Cork Constitution got the better of St. Mary’s in the capital over the weekend on a scoreline of 15-26. Kevin Hegarty is here with the best snaps from the action.
Cork Con started the better and went ahead early on through a James Murphy try that was easily converted by Darragh Lyons.
St Mary’s didn’t have to wait too long to hit back, with Gavin Dunne opening the Dublin side’s account through a well-taken eight minute penalty to reduce the deficit to four points, 3-7.
Cork Con kept the pressure up and crossed the whitewash once more in the sixteenth minute thanks to centre Rob Jermyn. Lyons was on hand to convert once more as the Temple Hill side extended their lead to eleven points, 3-14.
Lyons extended their lead with a 22nd minute penalty, as Con began to race away with the game. However, a 41st minute try by Richie Sweeney brought the home side back into the game. it was an excellent score thanks to a quick tap by Mary’s scrum half Robbie Glynn. Gavin Dune tappe don the extras to make it 10-17 at the half.
41 min try by Richie Sweeney thanks to a quick tap by #9 Robbie Glynn. Converted by Gavin Dunne.
Cork Con took over in the second half and three penalties from the reliable Lyons extended Con’s lead to sixteen points, 10-26.
Mary’s scored a last minute try through David Fanagan, but it was merely a consolation score as a missed conversion meant Con earned the victory on a scoreline of 15-16.