21 May, 10:02
Presentation Brothers College Transition Year Students recently completed a Rugby Coaching Course following 11 weeks of modules tutored by Munster Rugby Coaching Officers.
Jack Carty gave Connacht the lead with a try before half time which Callum Boland converted but Munster out half Sean Og Murphy restored Munster’s advantage with a penalty two minutes later to leave the score 8-7 to the home side at half time.
Sean Og Murphy extended Munster’s advantage with his second penalty on fifty eight minutes but tries on 61 and 63 minutes by Jack O’Connell and Shane Layden, one of which Boland converted put the visitors into an eight point lead.
Munster were unable to reduce this deficit in the closing stages.
Scorers Munster: Eoghan Cross try, Sean Og Murphy 2 pens.
Connacht: Jack Carty, Jack O’Connell, Shane Layden tries, Callum Boland 2 cons.
Munster: Paul Curtis (St. Munchin’s College); Jamie McGarry (Ard Scoil Ris), Kevin Slater (CBC), Cian McGovern (Crosshaven), Shaun Horgan (Rockwell College); Sean Og Murphy (PBC), Tim Rafferty (UL Bohemian); Jake Considine (Young Munster), James Rael (Garryowen), Richard Martin (Dolphin); Darren O’Shea (Crosshaven), Stephen Maguire (Rockwell College); Ben Crumplin (Crosshaven), Eoghan Cross (Garryowen), Jeremiah Cronin (Highfield). Replacements: Kieran Frost (CBC) for Stephen Maguire, Sean Glynn (CBC) for Jeremiah Cronin, Joe Keane (UL Bohemian) for Cian McGovern.
Connacht: Callum Boland (Buccaneers); Ben O’Connor (Newbridge), Shane Layden(Cistercian College Roscrea), Tadgh Leader (Galwegians), Conor Finn (Cistercian College Roscrea); Jack Carty(Buccaneers), Jack O’Connell(Cistercian College Roscrea); Andrew Keatley (Navan), Paul Hewitt (Buccaneers), Diarmuid Higgins (Ballinasloe); Brian Moylett (Ballina), Eoin Tarmey (Galwegians); Lorcan Laheen (Monivea), Aaron Conneely (Corinthians), Danny Qualter capt (Buccaneers). Replacements: Colin Reilly (Connemara) for Paul Hewitt, Danny Maloney (U.L. Bohemian) for Andrew Keatley, Jack Vaughan (Connemara) for Ben O’Connor, Vinnie Lally (Monivea) for Eoin Tarmey.
Referee: J Montayne (IRFU).