Cork Con FC J1 29 - 31 UL-Bohemian
Venue: Temple HillCompetition: Munster Seconds League Semi-final
UL-Bohemian won a high scoring Munster Seconds League semi-final at a very windy Temple Hill on Sunday. While the conditions did not serve for a skilful game, it did make for a very exciting contest as both sides worked to contend with the difficulty.
UL led 17-8 at the break from tries by Alan Rossiter and two from Cilian Ansborough. Derek Farrel added one conversion, ironically from the touchline, and against the crosswind – and that proved crucial in the end. Constitution kept in touch with a penalty from Brendan Monohan and a try by wing Jayde Cruickshank.
Conor Desmond scored a fine try on the resumption from a break by full back Brian Derham. Monohan kicked the conversion for 15-17. However, from the kick-off UL made a break from their own half and scrum half Rob Buckley touched down in the corner. Farrell added another excellent conversion.
Michael Keyes scored the best try of the match with a searing break in the 63rd minute and Brian Derham added the points for 22-24. But from the kick off UL scored again through wing Jim White and Farrell converted for 22-31.
Constitution put in a big finish, and were rewarded when No.8 Alan Ross crashed over from a 5 metre scrum. Derham’s conversion brought the score to 29-31. However, a last ditch attack came to nothing, and UL won their way to a final against Young Munster.Referee:
B.Monohan; E.O’Donnell, B.Derham, S.Glynn, J.Cruikshank; P.Parfrey, P.O’Leary; G.Murray, B.Vaughan, C.Corkery; Y.Browne, D.O’Brien B.Fitzgerald, A.White, A.Ross.Con Scorers:
J.Cruickshank 1T; C.Desmond 1T; M.Keys 1T; A.Ross 1T; B.Monohan 1C1P; B.Derham 2C.