Cork Con FC J2 28-18 Mitchelstown
Venue: MitchelstownCompetition: Dennehy Cup - Quarter final
Cork Constitution J2 XV made their first visit to Mitchelstown a winning one, when they defeated the home side to reach the semi-final of the Dennehy Cup. It was the team’s first outing this season, having received a walk-over in the first round from Cork Transport.
Mitchelstown settled early with two penalties after 7 and 10 minutes. And in the 18th minute, they added a try and conversion for 13-0. Simon Barry reduced the deficit with two penalties for Constitution on 20 and 28 minutes. However, Mitchelstown took an 18-6 lead before half time with an unconverted try.
Constitution found their form in the second period with a try after 47 minutes by scrum half Jack Lehane. Cormac Fouhy forced his way over for Constitution’s second try in the 58th minute, and Simon Barry tied up the scores at 18 points each with the conversion.
Simon Barry put Constitution ahead with a penalty in the 62nd minute, and Kevin Cooke sealed the victory with a try in the 75th minute. Simon Barry completed the scoring with the conversion.
In the semi-final, next Sunday at Templehill, Constitution will meet Bandon, who were victorious over Cobh Pirates. Highfield will meet Clonakilty in the other semi-final.Referee:
D.Hayes; K.D.Cooke, P.Stokes, S.Barry, R.O’Sullivan; J.Ahern, J.Lehane; D.Abbott, P.O’Sullivan, D.O’Connell; C.O’Flaherty, C.Murphy; J.Murphy, K.Fabiszewski, C.Fouhy. Replacements: R.Flanagan, D.O’Brien, J.O’Flynn, L.McNamara, R.O’Hara
J.Lehane 1T; C.Fouhy 1T; K.Cooke 1T; S.Barry 2C3P.Mitchelstown Scorers: