Cork Constitution FC

U20 Match Reports

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Garryowen 25/02/2017

Competition: Under 20 - Donal Walsh Trophy Final
U20 V Garryowen
Score: 6 - 20 (Con score given first)
Venue: Templehill
Date: 25/02/2017
Referee: C.Harrington MAR
Report:

Garryowen turned the tables on Cork Constitution in the final of the Under 20 Donal Walsh Trophy at Templehill on Saturday. Despite Constitution winning a 30-21 victory in their first match in November, on this occasion Garryowen were always in command. They scored the opening try in the 12th minute, led 6-14 at the break, and went on add two penalties, as they snuffed out anything that Constitution could muster.


Constitution missed an early penalty chance, while Garryowen took their first real opportunity when prop Niall Campion was driven over from a 5 metre line-out. And Peter Collins added the extras for 0-7 after 12 minutes. Eoin Lacey pulled back six points for the home side with penalties on 24 and 32 minutes, but Garryowen took the interval honours with a try in the right corner by Shane Mullins. And an excellent conversion by Collins gave Garryowen a 6-14 lead.


Two early second half penalties by Collins pushed Garryowen to 6-20 by the 48th minute, and thereafter, despite a reasonable amount of possession, the home side were unable to breach the visitor’s tight defence.

Cork Con Team:

B.Pope; S.Gray, B.Galvin, H.Murphy, D.McDermott; E.Lacey, S.Murphy; D.Coughlan, G.Good, S.Deane; J.Cronin, S.O’Leary; R.Hyde, R.O’Neill, R.Walsh. Replacements: C.Cronin, K.O’Riordan, M.Forenkura, R.England, P.O’Riordan, P.Kilbride, G.Brooks.

Cork Con Scorers:

E.Lacey 2P.

Garryowen Team:

LCombes; S.Gleeson, C.Redmond, P.Collins, S.Mullins; D.Sheehan, D.Scannell; J.Mullany, A.Thai, N.Campion; B.O’Byrne, D.Ryan; E.Hourigan, N.O’Shea, M.Wilson. Replacements: C.Moloney, L.Barrett, M.McCarthy, P.Tuite.

Garryowen Scorers:

N.Campion 1T; S.Mullins 1T; P.Collins 2C2P.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V UCC Bloodhounds 18/02/2017

Competition: Under 20 - Donal Walsh Trophy
U20 V UCC Bloodhounds
Score: 27 - 12 (Con score given first)
Venue: Templehill
Date: 18/02/2017
Referee: D.Orde MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution Under 20 XV defeated UCC Bloodhounds in the Donal Walsh Trophy competition on a fine sunny Saturday afternoon at the UCC Sports complex at Curraheen Road.

 

Constitution led 10-9 at half time in a well-contested first half. Harry Murphy opened the scoring with a try in the 8th minute, converted by Eoin Lacey. Conor O’Dwyer pulled three points back for the Students from a penalty, but Lacey replied similarly for Constitution in the 30th minute. However UCC made it a one point game with two further penalties by O’Dwyer before the break.

 

O’Dwyer gave College the lead in the 50th minute from the 10 metre line with his fourth successful kick. Constitution hit back immediately with a try by flanker John O’Callaghan, converted by Lacey, for 17-12. A further penalty by Lacey from 30 metres pushed the score on to 20-12, and when College had a player sin-binned in the final 10 minutes, Constitution pressed home their advantage with a 75th minute try by Sean O’Leary, converted by Lacey, for a comfortable victory

Cork Con Team:

K.Daly; S.Gray, B.Galvin, H.Murphy, P.O’Riordan; E.Lacey, S.Murphy; K.O’Riordan, C.Cronin, S.Deane; K.Daly, R.England; J.O’Callaghan, R.Hyde, S.O’Leary. Replacements: D.Coughlan, L.Farrell, T.Allen, K.Cuthbert, P.Kilbride, D.McDermott.

Cork Con Scorers:

H.Murphy 1T; J.O’Callaghan 1T; S.O’Leary 1T; E.Lacey 3C1P.

UCC Bloodhounds Team:

C.O’Dwyer; R.Bateman, J.Ryan, K.McDonald, R.McCrann; S.McCarthy, P.Walters; N.Roche, P.O’Riordan, D.McDonagh; K.McCarthy, M.Bissessar; D.Duggan, J.Culligan, G.Smith. Replacements: N.Stewart, R.McMahon

UCC Bloodhounds Scorers:

C.Duggan 4P.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Sundays Well 14/01/2017

Competition: Donal Walsh Trophy
U20 V Sundays Well
Score: 31 - 19 (Con score given first)
Venue: Templehill
Date: 14/01/2017
Referee: B.O’Connor MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution Under 20 XV defeated Sunday’s Well at Templehill on Saturday afternoon to keep up their challenge for the Donal Walsh Trophy with their sixth win from eight games played.


Constitution led 10-5 at half time after a competitive first period. A try by Barry Gavin after 20 minutes, converted by Eoin Lacey, who also added a penalty before the break, gave the home side a narrow advantage. Luke Brosnan scored the Well’s try.


Shane Murphy got in for Constitution’s second  try in the corner early in the second period, before Rob Hyde added the third try in the 50th minute. Eoin Lacey added a conversion, and kicked a second penalty for 25-5, before Julian Power notched a second try and conversion for the visitors.


An Eoin Lacey penalty on 60 minutes stretched the lead to 28-12. A penalty try, converted by Power, narrowed the gap to 28-19, before Lacey closed out the victory with a penalty for 31-19.


Constitution are have three games remaining: Jan.21 UL-Bohs (A); Jan.28 UCC Beagles (H); Feb.18 UCC Bloodhounds (A).

Cork Con Team:

S.Grey; P.O’Riordan, B.Galvin, H.Murphy, P.Kilbride; E.Lacey, L.Farrell, C.Cronin, D.Coughlan; K.Daly, J.Cronin; G.Good, R.England, R.Hyde. Replacements: S.Deane, K.O’Riordan, M.Parekara, R.Walsh, B.Pope, D.McDermott.

Cork Con Scorers:

B.Galvin 1T; S.Murphy 1T; R.Hyde 1T; E.Lacey 2C4P.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Garryowen 26/11/2016

Competition: Donal Walsh Trophy
U20 V Garryowen
Score: 30 - 21 (Con score given first)
Venue: Templehill
Date: 26/11/2016
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution Under 20 XV gained a hard-earned victory over old adversaries Garyowen at Templehill on Saturday afternoon. They led by just two points, 18-16, at half time, and although Garryowen went ahead early in the second period, Constitution fought back to re-take the lead, and were worthy of their bonus point victory by the finish.


Sean Gray opened the scoring for Constitution with an unconverted try, but Garryowen struck back with a penalty for 5-3. Sean O’Leary extended Con’s advantage with a try converted by Eoin Lacey, for 12-3 at the mid-point of the half. However, Garryowen had the better of the next twenty minutes; and a converted try and two penalties had them in front at 12-16. However, Constitution rallied and a try by Jock Cronin converted by Lacey gave Constitution a narrow 18-16 advantage at the break.


Garryowen once again took an early second half lead with an unconverted try, but a similar effort by Harry Murphy restored Con’s advantage with a fourth try. And Constitution settled a tight affair with two penalties by Eoin Lacey for a merited victory.

Cork Con Team:

B.Pope; S.Gray, B.Galvin, H.Murphy, D.McDermott; E.Lacey, S.Murphy; D.Coughlan, G.Good, S.Deane; J.Cronin, S.O’Leary; R.Hyde, R.O’Neill, R.Walsh. Replacements: C.Cronin, K.O’Riordan, M.Forenkura, R.England, P.O’Riordan, P.Kilbride, G.Brooks.

Cork Con Scorers:

S.Gray 1T; S.O’Leary 1T; J.Cronin 1T; H.Murphy 1T; E.Lacey 2P2C.

Garryowen Scorers:

2T1C4P.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Highfield 18/11/2016

Competition: Donal Walsh Trophy
U20 V Highfield
Score: 34 - 10 (Con score given first)
Venue: Model Farm Road
Date: 18/11/2016
Referee: C.Harrington MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution Under 20 XV scored a good win over old rivals Highfield at Model Farm Road on Friday evening, scoring five tries to claim a bonus point win in the Donal Walsh Trophy competition.


It was a very competitive first half, as Highfield all but matched the visitors, and trailed by just five points, 10-15 at the interval. Constitution had three unconverted tries during the half from Sean Gray, Billy Pope and Rob Walsh; while Highfield replied with a penalty and a converted try.


However, Constitution pulled away in the second period, with further tries by Gordon Good and a second try by Billy Pope, to which Eoin Lacey added a conversion, and Lacey also kicked a penalty. 


Overall five tries and a bonus point, on an evening when the weather turned very wintery, keeps Constitution’s challenge for honours very much alive.

Cork Con Team:

 B.Pope; S.Gray, B.Galvin, H.Murphy, C.O’Brien; E.Lacey, S.Murphy; K.O’Riordan, G.Good, S.Deane; M.Parekura, K.Daly; R.Hyde, R.O’Neill, R.Walsh. Replacements: D.Coughlan, T.Allen,J.Cronin, R.England, P.O’Riordan, D.McDermott, P.Kilbride.

Cork Con Scorers:

B.Pope 2T; S.Gray 1T; R.Walsh 1T; G.Good 1T; E.Lacey 3C1P.

Highfield Scorers:

1T1P1C.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Shannon 12/11/2016

Competition: Under 20 - Donal Walsh Trophy
U20 V Shannon
Score: 26 - 16 (Con score given first)
Venue: Templehill
Date: 12/11/2016
Referee: Conor Breen MAR.
Report:

Cork Constitution Under 20 XV recorded a second win on the bounce against Limerick opposition, with a solid victory over Shannon on Saturday morning at Templehill.

 

Constitution led 12-9 after a closely fought opening half, from a penalty try, converted by Eoin Lacey, and a second try by full back Sean Gray; to three penalties for the Limerick men.

 

And in the second period, Constitution kicked on, with a try by Robbie Walsh, and two penalties by Lacey; to a converted try from Shannon.

Cork Con Team:

B.Pope; S.Gray, B.Galvin, H.Murphy, D.McDermott; E.Lacey, S.Murphy; D.Coughlan, G.Good, S.Deane; J.Cronin, S.O’Leary; R.Hyde, R.O’Neill, R.Walsh. Replacements: C.Cronin, K.O’Riordan, M.Forenkura, R.England, P.O’Riordan, P.Kilbride, G.Brooks.

Cork Con Scorers:

S.Grey 1T; R.Walsh 1T; E.Lacey 1PT1C3P

Shannon Scorers:

1T1C3P

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Old Crescent 29/10/2016

Competition: Under 20 - Donal Walsh Trophy
U20 V Old Crescent
Score: 39 - 30 (Con score given first)
Venue: Rosbrien
Date: 29/10/2016
Referee: J.O’Sullivan MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution Under 20 XV recorded their second victory in the Donal Walsh Trophy competition, when overcoming Old Crescent in a high-scoring encounter at Rosbrien, Limerick on Saturday. And in doing so, they collected a bonus point for the five tries scored. 


Old Crescent scored first with a converted try after 10 minutes, but Constitution settled and led 15-10 at the interval with tries by Rob Walsh and Barry Galvin, and a conversion and penalty by Eoin Lacey.


Ross O’Neill extended Constitution’s lead after the break with a try, and Eoin Lacey’s conversion put them in control at 22-10. However, Old Crescent hit back with a converted try and a penalty, to close the deficit to two points at 22-20. 


A try by Sean O’Leary, converted by Lacey, who also added a penalty had Constitution at 32-20, before Old Crescent made a late surge to close the gap again to two points at 32-30. But, Constitution had the final say with Ross O’Neill getting over for a converted try to seal the victory.

Cork Con Team:

S.Gray; P.O’Riordan, B.Galvin, A.McHenry, D.McDermott; E.Lacey, S.Murphy; D.Coughlan, G.Good, S.Deane; J.Cronin, S.O’Leary; R.Hyde, R.O’Neill, R.Walsh. Replacements: C.Cronin, L.Farrell, R.England, G.Brooks, P.Kilbride.

Cork Con Scorers:

R.Walsh 1T; B.Galvin 1T; R.O’Neill 2T; S.O’Leary 1T; E.Lacey 2P4C.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Young Munster 22/10/2016

Competition: Under 20 - Donal Walsh Trophy
U20 V Young Munster
Score: 27 - 15 (Con score given first)
Venue: Templehill
Date: 22/10/2016
Referee: M.Keith MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution Under 20 XV recovered from their opening League loss to Dolphin, with a much-improved display against a very competitive Young Munster side at Templehill on Saturday afternoon. Constitution had a strong opening half, scoring three tries, but they were unable to secure the fourth bonus point try, as the Greenfields side dug in and made a comeback of their own.
Out-half Eoin Lacey, scored Constitution’s first try with a clever kick and chase from 40 metres in the 10th minute, and he added the conversion for 7-0. And Constitution doubled their account in the 16th minute, when Robert Hyde gained possession on his own 22 and raced away to score, with Lacey adding the extras for 14-0.
The Constitution pack continued to force the game, and when Sean O’Leary won line-out possession in the 25th minute, his pack drove the maul to the line for Gordon Good to touch down. Lacey converted, and he kicked a penalty just before the break for 24-0.


The Limerick side lost a player to the sin-bin in the 47th minute, but Adam Guerin reduced the deficit with a penalty in the 51st minute. Constitution lost Ross O’Neill to the sin-bin in the 52nd minute, and while he was off, Young Munster scored an unconverted try by full back David Gleeson in the 57th minute. 


Eoin Lacey increased Constitution’s tally with a penalty in the 70th minute, before Adam Gleeson raced away from his own 22 metre line for a final Young Munster try, converted by Guerin.

Cork Con Team:

S.Gray; P.Kilbride, H.Murphy, D.McDermott; E.Lacey, S.Murphy; D.Coughlan, G.Good, S.Deane; K.Daly, S.O’Leary; R.Hyde, R.O’Neill, R.Walsh. Replacements: L.Farrell, J.Humphries(1), R.England (4), J.Cronin; P.O’Riordan (11), C.O’Brien.

Cork Con Scorers:

R.Hyde 1T; S.O’Leary 1T; G.Good 1T; E.Lacey 3C2P.

Young Munster Team:

D.Gleeson; K.Coughlan, T.McHale, E.Mundu, J.Fehily; A.Guerin, M.Fitzgerald; A.Somers, M.O’Mara, E.O’Callaghan; F.Wycherly, T.Kavanagh; K.Madden, J.Bourke, E.Echeruwe. Replacements: E.Carroll, B.Murtagh, J.Dillon, O.Lyons, P.Hickey.

Young Munster Scorers:

R.O’Neill 1T; D.Gleeson 1T; A.Guerin 1C1P.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Dolphin 15/10/2016

Competition: Under 20 - Donal Walsh Trophy
U20 V Dolphin
Score: 5 - 28 (Con score given first)
Venue: Musgrave Park
Date: 15/10/2016
Referee: R.Cleary MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution Under 20 XV succumbed to a surprising defeat on Saturday at Musgrave Park, as an enterprising Dolphin side scored a comprehensive victory.


Dolphin took the lead with a try by Cameron O’Shaughnessy from a quick tap penalty after just 5 minutes. And full back Alan O’Sullivan scored a second try on 10 minutes, with O’Shaughnessy adding the conversion for 12-0. A further penalty by O’Shaughnessy added to Con’s woe, and on the half hour Dolphin were out of sight with a third try scored by Alan O’Sullivan, with O’Shaughnessy kicking the conversion.

 

Shane O’Leary pulled a score back for Constitution before the break to leave the Musgrave Park outfit 23-5.


In the second half Dolphin maintained their grip on the match, and closed it out with their fourth try from Keith Kelleher for a bonus point win.

Cork Con Team:

B.Pope; S.Gray, A.McHenry, H.Murphy, B.Galvin; G.Brooks, S.Murphy; L.Farrell, G.Good, S.Deane; K.Daly, S.O’Leary; R.Hyde, R.England, R.Walsh. Replacements: D.Coughlan (1); J.Humphries; J.Cronin (7); P.O’Riordan, P.Kilbride, D.McDermott (10).

Cork Con Scorers:

S.O’Leary 1T

Dolphin Scorers:

C.O’Shaughnessy 1T1C1P; A.O’Sullivan 2T; K.Kelleher 1T.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Young Munster 10/09/2016

Competition: 2015-16 Munster Under 20 Final - Donal Walsh Trophy
U20 V Young Munster
Score: 21 - 7 (Con score given first)
Venue: Tralee Rugby Club
Date: 10/09/2016
Referee: A.McInearney MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution and Young Munster played the final of the 2015/16 Donal Walsh Trophy at Tralee Rugby Club on Saturday. Constitution won a decisive victory, and have thus added the Munster title to the All-Ireland title won in April.


The Trophy final was being played in Tralee Rugby Club as Donal Walsh was a member of the club and a keen rugby supporter. The Donal Walsh #Livelife foundation was set up by Donal's family primarily to promote his anti-suicide #Livelife message.


Constitution had won all nine of their league games, finishing top of the division. Young Munster finished second, winning seven of their nine matches, with one of their defeats coming at the hands of Constitution.

 

In a well-contested match, Eoin Lacey had two first half penalties to give Constitution a 6-0 half-time lead.  And in the 45th minute Lacey added the extras to a try by Robert Hyde for 13-0. Young Munster hit back with a converted try. However, Constitution ensured victory with a try by Barry Pope and a late penalty by Lacey.

Cork Con Team:

G.Brooks; S.Leahy, T.Treacy, H.Murphy, S.Murphy; E.Lacey, B.Pope; D.Coughlan, G.Good, J.Ho; C.Murphy, C.Maher; K.Daly, R.O’Neill, S.O’Leary. Replaccements: C.Daly, J.Cronin, R.Hyde, K.Cuthbert, C.O’Brien, P.O’Riordan, S.Gray.

Cork Con Scorers:

Eoin Lucey 2P 1C, Barry Pope 1T 

Cork Constitution FC U20 V University College Dublin 17/04/2016

Competition: Fraser McMullan U20 Final
U20 V University College Dublin
Score: 38 - 14 (Con score given first)
Venue: Portlaoise
Date: 17/04/2016
Referee: J.Erskine IRFU
Report:

Cork Constitution won the Fraser McMullen Under 20 Cup at Portlaoise RFC on Sunday, with a decisive victory over the Leinster champions, University College Dublin.

 

The first half was a tentative affair as both sides assessed the challenge on hand. Constitution were showing an advantage at scrum-time, and were controlling their own ball well at lineout. Constitution took an early lead with a penalty from John Poland after just four minutes. UCD missed a penalty chance on 10 minutes, but took the lead with a try in the 23rd minutes, when Callum Lawson put full back Mathew Gilsenan in at the posts. O’Donnell added the extras for the lead 3-7.

 

Poland missed a penalty opportunity, before Constitution scored a great try when second row Sean O’Leary went over in the corner after a storming run. Poland missed the difficult conversion, but Constitution went in at half time with an 8-7 lead.

 

John Poland added a penalty on the hour mark, and the decisive score came 10 minutes later when Constitution’s scrum, which was by now dominating, forced a penalty try from a 5 metre scrum. Poland’s conversion was a formality, and Constitution were 18-7 to the good. 

 

Jamie Murphy kicked a penalty for 21-7, and when Constitution forced another 5 metre scrum, scrum half Poland scored an unconverted try for 26-7. UCD had a player sin-binned in the 70th minute, and Jamie Murphy scored a try two minutes later, which Poland again converted for 33-7.

 

In the final minutes of a thoroughly enjoyable contest, Sam Kennedy for Constitution and Will Connors for UCD scored tries, to close out the scoring and leave Constitution as champions on a 38-14 score-line.

 

Greg Barrett and Gordon Black of the IRFU were on-hand, to present the Fraser McMullen trophy and medals to Constitution captain Rory Horgan, and team members.

Cork Con Team:

S.Daly; S.Gray, M.Clune, R.Horgan, J.Murphy; E.Lacey, J.Poland; L.Walsh, D.Coughlan, G.Roche; C.Barry, S.O’Leary; R.Walsh, D.Walsh, E.Mintern. Replacements: J.Tierney (3), R.Nyhan (1), D.Fitzgerald (7), C.Murphy (4), K.Daly (8), J.Ahern (11), C.O’Brien (14).

Cork Con Scorers:

S.O’Leary 1T; J.Murphy 1T1P; S.Kennedy 1T; J.Poland 2T2P2C

University College Dublin Team:

M.Gilsenan; O.O’Meara, C.Lawson, J.O’Donnell, A.Doyle; C.Mulcahy, D.Reilly; T.Costigan, T.Foley, J.Glynn; D.Lavelle, D.Coyle; A.Delaney, J.Brennan, G.Barrett. Replacements: K.White, S.McGivern, J.Regan, T.Treacy, J.Binchy, J.Guy, C.Cregan.

University College Dublin Scorers:

M.Gilsenan 1T; W.Connor 1T; J.O’Donnell 2C.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V UCC 09/04/2016

Competition: Fraser McMullan U20 Semi-final
U20 V UCC
Score: 18 - 13 (Con score given first)
Venue: Templehill
Date: 09/04/2016
Referee: R.O’Sullivan MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution overcame the challenge of University College Cork in the semi final of the Fraser McMullen Under 20 Cup at Templehill on Saturday, but only after a titanic struggle, in which the sides were level at thirteen points each after eighty minutes.

 

The sides were level at half-time from two penalties each by Jamie Murphy for Constitution, and Bob Smith for College. 

 

In the second half, second row Sean O’Leary had a try for Constitution converted by Murphy, but College hit back with a similar effort by Smith to tie up the scores at thirteen points each, and so it went to extra time.

 

A single score decided the issue when Jamie Murphy scored an unconverted try.

 

In the other semi-final, UCD overcame Terenure College 21-8 to set up an attractive final at Portlaoise on next Sunday, 17th April.

Cork Con Team:

S.Daly; S.Gray, M.Clune, R.Horgan, J.Murphy; E.Lacey, J.Poland; L.Walsh, D.Coughlan, G.Roche; C.Barry, S.O’Leary; R.Walsh, D.Walsh, E.Mintern. Replacements: J.Tierney, R.Nyhan, D.Fitzgerald, C.Murphy, K.Daly, J.Ahern, C.O’Brien.

Cork Con Scorers:

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Old Crescent 05/03/2016

Competition: U20 League
U20 V Old Crescent
Score: 46 - 0 (Con score given first)
Venue: Templehill
Date: 05/03/2016
Referee: E.O’Shea MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution U20 XV continued their fine form with a clear-cut victory over Old Crescent at Templehill on Saturday afternoon. Played on the main pitch, after the AIL victory over Garryowen, the match was played in chilly, but dry conditions. 

 

Constitution led 23-0 at the break with tries from Jamie Murphy, Sam Kennedy and Keelan Daly. They continued to dominate the play in the second period, and doubled their score with tries by Sean O’Leary, Michael Clune, Dave Fitzgerald and Jim Ahern. 

 

Jamie Murphy kicked four conversions and a penalty for a comprehensive victory.

 

After eight matches, Constitution lead the Donal Walsh Division 1 table on 38 points, with one match remaining away to UL-Bohemian on 19th March.

Cork Con Team:

C.O’Brien; S.Gray, M.Clune, E.Lacey, J.Ahern; J.Murphy, S.Kennedy; J.Tierney, D.Coughlan, G.Roche; S.O’Leary, C.Murphy; C.Barry, D.Fitzgerald, K.Daly. Replacements: L.Walsh, R.Nyhan, R.O’Hara, A.O’Keeffe, R.Horgan, I.O’Brien, K.D.Cooke.

Cork Con Scorers:

S.Kennedy 1T; S.O’Leary 1T; K.Daly 1T; M.Clune 1T; D.Fitzgerald 1T; J.Ahern 1T; J.Murphy 1T1P4C.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Shannon RFC 30/01/2016

Competition: U20 League
U20 V Shannon RFC
Score: 26 - 12 (Con score given first)
Venue: Coonagh
Date: 30/01/2016
Referee: R.Pennefather MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution scored a fine win over Shannon at Coonagh on Saturday, to maintain their unbeaten status in the Donal Walsh U20 League, and continue to lead the table with five wins from five. 

 

Constitution started the game well, and led 14-5 by half time with tries from Evan Mintern and Eoin Lacey, both converted by Eoin Lacey. In between Shannon scored a try.

 

In the second half, a second try by Evan Mintern pushed the score to 19-5, before a yellow-card allowed Shannon get on top for a period, during which they scored a second converted try for 19-12. However, Constitution settled the game with a fourth try scored again by Evan Mintern, for a bonus point, which Jamie Murphy converted for good measure.

 

Constitution now lead the table with 24 points from five games played, four points ahead of nearest rivals Bruff, also after five games.

Matches remaining
Date Opposition Venue
27 Feb Sundays Well A
5 Mar Old Crescent H
19 Mar UL-Bohemian A
TBA Garryowen A
TBA Bruff H

 

Cork Con Team:

J.White; S.Gray, M.Clune, R.Horgan, A.O’Keeffe; E.Lacey, S.Kennedy; L.Walsh, D.Coughlan, G.Roche; D.Fitzgerald, S.O’Leary; C.Barry; R.Walsh, E.Mintern. Replacements: J.Tierney, C.Murphy, K.Daly, R.O’Hara, J.Murphy, J.Ahern, C.O’Brien. 

Cork Con Scorers:

E.Mintern 3T; E.Lacey 1T2C; J.Murphy1C.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Bruff 23/01/2016

Competition: Munster U20 League
U20 V Bruff
Score: 24 - 5 (Con score given first)
Venue: Mahon
Date: 23/01/2016
Referee: C.Harrington MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution finally got the second phase of the season underway on Saturday, after an eight week lay-off, with a good victory over Bruff, scoring four tries in very difficult conditions at Mahon. They scored three first half tries to lead 19-5 at the interval. And they notched the bonus point fourth try in a curtailed second period, after the referee wisely called time when a Bruff front row player was injured.

 

Constitution out half Eoin Lacey scored his side’s first try, and added the conversion for 7-0. Centre Michael Clune scored the second try, which Lacey again converted. And before the break, flanker Daniel Walsh also got on the score sheet with a try, before Bruff hit back with a try. Conor Murphy scored the fourth try for Constitution before the unfortunate injury brought the game to a finish.

 

However, there was also some good news for Constitution players: John Poland, Shane Daly and Daniel Walsh who have been named in the Ireland U20 squad for the forthcoming Six Nations Championship.

Cork Con Team:

J.White; S.Gray, M.Clune, R.Horgan, A.O’Keeffe; E.Lacey, S.Kennedy; L.Walsh, D.Coughlan, G.Roche; C.Murphy, S.O’Leary; C.Barry, D.Walsh, E.Mintern. Replacements: R.O’Hara, D.Fitzgerald, K.Daly, J.Ahern, J.Murphy, C.O’Brien, K.D.Cooke.

Cork Con Scorers:

M.Clune 1T; M.Clune 1T; D.Walsh 1T; C.Murphy 1T; E.Lacey 3C.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Young Munster 21/11/2015

Competition: U20 League
U20 V Young Munster
Score: 39 - 6 (Con score given first)
Venue: Templehill
Date: 21/11/2015
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution had a fine victory over Young Munster in the U20 League at Templehill on Saturday afternoon. Played on a greasy surface in the first real wintery conditions of the season, Constitution had the better of the opening exchanges, and led 15-0 at the break. Munsters made a good start to the second period, and clawed back six points, but Con cut loose in the final quarter with three late tries to claim a bonus point win.

 

Munsters missed two early penalty chances, before centre Shane Daly finished for Constitution’s first try on 18 minutes. A yellow card for Young Munster’s No.10 in the 21st minute did not help his side’s cause, and James Poland slotted the resultant penalty. No.8 Daniel Walsh added to their woe with the second try in the 33rd minute, and Jamie Murphy kicked the conversion for 15-0 at half time.

 

However, Young Munster had the better of the opening period of the second half with two penalties, before Poland added a similar score to Con’s total. Sean O’Leary notched Con’s third try in the 74th minute after a good forward drive, and Poland converted for 25-6.

 

Wing Joe White scored the ‘bonus point’ try in the 38th minute after No.8 DanielWalsh broke from half way and grubber kicked to the line. Poland converted, and Evan Mintern got in for the fifth try in the final minute, as the Con pack displayed their scrummaging superiority. Murphy added the conversion for a comprehensive victory.

Cork Con Team:

M.Clune; S.Gray, S.Daly, R.Horgan, J.White; J.Murphy, J.Poland; L.Walsh, D.Coughlan, G.Roche; S.O’Leary, C.Murphy; C.Barry, D.Walsh, E.Mintern. Replacements: R.Nyhan, T.Swift, K.Daly, D.Fitzgerald, R.Walsh, E.Lacey, S.Kennedy.

Cork Con Scorers:

S.Daly 1T; D.Walsh 1T; S.O’Leary 1T; J.White 1T; E.Mintern 1T; J.Poland 2P2C; J.Murphy 2C.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V UCC 07/11/2015

Competition: U20 League & Conrad O'Sullivan Cup
U20 V UCC
Score: 36 - 5 (Con score given first)
Venue: the Farm
Date: 07/11/2015
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution got the U20 League campaign off to a good start with a clear-cut victory over UCC at the Mardyke on Saturday afternoon to retain the Conrad O'Sullivan Cup.

 

However, UCC settled first and got the first score after 20 minute with a try following a defensive mix-up. Constitution also missed two penalty attempts in the stiff cross-wind, before James Murphy was successful with a third attempt, leaving the students 5-3 ahead at the break.  

 

Constitution came out all guns blazing at the start of the second half, and scored a try from second row Sean O’Leary. Constitution were now dominating at ruck and maul, and flanker Daniel Walsh scored the second try from a rolling maul, converted by John Poland. 

 

Slick handling yielded the third try for scrum half John Poland, which he converted himself. Constitution continued to dominate to the end, and in the final ten minutes scored further tries by Evan Mintern and Jimmy Aherne, both converted by Poland, to leave them clear winners.

Cork Con Team:

J.Murphy; S.Gray, M.Clune, S.Kennedy, T.O’Keeffe; E.Liston, J.Poland; L.Walsh, V.O’Brien, G.Roche; S.O’Leary, C.Barry; D.Walsh, R.Walsh, E.Mintern. Replacements: K.Daly, C.Murphy, D.Fitzgerald, T.Swift, D.Coughlan, J.Ahern, A.O’Keeffe.

Cork Con Scorers:

J.Poland 1T 3C; S.O’Leary 1T; D.Walsh 1T; E.Mintern 1T; J.Ahern 1T; J.Murphy 1P

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Highfield 10/10/2015

Competition: Munster U20 League - Division 1 - Donal Walsh Trophy
U20 V Highfield
Score: 70 - 8 (Con score given first)
Venue: Templehill
Date: 10/10/2015
Referee: E.Hogan O’Connell MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution scored an emphatic win over Highfield in the opening match in their defence of the Donal Walsh Under 20 Trophy. On a fine afternoon at Templehill, they led 30-8 at half time with three tries, and added five more in the second period, to comfortably take the spoils with a try bonus point.

 

Highfield did start brighly, and took an early lead with a penalty from Gavin O’Leary. But, out half Jamie Murphy settled Constitution with three penalties, to lead 9-3 by mid-way in the half.

 

A break by Constitution scrum half John Poland in the 25th minute, set up flanker Rob Walsh for the first try, converted by Murphy. And four minutes later, he added the extras to a try by Daniel Walsh following a line-out, to move the score to 23-3.

 

Highfield lost second row Simon Molloy in the 34th minute, but immediatley made light of his loss with a try by centre Jack Arslan. However, Constitution hit back before the break with tries by Sean Gray and Shane Daly, both converted by Murphy, to leave Constitutoon well in command at 37-8.

 

Rory Horgan and Shane O’Leary scored tries early in the second half, both converted by Murphy, to push Constitution out to 51-8. Front row Greg Roche scored a try in the 56th minute following a line-out maul to the line. And while Jamie Murphy misssed that conversion, he then scored a try of his own, and added that conversion, and to a penalty try awaded in the final minutes for a perfect return.

Cork Con Team:

S.Kennedy; S.Gray, S.Daly, R.Horgan, A.O’Keeffe; J.Murphy, J.Poland; L.Walsh, D.Coughlan, G.Roche; C.Murphy, C.Barry; R.Walsh, D.Walsh, E.Mintern. Replacements: R.Nyhan, I.O’Brien, S.O’Leary, K.Daly, S.Hickey, E.Lacey, J.Ahern.

Cork Con Scorers:

R.Walsh 1T; D.Waldh 1T; S.Gray 1T; S.Daly 1T; R.Horgan 1T; S.O’Leary 1T; G.Roche 1T; J.Muphy 1T1PT2P8C.

