Cork Con FC 1st XV 21 - 19 St Mary’s College
Venue: TemplehillCompetition: All Ireland League Div.1
Cork Constitution defeated St Mary’s College at Templehill on Saturday in a well-contested match.
Constitution scored the opening try in their first attack following a series of mauls when scrum half Jason Higgins scored. DA Moynihan converted, and he added a penalty in the 9th minute for 10-0.
Conor Dean had a successful penalty for the visitors in the 9th minute, but the home side stretched the lead to 15-3 with a fine individual try by Graeme Lawler 10 minutes later. However, a try by scrum half Patrick O’Driscoll in the 24th minute under the posts gave dean an easy conversion; and Dean added a penalty for 15-13 in the 26th minute.
Skipper Conor Kindregan was yellow-carded in the 56th minute, and St Mary’s took the lead with a penalty from Dean. But Constitution hit back with a late penalty from Tomas Quinlan in the 74th minute. The lead switched again in the 74th minute as dean knocked over his fourth penalty.
But deep in injury time, Tomas Quinlan decided the contest with a penalty from 25 metres wide on the left side.
Constitution remain third in the League table on 25 points, level with Garryowen and Terenure, but 10 points behind leaders Lansdowne. And next Saturday at Templhill, Constitution entertain Garryowen.Referee:
N.Correll IRFUCon Players:
L.O’Connell; J.J.O’Neill, N.Hodson; G.Higgins, L.Duffy; T.Quinlan, J.Higgins; G.Duffy, M.Abbott, G.Sweeney; B.Hayes, C.Kindregan Capt.; E.Mintern, G.Lawler, L.Cahill. Replacements: K.O’Byrne; D.Murphy; S.Duffy; A.Moynihan; M.Clune.Con Scorers:
J.Higgins 1T; G.Lawler 1T; D.Moynihan 1P1C; T.Quinlan 2P.St Mary’s College Players:
C.Kennedy; M.Carey, d.Moroney, M.O’Driscoll, R.O’Loughlin; C.Dean, P.O’Driscoll; T.O’Reilly, R.Halpin, A.Coyle; C.Ruddock (c), C.O’Flaherty; D.McDonnell, H.Kelleher, C.Doris. Replacements: J.Aungier (3); E.Ferron (1); R.Glynn;, M.Fallon , R.Watters (7).St Mary’s College Scorers:
N.O’Driscoll 1T; C.Dean 4P1C.