Cork Con FC U20 27 - 12 UCC Bloodhounds
Venue: TemplehillCompetition: Under 20 - Donal Walsh Trophy
Cork Constitution Under 20 XV defeated UCC Bloodhounds in the Donal Walsh Trophy competition on a fine sunny Saturday afternoon at the UCC Sports complex at Curraheen Road.
Constitution led 10-9 at half time in a well-contested first half. Harry Murphy opened the scoring with a try in the 8th minute, converted by Eoin Lacey. Conor O’Dwyer pulled three points back for the Students from a penalty, but Lacey replied similarly for Constitution in the 30th minute. However UCC made it a one point game with two further penalties by O’Dwyer before the break.
O’Dwyer gave College the lead in the 50th minute from the 10 metre line with his fourth successful kick. Constitution hit back immediately with a try by flanker John O’Callaghan, converted by Lacey, for 17-12. A further penalty by Lacey from 30 metres pushed the score on to 20-12, and when College had a player sin-binned in the final 10 minutes, Constitution pressed home their advantage with a 75th minute try by Sean O’Leary, converted by Lacey, for a comfortable victoryReferee:
D.Orde MARCon Players:
K.Daly; S.Gray, B.Galvin, H.Murphy, P.O’Riordan; E.Lacey, S.Murphy; K.O’Riordan, C.Cronin, S.Deane; K.Daly, R.England; J.O’Callaghan, R.Hyde, S.O’Leary. Replacements: D.Coughlan, L.Farrell, T.Allen, K.Cuthbert, P.Kilbride, D.McDermott.Con Scorers:
H.Murphy 1T; J.O’Callaghan 1T; S.O’Leary 1T; E.Lacey 3C1P.UCC Bloodhounds Players:
C.O’Dwyer; R.Bateman, J.Ryan, K.McDonald, R.McCrann; S.McCarthy, P.Walters; N.Roche, P.O’Riordan, D.McDonagh; K.McCarthy, M.Bissessar; D.Duggan, J.Culligan, G.Smith. Replacements: N.Stewart, R.McMahonUCC Bloodhounds Scorers: