Sunday 25 September 2016

Clonmel and Shannon ready for second bite

Published 08/05/2015 | 02:30

Clonmel and Shannon will face off in the Munster Junior Cup final replay on Sunday
Clonmel and Shannon will face off in the Munster Junior Cup final replay on Sunday

The Munster Junior Cup final replay between Clonmel and Shannon will take place this Sunday at 2.30pm in Irish Independent Park.

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The game takes place after a cracking 16-16 tie in Thomond Park last weekend.

That clash was tight throughout with Shannon's Ronan McKenna and Clonmel's Conor Cooney exchanging penalties midway through the opening half before a Cooney penalty six minutes before the break gave the holders a 6-3 half-time lead.

McKenna levelled 10 minutes into the second half and minutes later he intercepted a pass and raced away to score the game's first try which he converted.

The lead only lasted 10 minutes as Alex Sheehan took a quick tap penalty and got in for a try which Cooney converted to tie up the scores.

Three minutes later Clonmel were back in front with Cooney's third penalty, but McKenna restored parity with a penalty for Shannon with eight minutes remaining to send the game to a replay.

Sunday - Munster Junior Cup Final (Replay): Clonmel v Shannon, Irish Independent Park, 2:30pm

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