Sweetnam’s try proves crucial for Dolphin in Cork derby clash
Dolphin’s Darren Sweetham scores his side’s crucial try against Cork Constitution at Musgrave Park. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho
In a keenly contested game that was a real arm-wrestle, the former Cork hurler turned the form book on its head with a well-worked score.
Cork Con were left to rue what might have been,
They forced a penalty with a minute to go and went for the line but Darren O’Shea turned over the throw and Con’s opportunity was gone.
They did likewise in the opening minutes of the second half before Sweetnam came in off his wing after an initial break by Scannell to score a try with the latter’s attempted conversion coming off the upright.
Holland added another penalty but that was to be the final score of the match as the Musgrave Park side emerged victorious.
DOLPHIN: E Mills, D Sweetnam, J Gleeson, C Bohane, H Flemming, R Scannell, E O’Shaughnessy, B Scott, N Scannell, C Condon (capt), D O’Mahony, D O’Shea, J Quill, R Murphy, J Fiztgerald. Replacements: M Cronin for J Quill (47 mins), P Ryan for C Condon (51 mins), W Foley for E Scannell, J Quill for J Fitzgerald both (68 mins), C Condon for B Scott (69 mins).
CORK CONSTITUTION: D Lyons (capt), C Quinn, N Kenneally, L Duffy, C Quinn, J Holland, R Foley, B Cagney, A O’Driscoll, S O’Connor, C O’Flaherty, J McSweeney, J Ryan, W Ryan. Replacements: R Burke for G Sweeney (58 mins), M Abbott for A O’Driscoll, for J Sweeney C Desmond for R Foley (68 mins).
Referee: N Corell (IRFU).