Cork Con FC 1st XV 52 - 7 UCC
Venue: TemplehillCompetition: Crowley Cup
Cork Constitution ran out easy Crowley Cup winners over University College at Templehill on St Stephens Day. On a dry afternoon, and before a large festive crowd, they comfortably out-scored a gallant College side. They scored five first half tries, and another three in the second period, before College got a late consolation score.
Sean Duffy and Jack Costigan scored early tries for the home side, both converted by Billy Crowley for 14-0 after 10 minutes. Constitution No.8 Evan Mintern scored the third try on 18 minutes, before Costigan got his second try on 31 minutes. Billy Crowley again converted, and he scored the fifth try himself in the 36th minute, for 33-0 at the break.
It did not get any better for the students after the break, as former Temple Hill favourite Cronan Healy, home on holidays from Australia, rolled back the years with a typical try number six in the 48th minute, again converted by Crowley. Brendan Quinlan scored the next on 53 minutes; before Barry Galvin and Luke Duffy closed a comprehensive win.
Constitution have no game next weekend-coming, but on Saturday week, 5th January, they meet Garryowen at Thomond Park in the Munster Senior Cup Final.Referee:
P.Sheehan MARCon Players:
L.Duffy; B.Galvin, J.Costigan, H.Murphy, J.Harrington; R.Crowley, R.Cassidy; B.Quinlan, M.Abbott, G.Roche; J.O’Callaghan, S.Duffy; D.Hyland, J.Murphy, E.Mintern. Replacements: D.Good; D.Coughlan, H.Fitzgerald, A.Deane, R.Murphy, S.Dwyer, D.Harrington, D.King.Con Scorers:
J.Costigan 2T; S.Duffy 1T; E.Mintern 1T; C.Healy 1T; B.Quinlan 1T; B.Galvin 1T; L.Duffy 1T; B.Crowley 1T6C.UCC Players:
L.Kahn; O.Tuohy, A.O’Connor, O.Monaghan, C.McCarthy; A.Dorgan, C.Sisk; R.Loftus, C.Burke, M.O’Mahony; P.Ryan, R.Thompson; R.barry, F.Hennessy, B.O’Mahony. Replacements: S.McCarthy, J.Barrett, P.Fives.UCC Scorers: