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The 2009/10 Cork Charity Cup final was decided at Temple Hill where the home side proved much too strong for Dolphin winning 33-20.
The Con’ pack dominated through out and despite playing into the wind led 20-10 at half time with tries from Richard Lane and Sean Scanlon. Lane converted both and also added two penalties. Kyle O’Dwyer replied with a try for Dolphin and Barry Keeshan kicked a conversion and penalty.
Sean Scanlon and Frank Cogan added further tries for the winners and Lane kicked a penalty as Con’ led by twenty points at the three quarter stage but Dolphin never gave up and were rewarded with a try from Chris Roe and a conversion and penalty by Keeshan.
Scorers Dolphin:K Dwyer, C Roe tries, B Keeshan 2 cons, 2 pens.
Cork Constitution: R Lanetry, 2 cons, 3 pens, S Scanlon 2 tries, F Cogan try.
Dolphin:N Walley,N O’Driscoll,E Maloney,K Lynch,P Hurley;C O’Flynn,T Parker;R Brosnan,R O’Neill,Paddy Ryan;C Roe,P Murphy;K O’Dwyer,S O’Sullivan, R Allen.
Replacements:B Keeshan,J O’Sullivan,C Condon,J Leahy,Paul Ryan,D McGrath,H Fleming.
Cork Constitution:S Scanlon;R Lane,S Zebo,D Dunne,C Healy;D Lyons,S Costigan;A Foley,M O’Leary,B Cagney;A Ross,R Gee;L Hill,J McSweeney,F Cogan.
Replacements:P Kelleher,D Hurley,M Gately,N Murphy,P O’Sullivan,P Sheehan,R Clune.
Referee:D McCormack (M.A.R.)
Bruff and Thomond got the season under way last Wednesday evening in the first of the Limerick Charity Cup quarter finals. Victory went to Bruff on a 25-18 scoreline.
Thomond raced into an early 12-0 lead with tries from Ger Finnucane and Fernando Gallant and a Geoff Ryan conversion.
The home side hit back with tries from Ger Leonard, Niall Riordan and Brian Deady and Brian Cahill converted two of the tries and kicked two penalties. Kevin O’Mahony kept Thomond in contention with two penalties.
In the other quarter finals Shannon easily overcame the challenge of Old Crescent at Rosbrien 44-13, while holders Young Munster booked their semi final spot with a 33-21 victory at home to Nenagh Ormond.
Cork Charity Cup 2009/2010 Final:Cork Constitution 33,Dolphin 20;
Limerick Charity Cup:Bruff 25,Thomond 18;
Old Crescent 13,Shannon 44;
Young Munster 33, Nenagh Ormond 21;
Junior Friendly:Bruff 28,Galbally 18;
CobhPirates 7,Old Christians 12;
Douglas 22,Carrigaline 10;
Youghal 58,Dungarvan 22;
Representative:Munster Youths 32,Exiles 15;