Cork Con FC 1st XV 21 - 11 UCC
Venue: MardykeCompetition: Munster Senior Cup Semi-final
Match Report: Cork Constitution defeated University College Cork in the Munster Senior Cup semi-final at the Mardyke on Saturday afternoon. In perfect conditions, the first half play was disappointing, but in the second half both sides did justice to the occasion. Constitution led 6-3 at the interval from two penalties kicked by Johnny Holland, to one by Sean Og Murphy for the students. Murphy levelled the scores with a 48th minute penalty for College. But Constitution hit the front in the 55th minute, when Holland ran in a try at the posts, after his pack had rumbled to the line from a line-out. And he converted for 13-6. Andrew O’Driscoll made the game safe for Constitution in the 60th minute with a second try from another line-out rumble. Wing Conor Barry scored a fine try for College in the 65th minute, when their three-quarters ran in from their own half. Johnny Holland closed out the scoring in the final minutes with his third penalty. Constitution had received a walk-over from Midleton in the 2nd Round, and will now meet Garryowen, who defeated Shannon 14-13 in the other semi-final, in December at Thomond Park.Referee:
K.Imbusch MARCon Players:
J.Holland; Chris Quinn, L.Duffy, C.Jouve, Cathal Quinn; D.Lyons, A.Ryan; J.Rochford, M.Abbott, P.Galvin; C.O’Flaherty, D.O’Brien; J.McSwiney; Jas.Ryan, L.Cahill. Replacements: G.Duffy, A.O’Driscoll, B.Cagney, A.Ross, B.Fitzgerald, R.Jermyn, G.O’Suilleabhain (All played)Con Scorers:
A.O’Driscoll 1T; J.Holland 1T2C3P.UCC Players:
Joe Holland; M.Chandler, N.Hudson, C.McGovern, C.Barry; S.Murphy, B.Nugent; P.McCabe, B.Vaughan, C.Slowey; B.Quirke, D.O’Connell; C.Gallagher, D.Nolan, P.Derham. Replacements: K.Stokes, D.Hartnett, R.McCarthy, K.Kidney, S.Glynn, C.O’Halloran, K.Frost.