Airey kicks a last-gasp winner for Munster
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