Energia AIL 1A. Ballynahinch 5 Cork Constitution 16

Energia AIL 1A. Ballynahinch 5 Cork Constitution 16

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I finally caught up with AIL 1A runaway leaders Cork Constitution on Saturday afternoon when they visited Ballymacarn Park to play Ballynahinch in the league. 

The Cork side made their journey home with four points after coming out on top in their battle against Hinch and some pretty awful weather to win 5 – 16. 

The game kicked off in poor conditions with heavy rain and a strong wind at Ballynahinch’s back and it got progressively worse throughout the first half. 

If anything the wind was too strong for Hinch to reap any benefit with several of their clearance kicks either going straight into touch or racing over the dead ball line for a scrum back. However the bulk of the first quarter was played in the Cork Con half with defences, and the atrocious handling conditions, prevailing. 

Cork Constitution probably strung together the most phases, with no other option but to try and run the ball out against the strong wind, and . . .

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