01 Sep 14
The Munster U18 Schools side, sponsored by Trend Micro, went down 22-11 to Aquitane in France on Saturday in their final warm-up game ahead of the interprovincial campaign.
The Munster U20s play a pivotal role in the Munster Rugby development structure. Many sub academy and academy players are involved at U20s level which is seen as a launch pad for a professional career.
|Peter Malone||Head Coach|
|Keith Murphy||Assistant Coach|
|Conor Twomey||Assistant Coach/Scrum Coach|
|Feargal O'Callaghan||Strength & Conditioning Coach|
Hopes were high for a successful campaign when Connacht were beaten in the opening match of the championship at Musgrave Park. However, the crucial match was always going to be the visit to face Leinster in Donnybrook, and so it proved, despite their best efforts Munster were chasing the game for long periods and ended up at the wrong end of a 25-12 score line. The concluding fixture at Musgrave Park against Ulster saw Munster hold the lead at the interval but a strong second half from the visitors saw them gain control and a brace of tries clinched the match. The team was coached by Greig Oliver and captained by John Fitzgerald (PBC).
John Randles (Crescent College Comprehensive), Tom Doyle (Rockwell), Paul Mullen (Kings Hospital), Jake Considine (Young Munster), Ian Mullarkey (Dolphin), Kieran Stokes (Christians), Kevin O'Byrne (UCC), Niall Scannell (PBC), Brian Vaughan (PBC), David O'Mahony (PBC), Tom Goggin (St Munchin's College), Rob O'Herlihy (PBC), Yasin Browne (Christians), Shane Buckley (Rockwell), Simon Hanbidge (Christians), Jack Duffy (PBC), Conal Murphy (UCC), Luke Cahill (Rockwell) Cathal O'Flaherty (PBC), Henry Travers (Bandon Grammer School), Ronan Barry (PBC), Eoin O'Shaughnessy (PBC), Sean Upton (Young Munster), Gareth Quinn McDonagh (Shannon), Johnny Holland (UCC), JJ Hanarahan (Rockwell), Sean Og Murphy (PBC), Lucas Kunz (St Munchin's College), Daniel Horgan (PBC), Ben Sargent (Shannon), Cian Bohane (Dolphin),Jamie McGarry (Ard Scoil Ris), Dara O'Doherty (Crescent College Comprehensive), Corey Hircock (Garryowen), Olan Dennehy (UCC), Cathal Quinn (CBC), Jack Costigan (PBC), Eoin O'Donnell (Cork Con), Derry O'Connor (Garryowen), Jack Murray (St Munchin's College).