Cork Con FC 1st XV 44 - 10 UCC
Venue: Templehill
Competition: Munster Senior Cup 2nd Round
Match Report:

Cork Constitution coasted to an easy 2nd Round Munster Senior Cup victory over University College at the Mardyke on Saturday afternoon. They led 24-10 at the break, and added four tries in the second period for a comprehensive victory.


They will meet Garryowen at Dooradoyle in the semi-final on 16th Dec. Garryowen defeated Young Munster 19-16 to reach the semi-final also.


At the Mardyke, Constitution got off to a fine star when scrum half Jason Higgins scored a 10th minute try in the left corner, which Tomas Quinlan converted. The power of the Constitution pack was formidable and yielded the second try in the 22nd minute for skipper Conor Kindregan. Quinlan converted for 0-14.


However, College, as ever fought back; first with a penalty by James French, and a try by Charlie Slowey in the 28th minute. French added the conversion for 10-14.


Quinlan kicked a penalty for Constitution on the half hour; and Ned Hodson scored from a fine break from half-way, initiated by Liam O’Connell, just before the break. Quinlan’s conversion made it 24-10 at the interval.


Constitution continued to dominate; Quinlan kicked a simple penalty from in front of the post in the 45th minute; and Brendan Quinlan scored from a line-out drive in the 51st minute for 32-10.


Further tries followed from the newly-returned Joe McSwiney on the hour, and a second by Conor Kindregan in the 65th minute.


R.Horgan (MAR)

Con Players:

D.Moynihan; L.O’Connell, N.Hodson, G.Higgins, R.Jermyn; T.Quinlan, J.Higgins; G.Duffy, M.Abbott, G.Sweeney; C.Kindregan, B.Hayes; J.McSwiney, R.O’Neill, L.Cahill.

Replacements: J.McHenry (2), B.Quinlan (1), D.Murphy (3), E.Mintern (8), L.Coughlan (5), B.Monahan (10), J.J.O’Neill (12).

Con Scorers:

G.Higgins 1T; C.Kindregan 2T; N.Hodson 1T; B.Quinlan 1T; J.McSwiney 1T; T.Quinlan 4C2P

UCC Players:

R.Walsh; S.McAuliffe, K.Slater (c), D.Horgan, M.Linn; A.Molloy, R.Cassidy; J.French, T.McHenry, S.O’Hanlon; C.Barry, B.Mitchell; D.Feeney, L.McSherry, B.O’Mahony.

Replacements: R.O’Donovan (1); C.Slowey (1); B.O’Connor (3); D.Moloney (9); B.Murphy (12); J.Taylor (10); C.Bohane (8).

UCC Scorers:

C.Slowey 1T; A.Molloy 1C1P.

Cork Constitution FC