Cork Con FC U20 18 - 13 UCC
Venue: TemplehillCompetition: Fraser McMullan U20 Semi-final
Cork Constitution overcame the challenge of University College Cork in the semi final of the Fraser McMullen Under 20 Cup at Templehill on Saturday, but only after a titanic struggle, in which the sides were level at thirteen points each after eighty minutes.
The sides were level at half-time from two penalties each by Jamie Murphy for Constitution, and Bob Smith for College.
In the second half, second row Sean O’Leary had a try for Constitution converted by Murphy, but College hit back with a similar effort by Smith to tie up the scores at thirteen points each, and so it went to extra time.
A single score decided the issue when Jamie Murphy scored an unconverted try.
In the other semi-final, UCD overcame Terenure College 21-8 to set up an attractive final at Portlaoise on next Sunday, 17th April.Referee:
R.O’Sullivan MARCon Players:
S.Daly; S.Gray, M.Clune, R.Horgan, J.Murphy; E.Lacey, J.Poland; L.Walsh, D.Coughlan, G.Roche; C.Barry, S.O’Leary; R.Walsh, D.Walsh, E.Mintern. Replacements: J.Tierney, R.Nyhan, D.Fitzgerald, C.Murphy, K.Daly, J.Ahern, C.O’Brien.