Cork Con FC 1st XV 20 - 14 Highfield
Venue: TemplehillCompetition: Cork Charity Cup 2014/15 Semi-final
Cork Constitution qualified for the final of the Cork Charity Cup at Templehill on Saturday with a hard earned win over a gallant Highfield side. In the final they will play Dolphin, who received a walk-over from Sunday’s Well in the other semi-final. The Final will be in Highfield on 11th Oct
Constitution took a 10th minute lead with a try in the left corner by James Ryan, ably converted by Darragh Lyons. And they doubled that lead with a second try after 13 minutes from flanker James Murphy, again converted by Lyons.
However, a strong Highfield pack were always in contention, and after spirited play brought them to the Con line, out half Paddy O’Toole created an opening for his scrum half partner Kevin Foyle to score. O’Toole added the conversion for 14-7 to the home side at the break.
Another clever break by O’Toole for Highfield in the opening minutes of the second period again brought play to the Con line and from a 5 metre scrum, flanker Miah Cronin, went over for a try. O’Toole converted to tie up the scores at 14 points apiece.
Darragh Lyons edged Constitution in front with penalties in the 56th and 62nd minutes for a six point lead, and despite a siege on the Con line in the closing stages, Highfield could not succeed in reducing the deficit.Referee:
D.O’Flynn MARCon Players:
C.McAuliffe; G.O’Suilleabhain, N.Hodson, M.Keyes, R.Jermyn; D.Lyons, G.Hurley; C.Corkery, A.Slattery, G.Duffy; A.Ross, G.Lawler; J.Murphy, J.Ryan, L.Cahill. Replacements: R.Daly (1), G.Murray, S.Dwyer (7), R.Foley (9), J.Uprichard, A.Dorgan.Con Scorers:
J.Ryan 1T; J.Murphy 1T; D.Lyons 2C1P.Highfield Players:
S.Quaid; K.Duggan, B.O’Hea, P.Stack, J.Daly; P.O’Toole, K.Foyle; J.O’Callaghan, D.O’Hea, R.Bogue; D.Kelly, F.O’Sullivan; M.Cronin, M.O’Connell, T.Ryan. Replacements: C.Ford (1), C.Tuohy (2), M.Fitzgerald (4), S.Crowley (6), C.Bannon (9), T.Upton, G.O’LearyHighfield Scorers:
M.Cronin 1T; K.Foyle 1T; P.O’Toole 2C