Cork Con FC J2 22 - 11 Dunmanway
Venue: TemplehillCompetition: Junior 2 League Play-off
Cork Constitution defeated Dunmanway on Sunday morning at Templehill, in their second J2 League play-off game. They trailed 10-11 at the mid-point, but pulled away for a narrow win against the gallant west-Cork side.
Eoin Derham opened the scoring for the home side with a try after 15 minutes, converted by Robin O’Flynn for 7-0; however, Daragh McCarthy kicked a penalty for Dunmanway within a few minutes.
Robin O’Flynn added to the home sides lead with a penalty on 22 minutes, but Dunmanway again hit back immediately with a try by James Sanders; and Daragh McCarthy kicked a penalty in the 35th minute to give the visitors a one-point lead 10-11 at the interval.
Kieran Kelleher restored Constitution’s hopes with an unconverted try in the 50th minute for 15-11; and when centre Dan Lucey scored in the 60th minute, converted by O’Flynn, Constitution looked comfortable at 22-11. However, they had to endure a spirited effort by the visitors that yielded a 75th try by Liam Rice, converted by McCarthy; but home side held out for a narrow victory.
It was Constitution’s second play-off victory after last week’s win over Highfield. Next up is a home tie with DolphinReferee:
K.Pennefeather MARCon Players:
G.Fitzgerald; M.Waters, E.Murphy, D.Lucey, L.Filan; R.O’Flynn, D.Hayes; D.Abbott, J.Tyner, D.O’Connell; C.Fouhy, M.Coughlan; R.Healy, E.Derham, R.O’Donoghue.
Replacements: K.Kelleher (2); K.Daly, S.Barry, D.McDermott, P.FoleyCon Scorers:
E.Derham 1T; K.Kelleher 1T; D.Lucey 1T; R.O’Flynn 1P2CDunmanway Players:
D.Sweeney; A.Doyle, J.Sanders, L.Rice, R.Hayden; D.O’Sullivan, D.McCarthy; J.Brooks, P.Collins, J.Kearney; R.Falzone, T.Daly; T.Sweeney, B.McCarthy, J.O’Sullivan. Replacements: D.Horgan, D.RiceDunmanway Scorers:
D.McCarthy 1T1P1C; J.Sanders 1T; L.Rice 1T