Cork Con FC J2 42 - 8 Clonakilty
Venue: Temple HillCompetition: Munster Junior 2 Cup
Cork Constitution made light of their opening J2 Cup game at a sunny Temple Hill on Sunday morning, running out easy winners over Clonakilty. They scored two first half tries to lead 15-3 at half time, and added five more in the second period for a comprehensive win.
Second row Cillian O’Connor set the scene with a spectacular 55 metre run, when he collected a punt in mid-field and showed remarkable pace and energy to make it to the line for the opening score after just 7 minutes. Kevin Minihane kicked a penalty and converted Tadg Buckley’s 38th minute try to leave the home side in command at the break.
Fergus Rowan and Dave Hayes added tries before Sam Duignan got one back for Clonakilty in the 59th minute. Con emphasised their superiority with tries by Jonathan Young, Nigel Murphy and Rory O’Sullivan in the last 10 minutes.Referee:
R.O’Sullivan; D.Hayes, T.Buckley, N.Murphy, N.O’Connell; J.O’Donovan, K.Minihane Capt.; D.O’Connell, B.Halpin , E.Quinn; C.O’Connor, C.Fouhy; P.Royale, F.Rowan, J.Young.Con Scorers:
R.O’Sullivan 1T; T.Buckley 1T; N.Murphy 1T; D.Hayes 1T; J.Young 1T; F.Rowan 1T; C.O’Connor 1T; K.Minihane 1P2CClonakilty Players: