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#EnergiaAIL Semi-Final Live: Cork Constitution v Clontarf

#EnergiaAIL Semi-Final Live: Cork Constitution v Clontarf

Irish Rugby TV is live from Temple Hill for the first of today’s Energia All-Ireland League Men’s Division 1A semi-finals, as second-placed Cork Constitution host Clontarf, last year’s beaten finalists.

#EnergiaAIL Semi-Final Preview: Cork Constitution v Clontarf

#EnergiaAIL: Semi-Final Club Factfiles

Commentary will be provided by The Club Scene Podcast’s Daragh Frawley and Ger Burke, and Dan Mooney, with the live stream starting at 2.15pm, and the match kicking off at 2.30pm. The teams are listed below.

Cork Constitution, who are coached by Jonny Holland, won their last title in 2019, beating Clontarf in that year’s final. Andy Wood’s ‘Tarf side, who were champions in 2022, are bidding to reach their third final in as many years.

Both teams won their respective home match against the other this season with the tightest of margins. Clontarf triumphed 30-26 in December  – highlights here – before Con took the spoils, winning 27-26 at the end of January – highlights here.

Tickets for the final at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday week – the first ever #EnergiaAIL Men’s and Women’s finals double header – are on sale now from Ticketmaster – buy here.

CORK CONSTITUTION: Rob Hedderman; Daniel Hurley, Harry O’Riordan, Niall Kenneally, Matthew Bowen; James Taylor, Adam Maher; Alessandro Heaney, Billy Scannell, Luke Masters, Sean Duffy, John Forde, Jack Kelleher, Ronan O’Sullivan, David Hyland (capt).

Replacements: Danny Sheahan, Brendan Quinlan, Charlie Connolly, Eoin Quilter, Matisse Lamarque d’Arrouzat, Kamil Nowak, Louis Kahn, Rob Jermyn.

CLONTARF: Noah Sheridan; Aitzol King, Tadhg Bird, Matt D’Arcy, Peter Maher; Conor Kelly, Ben Murphy; Ivan Soroka, Dylan Donnellan (capt), Ben Griffin, Fionn Gilbert, Josh Murphy, Ruadhan Byron, JJ O’Dea, Tony Ryan.

Replacements: Barry Gray, Alex Usanov, Declan Adamson, Jack Murphy, Louis O’Reilly, Mark O’Sullivan, Jim Peters, Darragh Bolger.

Referee: Stuart Gaffikin (IRFU)