11 Dec, 14:35
This week's club notes come from Carrick-on-Suir, Midleton and Shannon rugby clubs.
Scorers for Ireland Wolfhounds - Tries: Chris Henry, Fergus McFadden, Gavin Duffy, Isaac Boss and Johne Murphy, who joins Munster at the end of the season; Cons: Ian Humphreys 3; Pen: Ian Humphreys
Munster players representing Irish Wolfhounds - Marcus Horan, Tony Buckley, Peter Stringer, Ian Dowling, Niall Ronan
The Irish Women kicked off their 6 Nations Championship in Ashbourne RFC tonight by defeating Italy 22-5. Scorers included Munster's Joy Neville, touching down for 2 tries, and Niamh Briggs adding 2 conversions and a dropgoal.
Munster players representing Irish Women - Chris Fanning, Kate O'Loughlin, Joy Neville, Gillian Bourke, Louise Austin, Louise Beamish, Helen Brosnan
It was a one sided affair in Dubarry Park tonight with the Irish U20s keeping their Italian visitors scoreless, winning 39 nil. Munster's Simon Zebo made it over the line in the second half, and Brian Hayes made an appearance after 64 minutes with Munster team-mate David O'Callaghan making way. Winger Darren Hudson certainly made his presence felt as he pulled out a hat-trick performance and Shannon's Patrick Butler was in impressive form off the back of the scrum.
Scorers for Ireland U20s - Tries: Darren Hudson 3, Nevin Spence, Simon Zebo, Brendan Macken; Cons: James McKinney 2, Brian Kingston; Pen: James McKinney
Munster players representing Irish U20s - Brian Cagney, Dave O'Callaghan, Patrick Butler, Simon Zebo, Brian Hayes