Ulster Bank League Division 1A:
Clontarf 26, Dolphin 31;
St. Mary’s College 27, Shannon 20;
Buccaneers 39, Belfast Harlequins 22;
Dublin University 21, Ballynahinch 28;
Clonakilty 15, Naas 21
Clonakilty may well have to face a play-off with one of the provincial junior champions to maintain their 12 year senior All Ireland League status following a narrow heart-breaking loss to Naas last Saturday in The Vale.
It was billed as a must win game and it may well prove to have been that given results elsewhere.
If this is to be their fate it will most definitely not be because of this game and the finger will be pointed at the away games with Sligo and Suttonians where three try and big leads were squandered.
The team that turned up against Naas would have comfortably taken ten points from those games and Clon would have gone on to contest the placing’s at the other end of the table.
Well, here we are at last at one of the crunch times of the season, going into a three day meeting at the famous Aintree track, which will feature some fine racing over its duration, and culminates on Saturday with the Grand National, which is regarded all over the world as the greatest race of all in the realm of national hunt racing.
JOCKEY Deirdre Goggin hit a rich vein of form when recording a treble at the annual Easter Sunday road trotting meeting in Ballydehob on a cold and wet renewal of this traditional event.
Conway Tiger was the third leg of her wins in the feature Grade A trot. Matts Romeo a winner in Baltimore was the market leader despite a twenty yard handicap. Conway Tiger led from the start and was well positioned at the final turn.
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Division 1 Football League (Kelleher Shield)
By Olan Allen via www.munsterrugby.ie
Holders Cork Constitution, Garryowen and Richmond advanced to the semi finals of the Munster Junior Cup.
Holders Cork Constitution were pushed all the way by Kilfeacle before booking their place in the last four after a 17-12 victory at the Tipperary venue. Twice Con’ led in the opening half with tries from Philip O’Leary and Yasin Brown but Kilfeacle replied with tries from Pat Ryan and Mossie Morrissey who also converted his try for a 12-10 half time lead.
by Loose Head
Clonakilty returned from Limerick last Saturday, a very disappointed group, having lost what was seen by most observers as a must win game to ensure safety.
The truth is a win would have probably achieved this but opposed by a determined Thomond, faced with exactly the same challenge, they were unable to summon up the necessary plays to win and went down badly gifting a bonus point to the Limerick men in the process.
Well, we are heading into our Easter weekend, and hoping beyond hope that it turns out to be a clement-type few days where the weather is concerned, for if the present freezing spell continues, it looks like we could be shortly going on a ski-ing holiday, without ever having to leave the country.
Tesco Homegrown All Ireland Post Primary Schools Junior B ladies Final
St Mary’s Mercy Macroom 4-9 St Josephs S.S Rochfortbridge Westmeath 3-7
St Marys Secondary school Macroom made history on Saturday at Sean Treacy Park Tipperary Town when they completed the second part of a historic double of All Ireland B titles defeating a gallant St Josephs Rochfortbridgr Westmeath in a thrilling final.