Cork Con FC U20 8 - 12 University College Cork
Venue: CurraheenCompetition: South Munster U20 League
Constitution Under 20 XV lost their Donal Walsh League tie to UCC at The Farm on Saturday afternoon. Trailing 12-3 to College at half time, they left it late to get to get in a serious challenge. However, they fought to the end and a last minute try was no more than they deserved for an honest effort.
College took an early lead from a penalty try in the 10th minute, to which French added the conversion. And they added a second unconverted try in the 18th minute, when the pack mauled to the line with Declan Barry touching down. Niall Finn kicked a penalty for Constitution in the 38th minute to leave his side trailing 3-12 at the break.
The second half was well contested but scoring was at a premium, and it was Constitution centre Joe Harrington who finally crossed for a try in the 78th minute; however the conversion attempt went wide, to leave College as narrow winners.Referee:
R.Byrne; B.Galvin, J.Harrington, H.Murphy, I.Casey; N.Finn, G.Bradley; J.Buckley, D.Coughlan, P.Casey; M.Martin, D.O’Donovan; J.Cronin, C.Maher, R.Hyde. Replacements: R.Bowles (2), A.Bowles , H.O’Shea, P.O’Sullivan (6), J.Flicker (15), P.Buckley (9), P.O’Keeffe (14).Con Scorers:
J.Harrington 1T1P.University College Cork Players:
C.O’Dwyer; T.Fitzgerald, F.Casey, J.Ryan, K.McDonald; S.Atkinson, R.Cassidy; J.French, T.Cooney, M.O’Mahony; M.Biss, R.Thompson; J.O’Sullivan, D.Barry, C.Fitzgerald. Replacements: F.Hennessy, C.Burke, J.Blake, D.Duggan, M.Murray, M.O’Donoghue.University College Cork Scorers:
D.Barry 1T; J.French 1PT1C.