Munster U18s



Munster U18s

The Munster Under 18s Club side

The Munster Under 18s, sponsored by Trend Micro, consists of a Schools and a Clubs team (also known as the Youths).

2014-15 U18 Schools Fixtures

Wednesday, September 10, Connacht 3-24 Munster, The Sportsground

Saturday, September 20, Ulster 7-22 Munster, Kingspan Stadium

Saturday, September 27, Munster 19-10 Leinster, CBC

2014-15 U18 Schools Management Team

Mark Butler Head Coach
Ken O'Connell Assistant Coach
Tony Trehy Assistant Coach
Denis Leamy Assistant Coach
Kevin Long Manager

Shaun McCarthy

Strength & Conditioning Coach

2014-15 U18 Schools Season

The Munster U18 Schools team won the 2014/15 Interprovincial Series after winning all three matches. Prior to the Interpros, they were beaten by French national champions Aquitane in France. The Interpro campaign started with a 24-3 win over Connacht at the Sprotsground. Late tries from Alex McHenry and Calvin Nash sealed the win with Bill Johnston kicking 14 points.

Next up was a 22-7 win over Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium. Colm Hogan, Glen Dickinson and Mark O'Mara were the try-scorers as Bill Johnston kicked seven points. The triumphant campaign ended with a 19-10 win over Leinster at CBC with Billy O'Hora scoring the Munster try and Bill Johnston kicking 14 points. The side was captained by Bill Johnston. Mark Butler was the Head Coach.

2014-15 U18 Schools Squad

Joey Conway - Castletroy College, Ty Chan - Ardscoil Rís, Mark O'Mara - Castletroy, Conor Beary - Rockwell, James Kendrick - Rockwell, Jack Tierney - Rockwell, Kevin O'Leary, PBC, Mike Casey - Rockwell, Ronan Coffey - Ardscoil Rís, David Rowsome - Castletroy, Gavin Coombes - Bandon Grammar, Jack O'Sullivan - PBC, Bailey Faloon - Crescent, John Foley - St. Munchin's, Daryl Egan - Rockwell, Jack Lyons - Crescent, Bill Johnston - Rockwell, Billy O'Hora - Crescent, Jack Stafford - Glenstal Abbey, Alex McHenry - CBC, Glen Dickinson - Crescent, Kieran Moynihan - Rockwell, Calvin Nash - Crescent, Lee Molley - Rockwell, Colm Hogan - Glenstal Abbey, Jack O'Donnell - Ardscoil Rís.

2013-14 U18 Schools Season

The campaign started badly for the Munster Schools U18s as they were beaten 28-14 by Leinster Schools U18s at Donnybrook. The next game was a big improvement as the side secured a comprehensive 36-12 win against Connacht at Dooradoyle. However, the campaign ended on a disappointing note as the Schools side fell to a 19-12 loss to Ulster at Musgrave Park.

PBC's Paul Kiernan captained the side with Mark Butler the Head Coach.

2013-14 U18 Schools Squad

Joe Ring (PBC), Shane Fenton (Ardscoil Ris), Greg Roche (CBC), Cian Barry (Rockwell College), Sean O'Connor (Rockwell College), Ronan Murphy (Castletroy College), Tommy Anglim (Rockwell College), Kelvin Browne (Ardscoil Ris), Ben Riley (Rockwell College), Bill Johnston (Rockwell College), Willie Coffey (Rockwell College), Paul Kiernan (PBC) Capt., Calvin Nash (Crescent College), Alan McMahon (Rockwell College), Dave O'Mahony (Ardscoil Ris), Vincent O'Brien (CBC), Peter Meyer (St Munchin's College), Shane O'Hanlon, Evan Mintern (CBC), Sean Fitzgerald (Crescent College), John Poland (PBC), Rory Horgan (Rockwell College), Gary O'Sullivan (Crescent College), Colm Fitzgerald, David Lynch, Rory Cunningham, Jack Harrington

2012-13 U18 Schools Season

A win over London Irish and defeat against Millfield School were the results of the side's pre-season tour to London. An opening day win over Connacht gave the side a good start to the championship. Pre-tournament favourites Leinster were next up at Thomond Park and the visitors fielded an exceptional side that proved too strong for the spirited hosts. Munster lost a 15 - 3 lead and the match as Ulster snatched a late victory at Ravenhill in the final game as the visitors failed to build on their early advantage. Greg O'Shea (Crescent College Comprehensive) captained the side, while the coaching duties were shared between Niall McDermott, Colm McMahon and Mark Butler.

2011-12 U18 Schools Season

An early season outing to London resulted in defeat against the London Irish Colts.
Despite an encouraging start in their encounter with Leinster at Donnybrook it was the homeside that registered the vital scores to gain the spoils, a hard earned victory over Connacht was followed by the teams best display of the season when they out scored Ulster by 24 points to 19 at Thomond Park. Ned Hodson became only the second student from Midleton College to captain the side while the coaching brief was under the guidance of Niall McDermott.

