Cork Con and Young Munster to do battle once again in Munster Junior Cup final

It will be a Young Munster-Cork Constitution Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Cup final next week after Con earned a 30-24 extra-time victory over Richmond in their semi-final yesterday.

Richmond opened the scoring with a penalty from Brían Bennett but indiscipline that saw two of their players yellow-carded resulted in two tries for Con from Evan Mintern and Jason Higgins. John Poland converted both.

Two Bennett penalties left it 14-9 at the interval. A Bennett penalty and a try by Dean O’Halloran saw Richmond regain the lead at 17-14 only for Poland to level with a penalty.

Richmond were awarded a penalty try which Bennett converted but in the final minute Higgins scored his second try and Poland converted to send the game into extra-time.

Despite Richmond dominating, a penalty in each period by Poland saw Con advance.

Clonmel’s hopes of going senior next season evaporated at home last Saturday when they lost their final Provincial League game 29-12 against Bangor, who are now promoted.

Enniscorthy defeated Westport 45-5 to earn a play-off away to Sligo next week to decide the final place in Division 2C next season.

Abbeyfeale defeated Thurles 19-18 in a dramatic Junior Clubs Shield final.

Presentation beat Fermoy 36-20 in the Junior Bowl final at Thomond Park.

Waterpark advanced to the semi-final of the Junior Plate after a 51-14 away win over Ballincollig.


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