Cork Con FC 1st XV 26 - 3 Young Munster RFC
Venue: TemplehillCompetition: All Ireland League Div.1
Cork Constitution scored a very satisfactory victory over old rivals Young Munster on Saturday at Templehill. In wet and windy conditions, but on a fine surface, Constitution controlled the first half to lead 14-0 at the break; and despite conceding an early second half penalty, they had earned the bonus point by the mid-point of the half.
Both sides had missed penalty chances in the first quarter, before Constitution took the lead with a try by replacement prop, Paddy Casey, from a line-out maul on 31 minutes. Aidan Moynihan converted for 7-0. A Liam O’Connell kick and chase from half-way led to a penalty try, following a 5-metre scrum, for 14-0 on 38 minutes.
Edwards kicked a penalty for the visitors on 47 minutes to reduce the deficit, but two minutes later, Joe McSwiney scored for the home side, following a fine team-drive from half-way. And Constitution scored the fourth bonus-point try in the 62nd minute, as the ball went through the hands, for Shane Daly to touch down at the posts.
The conversion sealed a fine victory, which leaves Constitution on 33 points, six points clear of second-place Clontarf. Next week, Constitution travel to Terenure College, who lost this weekend to UCD, and are currently in last place on five points.
J.Neville MARCon Players:
S.Daly; L.O’Connell, A.McHenry, N.Kenneally (C), R.Jermyn; D.A. Moynihan, J.Higgins; G.Duffy, V.O’Brien, D.Murphy; B.Hayes, C.Kindregan; J.McSwiney, R.O’Neill, L.Cahill.
Replacements: P.Casey (3), B.Quinlan (1), R.Cassidy (9), B.Crowley (11), S.Duffy (6)
P.Casey 1T; J.McSwiney 1T; S.Daly 1T; D.A.Moynihan 1PT3C.Young Munster RFC Players:
A.Tynan; E.O’Keeffe, C.Nash, D.Corcoran, D.O’Neill; c.Stewart, M.Edwards; C.Bartley, S.Fenton, K.Knox; T.Goggin, A.Kennedy Capt.; G.Coombes, C.Mitchell, J.Foley.
Replacements: P.Meyer (17); J.Wycherley (3); F.Coleman, D.Walsh (4); C.Phillips (9); E.O’Gorman.