Cork Con FC 1st XV 28 - 5 Terenure RFC
Venue: Templehill
Competition: All Ireland League Division 1
Match Report:

Cork Constitution defeated bottom club, Terenure College, at Templehill on Saturday in the first fixture of the second round of All Ireland League. In the last game of the first round on 15th December, Constitution had defeated the Dublin side 34-14 at Terenure.

And on Saturday they also collected a four-try bonus point to boost their prospects at the head of the AIL table. The first 20 minutes were somewhat scrappy as both sides looked for scoring chances. And in the 22nd minute flanker Ross O’Neill grasped an opportunity to block down a clearance, claim possession and cartwheel in for a try. Moynihan converted for 7-0.

Constitution doubled their account three minutes later, as Rob Jermyn broke out from his 22 metre line, and Luke Cahill finished for the second try. Moynihan again converted for 14-0 at half-time.

Terenure had their scrum half yellow carded in the 42 min. for an illegal block, and from the penalty award, the home pack mauled to the line where hooker Kevin O’Byrne touched down. Moynihan converted for 21-0. Stephen O’Neill scored an unconverted try for the visitors, before Alex McHenry ran in the bonus-point try in the 67th minute. And Moynihan’s conversion closed out the scoring.


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Con Players:

S.French; J.J.O’Neill, A.McHenry, N.Kenneally (Capt.), R.Jermyn; D.A.Moynihan, D.Williams; L.O’Connor, K.O’Byrne, P.Casey; B.Hayes, C.Kindregan Capt.; J.McSwiney, R.O’Neill, L.Cahill. Replacements: M.Abbott (2); G.Duffy (3); K.Sheahan (7); R.Cassidy (9); B.Crowley (11).

Con Scorers:

R.O’Neill 1T; L.Cahill 1T; K.O’Byrne 1T; A.McHenry 1T; D.A.Moynihan 4C.

Terenure RFC Players:

M.Byrne; E.Wijten, A.Lagrue, C.Kelly, S.Coughlan-Murray; J.Thornton, T.Schmidt; T.Creagh, R.Smyth, J.Aungier; M.Melia Capt., M.Caffrey; A.Clarkin, R.Murray, E.Joyce. Replacements: L.McMahon, T.Creagh, S.Caffrey (9), C.Kelly (15), M.O Neill.

Terenure RFC Scorers:

S.O’Neill 1T

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