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Competition: McMullan Cup Semi-final
U20 V University College Dublin
Score: 0 - 42 (Con score given first)
Venue: Templehill
Date: 25/03/2017
Referee: C.Harrington MAR
Report:

University College proved a tough handful for the Constitution Under 20 XV at Templehill on Saturday, in the quarterfinal of the All-Ireland McMullan Cup. 

 

Played before the All-Ireland League tie with Garryowen, College scored two tries in a very competitive opening half to lead 10-0 at the break.

 

College dominated the second period going on to score another four tries, without reply from the home side.

 

The pace and accuracy of the visitors was just too hot to handle for a very game home side, who never gave up, but were just outgunned by their opponents.

Cork Con Team:

B.Pope; S.Grey, B.Galvin, H.Murphy, C.O’Brien; E.Lacey, S.Murphy; D.Coughlan, G.Good, S.Deane; J.O’Callaghan, S.O’Leary; R.Hyde, R.Walsh, R.O’Neill. Replacements: T.Allen (2), L.Farrell (1), R.England (4), K.Daly (9), J.Cronin, M.Kahn (9), L.Coughlan (11).

Cork Con Scorers:
University College Dublin Team:

S.Kilgallen; J.Stone, J.Ringrose, T.costigan, R.Reidy; D.Reilly, N.O’Neill; E.Burns, M.O’Donovan, S.Griffin; A.Byrne, J.Guy; D.Pogatchnik, B.Murray, R.Foley. Replacements: H.Holmes (4); R.Mulvihill (1); R.Mouatt (5); R.Hughes (3); J.Regan (7); T.Foley (9); T.Carroll (10).

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.

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.

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.

Current season Cork Con FC U20 fixtures & results

Cork Constitution FC U20 V University College Dublin 25/03/2017

Competition:McMullan Cup Semi-final
U20 V University College Dublin
Score:0 - 42 (Con score given first)
Venue:Templehill
Date:25/03/2017
Referee:C.Harrington MAR
Report:

University College proved a tough handful for the Constitution Under 20 XV at Templehill on Saturday, in the quarterfinal of the All-Ireland McMullan Cup. 

 

Played before the All-Ireland League tie with Garryowen, College scored two tries in a very competitive opening half to lead 10-0 at the break.

 

College dominated the second period going on to score another four tries, without reply from the home side.

 

The pace and accuracy of the visitors was just too hot to handle for a very game home side, who never gave up, but were just outgunned by their opponents.

Cork Con Team:

B.Pope; S.Grey, B.Galvin, H.Murphy, C.O’Brien; E.Lacey, S.Murphy; D.Coughlan, G.Good, S.Deane; J.O’Callaghan, S.O’Leary; R.Hyde, R.Walsh, R.O’Neill. Replacements: T.Allen (2), L.Farrell (1), R.England (4), K.Daly (9), J.Cronin, M.Kahn (9), L.Coughlan (11).

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University College Dublin Team:

S.Kilgallen; J.Stone, J.Ringrose, T.costigan, R.Reidy; D.Reilly, N.O’Neill; E.Burns, M.O’Donovan, S.Griffin; A.Byrne, J.Guy; D.Pogatchnik, B.Murray, R.Foley. Replacements: H.Holmes (4); R.Mulvihill (1); R.Mouatt (5); R.Hughes (3); J.Regan (7); T.Foley (9); T.Carroll (10).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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