Highfield Team:

S.Cox; J.O’Drsicoll, D.O’Sullivan, J.Arslan, R.Busteed; G.O’Leary, S.Horgan; P.Butler, J.Norris, I.McCarthy; J.Crowley, S.Molloy; C.Harrington, S.Foyle, J.Creagh. Replacements: R.McCarthy, T.O’Leary, N.O’Connor, C.Connolly, C.O’Donovan, A.Lyons.

Highfield Scorers:

J.Arslan 1T; G.O’Leary 1P

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Sunday’s Well 07/04/2015

Competition: U20 South Munster Cup Final
U20 V Sunday’s Well
Score: 83 - 0 (Con score given first)
Venue: Musgrave Park
Date: 07/04/2015
Referee: G.Finn MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution won the South Munster Under 20 Cup when they outclassed a gallant Sunday’s Well side at Independent Park on Tuesday evening. Conditions were perfect on the pristine main pitch, as the Constitution ‘young guns’ put the disappointment of their recent defeat by UCD in the Fraser McMullen Cup behind them. From start to finish, it was a measured and polished performance, as they ran in 41 points in the first half and added another 42 points before the finish.

 

Constitution showed their intent, as early as the third minute, when they returned a failed penalty attempt by the Well from their own goal line, to score at the other end. Jack Murphy instigated the move with a run to half way, before putting left wing Paddy Hegarty away for the first of his three tries. He scored his second try in the 14th minute with another searing break from a scrum at half way. Joe White kicked the conversion, and added a penalty a minute later for 15-0.

 

Liam O’Connell scored with a jinking run from 40 metres in the 20th minute. White converted, and also added the points to a try by James O’Flynn in the 30th minute. Centre Kerry Desmond scored in the 37th minute with a delightful outside break. Joe White again converted, and then set up Liam O’Connell for the sixth try in the right corner for 41-0 at the interval.

 

Constitution never relented and added two tries in the third quarter from James O’Flynn and Paddy Hegarty, both converted by White. Liam O’Connell had a try and conversion in the 74th minute, before forwards Greg Roche and Dave Fitzgerald got in on the scoring act with late tries. O’Connell and Hegarty added the conversions. But there was still time for a final try by out half Jason Higgins, who also converted for good measure.

 

Munster Branch President Bertie Smith presented the Cup to captain Michael Murphy.

 

And so ended an outstanding season for this excellent group of players, who were superbly managed and coached throughout by Tom Mulcahy, Paul McCarthy and Anthony Horgan; Physio Alan Keane and Team Sec. Colin Kilbride.

Cork Con Team:

J.White; J.O’Flynn, K.Desmond, L.O’Connell, P.Hegarty; J.Higgins, J.Ahern; B.Quinlan,V.O’Brien, G.Roche; J.Murphy, G.Stokes; S.Hickey, L.O’Leary, M.Murphy Capt. Replacements: L.McManagan, R.Nyhan, R.Flanagan, R.O’Halloran, D.Fitzgerald, M.Carey, C.Murphy, K.D.Cooke (all played).

Cork Con Scorers:

P.Hegarty 3T1C; L.O’Connell 3T2C; J.O’Flynn 2T; K.Desmond 1T; G.Roche 1T; D.Fitzgerald 1T; J.Higgins 1T1C; J.White 6C1P.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Young Munster 14/03/2015

Competition: Munster Under 20 League Final / Donal Walsh Trophy
U20 V Young Munster
Score: 27 - 17 (Con score given first)
Venue: Templehill
Date: 14/03/2015
Referee: G.Finn MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution repeated their recent league victory over Young Munster when winning the final of the Munster Under 20 League, and thereby won the Donal Walsh Memorial Trophy. It was another close contest between two very good sides. In the first encounter, a month ago, Constitution won 27-19 after a very competitive game, and this game was a repeat in many respects.

 

Young Munster drew first blood with a try on 7 minutes when they mauled a line-out to the line, with flanker Kilkenny getting the touchdown. They held that lead for the first quarter, but Constitution got their game going thereafter. Pressure on the visiting line in the 21st minute, and a quick ball across the line put full back Paddy Hegarty in for a try. Joe White converted for the lead. O’Mahony was wide a penalty attempt for Young Munster in the 24th minute. 

 

Paddy Hegarty scored Constitution’s second try in the 31st minute with a classic backline move after another line-out maul to the line. Joe White had two goes at the conversion, but could not add the points, leaving Constitution 12-5 ahead at the interval.

 

Joe White kicked a penalty in the 43rd minute, and converted Paddy Hegarty’s third try three minutes later to push Con’s advantage to 22-5. The momentum was with Constitution, and a fifth try in the 54th minute by Liam O’Connell left them 27-5 to the good. They might have had a sixth try on the hour, but Liam O’Connor’s fine run to the line was thwarted when he put a foot in touch.

 

True to their ‘never say die’ club spirit, Young Munster contested to the finish and got in for tries by scrum half Fitzgerald, and wing Mulally, in the final minutes. O’Mahony kicked the second conversion, but despite that late concession, Constitution were clear winners.

 

Munster Branch President, Bertie Smith, was on hand to present the Donal Walsh Memorial Trophy to Constitution Captain, Michael Murphy, after the game.

Cork Con Team:

J.White; P.Hegarty, J.O’Flynn, R.Horgan, K.Desmond, L.O’Connell; J.J.O’Neill, J.Higgins; L.O’Connor, V.O’Brien, B.Quinlan; C.Murphy, G.Stokes; M.Carey, L.O’Leary, M.Murphy Capt. Replacements: G.Roche, L.McManagan; S.Hickey, D.Fitzgerald; J.Murphy, A.Dorgan, J.Aherne..

Cork Con Scorers:

P.Hegarty 3T; L.O’Connell 1T; J.White 1T1P2C.

Young Munster Team:

D.O’Mahony; M.Mullally, E.O’Keeffe, E.Mundu, M.Devaney; G.Lyons, G.Fitzgerald; D.Begley, S.Fenton, B.Vetts; K.Madden, O.Staff; C.Rea, B.Kilkenny, K.Clifford. Replacements: C.Bartley, L.O’Halloran, N.Clohessy, R.Minihan, A.Wallace.

Young Munster Scorers:

B.Kilkenny 1T; G.Fitzgerald 1T; M.Mulally 1T; D.O’Mahony 1C

Cork Constitution FC U20 V UL-Bohemian 07/03/2015

Competition: U20 Donal Walsh Trophy Div.1 Playoffs
U20 V UL-Bohemian
Score: 43 - 0 (Con score given first)
Venue: Templehill
Date: 07/03/2015
Referee: G.Barry MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution duly completed the play-off stages of their Under 20 campaign with a very comfortable victory over a depleted UL-Bohemian outfit at Templehill on Saturday. They ran in seven tries without reply, and now go forward to meet Young Munster in the final of the Donal Walsh Trophy, fixed for Templehill next Saturday.

 

The game was over as a contest by half time, with Constitution leading 38-0, and wisely referee curtailed the second period as Constitution were well in control. However, the first quarter was a good contest with Constitution just edging it with a try by full back Paddy Hegarty after 8 minutes, that Joe White converted.

 

Constitution were in total command in the second quarter scoring at will. J.J.O’Neill scored the second try in the right corner after 23 minutes. Rory Horgan scored in the left corner in the 31st minute; and in the 35th minute Joe White picked up at half way and ran to the line for the fourth try. White converted both for 26-0.

 

In the 36th minute, full back Paddy Hegarty scored his second with a fine run from half-way, and he also set up Glen Stokes for the sixth try just before the interval.

 

The second half began with the seventh try, as Michael Murphy rounded off another fine display, when he touched down following a line out maul. Thereafter, there were a number of stoppages as the game began to lose its purpose, and the referee called time on a sporting, but one-sided encounter.

Cork Con Team:

P.Hegarty; J.White, K.Desmond, R.Horgan, L.O’Connell; J.J.O’Neill, J.Ahern; L.O’Connor, L.McManagan, R.Nyhan; D.Fitzgerald, G.Stokes; M.Carey, S.Hickey, M.Murphy Capt. Replacements: B.Quinlan, G.Roche, V.O’Brien, K.Cooke, J.Murphy, R.O’Halloran; J.Higgins.

Cork Con Scorers:

P.Hegarty 2T; J.J.O’Neill 1T; R.Horgan 1T; G.Stokes 1T; M.Murphy 1T; J.White 1T4C;

UL-Bohemian Team:

S.Carey; C.Gilmore, C.Foley, A.Mangan, D.Griffin; C.Miller, I.O’Connor; S.Shinners, A.Clancy, P.Carey; C.Trimble, E.Fahy; J.Quinlivan, C.Kerr, C.Dodd. Replacements: S.Lacey, L.Cantwell, J.Bennett, E.Ryan.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V NUIG-Corinthians 28/02/2015

Competition: Under 20 Donal Walsh Trophy Div.1 Play-offs
U20 V NUIG-Corinthians
Score: 18 - 6 (Con score given first)
Venue: Corinthian Park, Galway
Date: 28/02/2015
Referee: J.Cairns (Connacht Referees)
Report:

Cork Constitution continued their successful Under 20 campaign in the Under 20 Donal Walsh Trophy with their fourth successive victory. In doing so, they have consolidated their position at the top of the table, with just one game remaining.

 

In difficult conditions in Galway, they led 6-3 at half time after playing into the strong wind; and then in the second half they controlled play, scoring two tries in the fourth quarter to register an important win in the context of the tournament.

 

J.J.O’Neill and Jason Higgins played a vital role in the success as they replaced regular half backs, Tomas Quinlan and Andrew Dorgan, who were required for senior team duty. In the event they controlled play throughout, keeping their team on the front foot. Joe White kicked an excellent penalty against the wind in the 6th minute to give Constitution the lead, but NUIG equalised in the 22nd minute, and took the interval lead with a second penalty just before the break.

 

White drew Constitution level in the 46th minute with his second penalty. The Constitution pack were to the fore, and on the hour mark they were rewarded when Vincent O’Brien got the touchdown as they mauled to the line. Five minutes before the end, No.8 Michael Murphy made the game safe when he scored from a pick up from a scrum and powered over, and Joe White converted.

 

Next Saturday at Templehill, Constitution meet UL-Bohemian in the final game of the play-offs, before going on to the knock-out stage.

Cork Con Team:

P.Hegarty; K.Cooke, L.O’Connell, K.Desmond, J.White; J.J.O’Neill, J.Higgins; B.Quinlan, V.O’Brien, L.O’Connor; C.Murphy, G.Stokes; M.Carey, L.O’Leary, M.Murphy Capt.
Replacements: G.Roche, R.O’Halloran, D.Fitzgerald, J.Murphy, J.Ahern, R.Nyhan, L.McManagan (All played).

Cork Con Scorers:

V.O’Brien 1T; M.Murphy 1T; J.White 1C2P.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Bruff 21/02/2015

Competition: U20 Donal Walsh Trophy Div.1 Playoffs
U20 V Bruff
Score: 19 - 11 (Con score given first)
Venue: Killballyowen, Co. Limerick
Date: 21/02/2015
Referee: Pamela Brown (Bruff)
Report:

Cork Constitution U20 XV won their third game in the Donal Walsh Trophy play off sequence, with another hard earned win over Bruff, under lights at Killballyowen on Saturday evening. 

 

Constitution started well and scored the opening try in the 8th minute from captain Micahel Murphy, but the conversion was missed.  However, Bruff hit back late in the half with two penalties by James Guinan in the 30th and 38th minutes, to leave Bruff 6-5 ahead at the break.

 

Bruff  winger Shane Doona got in for a try in the 46th minute, again not converted, but Bruff had certainly laid down their challenge by then. That spurred Constitution into all out attack, and they responded with tries by Kerry Desmond and Rory Horgan. Jason Higgins, deputising for regular #10 Tomas Quinlan, who played for the senior team against Young Munster, converted both for 19-11.

 

Constitution kept pushing for the fourth try, but ran out of time. Overall, it was a good contest in which Constitution had to dig deep for their ultimate success. 

 

The scheduled referee did not appear, and the game was refereed by Pamela Brown, a local lady referee, which was a first for the Constitution team.    

 

Constitution now lead the table on 30 points from NUIG on 23 points after three games. 

 

Next Saturday, Constitution will be on the road again, when they travel to meet NUIG-Corinthians at Corinthian Park, Galway.

Cork Con Team:

P.Hegarty; J.O’Flynn, J.J.O’Neill, R.Horgan, K.Desmond; J.Higgins, A.Dorgan; B.Quinlan, V.O’Brien, G.Roche; C.Murphy, G.Stokes; S.Hickey, L.O’Leary, M.Murphy Capt. 
Replacements: R.Nyhan (1); L.McManagan (2); R.O’Halloran (8); D.Fitzgerald (5); J.Murphy (6); L.O’Connell (15).

Cork Con Scorers:

M.Murphy 1T; K.Desmond 1T; R.Horgan 1T; J.Higgins 2C

Bruff Team:

B.Fanning; S.Doona, L.Treacy, C.Tierney, J.Guinan; P.Doyle, D.O’Grady; S.Breen, E.O’Dea, B.Keogh; J.Keogh, A.O’Brien; D.Fanning, N.Mallon, T.O’Dwyer. Replacements: J.Carew, E.Finn, C.Casey, R.Laffan, J.Richardson, K.O’Riordan, C.Ryan, C.O’Dwyer.

Bruff Scorers:

S.Doona 1T; J.Guinan 2P

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Young Munster 14/02/2015

Competition: U20 Donal Walsh Trophy Div.1 Playoffs
U20 V Young Munster
Score: 27 - 19 (Con score given first)
Venue: Templehill
Date: 14/02/2015
Referee: D.O’Flynn MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution and Young Munster played a thrilling Under 20 Play-off game at Templehill on Saturday afternoon. In the third game of the play-off series, Constitution emerged victorious, but only after a most severe test by the Limerickmen. 

 

The game ebbed and flowed in perfect conditions, Young Munster took the opening score, but Constitution were ahead at the interval. Young Munster closed the deficit to a point by the hour mark, but Constitution rallied in the final quarter to close out a memorable game between two fine sides.

 

Young Munster led after 15 minutes from a try following a forward drive from a line out, and Gearoid Lyons converted. Constitution were level within minutes, as Andrew Dorgan touched down after a similar drive to the line by the home side. Tomas Quinlan converted. Lyons missed a penalty for Young Munster in the 24th minute. Constitution full back Paddy Hegarty was on the end of a run that he started in his own half, before linking with James O’Flynn, and scoring a try in the 29th minute. Quinlan added the extras for 14-7. O’Flynn was unlucky just before the break when he pulled up with a hamstring injury when a try looked certain.

 

Constitution continued brightly in the second period, and Quinlan had a snap drop goal attempt just miss the posts. Munster’s were equally unlucky when play swung to the other end and full back David O’Mahony was stopped on the line. But Munster’s did score in the 46th minute with a try by Ryan Minihan. The conversion was missed but it was now just a two point game. 

 

Glen Stokes took a fine line-out ball in the 50th minute, and when the drive was brought down, Tomas Quinlan slotted the penalty. Another Quinlan penalty in the 54th minute from 40 metres, awarded for a high tackle, saw Constitution stretch the lead to 20-12. But Munster’s hit back again with a try under the posts on the hour by centre Ed O’Keeffe. Lyons converted for 20-19 with 20 minutes remaining.

 

Play was pretty intense throughout, but never more so than in the final quarter. And Constitution scored a superb final try when they held possession for an age as they probed the Munster’s try line, with Kerry Desmond eventually getting over in the 68th minute in the left corner. Quinlan kicked a great touch line conversion for 27-19.

 

Young Munster never gave up however, and only a knock-on kept them out on the final minutes when it seemed they had to score in the left corner.

 

Next week Constitution travel to Kilballyowen Park to meet Bruff in the third game of the series.

Cork Con Team:

P.Hegarty; J.O’Flynn, J.J.O’Neill, R.Horgan, K.Desmond; T.Quinlan, A.Dorgan; B.Quinlan, V.O’Brien, G.Roche; C.Murphy, G.Stokes; S.Hickey, L.O’Leary, M.Murphy Capt. Replacements: R.Nyhan; L.McManagan; D.Fitzgerald; R.O’Halloran; J.Higgins; L.O’Connell; J.White.

Cork Con Scorers:

A.Dorgan 1T; P.Hegarty 1T; K.Desmond 1T; T.Quinlan 2P3C.

