Airey kicks a last-gasp win­ner for Munster

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport - - RACING -

SHANE Airey was Young Munster’s goal-kick­ing hero as his last-gasp penalty se­cured a prized 20-19 away vic­tory over de­fend­ing Ul­ster Bank League cham­pi­ons Cork Con­sti­tu­tion.

The Cook­ies staged a late smas­hand-grab raid at Tem­ple Hill, with Munster Academy young­ster Daniel Hur­ley com­ing off the bench to score a try and out-half Airey fol­low­ing up with the de­ci­sive kick at the death.

Some in­dis­ci­pline from the vis­i­tors al­lowed Thomas Quin­lan to kick the hosts into a 6-0 lead after nine min­utes and The Leesiders were ahead at the break, with Quin­lan kick­ing his third penalty and con­vert­ing winger JJ O’Neill’s try, but touch­downs from cap­tain Ben Kilkenny and James O’Connor had Mun­sters just 16-12 be­hind.

Quin­lan’s re­li­able left boot opened up a seven-point gap early in the sec­ond pe­riod. How­ever, solid Young Munster de­fence meant Con were

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