11 Dec, 14:35
This week's club notes come from Carrick-on-Suir, Midleton and Shannon rugby clubs.
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.
|Greig Oliver||Head Coach|
|Colm McMahon||Defence Coach|
|Denis Leamy||Forwards Coach|
|Peter Malone||Technical Assistant|
|PJ Wilson||Conditioning Coach|
|Damien Mordan||Team Physiotherapist|
|Brian Fitzgerald||Team Video Analyst|
|Lar Hogan||Kit Manager|
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).