Young Munster Team:

D.O’Mahony; M.Mullally, E.O’Keeffe, E.Mundu, M.Devaney; G.Lyons, G.Fitzgerald; D.Begley, S.Fenton, B.Vetts; K.Madden, O.Staff; C.Rea, B.Kilkenny, K.Clifford. Replacements: C.Bartley, L.O’Halloran, N.Clohessy, R.Minihan, A.Wallace

 

Young Munster Scorers:

K.Clifford 1T; R.Minihan 1T; E.O’Keeffe 1T; G.Lyons 2C; 

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Buccaneers 07/02/2015

Competition: U20 Donal Walsh Trophy Div.1 Playoffs
U20 V Buccaneers
Score: 54 - 8 (Con score given first)
Venue: Dubarry Park, Athlone.
Date: 07/02/2015
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution were clear winners over Buccaneers at Dubarry Park on Saturday in the first round of the play-offs for the Munster U20 League, dedicated to Donal Walsh.

 

The match was played in dry, if sticky conditions, on the back pitch at Dubarry Park. Buccaneers started impressively, with a lively pack and a strong looking three-quarter line, and they scored the opening try after 14 minutes, when they took play to the Constitution line and Bucaneers’ #8 Evan Galvin crashed over for a good opening try. 

 

The conversion was missed, but thereafter Constitution got their fluid game going. In the 23rd minute, following a line-out drive to the Buccs 22 metre line, J.J.O’Neill stormed over the try line, and Tomas Quinlan gave Constitution the lead with the conversion. They doubled their score in the 30th minute following a Tomas Quinlan break, with Greg Roche on hand to touch down. Quinlan added the points for 14-5 to the visitors. Just before half time, full back Paddy Hegarty scored at the posts, and Quinlan added the points again for 19-5 at the interval.

 

Buccaneers were still in the game, however, and Brian Giligan slotted a penalty in the 46th minute to reduce the deficit. By then Constitution were well settled into their rhythm, and from then to the finish they scored regularly. From the kick off, Constitution attacked and when the ball ran loose inside the Buccs 22, centre Kerry Desmond followed up and scored. Quinlan converted for 26-8. Desmond scored his second try in the 53rd minute following a forceful drive to the line by Robert Nyhan. Tomas Quinlan converted, and he showed his class in the 65th minute with a cheeky grubber kick and chase to the line for the sixth try. He added the conversion to bring up 40 points.

 

Replacement full back, Liam O’Connell stepped his way in for a superb try on 75 minutes, again converted by Quinlan. And Jason Higgins set up Rory Horgan for the eighth try in injury time. Quinlan closed off an emphatic win with the conversion.

 

There is a long way to go in this competition, but on this form Constitution will look forward to the forthcoming games, of which there are four in the next four weeks, before the final outcome of the group is decided. 

 

The schedule of games is:    

 

Munster U20 League
14th Feb.   Young Munster  Templehill
21st Feb. Bruff  Kilballyowen Park   
28th Feb. NUIG-Corinthians  Corinthian Park
7th March  UL-Bohemian  Templehill

     
                            
                    
                     

Cork Con Team:

P.Hegarty; J.O’Flynn, J.J.O’Neill, R.Horgan, K.Desmond; T.Quinlan, A.Dorgan; B.Quinlan, V.O’Brien, G.Roche; C.Murphy, G.Stokes; S.Hickey, L.O’Leary, M.Murphy Capt. 
Replacements: R.Nyhan (1); L.McManagan (2); R.O’Halloran (8); D.Fitzgerald (5); J.Murphy (6); J.Higgins (9); L.O’Connell (15).

Cork Con Scorers:

T.Quinlan 1T7C; K.Desmond 2T; J.J.O’Neill 1T; G.Roche 1T; P.Hegarty 1T; L.O’Connell 1T; J.Horgan 1T.

Buccaneers Team:

H.Hughes; T.Finucane, B.Giligan, S.Doyle, S.Dempsey; G.Lynch, R.Dixon; C.Walsh, C.McGrath, N.Farrelly, R.O’Meara, J.Foley; R.Flanagan, C.Morrissey, E.Galvin. 

Buccaneers Scorers:

E.Galvin 1T; B.Giligan 1P.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V University College Cork 17/01/2015

Competition: U20 South Munster Cup
U20 V University College Cork
Score: 17-11 (Con score given first)
Venue: Templehill
Date: 17/01/2015
Referee: A.Butson MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution defeated University College Cork in the South Munster Cup quarter-final tie at Templehill on Saturday, in another well-contested encounter. Constitution led 10-6 at the break, but only a last minute try deprived the students, after a ding-dong second half.

 

When the teams met in the League in October Constitution won 22-3, but since then there have been a number of changes in personnel. Front row Liam O’Connell gave Constitution an early lead when he got the touchdown after a strong drive to the line following a 5 metre line out. At the mid-point in the half, Constitution got a fortunate break when wing J.J.O’Neill intercepted a College move, to sprint to the line from 25 metres. Both conversions were missed, but Constitution were well worthy of their 10-0 lead at that stage. However, College hit back with two successful penalty goals by Dylan Horgan before the break, to leave Constitution in the lead at 10-6.

 

College were unfortunate to strike a post with a penalty on 50 minutes, and took the lead in the 75th minute when wing Eoin O’Carroll latched on to a precise cross-field punt by Dylan Horgan to score a try in the right corner. The conversion was missed, but College now led 10-11 with only injury time to be played.

 

However, the match was decided in an exciting final play, when Constitution flanker Luke O’Leary sliced over, and Jason Higgins converted to close out the game.

Cork Con Team:

J.J.O’Neill; J.O’Flynn, K.Desmond, R.Horgan, A.Dorgan; J.Higgins, J.Higgins; B.Quinlan, R.Flanagan, L.O’Connor; G.Stokes Capt. C.Murphy; M.Carey, L.O’Leary, S.Hickey. Replacements: G.Roche, R.Nyhan, L.McManagan, K.Daly, D.Fitzgerald, R.O’Halloran, J.Ahern.

Cork Con Scorers:

L.O’Connor 1T; J.J.O’Neill 1T; L.O’Leary 1T; J.Higgins 1C.

University College Cork Team:

S.O’Sullivan; E.O’Carroll, T.Cronin, A.McCarthy, F.O’Nuallain; D.Horgan, M.Ryan;  S.Hogan, C.Fagan, C.Jennings;  J.Barnes, A.Hogan; D.Lane, C.Barry, P.O’Regan. Replacements: J.McHenry, A.Roche, K.Hurley, E.Perry, S.McHugh, C.Healy, K.O’Keeffe.

University College Cork Scorers:

E.O’Carroll 1T; D.Horgan 2P.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Dolphin 22/11/2014

Competition: U20 South Munster League
U20 V Dolphin
Score: 66 - 13 (Con score given first)
Venue: Templehill
Date: 22/11/2014
Referee: S.Kieran MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution continued their fine form, in their defence of the U21 South-Western Conference title, with a rather facile win over neighbours Dolphin at Templehill on Saturday afternoon.

 

Constitution scored ten tries, although the score at the break was only 17-13. However, in the second period they overwhelmed the visitors, with the three-quarter line accounting for all but two of the tries. Scoring honours went to centres Kerry Desmond and Rory Horgan who bagged five tries between them, and out-half Tomas Quinlan who kicked eight conversions, as well as scoring two tires himself for a personal total of  26 points.

 

Cork Con Team:

J.O’Flynn; J.Ahern, K.Desmond R.Horgan, S.O’Sullivan; T.Quinlan, A.Dorgan; B.Quinlan, V.O’Brien, G.Roche; C.Murphy, G.Stokes Capt.; M.Carey, L.O’Leary, M.Murphy. Replacements: R.Flanagan, L.O’Connor, L.McManagan, R.O’Halloran, D.Fitzgerald, P.Stokes.

Cork Con Scorers:

K.Desmond 3T; R.Horgan 2T; L.O’Connor 1T; A.Dorgan 1T; B.Quinlan 1T; T.Quinlan 2T8C.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Clonakilty 08/11/2014

Competition: U20 South Munster League
U20 V Clonakilty
Score: 62 - 8 (Con score given first)
Venue: Clonakilty
Date: 08/11/2014
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution U20 XV recorded another easy win in the South Munster U20 League, this time over the combined Clonakilty and Kinsale team at Clonakilty on Saturday. 

 

A first half tally of five tries and three conversions had them 31 points ahead at the break and they added a similar score in the second period before the game was called up.

 

The scoring honours fell to Kerry Desmond and Jimmy Ahern who each scored three tries. However, it was another all-round fine team performance, with the forwards contributing good ball, and the backs executing their moves to near-perfection.

Cork Con Team:

J.White; R.O’Halloran, J.Flynn, K.Desmond, J.Ahern; T.Quinlan, A.Dorgan; B.Quinlan, V.O’Brien, R.Nyhan; G.Stokes Capt., C.Murphy; S.Hickey, L.O’Leary, M.Carey. Replacements: L.O’Connor, L.McManagan, R.Flanagan, M.Murphy, J.Murphy, D.Fitzgerald, K.Daly

 

Cork Con Scorers:

K.Desmond 3T5C; J.Ahern 3T; J.Higgins 1T; R.O’Halloran 1T; J.O’Flynn 1T; B.Quinlan 1T; V.O’Brien 1T

 

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Bandon 20/10/2014

Competition: South Munster J2 League
U20 V Bandon
Score: 17 - 19 (Con score given first)
Venue: Bandon
Date: 20/10/2014
Referee: R.Martin MAR
Report:

Bandon gained revenge for their recent Dennehy Cup defeat at the hands of Cork Constitution in a South Munster Junior 2 League tie at a windy Bandon on Sunday afternoon.

 

Playing with the aid of the strong breeze Bandon led 13-0 at the break. Constitution did get going in the second period, and they made a fight for it in the end. Four penalties by Simon Barry and a try by Cillian O’Connor left them just two points in arrears.

Cork Con Team:

C.Russell; D.Hayes, C.Doherty; D.Corkery, D.Nagle, S.Barry, J.Lehane; D.Abbott, R.Flanagan, D.O’Connell; C.O’Connor, C.Fouhy; C.Murphy, J.Young, K.Fabiszewski. Replacements: R.Nyhan, S.Murray, D.Leung, K.Minihane.

Cork Con Scorers:

C.O’Connor 1T; S.Barry 4P.

Bandon Scorers:

1T1C4P

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Waterpark / WIT 18/10/2014

Competition: U20 South Munster League
U20 V Waterpark / WIT
Score: 72 - 0 (Con score given first)
Venue: Ballinakill
Date: 18/10/2014
Referee: L.O’Sullivan MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution U20 XV recorded an emphatic victory over the Waterpark/Waterford Institute of Technology combined team at Ballinakill, Waterford on Saturday. 

 

Playing against the wind in the first half they ran in four tries to lead 24-0, and in the second period they swamped the home side with a further eight tries.

 

Eight players shared the scoring honours with centre Kerry Desmond bagging four tries. The Constitution forwards commanded the exchanges throughout with ‘man of the match’ Vincent O’Brien finding his man at every lineout and also carrying well. The three-quarters used every opportunity to attack their opponents with centre Rory Horgan to the fore.

 

Constitution have a break for a couple of weeks until 8th Nov., when they are due meet the Kinsale/Clonakilty combined team.

Cork Con Team:

J.White; J.Flynn, K.Desmond, R.Horgan, P.Stokes; J.Ahern, J.Higgins; B.Quinlan, V.O’Brien, R.Nyhan; D.Fitzgerald, G.Stokes Capt.; M.Carey, L.O’Leary, K.Daly. Replacements: G.Roche, K.Fabiszweski, R.Flanagan, R.O’Halloran, C.Murphy, S.Hickey.

Cork Con Scorers:

K.Desmond 4T; J.Flynn 2T; J.Ahern 1T; J.Higgins 1T; M.Carey 1T; K.Daly 1T; S.Hickey 1T; J.White 1T6C.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V UCC 11/10/2014

Competition: U20 South Munster League
U20 V UCC
Score: 22 - 3 (Con score given first)
Venue: Templehill
Date: 11/10/2014
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution opened their defence of the U21 South Western Conference title with a solid win over University College Cork at Templehill on Saturday. Only scrum half Andrew Dorgan of last season’s all-conquering side is available this season, but the new squad showed plenty of promise. Both sides were tentative in the opening half with scoring chances at a premium, but Constitution were in command in the second period.

 

Constitution opened with a penalty by Joe White in the 12th minute, awarded after a good line-out drive inside the College 22 metre line. Kevin O’Keeffe equalised for College in injury time with a penalty.

 

The Constitution scrum was strong throughout, and they forced a penalty try in the 53rd minute, converted by White for 10-3. And flanker Morgan Carey got the touch down in the 57th minute, following another strong drive by the pack off a 5 metre line out. 

 

Out half Jason Higgins ran in the third try in the final minutes, again converted by White, to give Constitution the spoils. 

 

Next Saturday Constitution are away to Waterpark.

Cork Con Team:

P.Hennessy; J.White, J.J.O’Neill, K.Desmond, J.O’Flynn; J.Higgins, A.Dorgan; L.O’Connor,V.O’Brien, B.Quinlan; J.Murray, G.Stokes Capt.; M.Carey, L.O’Leary, S.Hickey. Replacements: G.Roche, R.Nyhan, R.Flanagan, R.O’Halloran, D.Fitzgerald, R.Horgan, J.Ahern.

Cork Con Scorers:

M.Carey 1T; J.Higgins 1T; J.White 1PT1P2C.

UCC Team:

K.O’Keeffe; F.O’Nuallain, T.Cronin, P.Kiernan, E.O’Carroll; M.Ryan, P.Spillane; N.Roche, J.McHenry, M.McGann; A.Hogan, A.Daly; J.Barnes, C.Barry, P.O’Regan. Replacements: C.Fagan, S.Hogan, O.Walsh, J.Foley, E.Mulvey, S.Walia, A.McCarthy.

UCC Scorers:

K.O’Keeffe 1P.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Terenure RFC 12/04/2014

Competition: Under 20 Fraser McMullen Cup Final
U20 V Terenure RFC
Score: 12 - 7 (Con score given first)
Venue: Clonmel RFC
Date: 12/04/2014
Referee: O.Quinn IRFU
Report:

Cork Constitution U20 XV captured a historic first Fraser McMullen All Ireland Under 20 Cup at Clonmel RFC on Saturday afternoon. In perfect conditions, they showed great resolve to overcome the concession of an early try and conversion, to fight back and overcome a very good Terenure College team.

Left wing Tom O’Brien scored a superb opening try for Terenure when he finished off a fine three-quarter movement that started from a line out maul at half way on the right. Stephen  O’Neill converted to set the challenge.

Constitution were unlucky to miss out on a try almost immediately, but for an infringement. However, two well-struck penalties by Tomas Quinlan in the 8th and 15th minutes helped to settle Constitution. And though both sides missed further penalty chances before the break, the game was set for a fine second half tussle.

Constitution had a definite advantage throughout at scrummage where Aidan Slattery, together with Ireland U21 internationals Max Abbott and Rory Burke were to the fore. And at line-out, Constitution were not found wanting where Gavin Mullins and Darragh Moloney benefited from the accurate throwing from Max Abbott. Sonny Dwyer, together with David Hurley and Eddie Beechinor, completed a fine forward unit that competed well at every phase.

Tomas Quinlan kicked a 50th minute penalty to give Constitution the lead for the first time. He missed with a drop goal attempt five minute later, but closed out the game with his fourth penalty on 70 minutes.

The mid-field defence of Conor Cunningham and Ger Ryan, who deputised for the injured Liam O’Connell, together with the back three of Chris McAuliffe, Andrew Dorgan and Darragh O’Sullivan were outstanding against a very sharp Terenure three-quarter unit. However, the class act was that of half backs Tomas Quinlan and skipper Ryan Foley. They kept the Constitution forwards on the front foot from start to finish, kept the momentum going and varied the game perfectly for their side.

The coaching and management team deserve great credit for bringing the potential of the fine squad to fruition: Coaches: Brian Walsh and Paul McCarthy; Management: Ralph Keyes, Don Mullins and Colin Kilbride.

Cork Con Team:

C.McAuliffe; A.Dorgan, C.Cunningham, G.Ryan, D.O’Sullivan; T.Quinlan, R.Foley Capt.; A.Slattery, M.Abbott, R.Burke; G.Mullins, D.Moloney; D.Hurley, S.Dwyer, E.Beehinor. Replacements: M.McTighe, S.Galvin, J.Murphy, M.Coughlan, R.O’Halloran (6), K.Clancy, M.O’Sullivan, R.Flanagan, A.Singleton, M.O’Callaghan.
 

Cork Con Scorers:

T.Quinlan 4P.

Terenure RFC Team:

J.Lynch; S.O’Neill, H.Brewer, R.Carroll, T.O’Brien; J.Swaine, G.Clarkin; S.Borza, K.Colgan, C.Trenier; R.Sommerville, M.Murrphy; S.Caffrey, P.Thornton, N.O’Sullivan. Replacements: T.Creagh, D.Doyle, J.Carroll, S.Brennan, A.Bishop (12), C.Weakliam, R.Church, J.McCormack, R.Murphy, J.Hannigan, M.Madigan.
 

