Richmond 44 v Tralee 13
Richmond RFC put everything into this game today and came out the other end 2013 champions, after a huge win against Christians last week the canal bank was packed with the home support cheering the faded green jersey on to a 44-13 bonus point win and the league title.
The home side scored five tries in the second half blitzing the Tralee defence. Richmond’s former captain Gearoid Phelan put in a man of the match display and scored his side’s 2nd try which opened the flood gates. Daniel Clarke for Tralee scored all 13 points for the Kerry side.
Clanwilliam 21 v St Senans 15
Although Clanwilliam are relegated they still had the final say in the overall relegation battle, their home win against St Senans, only their 2nd of the season, ensures the Shannon town side will be playing in division 2 next year with them.
Tough to take for the saints who finished 3rd from bottom, a position they would have been safe with had their opponents yesterday not started a tit for tat appeals war against the branch and Kilfeacle last year.
Galbally 26 Old Christians 29
Chris O’Donnell’s last minute try dragged Christians from the relegation battle in a tight affair against Galbally, the home side were on the backfoot for most of the game and with 15 minutes left on the clock finally took hold of the lead with a try and two penalties steering them towards the win, Christians could have given in but with just seconds left O’Donnell crossed securing the four points.
Cobh Pirates 17 Kilfeacle 18
For the second week running the blues won out the day with a last minute kick, the penalty scored by Johnathan Bourke sealed the win, with just minutes left on the clock the pirates were leading by four when indiscipline cost them twice within range for Bourke. The win keeps KIlfeacle in the hunt for the 1 remaining AIL cup spot.
Skibbereen 16 St Marys 15
In what seemed to be the theme for most games another last minute score stole the win, this time it was home side Skibbereen, Kieran Shannons last minute try needed a conversion and brother David stepped up to split the posts and break St Marys hearts, final score was 16-15. The saints are at home next week to the champions Richmond in a local derby not to be missed.
Waterpark 53 v Crosshaven 10
Ten trys in total scored during the game as Waterpark pulled off a fantastic display of rugby at home against Crosshaven, putting 53 points past the already relegated cork side. The bonus point win lifts the waterford side away from the relegation zone and into relative safety on 27 points.