A hat-trick of tries by winger Jurgen Quinlan highlighted Munsterâ00s win in their opening game of the schools under 18 interprovincial championship at Dooradoyle today.
In a wind ruined contest the winger was man of the match with replacement James Rael scoring the fourth try. Rael went into the action fifteen minutes from the end as Munster emptied their bench in the final quarter. Centre Ben Sargent converted one of the four tries.
Referee, K Beggs, Leinster.
Munster Under 18: T Ryan, Cres College Comp, C Oâ00Shea, Ard Scoil Ris, D Costello,Glenstal Abbey, B Sargent, Cres Comp,J Quinlan, Crescent Comp; G Quinn McDonagh, Crescent Comp, P Murray, Castletroy College; A Oâ00Brien, St Munchinâ00s Colleges, K Stokes, CBC, (rep J Rael, Castletroy College 55 mins), I Mullarkey, (PBC); M Madden, St Munchinâ00s College, D Oâ00Mahony, PBC; S Buckley, Rockwell, C Murphy, PBC, B Carroll, PBC.
Connacht: C Boland, Gallen Community School, F Ryan, Mount St Josephâ00s College, R McMicken, Wilsons Hospital, T Leader, Mount St Josephs, E Gill, Davitt College; J Carty, Marist College, F Campbell, Col Iognaid; D Garvey, Col Sheosaimh, Galway, O Tierney, Colaiste Na Coirrbe, D Moloney, Gort Community School; S Wooton, St Geralds College, D Qualter, St Aloysius; D Heffernan, Blackrock College, A Spring, Sligo Grammar, E McKeon, Col Iognaid.
Schools U19: Munster 20 Connacht 13
Several of last seasonâ00s schools internationals were in action as the Munster under 19â00s had to work hard to get the better of their Connacht rivals, also at Dooradoyle.
Craig Oâ00Hanlon, Declan Browne and Bryan Cagney had tries for Munster with flyhalf Robert Guerin converting Oâ00Hanlonâ00s try and also landing a penalty.
Connachtâ00s top player was outhalf Conor Murphy who converted a try by centre Finn Gormley.
Referee, J McNeice, Leinster.
Munster Under 19: C Oâ00Hanlon, St Munchinâ00s, C Oâ00Neill, St Munchins, B Smith, Rockwell, J Holland, CBC, G Ryan, Rockwell; R Guerin, St Munchinâ00s, D Oâ00Driscoll, PBC; B Cagney, PBC, D Casey, Glenstal, B Cullinane, Rockwell; B Quill, Midleton, J Coyne, PBC; G Burke, St Munchinâ00s, J McCarthy, PBC, P Butler, Rockwell.
Connacht: R Kennedy, St Mels, C Conroy, Col Iognaid, E Griffin, do, F Gormley, do, K Russell, do; C Murphy, do., S Oâ00Meara, do; D Henshaw, Marist, K Egan, St Calasanctius, J Robinson, Gort Community College; D Phelan, Col Iognaid, C Raferty, St Jarlathâ00s,; S Casey, St Geralds, S Conneely, Col Iognaid, S Connolly, St. Calasanctius.