Terenure RFC Scorers:

T.O’Brien 1T; S.O’Neill 1C.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Lansdowne 05/04/2014

Competition: Under 20 Fraser McMullen Cup Semi-final
U20 V Lansdowne
Score: 16 - 13 (Con score given first)
Venue: Temple Hill
Date: 05/04/2014
Referee: P.Haycock IRFU.
Report:

Cork Constitution U20 XV defeated Leinster champions Lansdowne at Temple Hill on Saturday in the semi final of the Fraser McMullen Cup after a close and hard fought encounter. Constitution trailed 6-10 at the interval, as the constant drizzle made accurate handling very difficult. Despite those conditions, both sides served up a very entertaining game, whose outcome was in doubt to the final whistle.

Tomas Quinlan gave Constitution an early advantage with a first minute penalty from 20 metres. But almost from the kick off, Lansdowne attacked, and a rash tackle on the right wing gave referee Paul Haycock little choice but to award a penalty try. Conor McKeown made no mistake in the conversion from in front of the posts. Quinlan kept Constitution in the game with a second penalty in the 10th minute, but McKeown restored Lansdowne’s half time advantage to 10-6 with his second penalty in the 39th minute.

McKeown and Quinlan continued to exchange penalties in the ten minutes after the interval, to leave the Dubliners with a 13-9 lead entering the final quarter. The decisive score came in the 70th minute, when a strong attack on the Lansdowne line ended with centre Conor Cunningham claiming a vital touch down from a clever kick to the line by Quinlan, who added the points from in front of the posts.

Throughout, Constitution’s defence was sound and they saw out the final minutes to claim a famous victory. It will be Constitution’s first National Final at this level, and in it they are scheduled to meet Terenure College, who defeated UCD in the other semi final.

The final to be played next Saturday 12th April, with times to be confirmed early in the week.

Cork Con Team:

C.McAuliffe; G.Ryan, C.Cunningham, L.O’Connell, D.O’Sullivan; T.Quinlan, R.Foley; A.Slattery,M.Abbott, M.McTighe; G.Mullins, D.Moloney; D.Hurley, S.Dwyer, E.Beehinor. Replacements: M.O’Sullivan, S.Galvin, M.Coughlan, R.O’Halloran, J.Murphy, K.Clancy, A.Dorgan (all played).
 

Cork Con Scorers:

C.Cunningham 1T; T.Quinlan 3P1C.

Lansdowne Team:

I.Fitzpatrick; C.Ryan, S.Coughlan, R.B.Kearney, J.McCormack; C.McKeown, D.Henry; C.Ganly, S.Delahunt, O.Hefferan; S.Gardiner Capt.,R.Catlin; R.Tyrell, S.Keelan, J.O’Neill. Replacements: J.McKenna, E.Moffitt, J.O’Shea, R.Trayer, B.Ridgeway, W.Lappin, G.Molloy.
 

Lansdowne Scorers:

C.McKeown 1PT1C2P.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Greystones 30/03/2014

Competition: Under 20 Fraser McMullen Cup Quarter-final
U20 V Greystones
Score: 24-0 (Con score given first)
Venue: Temple Hill
Date: 30/03/2014
Referee: D.Collins
Report:

Cork Constitution U20 XV continued their successful season with a quarter final victory over Greystones at Temple Hill on Saturday afternoon in the Fraser McMullen Cup. They will now meet Lansdowne in the semi final, and have been favoured with another home draw. The tie will take place at Temple Hill next Saturday at a time to be confirmed.

First half tries for Constitution by Sonny Dwyer, Darragh Moloney and a penalty and two conversions by  Tomas Quinlan had Constitution 17-0 ahead at the break. Liam O’Connell had a try in the second half, again converted by Tomas Quinlan.

The greasy ball and wet pitch made it difficult for both sides to be accurate, but Constitution will be pleased that their game held up in the conditions.

The other quarter final results were: UCC   13   UCD   20
Lansdowne   44 Buccaneers   3
Terenure College 32   Bruff  7

The semi final pairings are Cork Constitution  v Lansdowne
    UCD  v Terenure College

To be played next Saturday 5th April, with times to be confirmed early in the week.

Cork Con Team:

C.McAuliffe; A.Dorgan, C.Cunningham, L.O’Connell, D.O’Sullivan; T.Quinlan, R.Foley; A.Slattery, S.Galvin, R.Burke; G.Mullins, D.Moloney; D.Hurley, S.Dwyer, E.Beehinor. Replacements: M.O’Sullivan, M.McTighe, M.Coughlan, R.O’Halloran, J.Murphy, K.Clancy, G.Ryan (all played).
 

Cork Con Scorers:

S.Dwyer 1T; D.Moloney 1T; L.O’Connell 1T; T.Quinlan 1P3C.
 

Cork Constitution FC U20 V UL-Bohemians 08/03/2014

Competition: Under 21 South Western Conference
U20 V UL-Bohemians
Score: 14 - 5 (Con score given first)
Venue: Annacotty
Date: 08/03/2014
Referee: T.O’Donoghue MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution won the U21 South Western Conference with a late late victory over UL-Bohemian at Annacotty on Saturday. Despite trailing 0-5 with time running out, the team showed great composure to score two tries in the final five minutes of play, to secure the title for only the second time.

Constitution have thus qualified for the Fraser McMullen Cup national competition for the second year in succession. Last season they lost a home semi-final to Dublin University. In the national quarter final this season, they will play either Greystones or Dublin University at Temple Hill on Sat. 29th April, epending on the outcome of an onjection.

At a wind swept Annacotty the game was scoreless at half time. UL scored the opening try from No.8 Cathal Flanagan in the 50th minute, but did not convert. Despite their best efforts Con could not break down the home defence until the final minutes, when Sonny Dwyer got a try following a 5 metre maul. Tomas Quinlan added the points, and for good measure, did likewise for Conor Cunningham’s try in the last play of the game.

Munster Junior Competition Manager, Paul Griffin, was on hand to present the Cup to the winning captain, Michael Murphy, who missed the game through injury.

The draw for the McMullen Cup quarter final, with Constitution’s game to be played on Sat 29th March:
Cork Constitution v Greystones or Dublin University
UCC v UCD
Lansdowne v Buccaneers
Terenure College v UL-Bohemian

Cork Con Team:

C.McAuliffe; C.Cunningham, L.O’Connell, D.O’Sullivan; T.Quinlan, R.Foley; A.Slattery, SGalvin, M.McTighe; D.Moloney, M.Coughlan; D.Huley, S.Dwyer, G.Mullins. Replacements: M.O’Sullivan, R.Flanagan, R.O’Halloran, J.Murphy, K.Clancy, S.Keating, A.Singleton.

 

Cork Con Scorers:

S.Dwyer 1T; C.Cunningham 1T; T.Quinlan 2C.

UL-Bohemians Team:

C.Ryan; C.Gilmore, A.Enright, M.Greene, A.McNamara; R.Burke, J.Murray; M.Kennedy, C.Harte, M.Morrissey; C.Irwin, S.Boyle; B.Bolger, E.Horan, C.Flanagan. Replacements: C.Trimble, K.Moore, E.Clancy, L.Hayes, G.Sheehan, D.McGrath.

UL-Bohemians Scorers:

Flanagan 1T.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Highfield 01/03/2014

Competition: Under 20 South Western Conference
U20 V Highfield
Score: 21 - 5 (Con score given first)
Venue: Templehill
Date: 01/03/2014
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution had a very comfortable win over Highfield in the U21 SW Conference game played at Mahon on Satrurday afternoon. Kieran Clancy scored the first try after 5 minutes, converted y Tomas Quinlan. On 25 minutes Andrew Dorgan touched down near the posts, and again converted by Quinlan to leave Constitution 14-0 at half time.

On 50 minutes, wing Darragh O’Sullivan scored in the right corner after a fine three-quarter movement, and Quinlan converted for 21-0.

Constitution were well in control throughout, but conceded a late consolation try to a gallant Highfield side.

Cork Con Team:

Chris McAuliffe; Kieran Clancy, Conor Cunningham, Liam O’Connell, Darragh O’Sullivan; Tomas Quinlan, Andrew Dorgan; Aidan Slattery, Sane Galvin, Mark McTighe; Gavin Mullins, Michael Coughlan; Dave Hurley, Sonny Dwyer, Bryan Moore. Replacements: Michael O’Sullivan, Ryan Flanagan, Jack Murphy, Rob O’Halloran, James Murray, Aaron Singleton, Pat Foley.

Cork Con Scorers:

K.Clancy 1T; A.Dorgan 1T; D.O’Sullivan 1T; T.Quinlan 3C
 

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Buccaneers 22/02/2014

Competition: U20 South Western Conference
U20 V Buccaneers
Score: 16 - 20 (Con score given first)
Venue: Templehill
Date: 22/02/2014
Referee: B.Brunt MAR.
Report:

Cork Constitution lost their first game in phase 2 of the Under 21 SW Conference at Temple Hill on Saturday. A strong physical Buccaneers side dominated play for much of the game, but missed chances by the home side proved costly in the end.

Buccaneers led 6-5 at the interval having played with the benefit of the strong south-westerly blowing to the pavilion corner. Constitution scrum half Ryan Foley scored a spectacular try in the 24th minute when he picked up near his own line and out-sprint the Buccaneers’ defence for a great solo try. However, two penalties by out half Ben Carty gave his side a 6-5 advantage at the interval.

Tomas Quinlan kicked a penalty in the 48th minute to give the home side the lead. However, he also missed a couple of penalty chances that might have given his side some further momentum. In the event, Buccs scored tries in the 53rd ad 68th minutes – the first a forward drive from a line-out, and the second when replacement Dan Kiely touched down. Carty converted both to leave his side well in control.

Aidan Slattery gave Constitution a slight chance with a try in the 78th minute, but the conversion was missed, and there no time for a further attack.

Constitution’s two games remaining are against Highfield, and UL-Bohemian, both away.

 

Cork Con Team:

C.McAuliffe; C.cAuliffe, S.Keating, L.O’Connell, A.Dorgan; T.Quinlan, R.Foley; M.McTighe, A.Slattery, M.O’Sullivan; M.Coughlan, J.Murphy; D.Huley, S.Dwyer, B.Moore. Replacements: S.Galvin, R.Flanagan, J.Murray, R.O’Halloran, M.O’Callaghan, D.O’Sullivan, K.Clancy.

Cork Con Scorers:

R.Foley 1T;  A.Slattery 1T; T.Quinlan 2P.

Buccaneers Team:

E.O’Reilly; B.Gilligan, S.Doyle, S.Dempsey, T.Finucane; B.Carty, R.Ashe; C.McGrath, C.Morrissey, J.Walsh; J.O’Rourke, C.Romaine; R.ooney, S.McGrath, E.Galvin. Replacements: T.Hynes, P.McLoughlin, D.Kiely, R.Dixon, B.Goode, C.Langan, H.Hughes.

Buccaneers Scorers:

J.O’Rourke 1T; D.Kiely 1T; B.Carty 2C2P

Cork Constitution FC U20 V NUI Galway 25/01/2014

Competition: Under 20 South Western Conference
U20 V NUI Galway
Score: 24 - 0 (Con score given first)
Venue: Mahon
Date: 25/01/2014
Referee: E.O’Shea MAR.
Report:

Cork Constitution won their sixth game in the U21 series at Mahon on Saturday afternoon against NUI Galway. However, unlike their facile win last week over Waterpark, they had to fight all the way against the Galway students. 

Chris McAuliffe and Ryan Foley scored first half tries, and Tomas Quinlan added one conversion for 12-0 at the break.

Ryan Foley scored his second try in the 62nd minute, and Andrew Dorgan secured the bonus point with a late try, which Quinlan converted.

Constitution’s three games remaining are against Highfield (a), Buccaneers (h) and UL-Bohemian (a).

Cork Con Team:

C.McAuliffe; D.O’Sullivan, S.Keating, L.O;’Callaghan, A.Dorgan; T.Quinla, R.Foley; M.O’Sullivan, S.Galvin, M.McTighe; M.Coughlan, G.Mullins; B.Moore, S.Dwyer, M.Murphy. Replacements: R.Flanagan, J.Murray, D.Hurley, R.O’Halloran, J.Murphy, K.Clancy, A.Singleton.

 

Cork Con Scorers:

R.Foley 2T;  C.McAuliffe 1T; A.Dorgan 1T; T.Quinlan 2C.

 

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Waterpark 18/01/2014

Competition: Under 20 South Western Conference
U20 V Waterpark
Score: 88 - 0 (Con score given first)
Venue: Mahon
Date: 18/01/2014
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution won their fifth game in the U21 series at Mahon on Saturday afternoon against a depleted Waterpark side.

Tries came thick and fast as the home side cut loose from the start. They had scored ten tries by half time, with flanker Sonny Dwyer bagging four, to lead 55-0. In the second period they were unrelenting, and added a further 33 points from another five tries.

After five games, Constitution share the lead in the South-Western Conference with Buccaneers on 33 points each. UCC and UL-Bohemian are next, each on 28 points.

Constitution’s four games remaining are against NUIG at home next Saturday; Highfield (a), Buccaneers (h) and UL-Bohemian (a).

Cork Con Team:

K.Clancy; C.McAuliffe, A.Singleton, M.O’Callaghan, D.O’Sullivan; L.O’Connell, A.Dorgan; M.O’Sullivan, R.Flanagan, M.McTighe; J.Murphy, M.Coughlan; G.Mullins, S.Dwyer, B.Moore. Replacements: S.Galvin, J.Murray, R.O’Halloran, S.O’Sullivan, S.Ketaing, L.McManagan, P.Foley.
 

Cork Con Scorers:

S.Dwyer 4T; S.Keating 3T4C; C.McAuliffe 2T; M.O’Callaghan 1T2C; A.Singleton 1T; M.Coughlan 1T; B.Moore 1T; M.O’Sullivan 1T; D.O’Sullivan 1T; L.O’Connell 3C.
 

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Shannon 23/12/2013

Competition: Under 21 South Western Conference
U20 V Shannon
Score: 23 - 20 (Con score given first)
Venue: Coonagh
Date: 23/12/2013
Referee: A.Costelloe MAR
Report:

For the second week in succession, Cork Constitution won the points in Limerick with a narrow, but deserved victory over Shannon at Coonagh. Last week they triumphed at Dooradoye over Garryowen  by a single point, and again this weekend they had to fight all the way before prevailing with a late late try.

Tomas Quinlan gave Constitution an early lead from a penalty, before Shannon took the lead with a try. Mid-way in the half Sonny Dwyer scored a try for Constitution and before the break Quinlan added a penalty for an 11-5 lead.

The second period was nip and tuck with lead changing four times. First Shannon scored a try for 11-12. Then No.8 Mike Murphy scored for Constitution, converted by Quinlan for 18-12. Shannon hit back with an unconverted try for 18-17 and then had a successful penalty to take the lead 18-20. However, Constitution had the final say with a try by scrum half Andrew Dorgan in the last minute.

After four games, Constitution with four wins and three bonus points, they share the lead with Buccaneers and UL-Bohemian, all on 19 points. Next Saturday Constitution have a home tie with Galwegians in their final game before Christmas.
 

Cork Con Team:

C.Cunningham; C.McAuliffe, S.Keating, M.O’Callaghan, D.O’Sullivan; T.Quinlan, R.Foley; M.O’Sullivan, A.Slattery, M.McTighe; G.Mullins, M.Coughlan; R.O’Halloran, S.Dwyer, M.Murphy Capt.Replacements: R.Flanagan, S.Galvin, J.Murphy, D.Hurley, A.Dorgan, K.Clancy, A.Singleton.

Cork Con Scorers:

S.Dwyer 1T; M.Murphy 1T; A.Dorgan 1T; T.Quinlan 1C2P

Shannon Team:
Shannon Scorers:

3T 1C 1P.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Garryowen 26/11/2013

Competition: U21 South Western Conference
U20 V Garryowen
Score: 24-23 (Con score given first)
Venue: Dooradoyle
Date: 26/11/2013
Referee: A.Brace MAR
Report:

Cork Constitution scored a notable victory over their oldest adversaries Garryowen at Dooradoyle on Saturday. Played on the all-weather pitch, it was a tight affair, but Constitution just shaded it in the end.

Constitution led 19-11 at the break. Sonny Dwyer and team captain, Michael Murphy scored tries. Tomas Quinlan converted one and added a second when Garryowen conceded a penalty try to the strong scrummaging Con pack. Garryowen’s scores came from a try and two penalties.

