In Pics: Cork Constitution 27 Belfast Harlequins 3
6 November 2006 05:04
Click here for photos of Cork Constitution's three-try defeat of Belfast Harlequins at Temple Hill in AIB League Division One.
Pictured above: Cork Constitution full-back Denis Hurley is snapped up in a tackle by David Johnson and Joe Reihana of Belfast Harlequins.
Hurley, who captained UCC last season, set up two trieswith his lightning attacks from the rear - he broke on the left fromhalfway to set up ruck position in the lead-up to his former UCCteam-mate Dermot O'Kane's try, while Denis Leamy's younger brother Ed dotted down after another Hurley break in the second half. Lock John Maloney, back from injury, also touched down for Con.
Harlequins replacement centre Joe Reihana has little room to manoeuvre as he is confronted by two Con players. Reihana hails from New Zealand.
Harlequins flanker Rob Devonshire wraps up Cork Con's Ross Noonan ina tackle. Blindside flanker Noonan was a member of the Irish squad atlast summer's IRB Under-21 World Cup in France - he also arrived at Confrom that conveyor belt of talent at UCC.
Harlequins centre Mike McKeever attempts to get away from Cork Con's Brendan Cuttriss. UUJ student McKeever has been seelected to play for the Ulster Colleges XV against Canada's Under-21s side in Derry this Friday.
Conor Quaid, the Cork Con out-half, tries to break out of a tackle from Harlequins' Ireland U-21 international Darren Cave, whois still only 19. Cave has been capped at Schools, U-19 and U-21 levelfor Ireland, while he has also lined out for Ulster's U-20 and 'A'teams this season.
The Dundonald-born starlet is currently studying Sports and Exercise Science at UUJ.
Harlequins out-half Niall O'Connor, who was the visitors' only scorer at Temple Hill, booting a 20th-minute penalty, tries to stop Con's Dermot O'Kane in his tracks. A strong-running centre, O'Kane, 22, won an All-Ireland Under-20 championship medal with UCC in 2004.
The Derry-born O'Connor, who was a member of the Irish squad at thisyear's IRB U-19 World Cup, is attached to the Sports Institute ofNorthern Ireland and has been with the Ulster Academy since the startof the current season.
Denis Hurley tries to race away from the 'Quins defence, but the visitors' scrum half Roger Kirkwood has him in his sights.
The elusive Denis Hurley has Darren Cave forcompany again as Con seek to add to their two first half tries. TheLeesiders are currently fourth in the Division One table, two pointsbehind leaders UL Bohemians. They are away to Bohs when the leaguefully resumes on December 2, after the Autumn international break.
Andy Ward's Harlequins,meanwhile, are bottom and winless after their first three outings. Theyhave a chance to make amends on Saturday week when Dolphin visit themat Deramore Park.
**All photos by Neil Danton of Inpho Photography**
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