Cork Con FC 1st XV 31 - 3 UCD
Venue: Belfield
Competition: All Ireland League Div.1
Match Report:

Cork Constitution defeated University College Dublin at the Belfield Bowl all-weather surface on Saturday in the All Ireland League, and secured a bonus point with five tries, while holding the students to a solitary penalty in reply. 

Gilsenan opened the scoring for College with a fourth minute penalty to lead 3-0. But Constitution hit back with an unconverted try by Vincent O’Brien from a line-out in the 12th minute. Constitution scored their second try when Rob Jermyn went over at the posts, to give Moynihan an easy conversion: 3-12 after 20 minutes. A third try was added just before the break by scrum half Jason Higgins, and Moynihan’s conversion gave Constitution a 3-19 interval lead.

A yellow card on 50 minutes did not upset Constitution’s dominance, and they ensured the bonus point in the final ten minutes, with tries by Shane Daly and Billy Crowley. Moynihan converted the fourth try to give the visitors a handsome victory.

The result leaves Constitution in second place, a point behind Clontarf, who gained a bonus point in a 37-22 win over UCC at the Mardyke. Lansdowne defeated Terenure, scoring seven tries, to stay third; while Dublin University defeated Shannon 31-19 to go into fourth place, now two points ahead of Shannon.

So Constitution are well placed after six games; they play Young Munster at home next week, and Terenure College the following week, before the Christmas break.


C.Busby LRA

Con Players:

L.O’Connell; B.Crowley, A.McHenry, N.Kenneally (C), R.Jermyn; D.A. Moynihan, J.Higgins; G.Duffy, V.O’Brien, D.Murphy; B.Hayes, C.Kindregan; K.Sheehan, R.O’Neill, L.Cahill. Replacements: D.Good, P.Casey, C.O’Flaherty,  R.Cassidy, G.Higgins.

Con Scorers:

V.O’Brien 1T; R.Jermyn 1T; J.Higgins 1T; S.Daly 1T; B.Crowley 1T; D.A.Moynihan 3C.

UCD Players:

T.Carroll; R.Keenan, A.Marks, S.Murphy, O.O’Meara; M.Gilsenan, N.Peters; S.Griffin, B.Sheahan, L.Hyland; T.Tracey, C.Ryan; A.Penny (C), B.Murray, S.McVeigh. Replacements: S.Mooney, J.P.Whelan, E.McMahon, S.Murphy, I.O’Kelly.

UCD Scorers:

M.Gilsenan 1P.

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