Cork Con FC J2 12-10 Clonakilty
Venue: ClonakiltyCompetition: Junior 2 League
Cork Constitution defeated Clonakilty in their opening Junior 2 League match at Clonakilty on Sunday morning before a surprisingly big crowd.
From a dominant scrum Constitution took the lead from a clever back row move which saw Nigel Murphy finish off a break by Kevin Minihan. After the break Clonakilty came into the game with two tries, the first from broken play scored by centre Malachy Boohig. The second try was scored after a powerful series of pick and goes, by front row Ed Knowles to leave Con trailing 5-12 with time almost up.
However, in a cracking finish after sustained attacks, Kevin Minihan broke from the 22 metre line to score at the posts. Simon Barry converted to give his side the points from a fortunate victory against a gallant and skilful home side.Referee:
D.Hayes; T.Buckley, M.Long, L.Abbott, B.Treacy: S.Barry, K.Minihan; D.Abbott, D.O’Connell, E.Quinn; C.O’Connor, C.Fouhy Capt.; N.Murphy, R.O’Halloran, S.Thornhill. Replacements:R.Flanagan, J.Lehane, D.Clarke, F.Chesne, C.O’Flaherty (all played).Con Scorers:
N.Murphy 1T; K.Minihan 1T; S.Barry 1C.Clonakilty Scorers:
M.Boohig 1T; J.Knowles 1T.