2014-15 U18 Clubs Fixtures

Sat., 13th Sept., Connacht 17-23 Munster, The Sportsground

Sat., 20th Sept., Ulster 6-34 Munster, Kingspan Stadium

Sat., 27th Sept., Munster 6-25 Leinster, Waterpark RFC

2014-15 U18 Clubs Management Team

Fiach O'Loughlin Head Coach

Owen Mullowney

Forwards Coach

Conor Quaid

Backs Coach

David Lee Scrum Coach

Damon Urlich

Technical Assistant

Dermot Kelly


Ed Slattery

Conditioning Coach

2014-15 U18 Clubs Season

The Under 18 Clubs side fell at the final hurdle as they were beaten by Leinster in their final game at Waterpark. Prior to the Interpro Series, Munster had played Welsh sides Cymoedd and Cowbridge. The campaign started with a 23-17 win over Connacht at the Sportsground. Out-half Liam Coombes scored a try, two conversion and three penalties with Rob Carey scoring the first try. In their next game away to Ulster, the Clubs side secured an outstanding 34-6 bonus-point win. Seán Gray scored two tries with Jack Quilter and Seán Ivess also touching down. Liam Coombes scored a try, three conversion and a penalty. The campaign ended with a disappointing defeat to Leinster with Liam Coombes kicking two penalties in the 24-6 defeat. Dylan Reeves Wasik was the captain with Fiach O'Loughlin the Head Coach.

2014-15 U18 Clubs Squad

Peter Kelleher - Ballincollig, Tom Darcy - Newcastle West, Shane Bushe - Crosshaven, Luke Jordan - Dolphin, Ian McCarthy - Highfield, Darragh Joyce - Garryowen, Robert Carey - Midleton, David Flynn - Ennis, Dyan Reeves Wasik - Bruff, Seán Murphy - Newcastle West, Robbie Walsh - Waterpark, Ross O'Neill - Cork Constitution, Alan Fitzgerald- Shannon, Paidí O'Sullivan - Bantry Bay, Jordan O'Regan - Waterpark, Finn Rhys Thomas - Dungarvan, Liam Coombes - Skibbereen, Eoin Lacey - Fermoy, David Gleeson - Newport, David McCarthy - Skibbereen, Jack Quilter - Tralee, Kieran Coughlan - Young Munster, Seán Gray - Crosshaven, Seán Ivess - Newcastle West.

2013-14 U18 Clubs Season

Despite starting the Interprovincial series with a disappointing 25-6 loss to Leinster in Donnybrook, the Munster U18 Clubs side bounced back to win their remaining two fixtures.

In their second game against Connacht, played at Waterpark RFC they won on a scoreline of 22-17 and they finished with a flourish, running in four tries on their way to a 24-6 victory against Ulster at Musgrave Park.

The side was captained by Midleton's Seán O'Leary with Noel O'Meara the Head Coach.

2013-14 U18 Clubs Squad

Joe White (Clonakilty); Brian Fanning (Bruff), Tim Cronin (Bantry), Mike Mulally (Tralee), Bobby Smith (Clonakilty); Hugh O'Brien Cunningham (Garryowen), Ryan Minihan (Young Munster); Philip Poylett (Clonakilty), Dylan Power (Waterpark), Ben Betts (Young Munster); Sean O'Leary (Capt.) (Midleton), Josh Barnes (Tralee); Robbie Walsh (Waterpark), Aaron Dunne (Thomond), David Pierce (Waterpark), Luke Cantwell (Waterpark), Philip Daly (Abbeyfeale), Paddy Butler (Highfield), Mike Casey (Bantry), Karl Madden (Young Munster), Isaac Mansfield Daly (Waterpark), James O'Connor (Tralee), Paul O'Keeffe (Kanturk), Luke Kelly (Thurles).

2012-13 U18 Clubs Season

The U18 club side suffered a disappointing defeat against Connacht at Woodleigh Park in their opening match with a break-away converted try sealing the win for the visitors. The next outing saw Munster produce a great display as they demolished the challenge of Ulster at Ravenhill. The final game against Leinster proved to be a thrilling contest with Leinster just about holding on to win the game despite a late comeback by Munster. Idris Rqibi (Skibbereen) captained the side while Noel O'Meara was coach.

2011-12 U18 Clubs Season

An impressive beginning to their season saw victory achieved over Ulster, but Leinster against proved to be the stumbling block at Donnybrook, but the side re-grouped well and ended their season on a high note with an exciting win over Connacht at the sportsground. Jack O'Donoghue (Waterpark) was captain for the series, while Keith Murphy looked after the coaching end.

2010-11 U18s Schools & Clubs

U18 Schools Management: Head Coach Michael Lynch; Forwards Coach John Staunton; Techncial Assistant Colm McMahon; Manager David Quilter; Conditioning Coach Ross Callaghan.

U18 Clubs Management: Head Coach Ian Sherwin; Forwards Coach Peter Malone; Backs Coach Richie Draper; Technical Assistant Noel O'Meara; Manager Niall Cowhey; Conditioning Coach Paudie Roche.

2008-2009 Season U18 Schools

A successful tour to England resulting in victory over Somerset County argued well for the season. Connacht were defeated in Galway, but despite their best efforts they failed to Leinster in Clonmel. The side concluded their season with a fine display in disposing of the Ulster challenge at the Campbell College grounds, Belfast. Dudley Herbert was in charge of the coaching duties. Michael Madden (St. Munchin's College) and Gareth Quinn McDonagh (Crescent College Comprehensive) shared the role of captaincy during the season.

2008-2009 Season U18 Clubs

The youths side began their season on a high note, overcoming the Exiles in a pre-championship outing. When victory was attained over a fancied Leinster side at Bruff, hopes were high that a title winning combination had been assembled. However defeats at the hands of Ulster and Connacht came as a disappointing conclusion to the league section of the championship. Kevin O'Byrne (Highfield) was an inspirational captain, while the coaching team consisted of John O'Sullivan, Steve Ford and Ronan O'Donovan.