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Cork Con FC J1 29-23 Dolphin
Venue: Templehill
Competition: Munster Seconds League South
Match Report:

Cork Constitution won the return Seconds League tie against Dolphin at Temple Hill on Sunday evening, but only after a strong challenge from the visitors.

Eoin O’Donnell, who was always prominent in attack, scored the opening try after 5 minutes, for Cyprian Jouve to convert. Dolphin showed their resolve however, with a try by prop Ruarie O’Reilly after 10 minutes. And Dolphin full back Luke Abbott kicked his side ahead with a penalty on 18 minutes. And in the 27th minute he converted a try by centre Sean McKeown. Cyprian Jouve kept Constitution in contention with a try just before the break, to leave the interval score at 12-15 to the visitors.

Richard Martin got in for Dolphin’s third try in the 43rd minute, but Constitution hit back in the 47th minute with a try from Alan Ross, when he powered over from a 5 metre scrum. Robert Caira added the points.

Abbott kicked a second penalty in the 53rd minute for 19-23 to Dolphin. Ger Sweeney reduced the gap to a point with a try for Constitution in the 67th minute and Alan Ross made the game safe for Constitution with his second try in the 72nd minute.

Referee:

Tom Cronin MAR

Con Players:

A.Singleton; E.O’Donnell, P.Stokes, L.Leonard, D.Hayes; C.Jouve, P.O’Leary; C.Corkery, R.Daly, G.Sweeney; M.O’Mahony, E.Beechinor; A.Ross, B.Fitzgerald, R.O’Halloran. Replacements: R.Flanagan.

Con Scorers:

A.Ross 2T; E.O’Donnell 1T; C.Jouve 1T1C; G.Sweeney 1T; R.Caira 1C.

Dolphin Players:

L.Abbott; E.Treacy, S.McKeown, S.O’Halloran, A.O’Leary; T.Duggan, K.O’Keeffe; J.Leahy, D.Byrne, R.O’Reilly; R.Martin, J.Vaughan; D.Keogh, M.Mullane, M.O’Connell. Replacements: C.Stokes, D.Byrne, J.Murphy, S.Kingston, O.Ring.

Dolphin Scorers:

R.O’Reilly 1T; S.McKeown 1T; R.Martin 1T; L.Abbott 2P1C.

Cork Constitution FC

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