Old Chris­tians led to the slaugh­ter

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MUN­STER JU­NIOR LEAGUE DI­VI­SION 2

Old Chris­tians 7 Mal­low 57

IN the mid­dle tier, it is Mal­low that con­tinue to rule the roost with yet an­other bonus point win – their fourth on the bounce, away to Old Chris­tians.

Chris­tians have plenty of pedi­gree at this grade and would have fan­cied their chances, par­tic­u­larly at home, of caus­ing what would have been an up­set how­ever it was clear early on that this one was go­ing the way of the St Joseph’s Road side and they even­tu­ally ran out by 50 points (57-7).

Old Chris­tians started with in­tent and ruf­fled Mal­low’s feath­ers in­side the open­ing 15 min­utes of the game but it was Mal­low that­even­tu­ally broke the dead­lock set­tling them­selves into the game with an ex­cel­lent penalty by Dave Breen from dis­tance.

Old Chris­tians bat­tled well but Brian Henry and Sean Glynn made reg­u­lar strong car­ries putting them deep in their op­po­nent’s half. The open­ing try of the match be­longed to Mal­low and came from an Old Chris­tians scrum. Mal­low’s dom­i­nance in the pack saw them win against the head with ac­cu­rate hands from the backs putting Hugh Barry over in the cor­ner with Dave Breen added the ex­tras.

Mal­low never looked back from there as their scrum dom­i­nated the op­po­si­tion lead­ing to Mal­low’s next try. Num­ber 8, Sean Glynn con­trolled the ball well at the back of the scrum and dropped on it mak­ing the score-line 15-0. Dave Breen was next to add his name to the score sheet as he ghosted through a mis-match in the Old Chris­tians de­fence. Mal­low went in at half time with a 22-point lead.

Mal­low came out in the sec­ond half with in­tent with Dave Breen show­ing great agility to score his sec­ond con­verted try - his fifth for the sea­son. Old Chris­tians scored their soli­tary try thanks to con­fu­sion in the Mal­low backs but that was as good as it got for the home side as Mal­low turned on the style dur­ing the re­main­ing 25 min­utes. Mal­low emp­tied the bench be­fore the hour mark with David Walsh erupt­ing into ac­tion al­most im­me­di­ately, scor­ing a well worked try.

The next try came di­rectly from the restart which Sean Glynn caught, popped it off to Owen Glynn who ate up the space in front of him be­fore even­tu­ally be­ing hauled down. Glynn off­loaded to Sean Han­non who evaded a few de­fend­ers and popped it off to Brian Henry. He spun a glo­ri­ous pass out to Conor O’Dono­van on the wing. O’ Dono­van sent a pin-point chip over the top which Walsh caught and passed in­side to Brian Ward who scored un­der the sticks.

Mal­low con­tin­ued this cham­pagne rugby as they closed out the game in style. Walsh added his sec­ond try thanks to his own quick think­ing. The last play of the game again demon­strated Mal­low’s abil­ity to play off the cuff, ex­cit­ing rugby. Hugh Barry caught a clear­ing kick in his own half and passed to Jimmy Glynn who cut a line through the Old Chris­tians de­fence. He re­leased Walsh whose foot­work al­lowed him to step around two cover tack­lers and dot down for his hat-trick. Dave Breen con­verted to make it 8 suc­cess­ful kicks out of 9 and round off a scin­til­lat­ing dis­play from the away side. While Mal­low will be de­lighted with the man­ner in which they won this game, they will also be ea­ger to quell the hype sur­round­ing their sea­son to date.

Up next for Mal­low is an away cup fix­ture against Charleville on Satur­day at 2pm. This will be a big game for both sides how­ever it will play sec­ond fid­dle to the cur­rent league cam­paigns of both sides.

Charleville 13 Clon­akilty 25

CHARLEVILLE will look to this game as a way to get back on the horse af­ter suf­fer­ing their sec­ond loss of the sea­son last week­end. Clon­akilty saw off the men in red by 25-13 mov­ing up to sec­ond while send­ing Charleville down to eight in the ta­ble.

Muskerry 14 Kin­sale 14

MUSKERRY played out a 14-14 draw with Kin­sale last week­end with Wayne Falvey and Timmy Lynch scor­ing tries for the sea siders with Barry McCrory con­vert­ing both five point­ers. Lewis Grice touched down for Muskerry’s one and only try with Jonathan Buck­ley bag­ging the rest of his side’s scores - three penal­ties.

Fer­moy 24 Castleis­land 0

THERE was bet­ter for­tune for Fer­moy who saw off Castleis­land 24-0. Tries from Peter Skuse, Conor Ah­ern and Tom Mur­phy set Charleville on their way with a penalty and three con­ver­sions from Dy­lan Lacey.

FIX­TURE

Charleville v Mal­low at 2pm

RE­SULTS

Kan­turk 14, Gal­bally 12

Mun­ster Ju­nior League Di­vi­sion 2

Ballincol­lig 14, Water­ford City 16 Clon­akilty 25, Charleville 13 Fer­moy 24, Castleis­land 0 Kin­sale 14, Muskerry 14

Old Chris­tians 7, Mal­low 57

Mun­ster Ju­nior League Di­vi­sion 3

Mitchel­stown 25, Dun­gar­van 13

Ju­nior 2 League South

Cobh Pi­rates 25, Muskerry 0

Mun­ster Club U-18 Con­fer­ence 2

Kan­turk-Charleville 7, Abbeyfeale 25

Mun­ster Club U-18 Con­fer­ence 4

Muskerry 17, Ban­don 8 Sk­ib­bereen 15, Ballincol­lig 6

Mun­ster Club U-18 Con­fer­ence 5

Mal­low 24, Dou­glas-Car­ri­ga­line 15

Mun­ster Club U-18 Con­fer­ence 6

Fer­moy 5, Wa­ter­park 20

Mun­ster Club U-16 Con­fer­ence 2

Kan­turk 3, Kil­lar­ney 20

Mun­ster Club U-16 Con­fer­ence 3

Ban­don 20, Ballincol­lig 0

Mun­ster Club U-16 Con­fer­ence 4

Charleville 7, Old Chris­tians 29 Mal­low 12, Sun­day’s Well 27

Girls U-16 League Con­fer­ence B

Bal­lina-Kil­laloe 90, Mal­low 10

Jeremy Lough­man of Mun­ster in ac­tion dur­ing the Guin­ness PRO14 Round 8 match be­tween Chee­tahs and Mun­ster at Toy­ota Sta­dium in Bloem­fontein, South AfricaPhoto by Sports­file All but Mal­low and Charleville will sit it out next week­end be­fore re­turn­ing to se­ri­ous ac­tion the fol­low­ing Sun­day.

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