Cork Con FC U20 27 - 15 Young Munster
Venue: TemplehillCompetition: Under 20 - Donal Walsh Trophy
Cork Constitution Under 20 XV recovered from their opening League loss to Dolphin, with a much-improved display against a very competitive Young Munster side at Templehill on Saturday afternoon. Constitution had a strong opening half, scoring three tries, but they were unable to secure the fourth bonus point try, as the Greenfields side dug in and made a comeback of their own.
Out-half Eoin Lacey, scored Constitution’s first try with a clever kick and chase from 40 metres in the 10th minute, and he added the conversion for 7-0. And Constitution doubled their account in the 16th minute, when Robert Hyde gained possession on his own 22 and raced away to score, with Lacey adding the extras for 14-0.
The Constitution pack continued to force the game, and when Sean O’Leary won line-out possession in the 25th minute, his pack drove the maul to the line for Gordon Good to touch down. Lacey converted, and he kicked a penalty just before the break for 24-0.
The Limerick side lost a player to the sin-bin in the 47th minute, but Adam Guerin reduced the deficit with a penalty in the 51st minute. Constitution lost Ross O’Neill to the sin-bin in the 52nd minute, and while he was off, Young Munster scored an unconverted try by full back David Gleeson in the 57th minute.
Eoin Lacey increased Constitution’s tally with a penalty in the 70th minute, before Adam Gleeson raced away from his own 22 metre line for a final Young Munster try, converted by Guerin.
M.Keith MARCon Players:
S.Gray; P.Kilbride, H.Murphy, D.McDermott; E.Lacey, S.Murphy; D.Coughlan, G.Good, S.Deane; K.Daly, S.O’Leary; R.Hyde, R.O’Neill, R.Walsh. Replacements: L.Farrell, J.Humphries(1), R.England (4), J.Cronin; P.O’Riordan (11), C.O’Brien.Con Scorers:
R.Hyde 1T; S.O’Leary 1T; G.Good 1T; E.Lacey 3C2P.Young Munster Players:
D.Gleeson; K.Coughlan, T.McHale, E.Mundu, J.Fehily; A.Guerin, M.Fitzgerald; A.Somers, M.O’Mara, E.O’Callaghan; F.Wycherly, T.Kavanagh; K.Madden, J.Bourke, E.Echeruwe. Replacements: E.Carroll, B.Murtagh, J.Dillon, O.Lyons, P.Hickey.Young Munster Scorers:
R.O’Neill 1T; D.Gleeson 1T; A.Guerin 1C1P.