Cork Con FC J2 12 - 7 Bandon
Venue: Irish Independent ParkCompetition: Junior 2 Cup Final
Cork Constitution defeated Bandon at Independent Park on Thursday evening to claim the Junior 2 Cup.
Constitution opened strongly on the pristine main pitch, and took the lead after 5 minutes when Kieran Kelleher was at the end of a driving maul to the line. The try was unconverted; Constitution led 5-0. Bandon were well in the game throughout the period, but there was no further score to half-time.
Bandon had a player sin-binned at the start of the second period, and before he returned Constitution pounced for a second try when Phillip O’Shea crossed in the 49th minute. Robin O’Flynn converted for 12-0.
Bandon continued to press for a score, and only a timely clearance by Gavin Fitzgerald saved the Constitution line on the hour. And took until the final minutes before they finally crossed the line, when wing Andrew Willis scored. Luke Fleming converted for 12-7, but it was too little too late for the West Cork side.
The Cup was presented to Constitution captain, Cormac Fouhy, and medals to his team.
Next Sunday, they will face Old Crescent at Templehill in the Munster J2 League Final with kick-off at 1.00pm.Referee:
K.Pennefeather MARCon Players:
Gavin Fitzgerald; Eoin Murphy, Simon Barry, Philip O’Shea, David Hayes; Robin O’Flynn, David King; Doug Abbott, James Tyner, Kieran Kelleher; Cormac Fouhy, Michael Coughlan; Robert Healy, James Murray, Ray O’Donoghue. Replacements: Darren O’Connell (2); Eoin Derham (8); Olan Murray (4,5); Keelan Daly (7); Mark Waters (9).Con Scorers:
K.Kelleher 1T; P.O’Shea 1T; R.O’Flynn 2C.Bandon Players:
Adam Casey; Cameron Blair, Kevin Lucey, Phil Murphy, Andrew Willis; Luke Fleming, Ian Crowley; Stephen Murphy, Dermot Leahy, Ross Bateman; Jack London, John Paul Lucey, Dermot Robinson, Tom Cummins. Replacements: Ciaran London (2); Frank Harrington (3); Kieran Walsh (1); Jeremy Holland (14); Liam Dempsey.Bandon Scorers:
A.Willis 1T; L.Fleming 1C.