Cork Con FC 1st XV 15 - 7 Garryowen RFC
Venue: Templehill
Competition: All Ireland League Division 1
Match Report:

Cork Constitution recorded an away victory over Garryowen at Dooradoyle on Saturday. Constitution got a tonic start with a try in the opening minutes, when wing J.J.O’Neill scored in the left corner for 0-5. 

Garryowen hit back with a try on 13 minutes; scrum half Rob Guerin spotted a gap, and put centre Peadar Collins over for a try, that he converted 7-5. 

Collins missed with a long-range penalty on 28 minutes, but Constitution had the better of the period before the break, and from a 5-metre scrum J.J.O’Neill scored a second try at the corner flag for 7-10 at the interval.

On a fine afternoon, there was plenty of endeavour by both sides, but scoring opportunities were scarce. Constitution secured the victory with a third try on 67 minutes scored by Sean French who had replaced Alec McHenry.

Swindlehurst missed with a penalty chance late-on for Garryowen, but Constitution did enough to take the four points, and deny Garryowen a bonus point. 

After 14 series of matches, Constitution lead the table on 58 points, eight clear of Lansdowne; 12 ahead of Clontarf, and  17 over Dublin University in fourth place. And Lansdowne are next up at Templehill next Saturday.


Nigel Correll IRFU

Con Players:

L.O’Connell; J.J.O’Neill, A.McHenry, J.Costigan, R.Jermyn; A.Moynihan, J.Higgins; G.Duffy, V.O’Brien, D.Murphy; E.Mintern, B.Hayes; R.O’Neill, .McSwiney, L.Cahill.
Replacements: B.Quinlan, P.Casey, J.Murphy (6); D.Williams (9); S.French (13).

Con Scorers:

J.J.O’Neill 2T; S.French 1T.

Garryowen RFC Players:

J.Heuston; B.Fitzgerald, P.Collins, D.McCarthy, C.O’Shea; J.Gavin, R.Guerin; A.Keating, L.Cronin, N.Horan; K.Seymour, D.Moore (Capt.); A.Keating, L.Cronin, N.Horan. Replacements: M.Sherry, M.O’Donnell, S.Rennisson, B.Healy, B.Swindlehurst.

Garryowen RFC Scorers:

P.Collins 1T1C.

Cork Constitution FC