Cork Con FC J2 19-31 Corca Dhuibhne
Venue: TemplehillCompetition: Junior 2 League South
Cora Dhuibhne won a hotly contested South Munster Junior 2 League semi-final at Temple Hill on Sunday afternoon. In a game that boiled over somewhat in the second half, Corca Dhuibhne held their composure to run out clear winners.
Constitution started the game well and led at the 12-7 at the interval. Dave Hayes scored a smart try in the 11th minute, converted by Robert Caira. Corca Dhuibhne hit back with a try by scrum half Ciaran Collins in the 20th minute, but Jeff Young put the home side back in front when he picked from a loose maul following a line out.
Micheal Breatnach scored for the visitors 10 minutes into the second half, and from there Corca Dhuibhne powered on. Griffin converted for 12-14. Connor Begley and Billy O’Connor scored further tries to put Corca Dhubhne out of sight at 12-26, before Dave O’Brien gave Con some small hope with a try in the 70th minute, converted by Caira. However, Ken Moriarty finished off a fine effort by the Kerrymen in the final minutes for a comfortable win.
Richard Horgan MARCon Players:
B.O’Leary; D.Hays, D.Williamson, T.Bucjkley, M.Long; R.Caira, K.Minihan; D.Abbott, D.O’Connell, E.Quinn; C.O’Connor, C.Fouhy; Capt.; S.Thornhill, N.Murphy, J.Young. Replacements: D.O’Brien, O.O’Neill, C.O’Flaherty, R.O’Halloran, B.Treacy.Con Scorers:
D.Hayes 1T; J.Young 1T; .O’Brien 1T; R.Caira 2C.Corca Dhuibhne Players:
K.Moriarty; M.O’Connor, B.O’Connor, M.Flannery, L.Flannery; S.Griffin, Ciaran Collins; E.Firtear, D.O’Sullivan,A.Daly; Cathal Begley Conchubhair Begley; O.O’Heartain, M.Breathnach, C.Sattery. Replacements: C.O’Shea, N.Flaherty, J.Delaney, D.Sullivan, C.Ciobhain.
Corca Dhuibhne Scorers:
C.Collins 1T; M.Breathnach 1T; C.Begley 1T; B.O’Connor 1T; K.Moriarty 1T; S.Griffin 3C.