In the second half, Garryowen hit back with two tries, one converted, to lead 23-19. The winning bonus point score came from fine team play, an unconverted try scored by Aaron Singleton.

After three games, Constitution lead the table with three wins and three bonus points.

Cork Con Team:

C.Cunningham; C.McAuliffe, S.Keating, M.O’Callaghan, D.O’Sullivan; T.Quinlan, R.Foley; M.O’Sullivan, A.Slattery, M.McTighe; G.Mullins, M.Coughlan; R.O’Halloran, S.Dwyer, M.Murphy Capt.Replacements: R.Flanagan, S.Galvin, J.Murphy, R.O’Halloran, D.Hurley, A.Dorgan, K.Clancy, A.Singleton.

 

Cork Con Scorers:

S.Dwyer 1T; M.Murphy 1T; C.McAuliffe 1T; A.Singleton 1T; Pen Try T.Quinlan 2C.

Garryowen Team:
Garryowen Scorers:

3T; 1C; 2P.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Sundays Well 09/11/2013

Competition: Under 21 South Western Conference
U20 V Sundays Well
Score: 67 - 5 (Con score given first)
Venue: Temple Hill
Date: 09/11/2013
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution had a very comfortable win over Sundays Well in the Under 21 South Western Conference tie at Mahon on Saturday afternoon. Despite the inclement conditions, Constitution made sure of victory with a tremendous first half effort that yielded six tries for a 34-0 lead at the interval.

Despite the deficit Sundays Well fought well and were rewarded with a second half try. However, Constitution continued their superiority and scored a further five tries. The Constitution forwards were too well organised for their opponents and between them scored eight of the eleven tries, with out half Tomas Quinlan adding six conversions.
 

Cork Con Team:

Kieran Clancy; Chris McAuliffe, Seamus Keating, Mark O’Callaghan, Darragh O’Sullivan; Tomas Quinlan, Andrew Dorgan; Michael O’Sullivan, Aidan Slattery, Mark McTighe; Gavin Mullins, Michael Coughlan; Rob O’Halloran, Sonny Dwyer, Michael Murphy. Replacements: Max Abbott, Rory Burke, Jack Murphy, David Hurley, Conor Cunningham, Shane O’Sullivan, Simon McCarthy.
 

Cork Con Scorers:

S.Dwyer 3T; A.Slattery 2T; M.Murphy 2T; C.McAuliffe 1T; S.Keating 1T; D.O’Sullivan 1T; S.McCarthy 1T; T.Quinlan 6C.

Sundays Well Team:
Sundays Well Scorers:

Cork Constitution FC U20 V UCC 20/04/2013

Competition: U21 South-Cup
U20 V UCC
Score: 35 - 10 (Con score given first)
Venue: Mardyke
Date: 20/04/2013
Referee: K. Barry
Report:

Cork Constitution had a comprehensive win over a depleted UCC team in the Under 21 South Cup semi final at the Mardyke on Wednesday evening. Played in very difficult conditions, Constitution controlled the game from the start and led 22-5 at the interval.

Cork Con Team:

S.Glynn; R.Fenton, C.O’Halloran, C.McGovern, S.Keohane; B.Monohan, P.O’Leary; J.Rochford, C.Scannell, C.Keane; Y.Browne, D.O’Brien; B.Fitzgerald, D.Nolan, P.Derham.

Cork Con Scorers:

Y.Browne 2T; S.Glynn 1T; B.Fitzgerald 1T; D.Nolan 1T; B.Monohan 1C1P.

UCC Team:
UCC Scorers:

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Dublin University 24/03/2013

Competition: U21 Fraser McMullan cup
U20 V Dublin University
Score: 13 - 19 (Con score given first)
Venue: Temple Hill
Date: 24/03/2013
Referee: E.Kenny
Report:

Cork Constitution lost to Dublin University in the re-scheduled McMullen Cup quarter final at Temple Hill on Good Friday afternoon.

The students scored two first half tries to lead 12-0, before Constitution got into the game with a penalty try converted by Cian McGovern

Trinity scored a decisive try in the 5th minute of the second half. However, McGovern kicked two second half penalties to keep Con’s hopes alive, and in a tense finish, they attacked the line and were unlucky not to be awarded a try, but the referee did not see the probable touchdown.

 

Cork Con Team:

D.McNamara; C.O’Halloran, S.Glynn; C.McGovern , S.Keohane; B.Monohan, P.O’Leary; P.O’Sullivan, C.Scannell, C.Keane; Y.Browne, D.O’Brien; B.Fitzgerald, D.Nolan, P.Derham.

 

Cork Con Scorers:

Pen Try; C.McGovern 1C2P.

Dublin University Team:
Dublin University Scorers:

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Galwegians 09/03/2013

Competition: U21 South-Western Conference
U20 V Galwegians
Score: 34 - 18 (Con score given first)
Venue: Glenina, Galway.
Date: 09/03/2013
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution won their final South-Western Conference game of the season at the Glenina on Saturday with a fine display of open attacking rugby. They led 15-11 at half time having scored two tries, and went on to gain a bonus point with three second half tries.
The result secures second place in the South Western Conference and a home qurter final tie against Dublin University.
 

Cork Con Team:

S.Glynn; S.Hartnett, R.Fenton, C.O’Halloran, S.Keohane; B.Monahan, P.O’Leary; C.Keane, R.Daly, J.Rochford; Y.Browne, D.O’Brien; M.O’Mahony, D.Nolan, P.Derham.

Cork Con Scorers:

P.Derham 1T; S.Glynn 1T; D.Nolan 1T; C.O’Halloran 1T; C.McGovern 1T,1P,3C.

Galwegians Team:
Galwegians Scorers:

Cork Constitution FC U20 V UCC 23/02/2013

Competition: U21 South-Western Conference
U20 V UCC
Score: 27 - 18 (Con score given first)
Venue: Temple Hill / Lakelands
Date: 23/02/2013
Referee: T.Cronin
Report:

Cork Constitution gained a notable win over University College at Lakelands in the South Western Conference on Saturday.

Constitution led 8-6 at half time. Aaron McSweeney kicked two early penalties for College. Brendan Monohan scored a try for Constitution on the half hour mark and kicked a penalty just before the break.

In the second half they forged ahead with a penalty from Monohan. Cian McGovern scored the first try in the 47th minute and converted. Ten minutes later Paul Derham scored the second try, also converted by McGovern. College hit back with a try in the 70th minute by Jack O’Sullivan, converted by McSweeney. Seamus Glynn scored Con’s third try in the 78th minute. College scored a consolation try by Kieran Frost in the final minute.

Constitution now share top place in the league table on 29 points with Young Munster who have a game in hand. There are tow games remaining, at home to Dolphin next week, and away to Galwegians in two weeks.

Cork Con Team:

S.Glynn; S.Hartnett, C.McGovern , G.Murray; C.O’Halloran, R.Fenton; B.Monohan, P.O’Leary; J.Rochford, R.Daly, C.Keane; Y.Browne, M.O’Mahony; L.O’Brien, A.Mintern, P.Derham.

Cork Con Scorers:

C.McGovern 1T; P.Derham 1T; S.Glynn 1T; B.Monohan 1T1P2C

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Shannon 09/02/2013

Competition: U21 South-Western Conference
U20 V Shannon
Score: 17 - 0 (Con score given first)
Venue: Temple Hill
Date: 09/02/2013
Referee: F. Buttimer
Report:

Cork Constitution defeated Shannon in the U21 South Western Conference at Temple Hill on Saturday, but only after overcoming a stern rearguard defence by the visitors.

In fact, it took Constitution 62 minutes to get the first score on the board, despite having majority possession throughout. However, their attacking play was very limited, though credit to Shannon for making it as difficult as possible.

In the end it was No.8 Paul Derham who found the way to the line, for Brendan Monohan to add the conversion. By then Shannon had lost a few players and the scrums were not contested thereafter, which took a bit of sting out of the competition. Monohan kicked a penalty in the 75th minute for 10-0, and deep into injury time he added the conversion points to a try by Andrew Mintern.

Cork Con Team:

D.McNamara; C.O’Halloran, S.Glynn, C.McGovern, S.Keohane; B.Monohan, P.O’Leary; J.Rochford, C.Scannell, C.Keane; D.O’Brien, M.O’Mahony; B.Fitzgerald, D.Nolan, P.Derham.

Cork Con Scorers:

P.Derham 1T; A.Mintern 1T; C.McGovern 1P2C.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Highfield 02/02/2013

Competition: U21 South-Western Conference
U20 V Highfield
Score: 47 - 15 (Con score given first)
Venue: Woodleigh Park
Date: 02/02/2013
Referee: D.O’Flynn
Report:

Cork Constitution defeated Highfield to take leadership of the South-Western Conference league table at Woodleigh Park on Saturday.

Constitution scored seven tries to gather up a bonus point after leading 33-8 at the break. However, Highfield had drawn first blood with a penalty from Dave Eustace after 5 minutes. Con got on the score sheet on 15 minutes with a try by Cian McGovern, converted by Brendan Monohan. But then Con put the game beyond Highfield’s reach with a three-try blitz from Sean Keohane (2) and Seamus Glynn. Monohan added two conversions. George French scored an unconverted try for Highfield before Rory Fenton rounded off another fine Con movement. Monohan added the conversion for a major half time lead.

In the second period Constitution added two tries from Sean Keohane and Seamus Glynn, both converted by Monohan. Highfield had a late consolation try by Robert O’Keeffe converted by Darragh O’Keeffe.

Cork Con Team:

D.McNamara; S.Keohane, C.McGovern, S.Glynn, R.Fenton; B.Monahan, P.O’Leary; J.Rochford, C.Scannell, C.Keane; M.O’Mahony, D.O’Brien; B.Fitzgerald, D.Nolan, P.Derham.

Cork Con Scorers:

S.Keohane 3T; S.Glynn 2T; C.McGovern 1T; R.Fenton1T; B.Monahan 6C.

Highfield Scorers:

G.French 1T; R.O’Keeffe 1T; D.Eustace 1P; D.O’Keeffe 1C.
 

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Thomond-Richmond 24/11/2012

Competition: U21 South Western Conference
U20 V Thomond-Richmond
Score: 27 - 12 (Con score given first)
Venue: LIT
Date: 24/11/2012
Referee: D.Noonan
Report:

Cork Constitution travelled to Limerick and won for there second time to keep up their challenge in the U21 SW Conference.

Sean Keohane opened the scoring for Constitution from a good back line movement to score in the corner. Cian McGovern converted. Yasin Browne added a second try before half time for 10-0 at the break.

Thomond came into the game in the second period with two tries, but Constitution also got two tries from Yasin Browne and a penalty try, converted by Brendan Monohan, who also kicked a penalty before the end.

Cork Con Team:

S.Glynn; R.Fenton, C.O’Halloran, C.McGovern, R.Fenton; B.Monohan, P.O’Leary; J.Rochford, R.Daly, C.Keane; Y.Browne, D.O’Brien; M.O’Mahony, D.Nolan, B.Fitzgerald. Replacements: C.Scannell, J.Quirke, P.Derham, E.Quirke, B.Crowl

Cork Con Scorers:

S.Keohane 1T; D.McNamara 1T; Y.Browne 1T; 1Pen Try; B.Monohan 1P1C; C.McGovern 1C.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V UL-Bohemian 03/11/2012

Competition: U21 South-Western Conference
U20 V UL-Bohemian
Score: 21 - 16 (Con score given first)
Venue: Annacotty
Date: 03/11/2012
Referee: D.Noonan
Report:

Cork Constitution won a vital South-Western Conference game against UL-Bohemian at Annacotty on Saturday. They trailed 6-9 at the interval, but scored two second half tries to emerge deserving winners.

In difficult conditions Cian McGovern kept Constitution in touch with two first half penalties to three penalties by Bohs.

Rory Fenton gave Constitution the lead in the 45th minute when he collected Brendan Monohan’s grubber kick to score the first try. Cian McGovern stretched the lead to 14-9 with a penalty, and then added the points to Brendan Monohan’s 65th minute intercept try.

UL got a consolation try in the final minutes, but Constitution had done enough to claim the points.

Cork Con Team:

S.Glynn; S.Hartnett, C.McGovern , G.Murray; C.O’Halloran, R.Fenton; B.Monohan, P.O’Leary; J.Rochford, B.Vaughan, C.Keane; Y.Browne, M.O’Mahony; L.O’Brien, A.Mintern, P.Derham.

Cork Con Scorers:

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Garryowen 20/10/2012

Competition: U21 South-Western Conference
U20 V Garryowen
Score: 27 - 10 (Con score given first)
Venue: Temple Hill / Lakelands
Date: 20/10/2012
Referee: Tom Cronin
Report:

Cork Constitution won their South-Western Conference tie with Garryowen at the Lakelands pitch on Saturday. After a tentative first half, Constitution led 6-3 at half time from two penalties by Cian McGovern to one from Garryowen.

Cian O’Halloran’s try in the 50th minute, converted by McGovern, gave Constitution a 13-3 lead, but Garryowen struck back with a try and conversion for 13-10 after 60 minutes.

Constitution’s match winner was flanker Dean Nolan, who scored two tries in the final quarter. In the 61st minute, he went though the middle to score at the posts, for McGovern to add the points. And in the final minutes he scored from a line out that was mauled to the line. McGovern again added the points to complete the scoring.

Cork Con Team:

S.Glynn; S.Hartnett, R.Fenton, G.Murray, A.Fullen; B.Monahan, P.O’Leary; C.Keane, R.Daly, J.Rochford; Y.Browne, D.O’Brien; M.O’Mahony, D.Nolan, P.Derham.

Cork Con Scorers:

R.Fenton 2T; P.Derham 1T; C.Keane 1T; S.Glynn 1T; Y.Browne 1T; B.Monohan 1T1P3C.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Young Munster 13/10/2012

Competition: U21 South-Western Conference
U20 V Young Munster
Score: 11 - 18 (Con score given first)
Venue: Greenfields
Date: 13/10/2012
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution lost their second South-Western Conference game against Young Munster at Greenfields on Saturday.

Young Munster got off the mark after five minutes with a penalty by Evan Mulcahy. Constitution got level after 20 minutes when Cian McGovern replied with a penalty, but Young Munster got the decisive score immediately when wing Harry McNulty scored from third phase of play after the kick off, to leave the half time score at 8-3 to the home side.

In the 50th Constitution won a line out near the Munster’s line and from the maul Dave O’Brien got the touchdown to draw the team level. Then Constitution forged ahead on the hour mark with a second penalty by McGovern.

However, Constitution again conceded an easy penalty in front of the posts to give Mulchay the penalty opportunity that he converted for eleven points each. Thereafter Constitution were unable to take some good scoring chances. Then, in the final minutes, from a kick to the corner Young Munster got field position, and when Constitution were unable to clear, Young Munster’s second row Brendan McSweeny  scored a fortunate try at the posts from some scrappy play. Mulcahy converted to give his side victory.

However, in the last play Constitution almost retrieved the game, but a knock forward at the line cost a try.

Cork Con Team:

S.Glynn; S.Hartnett, C.O’Halloran, R.Fenton, G.Murray; C.McGovern, P.O’Leary; J.Rochford, C.Scannell, C.Keane; Y.Browne, D.O’Brien; M.O’Mahony, D.Nolan, P.Derham.

Cork Con Scorers:

D.O’Brien 1T; C.McGovern 2P.

Young Munster Team:

S.Markham; P.Ryan, H.McNulty, E.Carr, C.Murphy; S.O’Leary, E.Mulcahy; E.Ryan, D.Montgomery, G.Ryan; J.Considine, B.McSweeney; B.Danagher, C.McDonagh, D.Ryan.

Young Munster Scorers:

Cork Constitution FC U20 V NUI Galway 06/10/2012

Competition: U21 South-Western Conference
U20 V NUI Galway
Score: 44 - 8 (Con score given first)
Venue: Temple Hill / Lakelands
Date: 06/10/2012
Referee: Tom Cronin
Report:

Cork Constitution won their first South-Western Conference outing of the season at the Lakelands pitch on Saturday with a fine display of open attacking rugby.

Constitution led 25-0 at half time, scoring four tries to ensure a bonus point, and a penalty. They then added another three tries in the second half, while the students scored a late try and penalty.

Try scoring honours went to Rory Fenton who bagged a brace of tries, while Brendan Monohan scored a  try and penalty, and also converted three of the seven tries.

Cork Con Team:

S.Glynn; S.Hartnett, R.Fenton, G.Murray, A.Fullen; B.Monahan, P.O’Leary; C.Keane, R.Daly, J.Rochford; Y.Browne, D.O’Brien; M.O’Mahony, D.Nolan, P.Derham.

