Corinthians thirds won the Ard na Cregg Cup Final on Sunday afternoon against city rivals Our Lady’s Boy’s Club. The contest took place in Cloonacauneen Park in very blustery conditions with a size ably support urging both sides on. Boy’s Club got off to a flyer with a fine penalty by Thomas Gamble as the home side were pulled for loitering by IRFU referee Kevin Coffey. The contest continued at pace as both sides tested each other but it was the Cloonacauneen outfit got a great break as the Boy’s Club back line were attacking but Corinthians right winger Alan Quin intercepted a loose pass and dashed all the in for a mighty touchdown. Fullback Kieran Dunne added the extras. Some minutes before the break Club got in for their first try as second center Noel Farragher side stepped through the home cover. Gamble added the extras to leave his side leading by three points at the break. Corinthians upped their game in the second half as their pack began to dominate for a period. Lock Cormac McGuighan picked from the base of the scrum setting up his back line to have go through Boy’s Club defense and it was second center Declan loughnane who did the damage as he slipped in for a fine touchdown. Dunne added the extras. Boy’s Club kept-ed up the pressure after this set back and were eventually rewarded with a fine individual effort Farragher to slip in for his second try. Gamble was wide with his convert but Boy’s Club were still in the lead by one point. Corinthians had the last say in the contest as they were awarded a penalty for an infringement. The fullback slotted same leaving them leading by two points. Some minutes later the referee blew for time. Final score Corinthians 17 points Our Lady’s Boy’s Club 15 points. Corinthians next outing is the final of the third’s league against Connemara All Blacks next Sunday in the Sportsground. Corinthian Team; K Dunne.D Loughnan.A Quinn.C Dunne.T Ketterick.S Duignan.J Kearns.C McGuckian.L Smyth.C Dyra.N Hogan.J Dilleen.N Casburn Trahan.J Barrett.T Hogan.
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