Cork Con earn the bragging rights with a deserved victory


All-Ireland League Division 1A Cork Con 18 Dolphin 13:Cork Constitution won the local derby s on Leeside once more with a deserved victory over great rivals Dolphin at Temple Hill last night.

The result helped Con leapfrog their opponents in the table. Con led by eight points in as many minutes following a try from full-back Darragh Lyons and a Johnny Holland penalty. Lyons reacted quickest to a clever kick behind the defence from Holland and just got the touchdown for a try which Holland couldn’t convert.

He made amends shortly afterwards for an 8-0 advantage. Dolphin coughed up possession in promising situations before making the breakthrough after 34 minutes when their pressure yielded a try for hooker and captain Niall Scannell.

Barry Keeshan converted to make it 8-7 at the interval and then kicked Dolphin in front with a penalty.

But Con hit back in style Scott Deasy sending Ivan Dineen in for a try which Holland converted to make it 15-10. He added a penalty (18-10) before Keeshan’s penalty rescued Dolphin a bonus point.

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