Cork Con FC J2 7 - 17 Tralee
Venue: Tanner Park, BallincolligCompetition: South Munster Junior 2 Cup Final
Traleeproved to strong for Constitution in the final of the South Munster Junior 2 Cup at Tanner Park, Ballincollig, on Friday evening. Constitution played with the breeze in the first half, but neither side succeeded in registering any points.
Constitution took the lead in the 52nd minute with a fine try by Rory O’Sullivan. He got possession on the right wing after a fine backline movement and beat three defenders as he ran in from 40 metres. Simon Barry, who replaced captain, John O’Donovan, at half time, slotted the conversion for 7-0. However, the strong Tralee pack battered their way over five minutes later to draw level. Brendan O’Mahony got the touchdown and Gordon Kearns added the extras. Barry missed a scoring chance for Constitution in the 70th minute when he was wide with a penalty, and when out half Terrence Liston dropped a goal for Tralee five minutes later it looked ominous for Con. Kearns missed a succession of penalty kicks during the game – six in all – but he made amends in the final minute with a try under the posts that he converted.
So a good Cup run by Constitution came to nought in the end. However, they battled well and with a little more time and organisation there will be further opportunities for success for these palayers.Referee:
G.Burns; R.O’Sullivan, J.Sullivan, T.Harrington, T.Buckley; J.O’Donovan Capt., K.Minihane; E.Quinn, N.Kiely, D.O’Connell; C.Fouhy, G.Feehan; N.Murphy, D.Leung, S.DesmondCon Scorers:
R.O’Sullivan 1T; S.Barry 1C.