Cork Con FC J1 40 - 7 Highfield
Venue: Templehill
Competition: Junior 1 League Play-off
Match Report:

Cork Constitution scored a clear-cut victory over Highfield at Templehill on Friday evening to record their fifth straight win in the Junior 1 League South play-off series.

Constitution led 21-0 at the interval with three first half tries, and added a further three in the second period for a comprehensive result.

Constitution opened the scoring with a try in the 16th minute; Brendan Monahan placed a ball to the left corner, and Ian Casey and Niall Finn combined for the try, which Finn converted. Luke Duffy scored the second try in the 20th minute, again converted by Finn for 14-0 to the home side. And just before the interval centre Michael Clune scored at the posts, converted by Finn for 21-0 .

Highfield reduced the arrears with a try on the hour by flanker George French, converted by Ted O’Leary; but Constitution scored again from the restart with a try by second-row Lar Coughlan; and Finn converted for 28-7.

Further tries followed from Ian Casey and Sonny Dwyer with the second converted by Finn, to leave Constitution comfortable winners.

Constitution play Sunday’s Well next week in the final match of the series.


K.Pennefeather MAR

Con Players:

B.Monaghan; I,Casey, M.Clune, G.Higgins, L.Duffy; N.Finn, D.King; G.Duffy, J.McHenry, D.Murphy; J.Davies, L.Coughlan; G.Lawler, R.Murphy, S.Dwyer. Replacements: D.Abbott, P.Casey, D.Coughlan, G.Bradley, H.Murphy.

Con Scorers:

L.Duffy 1T; M.Clune 1T; L.Coughlan 1T; I.Casey 1T;S.Dwyer 1T; N.Finn 1T5C

Highfield Players:

S.McCarthy; C.Harrington, G.O’Leary, S.Crowley, D.Houlihan; T.O’Leary, R.McGuire; P.Butler, K.Rodgers, M.Dillane; E.Keating, M.O’Donnell-Fitzgerald; G.French, O.O’Leary, D.Kelly. Replacements: R.Glavin, O.Thomas, D.Lane, D.Eustace, R.Busteed.

Highfield Scorers:

G.French 1T; T.O’Leary 1C.

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