9 Dec, 12:44
Munster Rugby and IRFU Referee Department have just completed their very successful joint venture to find the next generation of referees in schools within the Limerick area.
The new format of the U19 interpros was introduced this season which saw three teams divived into two pools and all six teams (Munster, Leinster Blues, Leinster Whites, Ulster, Connacht and Irish Exiles) will play in Ashbourne this Saturday to conclude the series.
Munster U19 Head Coach Keith Murphy said “ We are very happy with our U19 programme this season which has included the involvement of the inaugural Munster Summer Talent Camp in Rockwell College. We were also very happy with our pre season warm-up games with wins over Irish Exiles U19, Irish Exiles U20, Connacht and in our final challenge game last week against UCC U21’s”.
“Leading into the final game of this season’s interpros we are aware of the big challenge ahead but are confident that we are well prepared for the task”.
“We have a very committed squad of players who have dedicated their time to their rugby development in camp over the past eleven weeks and have shown great promise for the future”.
Munster U19 XV: Cormac O’Donnell (St. Munchin’s College); Ned Hodson (Midleton College), Dan Goggin (Vice-captain)(St. Munchin’s College), Greg Barry (Crescent College Comprehensive); Cillian Ansboro (Youghal) David Johnston (Rockwell College), Aaron Aitkinson (Garryowen FC); Charlie Slowey (CBC), Ben Burns (Castletroy College), Rory Burke (CBC); Lee Nicholas (St. Munchin’s College), Patrick Kearns (Ard Scoil Ris); Diarmuid Dee (Crescent College Comprehensive), Oisin O’Mara (Kilfeacle), Sonny Dwyer (Capt.) (Rockwell College). Replacements: Liam Cronin (Castletroy College), Aidan Slattery (PBC), Conor Glyn (Ard Scoil Ris), Darragh Moloney (CBC), Tom Ryan (Glenstal Abbey), Killian O’Keeffe (Crosshaven), Shane Airey (St. Munchin’s College), Seamus Keatiing (Dungarvan).
Munster's Cillian Ansboro scores a try against UCC U-21 in the Mardyke, Cork.
Munster U19 prop gets over the line against UCC at the Mardyke.