9th January 2022 By Leonard Allen
Due to issues arising from Covid-19, only a handful of games were played across the province at the weekend.
Cork Constitution won the Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Plate Final with a convincing 35-14 win over Shannon at Coonagh. All the damage was done in the opening half as the visitors raced into a 28-0 half time lead with tries from Graeme Lawlor, John Murphy, Dave Hyland and Luke McAuliffe and Thomas Quinlan converted all four. Paul Curtis scored a try for Shannon fifteen minutes into the second half which John O’Sullivan converted. Ten minutes from time John Forde scored Con’s fifth try and Quinlan converted. Diarmuid Dennehy added a late try for Shannon and O’Sullivan converted.
Only three of the ten Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Cup ties went ahead with victories for Bruff, Midleton and Sunday’s Well.
Scariff led Bruff 15-5 at half time but four tries from Steve Collins after the break earned the Limerick side a 39-22 victory. A Jason Monaghan penalty, a penalty try and a try by William Fitzgerald had the home side ahead at the break. Ger Dunworth scored Bruff’s opening try. Mark O’Connell and Adam O’Dwyer shared the kicking duties for Bruff, kicking two penalties and four conversions between them. Billy Molly scored Scariff’s other try and Monaghan converted.
Tries from Mick Moynihan and Paul Collins along with two penalties from Rob Egar and a conversion earned Sunday’s Well an 18-12 away win over Nenagh Ormond. John Hayes and David Gleeson replied with tries for the home side and Gerard O’Gorman kicked a conversion.
Midleton proved too strong for Douglas at Castletreasure running out 27-7 winners. Tries from Praise Popoola, Danny McCarthy and Killian Lynch along with two conversions and a penalty by Michael White had the east Cork side 22-0 ahead at half time. Popoola added a try midway through the second half for the winners and Douglas were awarded a penalty try.