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Bandon win Munster Junior Cup for the first time!

Sunday, 16th April, 2017 7:54pm
Bandon win Munster Junior Cup for the first time!

Bandon have won the Munster Junior Cup final for the first time.

Bandon win Munster Junior Cup for the first time!

Bandon have won the Munster Junior Cup final for the first time.

BY KIERAN McCARTHY

BANDON have won the Munster Junior Cup for the first time in the club’s 135-year history.

The West Cork club defeated Young Munster in Sunday’s final at Thomond Park, winning 27-14.

Christian Mulcahy scored an early try that Kerry Desmond converted, and after Bandon added a penalty, captain Tom Ferguson scored his side’s second try, again converted by Desmond, as Bandon led 17-0 after 35 minutes.

Two late Young Munster tries in the first half cut Bandon’s lead to 17-14 by half time.

Desmond kicked a second-half penalty before Gareth Burton crossed the line for a late match-winning try that Desmond converted.

Bandon had twice contested the Munster Junior Cup final before but lost both finals to Cork Con, in 1973 and 1992.

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