MUNSTER U20 9-19 LEINSTER U20
The U20 interprovincial clash on Saturday was played in glorious sunshine at Musgrave Park, which provided for perfect pitch conditions and expansive rugby.
Munster had the better of the opening exchanges and were awarded a penalty after 11 minutes which was converted by Scott Deasy.
Munster continued to pressurise Leinster but on 21 minutes Leinster were awarded a penalty which was converted by their outhalf Martin Duffy.
Close to the half hour mark, Scott Deasy converted a penalty kick to go 6-3 in front following an offence by Leinster winger, David Kearney, who was yellow carded by referee, Michael Black.
Munster failed to take advantage of their numerical advance and on 39 minutes conceded a penalty 10 metres from their own line and the quick thinking Leinster outhalf put in a cross field kick for their full back, Niall Morris, to score. Martin Duffy converted.
Two minutes into the second half Munsterâ00s Scott Deasy, slotted his third penalty leaving the score at 9 â00 10. The Leinster outhalf converted penalties on the 50th and 64th minutes and a drop goal on the 53rd minute.
Munster camped themselves in the Leinster half for the final 15 minutes but turnovers at key times and in key positions prevented Munster breaching the Leinster try line.
With one win and one loss in this yearâ00s competition, next Fridayâ00s game against Ulster in Ravenhill at 7pm is of significant importance and a must win for Munster if they want to keep their championship hopes alive.
Alan Miller - Manager
Ian Costello â00 Head Coach
Hamish Adams â00 Assistant Coach
Raymond Egan â00 Fitness & Conditioning Coach
Scott Murphy â00 Physio
Ian Fleming â00 Kit Manager
Leonard Browne â00 Video Analyst
1 - John Ryan â00 UCC
2 - Michael Sherry â00 Garryowen
3 - Stephen Archer â00 UCC
4 - Ian Nagle â00 UCC
5 - David Foley â00 UL Bohemians
6 - Liam Murphy â00 Young Munster
7 - James Oâ00Neill â00 Young Munster
8 - Kieran Essex â00 UL Bohemians
9 - Eoghan Kennedy â00 UCC
10 - Andrew Burke â00 Crescent
11 - John Verling â00 UL Bohemians
12 - Scott Deasy â00 UCC
13 - Murray Kinsella â00 UL Bohemians
14 - Sean Scanlon â00 UCC
15 - Richard Mullane â00 Shannon
David Kilcoyne â00 UL Bohemians
Matthew Kearney â00 UCC
Noel Kinane â00 UL Bohemians
Jonathan Griffin â00 Young Munster
Pat Oâ00Regan â00 UL Bohemians
Declan Cusack â00 Thomond
Diarmuid Upton â00 Young Munster
Mark Cosgrove â00 Thomond
Brian Derham â00 UCC