Cork Con taking nothing for granted
Cork Constitution head coach Brian Hickey says his side are “very much underdogs” heading into Sunday’s Ulster Bank League final, despite the fact the defending champions are approaching their third successive Division 1A decider.
Cork Con will renew rivalries with Lansdowne after defeating semi-final opponents Terenure College 22-15 at Lakelands Park. Outhalf Tomás Quinlan impressed again with a 17-point tally from the tee, while Munster “A” back rower Evan Mintern, who was sprung from the bench, crossed for a second-half try.
Lansdowne defeated Garryowen 36-19 in the other semi-final. The result sets up a repeat of the recent Bateman Cup final which Lansdowne won convincingly (32-12) at Temple Hill.
Their hopes of a second successive All-Ireland double may be over, but Hickey’s troops could still make history next weekend as they target a two in-a-row – something which has not been achieved since Shannon did so in 2006.