Cork Con FC U20 23 - 21 St Marys College
Venue: Temple Hill
Competition: Fraser McMullen Cup Quarter final
Match Report:

Cork Constitution scored a dramatic victory over St Mary’s College in the quarter final of the All Ireland Fraser McMullen Cup at Temple Hill on Saturday. Constitution led 13-8 at the interval, but trailed 13-21 mid-way in the second half, before mounting a great comeback that saw them score a try to come within a point and then add a penalty for the lead.

Cian McGovern kicked a penalty after 5 minutes to give Constitution the lead. Three minutes later Simon Hanbidge scored a try and McGovern added the points for an 8-0 advantage. McGovern and St Mary’s exchanged penalties before St Mary’s closed the gap with a try by scrum half Chris Lilly after 33 minutes, leaving the half time score at 13-8 to Constitution.

St Mary’s dominated the third quarter scoring two penalties and an intercept try by winger Ciaran Collins, converted by Toal Lenno, to lead 21-13 after 59 minutes. But Constitution hit back quickly and Darragh Dunne scored a try in the 62nd minute with McGovern adding the extras to leave a point between the sides. Five minutes later McGovern kicked the winning penalty. Constitution had to withstand a strong effort by the visitors, before going forward to the semi final, in which they will meet another Dublin side, Lansdowne, who defeated UCC.



Con Players:

R.Clune; E.Donnell, C.Quinn, C.McGovern, P.O’Connell; D.Dunne, A.Kelleher; B.Cagney, B.Vaughan, C.Corkery; D.O’Mahony, P.Dooley; S.Hanbidge, A.White, C.O’Flaherty

Con Scorers:

S.Hanbidge 1T; D.Dunne 1T; C.McGovern 3P2C.

St Marys College Players:

R.Crotty; S.Toal Lennon, R.O’Loughlin, M.Walsh, C.Collins; D.Fitzgerald, C.Lilly; S.Kearney, R.O’Donoivan, R.Ferris; S.Maguire, R.Lennon; M.Fallon, T.Lamboley, D.Kelleher

St Marys College Scorers:

C.Lilly 1T; C.Collins 1T; S.Toal Lennon 3P1C.

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