Munster A Squad

Munster

Rugby

  • Max Abbott

    Max Abbott

    DoB1994-11-21 BirthplaceCork Height1.73 m (5' 8") Weight106 kg (16 st 9 lb) PositionHooker

    Munster Academy Year: One

    Position: Hooker

    School: Presentation Brothers College, Cork

    Club: Cork Constitution

    Honours: Ireland U20

    Ireland's starting hooker for the whole of the 2014 U20 Six Nations. 

    Part of the Cork Con senior team that won the 2014 Bateman Cup.

    Included in the U20 squad for the 2014 IRB Junior World Championships in New Zealand.

    Started every pool game of Ireland's 2014 JWC campaign.

    Max Abbott
  • Shane Buckley

    Shane Buckley

    DoB1992-04-14 BirthplaceCork Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight110 kg (17 st 4 lb) PositionFlanker

    Senior Debut: v Edinburgh Rugby, September 2014, Thomond Park

    Heineken Cup Debut: 

    Club: Garryowen FC

    School: Rockwell College

    Honours: Ireland Schools; Ireland U20 2011 & 2012.

    Twitter: @star_bucks92

    One of four Munster players in the Irish U20s side that featured in the Junior World Cup in South Africa in June 2012.  Also featured in the 2011 JWC in Italy after playing in the U20s Six Nations earlier that year.

    Made his British and Irish Cup debut against Moseley in December 2011.

    Played for a Munster Development side that defeated Russian professional outfit Enesei STM 34-24 in April '12.

    Picked up an ankle injury in December '12 against Rotherham Titans which ruled him out af action for a number of weeks. Joined the Munster development side that travelled to Barcelona in Feb. '13.

    He made his first Munster appearance when coming on against Gloucester in Thomond Park in the SEAT Series in August '13.

    Having completed three years in the Greencore Munster Academy, Buckley was named Academy Player of the Year 2014 and secured a Senior Development Contract for the 2014/15 season.

     Played for a Munster 7’s side at the Limerick World Club 7s Festival in Thomond Park, August 2014.

    Made his senior competitive debut against Edinburgh at Thomond Park in Round 1 of the Guinness PRO12, September 2014.

    Shane Buckley
  • Rory Burke

    Rory Burke

    DoB1994-04-27 BirthplaceCork Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight109 kg (17 st 1 lb) PositionProp

    Munster Academy Year: Two

    Position: Prop

    School: CBC

    Club: Cork Constitution

    Honours: Ireland U19 2012; Munster U19 2012; Munster U20 2013; Ireland U20 2014

    Prop Rory Burke was educated at Christian Brothers College and plays his club rugby for Cork Con.

    Burke played for the Munster Under 19s in 2012/13 and progressed to the Under 20 side the following year.

    The prop also has international honours having represented Ireland at Under 19 level and he was called into the Irish under-age National Training Camp in October 2013.

    Played in every game of the Ireland Under-20s' Six Nations campaign in 2014.

    Part of the Cork Con senior team that won the 2014 Bateman Cup.

    Included in the Ireland U-20 squad for the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship in New Zealand.

    Rory Burke
  • Paddy Butler

    Paddy Butler

    DoB1990-12-01 BirthplaceTipperary Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight106 kg (16 st 9 lb) PositionNo. 8

    Senior Debut:  v Connacht, December 2010, Sportsground

    Heineken Cup Debut: v Racing Metro, October 2012, Stade de France

    Club: Shannon RFC

    School: Rockwell

    International Honours: Ireland U20s

    Twitter: @paddybutler8

    As a 20-year-old he secured a development contract after impressing for the Ireland U20s in the 2010 Six Nations and at the Junior World Cup in Argentina.

    He made the move to a senior contract at the start of the 2011/12 season and played a central role in Munster's victory in the British & Irish Cup.

    Butler made his Heineken Cup debut in Paris coming on as replacement against Racing Metro in October 2012 and in total made seven Heineken Cup appearances in 2012/13.

