Corinthians carved out a good workmanlike win over Skerries 26-11 in the All Ireland League three fixture at Corinthian Park under lights on Saturday evening.
Yet it was Skerries who showed the earlier promise with a try on twenty minutes and were worth another on twenty seven minutes only for Julian Leonard to frustrate the effort. Corinthians were flattered to lead 12-8 at half time with four Wayne Williams penalties. The Corinthian forwards ably led by captain, the conspicuous Pat Cunningham, upped their performance in the second half and tries from JJ deVilliers (45 minutes) and Dylan Swartz (65 minutes) followed. Williams added the points to both. Two wins from two outings in the AIB All Ireland League suggests all’s well in Corinthian Park.
Corinthians: Julian Leonard, James Buckley, Richard Forbes, Dylan Swartz, Brian Taylor, Wayne Williams, Shane Considine, Derek Fletcher, Dave Bardon, JJ deVelliers, John Dilleen, Val Baynes, Ray Fleming, Adam Duffy, Pat Cunningham ©.
Subs: Daniel Riordan for Buckley (53), Brendan Barrett for Fletcher (63), Aldo Bisconti for Bardon (65), Gareth O’Sullivan for Considine (75), Seamus Cantillon for Duffy (75).
Corinthians Under 20s recorded an outstanding 21-3 win over Cork Con in the Under 20 All Ireland League on Saturday afternoon in Corinthian Park.
Carraroe will host their first ever blitz on Saturday next at under 8, 9, 10 and 11 age groups. Connemara RFC will provide the opposition.
Elsewhere, Galwegians suffered their second AIL loss on the trot away to champions Shannon despite a battling performance. ‘Wegians lead 9-6 at the break thanks to a drop goal from Peter Durkin and a brace of penalties from John Cleary in reply to two penalties by Shannon. However, two late tries by Mick Galwey’s men clinched victory ahead of the visit of Garryowen to Glenina on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Buccaneers claimed their first home victory of the year at Dubarry Park when they overcame Ballymena 26-13, while Connemara went down 10-9 at home against Old Wesley in the AIL third. Division.