Cork Con FC J2 8 - 32 Shannon RFC
Venue: TemplehillCompetition: Munster Junior 2 League Final
Cork Constitution Junior 2 XV were defeated by Shannon in the Munster Junior 2 League Final at Templehill on Saturday, to close out their season on a disappointing note. Shannon lead 3-10 at the interval, and went on to score three second-half tries to underline their superiority. It was a second final disappointment for the home side, but to their credit they competed right to the end of the season.
And they got off to a good start with a penalty kicked by Ray O’Flynn after 13 minutes, on a fine afternoon at Templehill. However, five minutes later Shannon scored from a line-out roll to centre Tom O’Neill. Ben Daly converted, and added a penalty on 33 minutes.
Daly kicked a second penalty on 51 minutes, before No.8 John Barry scored a try for 3-18. And from the kick-off, Shannon scored again with full back Paul Curtis scoring, with Daly’s conversion made it 3-25. To their credit the home side reduced the arrears with an unconverted try by Stephen Randles on 74 minutes, but Daly had the final say for Shannon with a try and conversion for 8-32.Referee:
C.Breen MARCon Players:
G.Fitzgerald; K.Fitzgibbon, M.Owens, D.Lucey, W.Trevor; R.O’Flynn, D.Hayes; L.D.Padrano, G.Good, D.O’Connell; T.Adams, C.Fouhy (Capt.); M.Coughlan, E.Derham, J.D.Costelloe. Replacements: M.Ahern (1), D.King, R.Donoghue, K.Diskin (12), S.Randles (4).Con Scorers:
S.Randles 1T; R.O’Flynn 1P.Shannon RFC Players:
P.Curtis; J.Elliott, D.O’Doherty, T.O’Neill, S.Ryan; B.Daly, R.O’Doherty; N.Murray, P.Ryan, G.Broderick; R.Meaney, E.O’Sullivan-Glynn; R.Brown, G.Powell, J.Barry. Replacements: M.Flanagan (8); S.Cullen; B.Supple (2); J.Bedford (12); U.Ferry.Shannon RFC Scorers:
T.O’Neill 1T; J.Berry 1T; B.Daly 1T2C2P.