156 261 4 14 Ards.............................. 13 2 1 10 169 398 3 13 JU­NIOR - LE­IN­STER Met­ro­pol­i­tan Cup (J1): DLSP 12, Grey­stones 32; Terenure Col­lege 0, NUIM Barn­hall 39; Monkstown 27, Lans­downe 32; Dublin Univer­sity 63, Black­rock Col­lege 12; UCD 35, Old Belvedere 36; Sea­point 27, Coolmine 42. IR­ISH UNI­VER­SI­TIES CROW­LEY CUP FINAL Queen’s Univer­sity 2 (F Mccloskey, O Far­nan), UCD 1 (A Sut­ton). ATP & WTA SONY ERIC­S­SON OPEN (at Mi­ami, Florida): Se­lected re­sults– Men’s sec­ond round: (5) D Fer­rer (Esp) bt B Tomic (Aus) 6-4 6-4, (3) R Fed­erer (Swi) bt R Har­ri­son (USA) 6-2 7-6 (7-3), (8) M Fish (USA) bt F Dance­vic (Can) 6-3 7-6 (7-1), (11) JM Del Potro (Arg) bt I Karlovic (Cro) 7-5 6-4, (1) N Djokovic (Ser) bt M Bagh­datis (Cyp) 6-4 6-4. Women’s third round: (10) S Wil­liams (USA) bt (21) R Vinci (Ita) 6-2 6-1, (2) M Shara­pova (Rus) bt S Stephens (USA) 6-4 6-2, (23) Y Wick­mayer (Bel) bt K Cli­jsters (Bel) 6-4 7-6 (7-5), (4) C Wozniacki (Den) bt (29) P Cetkovska (Cze) 6-3 7-5, (6) S Sto­sur (Aus) bt C Scheep­ers (Rsa) 2-6 7-5 6-2.

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