Cork Con Scorers:

R.Fenton 2T; P.Derham 1T; C.Keane 1T; S.Glynn 1T; Y.Browne 1T; B.Monohan 1T1P3C.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Various 15/09/2012

Competition: Waterpark RFC Ellickson U21 Tournament
U20 V Various
Score: below (Con score given first)
Venue: Waterpark RFC
Date: 15/09/2012
Referee:
Report:

 

Cork Constitution U21 XV retained the Ellickson Trophy at the Waterpark RFC annual U21 tournament on Saturday.
 
Terenure College 0-3
Dolphin 21-0
Waterpark 17-0
Highfield 12-3
Final: Terenure College 17-0
Cork Con Team:

S.Keohane, R.Fenton, S.Hartnett, S.Glynn, G.Murray, B.Monahan, P.O’Leary, E.Quirke; C.Keane, J.Rochford, P.O’Sullivan, R.Daly, C.Scannell, M.O’Mahony, Y.Browne, D.Nolan, P.Derham, L.O’Brien, B.Ferguson, R.McLoughlin.

Cork Con Scorers:

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Dolphin 24/04/2012

Competition: U21 South Munster Cup Final
U20 V Dolphin
Score: 16 - 10 (Con score given first)
Venue: Mahon Park
Date: 24/04/2012
Referee: Kieran Barry (retired injured)
Report:

Cork Constitution avenged their defeat in the South Western Conference play-off with a thrilling win to retain the South Munster Cup at Mahon Park on Tuesday evening. A big crowd witnessed a thoroughly entertaining and extremely competitive game that went to the wire.

Boosted by eight of the Munster Junior Cup winning team, Constitution took a 12 minute lead with a penalty by Sean Og Murphy. Eamon Mills equalised for Dolphin mid-way in the half, but Murphy restored Con’s lead with a second penalty on the half hour mark. The play was vibrant throughout with the two sets of forwards evenly matched, but the pace of the Constitution backs troubled the Dolphin defence, who tended to come out of alignment too quickly.

On the resumption, Murphy kicked his third penalty for an off side infringement by the Dolphin backs. Cathal Quinn slid through for a splendid try on 55 minutes after a clever break by Sean Og Murphy set up the chance. Murphy converted for a 16-3 lead.

Trouble loomed for Constitution in the 60th minute when influential No.8 Simon Hanbidge was sin-binned for a high tackle, and immediately the Dolphin forwards raised their effort. However, Con were well served by heroic tackling led by Brian Vaughan and Dean Nolan.

Dolphin No.8 Ryan Murphy eventually broke through for a try in the 72nd minute after a series of goal line drives, and while Mills converted to close the gap to six points, Constitution held out in the final minutes.

Padraig Higgins, South Munster Branch Hon.Treasurer, was on hand to present the M.J.Scanlan Cup and medals to the Brian Vaughan and his team.

Cork Con Team:

B.Monhan; E.O’Donnell, J.Holland, G.Murray, C.Quinn; S.Murphy, A.Kelleher; J.Rochford, K.Stokes, C.Keane; D.O’Brien, Y.Browne; D.Nolan, B.Vaughan Capt., S.Hanbidge.

Cork Con Scorers:

C.Quinn 1T; S.Murphy 3P1C.

Dolphin Team:

B.O’Rahilly; E.O’Shaughnessy, R.Caplice, E.Carroll,, R.Culhane; E.Mills, C.Bannon; S.Randle, J.Cleary, I.Mullarkey; D.O’Brien, D.O’Mahony; J.Hind, K.Ryan, R.Murphy.

Dolphin Scorers:

R.Murphy 1T; E.Mills 1P1C

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Dolphin 17/03/2012

Competition: U21 SW Conference Play-off
U20 V Dolphin
Score: 17 - 18 (Con score given first)
Venue: Musgrave Park
Date: 17/03/2012
Referee: K.Barry
Report:

Cork Constitution lost by a point against Dolphin on a back pitch at Musgrave Park on Saturday to end their quest for qualification for this season’s Under 21 league competititon. Recent injuries to Cian McGovern, Brendan Monohan, Cathal O’Flaherty and Brian Vaughan deprived the side of their regular starters, but their replacements gave a strong show and only failed by the smallest margin. 

Dolphin got off to the best possible start, and led 15-3 after 35 minutes, through tries by Brian O’Rahilly and Stephen Randles. Eamon Mills converted one and also kicked a penalty. Con’s only reply came from a Sean Murphy penalty. Graham Murray gave his side hope with a try just on half time, converted by Murphy, to trail 10-15 at the break. 

Mills kicked a vital penalty for Dolphin on the hour mark to stretch their lead. When Simon Hanbidge scored for Constitution in the 78th minute, with a successful conversion by Murphy, it gave Con a flicker of hope, but Dolphin saw out time to take the spoils.

Cork Con Team:

B.Neville; E.O’Donnell, C.Quinn, G.Murray, T.Harrington; S.Murphy, A.Kelleher; J.Rochford, K.Stokes, C.Keane; D.O’Brien, Y.Browne; D.Nolan, D.Mullins, S.Hanbidge.

Cork Con Scorers:

G.Murray 1T; S.Hanbidge 1T; S.Murphy 1P2C.

Dolphin Scorers:

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Competition: U21 SW Conference
U20 V UL Bohemian
Score: 3 - 10 (Con score given first)
Venue: Annacotty
Date: 04/02/2012
Referee: C. Dawson
Report:

Cork Constitution went down to UL-Bohemian in poor conditions on a back pitch at Annacotty on Saturday in their final league tie of the series.

UL-Bohs scored an unconverted try in each half, while Sean Og Murphy kicked a second half penalty to earn a losing bonus point for Constitution.

Constitution finish with 25 points from seven games. UL Bohemian are in second place with 21 points from six games played, with a home game to come against Garryowen. However Garryowen, who have three games remaining, are on 17 points and could contend for honours also.

Cork Con Team:

B.Monohan; E.O’Donnell, C.McGovern, G.Murray, THarrington; S.Murphy, A.Kelleher; J.Rochford, B.Vaughan Capt., C.Keane; D.O’Brien, Y.Browne; D.Nolan, D.Mullins, S.Hanbidge.

Cork Con Scorers:

CorkConstitution: S.Murphy 1P

UL Bohemian Team:
UL Bohemian Scorers:

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Highfield 21/01/2012

Competition: U21 SW Conference
U20 V Highfield
Score: 35 - 6 (Con score given first)
Venue: Temple Hill
Date: 21/01/2012
Referee: T.Cremin
Report:

Cork Constitution completed their section of the U21 South West Conference with a fine win over Highfield at Temple Hill on Saturday. The bonus point win leaves them well clear at the top of their league section and they can now look forward to the national play-off phase.

Highfield started strongly and their pack were on top in the opening exchanges. They opened the scoring with a penalty after just 3  minutes. Sean Og Murphy missed a penalty chance on 9 minutes for Constitution, but converted a try by Cathal Quinn following a slick break by Cian McGovern a minute later. Highfield closed the gap with a second penalty after 20 minutes, but Murphy put Constitution 13-6 ahead at the break with two further penalties.

Flanker Dean Nolan ran in the second try after 6 minutes of the second half, and in the 52nd minute right wing Eoin O’Donnell cut in from his wing to score a fine try at the posts. Murphy added the points for a 25-6 lead. Cathal Quinn scored the fourth try to ensure the bonus point after 68 minutes and Simon Hanbidge rounded off a fine team performance with a run in from 60 metres in the 70th minute.

Cork Con Team:

B.Monohan; E.O’Donnell, C.McGovern, G.Murray, C.Quinn; S.Murphy, A.Kelleher; C.Keane, B.Vaughan Capt., D.O’Connell; D.O’Brien, Y.Browne; D.Nolan, D.Mullins, S.Hanbidge.

Cork Con Scorers:

C.Quinn 2T; D.Nolan 1T; E.O’Donnell 1T; S.Hanbidge 1T;  S.Murphy 2P2C.

Highfield Team:
Highfield Scorers:

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Thomond 14/01/2012

Competition: U21 SW Conference
U20 V Thomond
Score: 32 - 19 (Con score given first)
Venue: Woodview
Date: 14/01/2012
Referee: P. O'Connor
Report:

Cork Constitution overcame the challenge of Thomond at Woodview on Saturday with a five try bonus point win. Taking the initiative from the outset, they led 15-0 at half time, and although conceding 19 points in the second period, they still had 15 points in hand at the end.

First half tries from James Sullivan (two) and Dylan Mullins gave Constitution a comfortable half time position, but Thomond showed their spirit in the second period with a strong comeback. However, two tries by Cian McGovern, both converted by Sean Og Murphy who also kicked a penalty, left Con well in control at the finish.

The victory leaves Constitution with 19 points after five games, two ahead of UL-Bohemian and Garryowen, though the latter have a game in hand.

Cork Con Team:
Cork Con Scorers:

J.Sullivan 2T; C.McGovern 1T; N.O’Connell 1T; D.Mullins 1T, S.Murphy 1P1C.

Thomond Team:
Thomond Scorers:

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Buccaneers 19/11/2011

Competition: U21 SW Conference
U20 V Buccaneers
Score: 40 - 10 (Con score given first)
Venue: Temple Hill
Date: 19/11/2011
Referee: Declan Fuller
Report:

Cork Constitution scored a bonus-point win over Buccaneers in the South Western Conference on Saturday at Temple Hill. They registered three tries in the first half and led 23-3 at the break. A further two tries were added in the second as Buccaneers to their credit made it a good entertaining game. 

Tom Harrington got the first try in the left corner after just 4 minutes. Buccaneers out half Tim Clifford dropped a neat goal in the 7th minute to put his side on the score board, but they failed to add from two later penalty attempts, whereas Sean Og Murphy was successful from penalties in the 25th and 34th minutes. In the 37th minute James Rochford got possession from a line out at half way and made a great burst to the Buccaneers’ 22 metre line. Quick hands put the ball across the line, and right wing Eoin O’Donnell finished with the try. Just before the break Simon Hanbidge made another incisive break, and this time Cathal Quinn finished to the posts. Murphy added the extras for 23-3 at the break. 

Centre Graham Murray slipped over for the fourth try in the 44th minute, after a neat step and pass by out half Sean Murphy, to which he added the points. Buccaneers got a deserved try in the 50th minute when impressive full back Robbie Henshaw cut through the Con line and scored at the posts. Steward Flynn kicked the conversion. Sean Murphy added a 74th minute penalty and converted a second try by Cathal Quinn in the 78th minute to complete the scoring.

Cork Con Team:

Cork Constitution: C.Quinn; E.O’Donnell, C.McGovern, G.Murray, T.Harrington; S.Murphy, A.Kelleher; J.Rochford, B.Vaughan Capt., C.Keane; D.O’Brien, Y.Browne; D.Mullins, S.Hanbidge, C.Flaherty.

Cork Con Scorers:

C.Quinn 2T; T.Harrington 1T; E.O’Donnell 1T; G.Murray 1T; S.Murphy 3P3C.

Buccaneers Scorers:

R.Henshaw 1T; T.Clifford 1C; S.Flynn 1P.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V NUIG 12/11/2011

Competition: U21 SW Conference
U20 V NUIG
Score: 75 - 9 (Con score given first)
Venue: NUIG Sports Complex, Dangan.
Date: 12/11/2011
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution travelled to NUI Galway on Saturday and claimed the points in a one-sided contest. Leading 49-9 at half time with seven converted tries, they continued in the same vein in the second period for a facile victory.

Cork Con Team:

C.Quinn; E.O’Donnell, C.McGovern, G.Murray, T.Harrington; S.Murphy, A.Kelleher; C.Keane, B.Vaughan Capt., J.Rochford; D.O’Brien, Y.Browne; D.Mullins, S.Hanbidge, C.Flaherty.

Cork Con Scorers:

C.Quinn 3T; E.O’Donnell 2T; S.Murphy 2T10C; A.Kelleher 1T; G.Murray 1T;

NUIG Team:
NUIG Scorers:

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Galwegians 22/10/2011

Competition: U21 SW Conference
U20 V Galwegians
Score: 15 - 10 (Con score given first)
Venue: Temple Hill
Date: 22/10/2011
Referee: K. Barry
Report:

Constitution defeated Galwegians in a tight encounter at Temple Hill on Saturday. After the disappointment of losing to Garryowen last week in the opening game of the South West Conference, it was understandable that they approached the game cautiously and regularly sought territorial advantage. However, they found Galwegians up for the game, were well able to defend and counter Con’s attacks, and in the end were well worth the losing bonus point.

Sean Murphy kicked a 12th minute penalty for an early lead that held until the 39th minute when Darragh Leader equalised for Galwegians.

The game opened up a little in the second period and Cathal Quinn made some probing runs before finishing in the left corner after 56 minutes. Murphy added an excellent conversion for a 10-3 lead. Kieran Stokes replaced Constitution captain, Brian Vaughan who had a fine game, on the hour mark and he scored the decisive try in the right corner in the 74th minute. Then from the kick off Con failed to clear, and prop Paul Griffin struck for a try at the posts. Leader converted, but Con saw out the final 10 minutes  for the win.

Cork Con Team:

B.Monohan; E.O’Donnell, C.McGovern, G.Murray, T.Harrington; S.Murphy, A.Kelleher; C.Keane, B.Vaughan Capt., J.Flannery; D.O’Brien, Y.Browne; B.Fitzgerald, D.Mullins, S.Hanbidge.

Cork Con Scorers:

C.Quinn 1T; K.Stokes 1T; S.Murphy 1P1C

Galwegians Team:

G.O’Brien; A.Fallon, P.Jennings, M.Dever, R.Burke; D.Leader, M.Walsh; P.Griffin, C.O’Connell, G.Fahy; I.Tarney, A.Crowley; D.O’Doherty, N.Dillon, D.Deegan

Galwegians Scorers:

P.Griffin 1T; D.Leader 1P1C

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Garryowen 08/10/2011

Competition: U21 SW Conference
U20 V Garryowen
Score: 7 - 18 (Con score given first)
Venue: Dooradoyle
Date: 08/10/2011
Referee: A.Darcy
Report:

Constitution lost their opening U21 SW Conference match with Garryowen at Dooradoyle on Saturday.  Garryowen scored a try, conversion and penalty before Eoin O’Donnell got Constitution on the score sheet. Sean Murphy converted to leave Garryowen leading 10-7 at half time.

In the second period Garryowen got an opportunist try and added a penalty. Despite a strong finish Constitution got no further reward for their efforts.

Cork Con Team:

B.Monohan; E.O’Donnell, C.McGovern, G.Murray, T.Harrington; S.Murphy, A.Kelleher; C.Keane, B.Vaughan, J.Flannery; D.O’Brien, Y.Browne; B.Fitzgerald, J.Daly, S.Hanbidge.

Cork Con Scorers:

: E.O’Donnell 1T; S.Murphy 1C

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Highfield 13/04/2011

Competition: Under 21 South Munster Cup Final
U20 V Highfield
Score: 22 - 5 (Con score given first)
Venue: Musgrave Park
Date: 13/04/2011
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution Under 21 XV wound up their season when they claimed the South Munster U21 Cup at Musgrave Park on Wednesday evening. 

Ronan Barry scored the first try after 8 minutes when he took Darragh Dunne’s pass to go over near the posts. Cian McGovern added the conversion and later kicked a penalty in the 37th minute. Highfield were very much in the game throughout the half, as their forwards drove at every opportunity, and they were rewarded with a try by their No.8 just before half time. 

Cathal O’Flaherty scored a try for Constitution from a 5 metre scrum in the 43rd minute and Darragh Dunne kicked the conversion to extend the lead to 17-5. A skirmish in the 10th minute led to a flurry of yellow cards, and then play was held up for 10 minutes as an injury to Bryan Cagney was attended to. The play became ragged thereafter, and subsequently Constitution sealed victory with a try by Cathal Quinn in the right corner in the final minutes.

Cork Con Team:

E.Donnell; C.Quinn, C.McGovern, T.Harrington, J.Sullivan; D.Dunne, A.Kelleher; B.Cagney, B.Vaughan, J.Flannery; D.O’Mahony, P.Dooley Capt.;  S.Hanbidge, R.Barry, C.O’Flaherty.

Cork Con Scorers:

R.Barry 1T; C.O’Flaherty 1T; C.Quinn 1T; C.McGovern 1P1C; D.Dunne 1C.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Lansdowne 01/04/2011

Competition: Fraser McMullen Cup Semi final
U20 V Lansdowne
Score: 6 - 8 (Con score given first)
Venue: Temple Hill
Date: 01/04/2011
Referee: J.Colgan
Report:

Cork Constitution lost to Lansdowne in the semi final of the All Ireland Fraser McMullen Cup at Temple Hill on Friday evening. It was a tense struggle between two evenly matched sides and the result was in doubt to the final whistle.

