Cork Con FC J1 38 - 12 Cashel RFC
Venue: TemplehillCompetition: Seconds League South
Cork Constitution defeated Cashel at Templehill on Sunday afternoon to maintain their good form after the Christmas break. They led 14-7 after a scrappy first period, but pulled away after the break four more tries.
Flanker Dave Hyland scored the first try after nine minutes, when he was at the end of a series of mauls to the goal line. Niall Finn converted, and he added a second to a try by Gary Bradley on 12 minutes, after a fine movement from half-way. Cashel, however, kept in the game with a try and conversion just before the interval break for 14-7.
Barry Galvin scored a fine try on the resumption in the left corner, and he notched his second try in the 50th minute, to which Finn kicked a fine conversion from the touchline.
And Finn scored a fifth try himself on 55 minutes for 31-7.
Cashel never gave up and scored an unconverted try on 65 minutes, while the home side wee down a man due to a yellow card. However, Constitution wrapped up the game with a last minute try by Greg Higgins, converted by Finn for a comprehensive victory.
Next weekend they a tester away to Young Munster, before the Junior Cup begins at the end of the month.Referee:
S.Curtin MARCon Players:
B.Crowley; J.Harrington, J.Costigan, G.Higgins, B.Galvin; N.Finn, G.Bradley; G.Roche, D.Coughlan, A.Deane; C.O’Flaherty, S.Duffy; D.Hyland, J.Murphy, G.Lawler. Replacements: H.Fitzgerald (1), G.Duffy (1); L.Coughlan (7); J.O’Callaghan (6); R.Cassidy (9).Con Scorers:
D.Hyland 1T; G.Bradley 1T; B.Galvin 2T; G.Higgins 1T; N.Finn 1T4C.Cashel RFC Scorers: