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Bandon win Munster Junior Cup for the first time!

April 16th, 2017 7:54 PM

By Southern Star Team

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

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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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