Cork Con FC 1st XV 13 - 37 Dublin University RFC
Venue: Templehill
Competition: All Ireland League Div.1
Match Report:

Cork Constitution suffered a heavy defeat to Dublin University at College Park on Saturday afternoon. 

On the historic College Park ground, the home side took a 13th minute lead with a try by right wing Quinn. D.A Moynihan kicked a penalty for the visitors on 20 minutes for 5-3 at half time.

Alec McHenry scored Constitution’s first try after 53 minutes at the end of a 60 metre move, and Moynihan added the extras for 5-10. But Trinity scored a fine try in the right corner on 58 minutes, and Russell kicked a touchline conversion for 12-10. And Russell added a third try four minutes later for 19-10. 

Moynihan kicked a penalty for Constitution on 71 minutes, but a try by front rower Doyle, and Kennedy’s conversion pushed Trinity to 26-13 on 73 minutes. A yellow card for Ross O’Neill gave Kennedy a penalty for 29-13. And in the final play Russell scored his third, and Trinity’s fifth try for a comprehensive bonus point victory

After 16 series of games, Constitution continue to lead the table on 63 points; but Clontarf and Lansdowne have closed to 56 and 55 points respectively.

Next weekend is free, with the local derby with UCC scheduled for Friday 5th April at Templehill. 


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Con Players:

L.O’Connell; B.Kelleher, A.McHenry, G.Higgins, R.Jermyn; D.A. Moynihan, J.Higgins; G.Duffy, V.O’Brien, P.Casey; S.Duffy, B.Hayes; K.Sheehan, R.O’Neill, L.Cahill. Replacements: P.Casey (1); B.Quinaln (3); J.Murphy, R.Cassidy, .Costigan.

Con Scorers:

A.McHenry 1T; D.A.Moynihan 1C2P.

Dublin University RFC Players:

C.Hogan; R.Russell, J.Hickey, P.Murphy, R.Quinn; M.Kennedy, R.Osborne; G.Coyne, D.Sheehan, D.Doyle; R.Baird, R.Pim; J.McKeown, M.Kearney, N.O’Riordan. Replacements: J.Horan (16); B.Vermuellen (1); C.O’Dwyer, C.Lowdnes, J.Fennelly.

Dublin University RFC Scorers:

R.Russell 3T; R.Quinn 1T; D.Doyle 1T; M.Kennedy 2P3C.

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