Despite both sides having a number of scoring chances in the first half, the sides were scoreless at the interval. Penalty opportunities were missed by both sides in the opening thirty minutes, and Constitution missed two gilt edged chances for tries. On 30 minutes right wing Eoin O’Donnell failed to gather and a line out resulted. A five metre scrum followed, but the scrum wheeled and the chance was lost. And then in the 36th minute full back Cathal Quinn cleaved through the Lansdowne defence and with a man to beat off-loaded, but scrum half Dave O’Driscoll was caught just a few metres from the line.

Craig Ronaldson broke the deadlock for Lansdowne with a penalty after 47 minutes, but Darragh Dunne equalised four minutes later. Dave O’Driscoll was sin-binned on 54 minutes and Constitution did well to survive the 10 minute period. Constitution took the lead on 71 minutes with a second Darragh Dunne penalty. However, Lansdowne hit back and scored the decisive try three minutes later. A quick penalty from 10 metres out was transferred to left wing Niall Cullen and he squeezed in at the corner.

Constitution, who were short three of their regular threequarter line in Robert Clune, Cian McGovern and Sean Og Murphy, all through injury, made a valiant late effort and two penalty attempts by Dunne in injury time went narrowly wide. In the end Lansdowne were just about worthy winners and go forward to meet either Clontarf or UCD in the final.

Cork Con Team:

C.Quinn; E.Donnell, T.Harrington, S.Barry, P.O’Connell; D.Dunne, D.O’Driscoll; B.Cagney, B.Vaughan, C.Corkery; D.O’Mahony, P.Dooley; S.Hanbidge, R.Barry, C.O’Flaherty

Cork Con Scorers:

D.Dunne 2P

Lansdowne Team:

C.Tolan; D.Leydon, J.McMahon, H.Kenny, N.Cullen; C.Ronaldson, P.O’Driscoll; S.Coldbeck, P.Reilly, J.Cuna; T.Beirne, R.Farrell; C.Butterworth, A.Hoban, B.Moylett.

Lansdowne Scorers:

N.Cullen 1T, C.Ronaldson 1P

Cork Constitution FC U20 V St Marys College 26/03/2011

Competition: Fraser McMullen Cup Quarter final
U20 V St Marys College
Score: 23 - 21 (Con score given first)
Venue: Temple Hill
Date: 26/03/2011
Referee: D.Connolly
Report:

Cork Constitution scored a dramatic victory over St Mary’s College in the quarter final of the All Ireland Fraser McMullen Cup at Temple Hill on Saturday. Constitution led 13-8 at the interval, but trailed 13-21 mid-way in the second half, before mounting a great comeback that saw them score a try to come within a point and then add a penalty for the lead.

Cian McGovern kicked a penalty after 5 minutes to give Constitution the lead. Three minutes later Simon Hanbidge scored a try and McGovern added the points for an 8-0 advantage. McGovern and St Mary’s exchanged penalties before St Mary’s closed the gap with a try by scrum half Chris Lilly after 33 minutes, leaving the half time score at 13-8 to Constitution.

St Mary’s dominated the third quarter scoring two penalties and an intercept try by winger Ciaran Collins, converted by Toal Lenno, to lead 21-13 after 59 minutes. But Constitution hit back quickly and Darragh Dunne scored a try in the 62nd minute with McGovern adding the extras to leave a point between the sides. Five minutes later McGovern kicked the winning penalty. Constitution had to withstand a strong effort by the visitors, before going forward to the semi final, in which they will meet another Dublin side, Lansdowne, who defeated UCC.

Cork Con Team:

R.Clune; E.Donnell, C.Quinn, C.McGovern, P.O’Connell; D.Dunne, A.Kelleher; B.Cagney, B.Vaughan, C.Corkery; D.O’Mahony, P.Dooley; S.Hanbidge, A.White, C.O’Flaherty

Cork Con Scorers:

S.Hanbidge 1T; D.Dunne 1T; C.McGovern 3P2C.

St Marys College Team:

R.Crotty; S.Toal Lennon, R.O’Loughlin, M.Walsh, C.Collins; D.Fitzgerald, C.Lilly; S.Kearney, R.O’Donoivan, R.Ferris; S.Maguire, R.Lennon; M.Fallon, T.Lamboley, D.Kelleher

St Marys College Scorers:

C.Lilly 1T; C.Collins 1T; S.Toal Lennon 3P1C.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V UCC 05/02/2011

Competition: Under 21 South West Conference
U20 V UCC
Score: 17 - 13 (Con score given first)
Venue: Temple Hill / Lakelands
Date: 05/02/2011
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution defeated champions UCC with a last minute try in the U21 League game at Lakelands on Saturday afternoon. Played at the same time as the day’s Ulster League games meant that few supporters got to see the next generation of players. The teams were tied 10-10 at half time after a wind-swept first half and Constitution had to fight back from a three point deficit to claim the points. 

In the first period Constitution had a try by Brian Cagney converted by Darragh Dunne, who also kicked a penalty. Luke Duffy scored for UCC and Kevin Kidney kicked a penalty and conversion. Kidney gave his side the lead but a strong fight back by the home side yield a late try scored by Eoin O’Donnell to which Dunne added the points. 

The victory leaves Constitution at the top of the league section with just last week’s postponed fixture against Young Munster remaining to be re-fixed before the national play-off stage.

Cork Con Team:

R.Clune; E.Donnell, C.Quinn, S.Barry, P.O’Connell; D.Dunne, D.O’Driscoll; B.Cagney, B.Vaughan, C.Corkery; P.Dooley, D.Mullins;  A.White, R.Barry, E.Doyle.

Cork Con Scorers:

E.O’Donnell 1T; B.Cagney 1T; D.Dunne 1P2C.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Garryowen 29/01/2011

Competition: Under 21 South West Conference
U20 V Garryowen
Score: 24 - 8 (Con score given first)
Venue: Temple Hill / Lakelands
Date: 29/01/2011
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution won their second game of the second phase of the U21 South Western Conference with a good win over Garryowen at their new ground at Lakelands overlooking Lough Mahon.

Constitution led 12-3 at the break from tries by Darragh Dunne and Cathal Quinn, and a convert by Cian McGovern. Second half tries by Eoin O’Dionnell, and a spectacular effort by Robert Clune, with another conversion by McGovern, earned the home side a valuable bonus point in their quest for section honours.

Constitution finish the series with games against Young Munster and UCC in the coming weeks.

Cork Con Team:

R.Clune; E.Donnell, C.Quinn, C.McGovern, P.O’Connell; D.Dunne, A.Kelleher; B.Cagney, J.Flannery, C.Corkery; D.O’Shea, D.O’Mahony; A.White, R.Barry, S.Hanbidge.

Cork Con Scorers:

D.Dunne 1T; E.O’Donnell 1T; C.Quinn 1T; R.Clune 1T; C.McGovern 2C

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Highfield 23/01/2011

Competition: Under 21 South West Conference / Phase 2
U20 V Highfield
Score: 20 - 0 (Con score given first)
Venue: Temple Hill
Date: 23/01/2011
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution defeated Highfield at Temple Hill on Sunday in the first game of the second round of the U21 South West Conference. The first half was a tame affair that was understandable after the long Christmas layoff, and the sides had only a penalty kicked by Sean  Og Murphy for Constitution to show for their efforts.

The second half was more productive for Constitution yielding three tries to wingers Eoin O’Donnell, who bagged a brace, and Paddy O’Connell. Murphy added the conversion to the latter to complete the scoring.

Cork Con Team:

R.Clune; E.Donnell, C.McGovern, C.Quinn, P.O’Connell; S.Murphy, A.Kelleher; B.Cagney, B.Vaughan, C.Corkery; D.O’Shea, D.O’Mahony; P.Dooley, A.White, A.White, S.Hanbidge.

Cork Con Scorers:

E.O’Donnell 2T; P.O’Connell 1T; S.Murphy 1P1C.

Highfield Team:
Highfield Scorers:

Cork Constitution FC U20 V UL-Bohemian 10/12/2010

Competition: Under 21 South West Conference
U20 V UL-Bohemian
Score: 43-13 (Con score given first)
Venue: Temple Hill
Date: 10/12/2010
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution completed their pre-Christmas fixtures with an emphatic win over specialists UL-Bohemian at Temple Hill on Saturday. On a near perfect pitch, in almost balmy conditions that contrasted with the previous two weeks, the home side settled quickly and kept the scoreboard ticking over with regular scores to lead 26-6 at the interval.

Sean Og Murphy kicked two penalties as the Constitution forwards put early pressure on the visitors. Right wing Eoin O’Donnell scorched in from his wing in the 16th minute to score at the posts for Murphy to convert. Murphy kicked two further penalties before Darragh Dunne scored a smashing try in the 36th minute. Brian Vaughan broke around the front of a lineout inside his own 22 metre line; Jack Flannery continued the drive to half way; the ball was quickly passed across the line to left wing Cathal Quinn; and he made it into the Bohs 22, before setting up Dunne for the score. Murphy converted for 26-6. Outhalf Niall Kennelly kicked a penalty and drop goal for UL-Bohs.

O’Donnell and Quinn added tries early in the second half before Bohs hit back with a try and conversion. Con had the final say with a late try by Robert Clune to complete the scoring. Constitution top their group in the SW Conference and now carry forward a good advantage to the second round games in January.

Cork Con Team:

R.Clune; E.Donnell, D.Dunne, C.McGovern, C.Quinn; S.Murphy, D.O’Driscoll; B.Cagney, B.Vaughan, C.Corkery; P.Dooley, D.O’Mahony; A.White, S.Hanbidge, B.Hayes.

Cork Con Scorers:

E.O’Donnell 2T; C.Quinn 1T; D.Dunne 1T; R.Clune 1T; S.Murphy 4P3C.

UL-Bohemian Team:
UL-Bohemian Scorers:

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Shannon 27/11/2010

Competition: Under 21 South West Conference
U20 V Shannon
Score: 20 - 18 (Con score given first)
Venue: Temple Hill
Date: 27/11/2010
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution overcame a strong challenge from Shannon at Temple Hill on Saturday to claim the points and stay on top of their section of the U21South West Conference.

Constitution scored first with a try by Robert Clune and converted by Cian McGovern, who also kicked a penalty for a 10-7 half time lead.

In a bruising second half Con added to their lead with a try by Cian McGovern. However, Shannon kept in touch with a two penalties to be just two points behind. Darren Loftus scored a third try for Con to bring his side’s total to 20 points, but they had to withstand a spirited finish from Shannon who scored in the final minute, but could not convert to equalise.

Cork Con Team:

R.Clune; E.Donnell, C.Quinn, C.McGovern, P.O’Connell; D.Dunne, D.O’Driscoll; C.Corkery, J.Flannery, B.Cagney; P.Dooley, D.O’Mahony; A.White, D.Mullins, E.Doyle

Cork Con Scorers:

R.Clune 1T; D.Loftus 1T; C.McGovern 1T1C1P

Shannon Team:

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Shannon 27/11/2010

Competition: Under 21 South West Conference
U20 V Shannon
Score: 20-18 (Con score given first)
Venue: Temple Hill
Date: 27/11/2010
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution overcame a strong challenge from Shannon at Temple Hill on Saturday to claim the points and stay on top of their section of the U21South West Conference.

Constitution scored first with a try by Robert Clune and converted by Cian McGovern, who also kicked a penalty for a 10-7 half time lead.

In a bruising second half Con added to their lead with a try by Cian McGovern. However, Shannon kept in touch with a two penalties to be just two points behind. Darren Loftus scored a third try for Con to bring his side’s total to 20 points, but they had to withstand a spirited finish from Shannon who scored in the final minute, but could not convert to equalise.

Cork Con Team:

R.Clune; E.Donnell, C.Quinn, C.McGovern, P.O’Connell; D.Dunne, D.O’Driscoll; C.Corkery, J.Flannery, B.Cagney; P.Dooley, D.O’Mahony; A.White, D.Mullins, E.Doyle.

Cork Con Scorers:

R.Clune 1T; D.Loftus 1T; C.McGovern 1T1C1P

Shannon Team:
Shannon Scorers:

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Buccaneers 10/11/2010

Competition: Under 21 South West Conference
U20 V Buccaneers
Score: 17 - 3 (Con score given first)
Venue: Dubarry Park, Athlone
Date: 10/11/2010
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution made their second trip to Connacht and again came away with the spoils against a strong Buccaneers side.

Cork Con Team:

R.Clune; E.Donnell, D.Dunne, C.McGovern, C.Quinn; S.Murphy, A.Kelleher; C.Corkery, B.Vaughan, J.Flannery; P.Dooley, D.Mullins; A.White, E.Doyle, S.Hanbidge

Cork Con Scorers:

C.Quinn 1T; P.Dooley 1T; S.Murphy 1P2C.

Buccaneers Team:
Buccaneers Scorers:

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Waterpark 30/10/2010

Competition: Under 21 South West Conference
U20 V Waterpark
Score: 81 - 0 (Con score given first)
Venue: Temple Hill
Date: 30/10/2010
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution won their third game of the season with some ease over a gallant Waterpark team at Temple Hill on Saturday. It was a twelve try blitz for Constitution who led 32-0 at the interval. Winger Cathal Quinn bagged five tries as the home side ran the ball at every opportunity.

Cork Con Team:

R.Clune; E.Donnell, D.Dunne, S.Barry, C.Quinn; S.Murphy, A.Kelleher; C.Corkery, B.Vaughan, B.Cagney; P.Dooley, D.Mullins; R.Barry, E.Doyle, D.Loftus.

Cork Con Scorers:

C.Quinn 5T; R.Clune 2T;P.O’Connell 1T; D.Dunne 1T;S.Barry 1T;E.O’Donnell 1T; P.Dooley 1T.

Cork Constitution FC U20 V Galwegians RFC 23/10/2010

Competition: Under 21 South West Conference
U20 V Galwegians RFC
Score: 48 - 5 (Con score given first)
Venue: Crowley Park, Galway
Date: 23/10/2010
Referee:
Report:

Cork Constitution made the long trip to Galway worthwhile with an eight try bonus point victory. It was their first competitive game, as Bruff conceded a walk-over in the first scheduled game.

Number 8 Cathal Flaherty and flying winger Cathal Quinn scored five tries between them as Constitution led 25-0 at the interval. They continued to score freely to the end with Andriu Kelleher, Paul Dooley and Paddy O’Connell completing the tally.

Next weekend Waterpark will be the opposition at Temple Hill.

Cork Con Team:

R.Clune; E.Donnell, D.Dunne, C.McGovern, C.Quinn; S.Murphy, A.Kelleher; C.Corkery, B.Vaughan, B.Cagney; P.Dooley, D.O’Mahony; E.Doyle, S.Hanbidge, C.Flaherty.

Cork Con Scorers:

C.O’Flaherty 3T; C.Quinn 2T; A.Kelleher 1T; P.Dooley 1T; P.O’Connell 1T; D.Dunne 4C

Cork Constitution FC U20 V UCC 18/03/2010

Competition: Under 21 South Munster Cup
U20 V UCC
Score: 24 - 22 (Con score given first)
Venue: Mardyke
Date: 18/03/2010
Referee: D.O’Flynn
Report:

Cork Constitution repeated their League victory over UCC at the Mardyke in a vibrant Under 21 Cup match on Friday evening.

The students took an eight point lead with a try by James Conroy and a Luke Duffy penalty in the first 5 minutes. Constitution took a while to settle before Robert Clune set up Darragh Dunne for a try in the 15th minute. Five minutes later Simon Hanbidge got on the end of a great break by Brian Vaughan to cross for a second try, converted by Cian McGovern. On the half hour mark, McGovern touched down under the posts after a slick move from a 5 metre scrum, and he added the extra points to give Con a commanding 19-8 lead at the interval.

College hit back when their full back cut through for a converted try in the 50th minute, but Brian Hayes clinched it for Con when he finished a break by Dave O’Driscoll from a scrum at half way. College scored a last minute try and conversion to close to two points, but that was the final action.

Cork Con Team:

R.Clune; E.Donnell, C.McGovern, T.Harrington, P.O’Connell; D.Dunne, A.Kelleher; B.Cagney, B.Vaughan, C.Corkery; D.O’Mahony, D.O’Shea;  P.Dooley, S.Hanbidge, B.Hayes.

Cork Con Scorers:

D.Dunne 1T; S.Hanbidge 1T; B.Hayes 1T; C.McGovern 1T2C

UCC Team:
UCC Scorers: