The Provincial Towns Seconds Cup is up and running and Sunday’s ties had some nail bitting finishes with North Meath and Dundalk producing surprise results.
Dundalk edged Tullow 12-9 at home which would hardly be a major upset but was a slight surprise as it was Tullow’s first competitive loss of the season.
North Meath had to withstand a late fightback in tough conditions at home to Cill Dara but pulled through for a second round spot.
Tullamore and Newbridge both secured away wins as expected with the former needing two second half penalties to sneak past Kilkenny.
Tough conditions were the order of the day with Carlow out doing Portlaoise 6-3 and Midland Warriors coming through a tight tussle with Gorey 8-0 to keep their Cup hopes alive.
Clondalkin and Enniscorthy both produced excellent away performances today. Clondalkin edged Mullingar 30-16 in one of the few high scoring encounters and Scorthy had to work very hard to overcome Wicklow 22-18.
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Leinster Seconds Towns Cup – Results and Knockets Link
|Birr (1xv) 23, West Offaly (1xv) 0||Submit Knocket||Email Us|
|Co Carlow 6, Portlaoise 3||Submit Knocket||Email Us|
|Dundalk 12, Tullow 9||Submit Knocket||Email Us|
|Kilkenny 0, Tullamore 6||Submit Knocket||Email Us|
|Midland Warriors (1xv) 8, Gorey 0||Submit Knocket||Email Us|
|Mullingar 16, Clondalkin 30||Submit Knocket||Email Us|
|North Kildare 5, Newbridge 53||Submit Knocket||Email Us|
|North Meath (1xv) 15, Cill Dara 10||Submit Knocket||Email Us|
|Wicklow 18. Enniscorthy 22||Submit Knocket||Email Us|
Second Round Draw
Ashbourne v Athy
Edenderry v Clane
Dundalk v Clondalkin
Midland Warriros 1xv v Co Carlow
Tullamore v North Meath 1xv
Enniscorthy v Birr 1xv
Newbridge v Portarlington
Swords 1xv v Roscrea