Cork Con FC J1 27 - 12 Bandon
Venue: TemplehillCompetition: Munster Junior Cup 4th Round
Cork Constitution defeated Bandon, last season’s Munster Junior Cup winners, in the 4th Round of this season’s competition, at Templehill on Sunday afternoon. Played in calm dry conditions, Constitution led 15-0 at the break, and while Bandon made a decent effort to bring it to 15-12 by the hour mark, the home side pulled away with two tries in the final quarter.
Prop forward Dylan Murphy scored a 3rd minute try to set the home side on their way; and skipper Sonny Dwyer scored the second in the 8th minute, as the Constitution pack pushed over from a 5-metre scrum. Greg Higgins converted, and added a penalty in the 14th minute to give Constitution a 15 point cushion.
Bandon rallied in the third quarter, with tries from Ryan Hayes, following a line-out drive; and wing Gearoid Crowley, after a good left wing counter-attack; Kerry Desmond converted the first try to leave the score at 15-12 after 60 minutes play.
However, Constitution got a good break in the 68th minute, when Michael Clune intercepted and went under the posts to give Higgins the easiest conversion. And No.8 Lar Coughlan rounded off a solid home team performance with the fourth try in the 76th minute.
In the next round, Constitution will be away to the winners of Sunday’s Well v Young Munster, who play next Sunday.
P.Sheeham MARCon Players:
J.White; P.Buckley, M.Clune, G.Higgins, B.Galvin; B.Monahan, G.Bradley; P.Casey, G.Good, D.Murphy; J.Davies, G.Mullins; S.Duffy, S.Dwyer Capt., L.Coughlan.. Replacements: D.Abbott (1); D.Coughlan (6); R.Murphy (4); N.Finn (12); D.King (9).Con Scorers:
D.Murphy 1T; S.Dwyer 1T; M.Clune 1T; L.Coughlan 1T; G.Higgins 2C1P; B.Monahan 1C.Bandon Players:
O.Crowley; C.Mulcahy, G.O’Leary, K.Desmond, G.Crowley; R.Harrold, J.Crowley; A.Slattery, M.Murphy, M.Phelan; T.Ferguson, R.Hayes; M.Beecher, K.Phelan, C.Bromwich.
Replacements: S.Kingston (2); S.Murphy (1); D.Robinson (8); L.Fleming (9); S.Gonzalez (14).
R.Hayes 1T; G.Crowley 1T; K.Desmond 1C.