Corinthian 2 (Garth Ancher, Robbie Byrnes) Pembroke 2 (Alan Sothern 2)
In Pembroke’s first major test without their international quartet, they came up against a rejuvenated Corinthian side who were unlucky not to win the game in the end. Pembroke dropped their first points of the season and, at times, looked overly complacent. They led twice before being pegged back.
UCD 1 (Glenn Holmes) TRR 3 (Kyle Good, Colin Huet, Gary Ringwood ps)
Rovers maintained their winning run to move within a point of Pembroke against a UCD side that defended compactly, limiting Three Rock to scarce clear-cut chances but they had enough in the tank to win out.
Bray 3 (Phil Davis, Grattan Evans, Simon Cox) Kilkenny 7 (Tom Manning 2, Hugh Kelly, Gary Sharman, John Lazenby, Richie Dore, Richie O’Malley)
Kilkenny banged in another seven goals to make it 11 in two away trips which, if was not clear after last week’s win over UCD, guarantees their division 1 status – not bad for a team who were not sure they would be able to compete at this level when they won Division 2 last season. Tom Mannin banged in another pair while the members of Kilkenny College’s Irish Schools win in 1999, Hugh Kelly and Gary Sharman, have been massivey influential all season.
Glenanne 2 (Paul Fitzpatrick, Eddie O’Malley) YMCA 1 (Mikey Fry)
The Glens will probably be the most excited side to get by the impending return of their international duo as they followed up defeat to Monkstown by sneaking by YM. Pembroke’s draw gives them a vague sniff of retaining the title as they lie seven points back.