Cork Con FC J2 51 - 14 Dolphin RFC
Venue: Musgrave ParkCompetition: Junior 2 Cup semi-final
Cork Constitution J2 XV had a big win City neighbours Dolphin to advance to the final of the South Munster Junior 2 Cup on the all-weather surface at Independent Park on Monday evening.
In the final they will meet Highfield, who defeated Mallow 27-7 in other semi-final.
Constitution did the heavy lifting in the first period to lead 31-14 at the break, and added twenty more in the second half. Ray O’Flynn opened the scoring as early as the 4th minute with a smart try at the posts. He added the conversion, and a penalty on 10 minutes, for 0-10. Dolphin ‘s Morrissey scored a try and conversion on 13 minutes for 7-10, but Constitution scored again on 16 minutes from a 5 metre scrum, with Lucey touching down, and O’Flynn converting.
And the score moved to 7-24 in the 25th minute, as Gordon Good touched down, with O’Flynn adding the extras. And further tries followed in the minutes before the break from wing Dan Lucey and hooker Gordon Good, both converted by O’Flynn. However, Dolphin front row Ian Kennell Webb got in for a try on 36 minutes, converted by Morrissey for 14-31 at the interval.
Constitution were relentless in the second period, scoring a penalty by O’Flynn on 50 minutes; a try by Kiel Fitzgibbon on 55 minutes; a try by Doug Abbott on 75 minutes, converted by O’Flynn; and a final try wing Will Trevor.Referee:
D.O’Riordan MARCon Players:
G.Fitzgerald; K.Fitzgibbon, M.Owens, D.Lucey, O.Murphy; R.O’Flynn, D.Hayes; D.Abbott, G.Good, D.O’Connell; C.Fouhy, T.Adams; R.O’Halloran, E.Derham, J.D.Costelloe.
Replacements: L.Padrano (2); K.Diskin (3); R.O’Donoghue, M.Ahern (12); W.Trevor (14).
R.O’Flynn 1T2P2C; D.Lucey 2T; G.Good 1T; K.Fitzgibbon 1T; D.Abbott 1TDolphin RFC Players:
K.Bowen; C.Cotter, D.Griffin, E.Stack, G.Kelly; J.O’Donovan, W.Lane; W.Ryan, D.Fox, J.Murphy; G.Ross, M.Mullane; B.Lynch, C.Gillick, T.O’Sullivan
Replacements: D.Gannon (2), E.McGrath, S.Donaldson (5), S.Morrissey (9), R.Devine (10).