11 Dec, 14:35
This week's club notes come from Carrick-on-Suir, Midleton and Shannon rugby clubs.
Munster’s Fionn McGibney from Garryowen FC opened the score from a penalty, however a converted try in the 30th minute from Connacht’s Fintan Murphy put the visitors in front.
A second successful penalty kick from McGibney brought Munster 6-7 going into the break.
On the 60th minute winger Paddy Glavey got over the Munster line for Connacht’s second try with Michael Green adding the extras.
Munster’s second fixture of their interprovincial series is away to Ulster next Saturday, 29th September, in Ravenhill ko 1.30pm.
Munster XV: Dylan Horgan (Highfield), Eoin O’Carroll (Tralee), Kieran Duggan (Highfield), Mark Dorgan (Highfield), Joe White (Clonakilty), Fionn McGibney (Garryowen), Ronan O’Lahhoran (Ennis), Brendan Quinlan (Clanwilliam), Eoghan Greene (Sunday’s Well), Ben Betts (Young Munster), Aaron Hogan (Youghal), Conor O’Sullivan (Kanturk), Darragh Power (Waterpark), Connell Dodd (Waterpark), Idris Rqibi (Captain), (Skibbereen). Replacements: Stephen Shine (Young Munster), Philip Poilot (Clonakilty), Peter Ryan (Nenagh Ormond RFC), Luke O’Leary (Sunday’s Well), Alex McAuliffe (Bruff), Gareth Molloy (Waterpark), Eathon Moloney (Nenagh Ormond), Cian Tierney (Bruff).
Connacht XV: Cathal Evans (Corinthians), Paddy Glavey (Westport), Conor Lowndes (Galwegians), Finn Stoneman (Galwegians), Harry Hughes (Buccneers), Michael Green (Creggs), Jason Mitchell (Glwegians), Conor Kyne (Galwegians), Pat O’Toole (Westport), Colin Joyce (Corinthians), Aaron Broderick (Corinthians), Rory Murphy (Ballinrobe), Evan Galvin (Buccaneers), Kevin Hastings (Westport), Jack Codyre (Ballinasloe). Replacements: Craig Hansberry (Corinthians), Fintan Murphy (Castlebar), Peter Claffey (Ballinsloe), Fergal Tully (Ballina), Darragh Maher (Monivea), Sean Horan (Ballinasloe), Sean Tobin (Westport), Sean Dempsey (Buccaneers), Sean Doyle (Buccaneers).
Munster and Connacht observe a minute's silence in memory of the late Nevin Spence, his father Noel and brother Graham.
Munster's Dylan Horgan on the attack with Connell Dodd in support
Munster's Alex McAuliffe breaks through the Connacht defence