Cork Con FC J2 29 - 13 Bandon
Venue: Old Chapel, BandonCompetition: Dennehy Cup Rd1
Cork Constitution J2 XV got their season off to a winning start in the first round of the Dennehy Cup at Old Chapelon Sunday. Playing with the aid of the strong down-field wind in the first half they led 15-10 at the interval. And while Bandon rallied well in the third quarter, Constitution added two tries in the latter stages and were well worth their win.
Bandon struck first with a penalty from Killian Glynn after 3 minutes. No.8 Shane Desmond sparked Con into life with a strong run on 8 minutes and set up James Sullivan for a try. Fergus Rowan and Darren O’Connell added further tries on 11 and 19 minutes, none of which were converted. A Con player was yellow carded on 30 minutes and Bandon used the advantage to notch a try by Gerry Crowley, converted by Glynn to leave his side trailing 10-15 at the half-time break.
Despite the strong breeze at their backs Bandon made few try-scoring chances and had only a Glynn penalty added to their score going into the final 10 minutes. Con’s forwards were well on top in the loose and created chances for James Sullivan and Rory O’Sullivan in the final minutes to score and put Con comfortably into the second round in which they will play Carrigaline at Temple Hill next Sunday.Referee:
Cork Constitution: B.Monahan; F.Rowan, J.Sullivan, T.Buckley, R.O’Sullivan ; S.Barry, K.Minihane Capt.; D.O’Connell, G.Houston, E.Quinn; C.O’Connor,C.Fouhy; N.Murphy, D.Leung, S.Desmond.Con Scorers:
J.Sullivan 2T; D.O’Connell 1T; R.O’Sullivan 1T; S.Barry 2C.Bandon Players:
G.Crowley 1T; K.Glynn 2P1C