Banbridge dropped to third place in the All Ireland League 2A standings, but they are still strong contenders for promotion.
However, they cannot suffer another set back after their 32-10 loss at Terenure College
Banbridge’s promotion hopes suffered a slight set back as they went down 32-10 at Terenure.
It was Daniel Soper’s side’s second defeat of the campaign and means Terenure who secured a bonus move above them to second in the table.
Bann are three points behind the Dubliners and a further two points adrift of table topping UCC but have a game in hand over the Cork students.
Willie Staunton’s early penalty put the home side in but Bann levelled with a kick from scrum half Ian Porter.
Staunton restored Terenure lead with a second penalty before the home side scored two tries in six minute.
Prop Johnny Barreto crossed with Staunton converting, James O’Neil went over and Staunton’s conversion gave Terenure a 20-3 lead at the interval.
Full back Ian Hanley got Terenure’s third try eight minutes after the restart and they wrapped the bonus point up on 63 minutes when Robbie Smyth crossed and Staunton converted.
Bann got a late consolation from James Andrews, they face a make or break game against fourth placed Corinthians at Rifle Park on Saturday.
City of Derry’s bonus point win over Queen’s at Judge’s Road sees them move up to seventh in the league while the students remain in 10th.
In a tight first half Derry turned round with a 14-10 advantage, Queen’s had lead after a converted try but the home side hit back with a try from David Houston and were awarded a penalty try.
Derry added four tries after the break with centre Chris Barber scoring a brace, winger Simon Logue and former Queen’s loose forward Tom Patton go the home side’s other touch downs.