22 May, 10:29
Munster Rugby recently attended Rockwell College to host a skills session for their Junior Cup players.
Both sides are to be complemented on trying to serve up an entertaining game of rugby as both sides tried to play an open game.
Munster had the advantage of the wind in the opening half but full back Dylan Cadogan was off target with a penalty after two minutes from the Twenty Two.
Some excellent passing involving Isaac Daly, David Kavanagh, Andrew Carey, Kerry Desmond and Cadogan came close to producing tries but a solid Connacht defence held firm.
Munster broke the dead lock on eighteen minutes when Cadogan landed a penalty from forty meters.
Munster increased their lead within a minute after loose head prop Toby Adamakin sprinted from the halfway line following a ruck for a try in the corner. Cadogan’s conversion attempt from an awkward angle drifted narrowly wide of the posts
Tom McHale was off target with a penalty for Connacht ten minutes before the break.
Desmond and Adamakin came close to adding to Munster’s tally with some impressive runs, but poor handling at other times prevented the home side from adding to their tally before half time.
Munster continued to take the came to Connacht at the start of the second half and a drive by the pack from a line out saw scrum half Daly held up on the line.
Munster’s pressure was eventually rewarded eleven minutes into the second half when following a quickly taken penalty the ball was spread wide and wing forward Bryan Moore got in for his side’s second try.
Cadogan completed the scoring with a penalty ten minutes from time.
Next up for this Munster side is a home game at Musgrave Park next Wednesday against Leinster.
Munster A Schools: Dylan Cadogan (High School CBS Clonmel); Jack Donovan (Nenagh CBS), Kerry Desmond (Bandon Grammar), Jack O’Donnell (Dungarvan CBS), Andrew Carey (Dungarvan CBS); David Kavanagh (De La Salle Waterford), Isaac Daly (CBS Tramore); Toby Adamakin (Villiers School), Padraig Keating (Bandon Grammar), James Reeves (CBS Sexton St.); Joel O’Dwyer (High Schools CBS Clonmel), Stephen Carey (High School CBS Clonmel); Bryan Moore (Midleton College), Richard Kingston Capt. (Bandon Grammar), Peter Traynor (De La Salle Waterford). Replacements: Josh Barnes (Mounthawk College) for Traynor 45, Robbie Steele (Midleton College) for Keating, Mike Riordan (John the Baptist, Hospital) for O’Dwyer both 50, Ben Coady (Villiers School) for Daly, Dan Finnerty (St. Anne’s C.C. Killaloe) for O’Donnell, Paddy Butler (Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh) for Adamakin all 53, Sean Scully (Bandon Grammar) for Moore 58, Fearghal O’Nuallain (Mounthawk Tralee) for Carey 64.
Connacht A Schools: Stephen Kerins (Summerhill); Patrick Daly (Ballinrobe CC), Rauri Greene (St. Pauls), Matthew Cosgrove (SGS), Paddy Griffin (Calasanctius); Tom McHale (Sancta Maria), Keelan Ward; Conan O’Donnell (Summerhill), Niall Higgins (Gallen), Paul Maher (Calasanctius); Neville Walker (SGS), Keith Lyons (Holy Rosary); Joseph Conway (SGS), Michael O’Connell (St. Enda’s), Aaron Wooton (St. Gerald’s). Replacements: Jack Keegan (Summerhill) for Daly 35, Daire Byrne (Grange PPC) for Conway 40, Evan McGrath (Abbey CC) for McHale 47, Eoghan Slevin (Athlone CC) for O’Donnell, Conor Kenny (Gallen) for Higgins, Conal O’Brien (Marist) for Maher, Cillene Walsh (Marist) for Walker all 53.
Referee: G Finn (IRFU)