Cork Con FC J2 24 - 14 Kanturk
Venue: Temple Hill
Competition: Munster Junior 2 Cup
Match Report:

Cork Constitution won an exciting Junior 2 Cup second round tie at Temple Hill on Sunday with a two-try burst in the final minutes. Constitution had led 12-8 at the break, but conceded two penalties to trail by two points entering the final 10 minutes. Then, two great runs from his own half by wing James Sullivan secured the victory over a gallant Kanturk side. 

Kanturk took the lead with an unconverted try by wing Sean Piggott in the 10th minute. Cormac Fouhy drew his side level in the 25th minute with the first of two tries. Fouhy scored his second try in the 38th minute, and when James Sullivan added the conversion, it appeared that Constitution had secured a handy first half advantage against the slight breeze. However, with the last play of the half Steve McAuliffe closed the gap with a drop goal to trim Con’s first half lead to 12-8. 

Kanturk got to within a point with a penalty by John Cronin in the 3rd minute after the resumption. Play became a little frantic mid way through the half and a melee in the 60th minute led to a yellow card for a Constitution player.  Cronin gave his side the lead in the 72nd minute, but Constitution hit back quickly and two long distance tries in the closing minutes by James Sullivan sealed the victory for the home side.

Constitution will now travel to play Waterpark at the quarter final stage of the Junior 2 Cup.


Stephen Curtin

Con Players:

R.O’Sullivan; D.Hayes, T.Buckley, F.Rowan, J.Sullivan; J.O’Donovan, K.Minihane Capt.; D.O’Connell, B.Halpin , E.Quinn; C.O’Connor, C.Fouhy; P.Royale, J.Young, C.Parkes

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