Cork Con FC 1st XV 37 - 19 University College Cork
Venue: TemplehillCompetition: All Ireland League Div.1
Cork Constitution won a decisive victory over a gallant College side at Templehill on Friday evening. They led 22-9 at half-time, and went on to outscore the students in the second period, and gain a try-bonus point. Unfortunately, College suffered a blow with a serious injury just before the interval to wing three-quarter Murray Lynn, that necessitated an ambulance removal from the pitch.
College had opened brightly and scored with a penalty by James Taylor after 7 minutes. A strong run to the line by Rob Jermyn set up a try for the home team on 15 minutes, finished by Shane Daly. And Liam O’Connell scored a second try for Constitution on 20 minutes, converted by Aidan Moynihan for 12-3.
Moynihan kicked a penalty on 27 minutes for Constitution, before College had two penalties converted by Taylor for 15-9 after 35 minutes. Liam O’Connell scored Constitution’s third try, converted by Moynihan for 22-9 at half-time.
James Taylor had a penalty for College on 46 minutes, while Moynihan had a similar score for Constitution on 62 minutes for 25-12.
Brian Hayes and Richard Cassidy crossed for Constitution tries in the final 10 minutes, while College were awarded a penalty try in the final play, converted by Taylor.
The victory ensured that Constitution will finish on top of the League table, with one match remaining against Shannon in Limerick next week.Referee:
R.O’Sullivan MARCon Players:
L.O’Connell; J.J.O’Neill, G.Higgins, N.Kenneally (C), R.Jermyn; D.A. Moynihan, G.Bradley; G.Duffy, V.O’Brien, D.Murphy; C.O’Flaherty, J.McSwiney; E.Mintern, R.O’Neill, L.Cahill. Replacements: D.Abbott, G.Roche (2), C.Kindregan (6), S.Dwyer, G.Bradley (9).Con Scorers:
L.O’Connell 2T; S.Daly 1T; B.Hayes 1T; R.Cassidy 1T; A.Moynihan 1P3C.University College Cork Players:
R.Hedderman; M.Clune, C.Bohane, P.Sylvester, M.Lynn; J.Taylor, J.Poland; S.O’Hanlon, P.McCarthy, B.O’Connor; C.Barry, A.Davies; M.Bissessar, L.McSherry, J.Hodnett. Replacements: J.Thompson; R.Loftus; B.O’Mahony (8); C.Fitzgerald (7); E.O’Mahony (11)University College Cork Scorers: