DIVISION 1A

YOUNG MUNSTER 29 GALWEGIANS 13, Tom Clifford Park

Young Munster climbed into third place in Ulster Bank League Division 1A on the back of a 29-13 bonus-point win over Galwegians.

In very wet conditions at Tom Clifford Park, some superb interplay and offloading between Sean Duggan, Diarmaid Dee and Jack Harrington opened the way for out-half Gearoid Lyons to run in a fifth-minute try in the corner.

That went unconverted as did Sean O'Brien's touchdown on the quarter-hour mark for Galwegians, with the young Connacht back-rower finishing off an excellent 30-metre maul.

But Munsters scored against the run of play approaching half-time, lock Alan Kennedy getting over for Lyons to convert, while Aidan Moynihan's penalty closed the gap to 12-8 at the break.

The heavy pitch turned into a real mud bath in the second period and the Limerick men went on to dominate, a penalty from Lyons and a David O'Mahony try, following a key Ger Slattery turnover, widening the margin to 22-8.

Kennedy completed his brace off a pushover effort to register only the Cookies' second try-scoring bonus point of the campaign. Connacht's Api Pewhairangi had a consolation try for 'Wegians in injury-time.