The accurate place-kicking of Ian Cassidy was the deciding factor as Old Wesley saw off Malone in Division 1B of the men’s All-Ireland league last weekend.
The try count was three apiece, but Cassidy converted six of his seven attempts in a 31-18 win.
Elsewhere, Dublin University bounced back from last week’s late heartbreak at Clontarf to triumph 34-28 over a battling Shannon side in Division 1A.
Tony Smeeth’s youngsters have climbed back into second place in the table, with Aran Egan, the division’s top scorer, helping himself to 14 more points as they took advantage of ‘Tarf’s defeat at Young Munster.
Young Munster recovered from an early 13-point deficit to hand defending champions Clontarf their first defeat of the season.
A superb solo try from replacement Pa Ryan, coupled with a pick-and-drive effort from Dan Walsh, delivered a hard-fought 24-16 victory for the Cookies.
Cork Constitution captain Aidan Moynihan showed his class with a 16-point haul in their 36-25 bonus point win over Lansdowne in Energia All-Ireland League Men’s Division 1A.
After a testing start to the season, Jonny Holland’s Cork Con have strung together four victories on the trot. A third of the way into the campaign, they are fourth in the table, a full nine points clear of their nearest rivals.
Lansdowne, on the other hand, are struggling for results despite being competitive for long spells. Their fifth defeat in six games has them eighth overall, although they did pick up a try-scoring bonus point at Temple Hill.
Old Wesley prop Cronan Gleeson charges for the Malone line during his side’s AIL win. Photo: Ken Richardson
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