Click here for photos from Sunday’s AIB Cup First Round clash between Shannon and Cork Constitution at Thomond Park.
Pictured above: Shannon centre Brian Tuohy is tackled by Cork Con’s Richard Lane at Thomond Park. A late penalty try saw Con earn a surprise 20-17 win over their arch rivals which sent Brian Walsh’s men through to February’s AIB Cup quarter-finals.
Con hooker Denis Fogarty tries to break through the tackle of his Shannon counterpart Frankie Roche. The sides clash again at Thomond Park in AIB League Division One on January 14.
Shannon and Munster number 8 Stephen Keogh is tackled by Con fly-half Daragh Lyons, who finished the afternoon with 10 points (two penalties and two conversions).
Shannon’s Donnacha Ryan takes a lineout ahead of Con lock Shane O’Connor.
Con captain and number 8 Frank Cogan tries to escape the grasp of Shannon’s Stephen Keogh.
Con centre Andrew O’Brien is tackled by Shannon’s Dave Delaney (left) and Fionn McLoughlin (right).
Con full-back Conrad O’Sullivan keeps a hold of the ball under pressure from Shannon prop Les Hogan.
**All photos by Andrew Paton of Inpho Photography**