Cork Con FC J2 15 - 10 Bandon
Venue: TemplehillCompetition: Dennehy Cup - Semi final
Cork Constitution qualified for the Dennehy Cup final with a narrow win over a gallant Bandon side at a sunny Templehill on Sunday morning.
Bandon took an early lead with a penalty kicked by Olan Crowley in the 3rd minute. Constitution hit back from the restart with an unconverted try scored by left wing Kevin Cooke. Simon Barry scored a second try in the 12th minute, that he also converted, to leave Constitution 12-3 to the good. However, just before the break, Bandon scored with a try from Gerry Crowley, converted by Olan Crowley. That was to set up an exciting second half with the home side leading 12-10.
That second period was well contested, with both sides losing a player to the sin-bin. However, scoring was at a premium, and only in the 70th minute did Simon Barry give Constitution a little breathing space with his second penalty.
In the final at Model Farm Road at 12 noon next Sunday, Constitution will meet Highfield, who defeated Clonakilty 36-5 in the other semi-final.Referee:
B.Griffin MARCon Players:
J.O’Flynn; K.D.Cooke, P.Stokes, S.Barry, D.Hayes; J.Ahern, J.Lehane; D.Abbott, R.Flanagan, J.Murphy; C.O’Connor, D.O’Connell; C.Murphy, J.Young, C.Fouhy. Replacements: P.O’Sullivan, D.Leung, K.Fabiszewski, D.Clarke, J.Uprichard.Con Scorers:
K.Cooke 1T; S.Barry 1T1C2P.Bandon Scorers:
G.Crowley 1T; O.Crowley 1C1P