    Fractured his right thumb in his first Heineken Cup start against Edinburgh in October and missed eight games before returning to the starting XV in the 22-16 win against Connacht at the end of 2013.

    Suffered from a spinal concussion while playing for Shannon in January 2014 which caused him to miss four games before returning against Treviso in March.

    Named on Emerging Ireland squad for tour to Romania, June 2014.

    Played in Emerging Ireland’s 2014 Nations Cup winning campaign, scoring a brace of tries against Romania.

    Paddy Butler
  • Christy Condon

    Christy Condon

    DoB1981-10-23 BirthplaceCork Height1.75 m (5' 9") Weight117 kg (18 st 5 lb) PositionProp

    Club: Dolphin RFC

    Previous Club:  Midleton RFC

    International Honours:  Ireland Club XV

    Christy joined the Munster set-up on a training contract at the start of the 2011/12 season and represented Munster A in the British and Irish Cup before securing a development contract for 2012/13.

    Condon has also represented the Ireland Club squad for the last two seasons.

    Christy Condon
  • Alan Cotter

    Alan Cotter

    DoB1986-09-23 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight118 kg (18 st 8 lb) PositionProp

    Senior Debut: v Connacht, December 2013, Thomond Park

    Club: Young Munster

    School: St. Munchin's

    International Honours: Ireland Schools

    Limerick born and educated at St Munchin's, Cotter joined the Munster Rugby Academy at the start of the 2010/11 season and, after completing his second year, earned a development contract for season 2012/13.  

    At the end of September 2012 he went on loan to London Irish for three games and in November played with Bath RFC against Harlequins.

    He made his British & Irish Cup debut in 2011/12 coming on against Neath, and played more of a prominent role the following season, featuring in seven games. Continues his development contract for the 2013/14 season.

    Made his senior debut as a substitute against Connacht in Thomond Park at the end of 2013.

    Made his Heineken Cup debut v Toulouse, April 2014.

    Signed a one-year development contract extension for the 2014/15 season.

    Alan Cotter
  • Ivan Dineen

    Ivan Dineen

    DoB1987-07-25 BirthplaceCork Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight99 kg (15 st 8 lb) PositionCentre

    Senior Debut:  v Benetton Treviso, October 2010, Thomond Park 

    Club: Cork Constitution

    Previous Club: UCC

    International Honours: Ireland U19

    Dineen joined the senior squad on a development contract for season 2011/12 moving to a full contract for the 2012/13 season.

    Involved with the Munster Sub Academy in summer 2010, he secured a short term training contract early in the 2010/11 season after impressing in Munster A Interpro games against Leinster and Ulster, and in the British & Irish Cup game against Llanelli.

    He made his league debut coming on as a 70th minute replacement against Benetton Treviso, and a week later started against Ulster in Ravenhill, scoring his first league try to clinch victory.

    Dineen was one of three additional players added to the Heineken Cup squad in March 2013.

    Made a strong start to the 2013/14 season scoring a try in the first game of the league campaign against Edinburgh.

    Dineen scored his third Munster try - his second at Ravenhill against Ulster - in the first game of 2014 that ended in a 29-19 defeat.

    Sprained his ankle badly playing for Munster A against Nottingham the following week, an injury that kept him out until February.

    Ivan Dineen
  • Sean Dougall

    Sean Dougall

    DoB1989-10-28 BirthplacePerth Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb) PositionBack Row

    Senior Debut: v Edinburgh Rugby, September 2012, Murrayfield

    Heineken Cup Debut: v Racing Metro, October 2012, Stade de France

    Previous Clubs: Malone RFC; Ulster Rugby; Rotherham Titans

    International Honours: Ireland U19

    Twitter: @seandougall

    A former Ulster Academy and Ulster Ravens player who represented Ireland at U19s level. He featured on the Ulster Ravens side beaten by Munster in the 2010 British & Irish Cup semi final at Thomond Park. 

    Injury interrupted his progress and he moved to Rotherham Titans where he enjoyed two successful seasons before joining Munster at the start of the 2012/13 season.

    Made the step up to Heineken Cup rugby look easy in October 2012 scoring a try in rounds one and two, against Racing Metro and Edinburgh Rugby.

    Dougall's impressive displays came to a halt at the the start of November when he picked up a knee ligament sprain which saw him out of action until mid-December.

    Following a return from injury and game time at senior and A level, Dougall sustained further knee ligament damage against Connacht in Musgrave Park in March 2013, ruling him out for a month.

    During his first season with Munster, Dougall agreed a two year extension.

    Scored his third Heineken Cup try for Munster in the bonus-point win against Perpignan at Thomond Park in December 2013.

    Sprained an ankle against Connacht three weeks later but returned as a substitute against Cardiff Blues in February.

    Celebrated his first start in 2014 with a try away to Ospreys towards the end of February.

    Named on Emerging Ireland squad for tour to Romania, June 2014

    Played in Emerging Ireland’s 2014 Nations Cup winning campaign.

    Sean Dougall
  • Stephen Fitzgerald

    Stephen Fitzgerald

    DoB1995-11-13 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight87 kg (13 st 9 lb) PositionFull Back

    Munster Academy Year: One

    Position: Full back

    School: Árdscoil Rís, Limerick

    Club: Shannon

    Honours: Ireland U19s 2014; Munster A 

    Represented Ardscoil Rís in the 2014 SEAT Munster Schools Senior Cup Final, losing to Crescent College Comprehensive, in the first all Limerick final in 105 years of the competition.

    Named on the Munster 7s squad that played in the inaugural Limerick World Club 7s in Thomond Park at the start of August 2014.  The 18-year-old showed impressive form in making the switch to the seven-man code.

    Went on to make his Munster senior team debut in a pre-season friendly away to Gloucester in August 2014 and captained the Munster U20s in the interprovincial series in September.

    Made his B&I Cup Munster A debut starting against Moseley RFC in Clonmel in October. 

    Stephen Fitzgerald
  • Jamie Glynn

    Jamie Glynn

    DoB1993-01-01 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight87 kg (13 st 9 lb) PositionScrum Half

    Munster Academy Year: One

    Position: Scrum half

    School: Clongoweswood College, Co Kildare

    Club: 

    Honours:  Leinster U20, Munster Development XV

    Played senior rugby for the last four years with UCD, impressing for both the college and Irish Universities.

    Lined out for Munster in a  Development XV against Russian outfit Enisei STM

    Played for a Munster 7’s side at the Limerick World Club 7s Festival in Thomond Park, August 2014

    Jamie Glynn
  • Dan Goggin

    Dan Goggin

    DoB1994-12-10 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight95 kg (14 st 13 lb) PositionCentre

    Munster Academy Year: One

    Position: Centre

    School: St Munchins College, Limerick 

    Club: Young Munster

    Honours: Munster U20, Ireland U20

    Represented Ireland U20 in all 5 games of the 2014 Six Nations.

    Included in the Ireland U20 squads for the 2014 Junior World Championship.

    Started every pool game of Ireland's 2014 JWC campaign.

    Dan Goggin
  • Ned Hodson

    Ned Hodson

    DoB1994-07-03 BirthplaceMiddleton Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight91 kg (14 st 4 lb) PositionCentre

    Ned Hodson
  • David Johnston

    David Johnston

    DoB1994-02-28 BirthplaceClonmel Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight91 kg (14 st 4 lb) PositionFly Half

    Munster Academy Year: Two

    Position: Winger/Fullback

    School: Rockwell College

    Club: UL Bohemians

    Honours: Ireland U18 Schools 2012; Ireland U19 2013; Munster U19 2012; Munster U20 2013

    Johston was a member of the Rockwell squad that won the 2012 Munster School's Senior Cup title.

    The same year he represented Ireland U18 Schools in the 2012 FIRA/AER European Championship in Spain where Ireland came second. The side also included his academy colleagues Gearoid Lyons and Greg O'Shea.

    The Clonmel man represented Munster U19s in the 2012/13 Interprovincial series and then represented Ireland U19s in April 2013 against England and France.

    He makes the move from the sub academy to the academy for season 2013/14.

    Played for Munster U20s in the Interprovincial campaign in September 2013.

    Following the campaign Johnston was selected to take part in the IRFU training camp for Under 20s. 

    Represented the Munster senior team in pre-season action, August 2014 - away to Gloucester and a week later in the SEAT Challenge against London Irish at the Waterford RSC.

    David Johnston
  • Niall Kenneally

    Niall Kenneally

    DoB1991-01-12 BirthplaceSligo Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight102 kg (16 st 0 lb) PositionCentre

    Munster Academy Year: One

    Position: Centre

    School: Sligo Grammar School

    Club: Cork Constitution

    Honours: Munster A 

    Niall Kenneally signed an academy contract in November, 2013 having trained with the Munster squad during pre-season and playing the final 20 minutes of the Seat Series win over Gloucester at Thomond Park.

    Educated at Sligo Grammar School, the centre impressed for Munster A in their first Interprovincial game of the season, a 20-12 win over Connacht Eagles and made the move from UL Bohs to Cork Con in the summer.

    Made his first start for Munster A in the 23-9 win against Plymouth Albion in December 2013 at the RSC in Waterford.

    Niall Kenneally
  • Sean McCarthy

    Sean McCarthy

    DoB1993-02-12 Birthplace Height1.98 m (6' 6") Weight112 kg (17 st 8 lb) PositionLock

    Munster Academy Year:  Two

    Position: Second Row

    School:

    Club: Shannon

    Honours: Ireland U20 2013

    The second row Currow native is nephew of Munster great Mick Galwey.  

    He featured in three of the Ireland U20s 6 Nations games in 2013, starting against Italy and coming on against England and France before joining the U20s in France for the JWC where he featured in four of the games.

    He captained his school side Rockwell to a Munster Schools Senior Cup title in 2012 and a few weeks later went on to play for Ireland U19s with Ryan Murphy against France and England.

    Sean represented the Munster U20s in the Interprovincial series in September 2012 and made the move from sub academy to academy at the start of season 2013/14.

    Other representations include playing basketball for Ireland U16s and minor football with Kerry in 2011. 

    Made his B&I Cup debut in the quarter-final against Leinster A in April '14 and represented the Munster senior team in pre-season action in August 2014 away to Gloucester and a week later in the SEAT Challenge against London Irish at the Waterford RSC.

    Sean McCarthy
  • Darragh Moloney

    Darragh Moloney

    DoB1994-09-26 BirthplaceCork Height1.96 m (6' 5") Weight103 kg (16 st 2 lb) PositionLock

    Munster Academy Year: One

    Position: Second Row

    School: Christian Brothers College, Cork 

    Club: Cork Constitution

    Honours: Munster U20, Ireland U20

    Impressing in performances for Munster U20 and Cork Con, he won inclusion in the Ireland U20 squad for the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship and made his Irish U20's debut against France in New Zealand.

    Secured a place in the Greencore academy at the start of the 2014/15 season and made his Munster A B&I Cup debut against Moseley in Clonmel in October '14.

    Darragh Moloney
  • Johne Murphy

    Johne Murphy

    DoB1984-11-10 BirthplaceRathangan,Kildare Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight98 kg (15 st 6 lb) PositionFull Back / Wing

    Senior Debut: v Aironi Rugby, September 2010, Musgrave Park

    Heineken Cup Debut:  v London Irish, October 2010, Madjeski Stadium

    Club: Young Munster

    Previous Clubs: Lansdowne FC, Leicester Tigers

    School:  Newbridge College

    International Honours: Ireland Wolfhounds

    Twitter: @MurphyJohne

    From Rathangan in Co. Kildare, the former Newbridge College pupil joined Munster after five seasons at Leicester Tigers where he was top try scorer in 2008/09.

    The switch to Munster in 2010 started well and Murphy opened his account for the province with a brace of tries in his third outing (v Glasgow Warriors in Firhill) in a season that saw him appear 25 times for his new club.  

    His continued good form into the following season earned Murphy a two-year contract extension in March 2012.

    Scored his first try of the 2013/14 season in the 26-10 win against Gloucester at Thomond Park in the Heineken Cup.

    Murphy made his 70th Munster appearance against Connacht in December 2013.

    Signed a one-year contract extension in April 2014 that will see him remain with the province and the IRFU until June 2015.

    Named on Emerging Ireland squad for tour to Romania, June 2014.

    Johne Murphy
  • Ryan Murphy

    Ryan Murphy

    DoB1993-03-05 BirthplaceCork Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight96 kg (15 st 1 lb) PositionBack Row

    Munster Academy Year: Three

    Position: Back Row

    School: PBC

    Club: Dolphin RFC

    Honours: Ireland U18 Schools 2011; Ireland U19 2012; Ireland U20 2013; Munster A

    Ryan lined out for the Ireland U19s in 2012 against France and England, and featured on a Munster sevens side that travelled to Glasgow under the guidance of Elite Player Development officer Colm McMahon.

    Murphy most recently made his first appearance at Munster A level, coming on as a replacement for Tommy O'Donnell after 10 minutes in Munster's win away to Leinster in the A interprovincial (Nov.'12).  

    He then made his B&I Cup debut against Rotherham in December 2012 and was part of the 2013 U20s RBS 6 Nations Squad, starting in every game.  

    Ryan was one of five Munster academy players included in the Ireland U20s squad for the Junior World Championship in France in June '13. 

    He played his schools rugby with PBC & captained the side to an Avonmore Milk Schools Cup Final in 2011 against Rockwell.

    Played for a Munster 7’s side at the Limerick World Club 7s Festival in Thomond Park, August 2014.

    Represented the Munster senior team in a pre-season friendly away to Gloucester in August 2014.

    Ryan Murphy
  • Donncha O'Callaghan

    Donncha O'Callaghan

    DoB1979-03-24 BirthplaceCork Height1.98 m (6' 6") Weight117 kg (18 st 5 lb) PositionLock

    Senior Debut:  v Edinburgh Reivers, August 1998, Musgrave Park

    Heineken Cup Debut:  v Perpignan, October 1998, Stade Aime Giral

    Club:  Cork Consitution

    Previous Clubs:  Highfield RFC

    International Honours:  Ireland Schools; Ireland U19/21; Ireland A; Ireland Senior; British & Irish Lions

    Twitter:  @docallaghan4

    Younger brother of former Munster player Ultan, he played on an Ireland Schools side that included Brian O’Driscoll.

    O’Callaghan won an U19 World Cup medal in 1998, that side coached by Declan Kidney. Made his U21 debut in Feb ’99 and since then has played at every international level.

    Featured in both the 2006 & 2008 Heineken Cup winning sides, and in 2009 went on his second trip with the British & Irish Lions captaining the side to victory over the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth.

    Signed a contract extension late in 2013 that will keep him at Munster until at least 2016.

    Became Munster's record appearance holder when he came off the bench to win his 241st cap against Zebre at Musgrave Park in February 2014.

    The first ever recipient of IRUPA's Contribution to Society Award in recognition of the significant impact made to society through his work with Unicef.

    Represented the Barbarians in June 2014, the Baa-baas defeating an England XV 23-39 at Twickenham. 

    Donncha O'Callaghan
  • Luke O'Dea

    Luke O'Dea

    DoB1990-07-18 BirthplaceBirmingham Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb) PositionWing

    Senior Debut:  v Edinburgh, November 2011, Thomond Park

    Heineken Cup debut:  v Saracens, December 2012, Vicarage Road

    Club: Shannon

    International Honours: Ireland Youths

    Twitter:  @flubberbump

    Spent two years with the Munster Rugby Academy before moving to a Development Contract in 2012.

    Impressed at British & Irish Cup level and marked his first game for the senior side with a try in the RaboDirect PRO12 against Edinburgh in 2011.

    He wound up his debut year with an impressive four tries to his name.

    Signed a senior contract at the start of 2013 that will keep him at Munster until at least 2015.

    Was unfortunate to pick up a wrist injury in March 2013 against Leinster A and only made his return to club action in October although has yet to feature for Munster.  

    Picked up a slight hamstring strain playing for Shannon which kept him sidelined until Munster's round 3 B&I Cup game against Plymouth Albion in December where he unfortunately fractured a bone in his right thumb.

    Returned to action in 2014 but sustained a grade one lateral ligament sprain during Munster A's win against Connacht Eagles and is rehabbing.

    Played for a Munster 7’s side at the Limerick World Club 7s Festival in Thomond Park, August 2014. Sustaining a knee injury at the tournament, he will miss the opening weeks of the season.

    Luke O'Dea
  • Jack O'Donoghue

    Jack O'Donoghue

    DoB1994-01-08 BirthplaceWaterford Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight92 kg (14 st 6 lb) PositionBack Row

    Senior Debut:  v Zebre, September 2014, Thomond Park

    Munster Academy Year: Three

    Position: Back Row

    School: De La Salle College Waterford

    Club: UL Bohemians

    Honours: Ireland U18 Club 2012; Ireland U19 2013; Ireland U20 2013/14; 

    The Waterford man is a product of the Munster youth's system having previously captained his club side Waterpark to an U17 Munster title in 2011 and the year previous was part of the All Ireland winning Waterpark U17 side that defeated Enniscorthy in the decider.

    In April 2012 he captained the Ireland U18 Club side against France and England, and then made his British and Irish Cup Munster A debut at 18 years of age against Rotherham Titans in December 2012 after featuring in the Munster U20s interprovincial series.

    He featured for the Ireland U19s in 2013 before getting a call up to the U20s squad for the IRB Junior World Championship in France where he played against Fiji.  

    Captained the Munster U20s for the Interprovincial series in September 2013 and was selected for the Irish U20s squad in the 2014 6 Nations, starting in 4 games and picking up the man of the match award in the opening game against Scotland, scoring 2 tries.

    One of 4 players named in their second Ireland U20 JWC squad in June '14 and captained the squad when they travelled to New Zealand for the tournament, playing in 4 games.

    Jack made his Munster Rugby PRO12 debut when coming off the bench for Robin Copeland after 57 minutes against Zebre in Thomond Park in September '14.

    He will captain the Munster A squad for the 2014/15 season.

    Jack O'Donoghue
  • Barry O'Mahony

    Barry O'Mahony

    DoB1986-09-26 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight99 kg (15 st 8 lb) PositionFlanker

    Senior Debut:  v Edinburgh, September 2012, Murrayfield

    Club:  Clontarf

    Previous Club:  Clontarf RFC, Dolphin RFC, Garryowen FC

    Honours:  Ireland Club XV

    Twitter:  OMahonyBarry

    The Limerick born UCC graduate came straight into the Munster squad on a Development Contract in Summer 2012 after impressive displays with Clontarf in the Ulster Bank League and equally impressive performances with the Ireland Club XV side.

    A product of Crescent College Comprehensive and Garryowen, O'Mahony is a former member of the Munster Rugby Academy and returned to the Munster set-up in April 2012 when he featured for the Munster A's in the British and Irish Cup winning semi final and final stages.

    His brother Ronan, a winger, joined him in the senior squad at the start of the 2013/14 season.

    Captained Munster A for the first time at the start of 2014 and led the side to a bonus-point win against Nottingham at St. Mary's RFC. 

    Made his first Thomond Park appearance for Munster as a starter against Cardiff in February. 

    Signed a one-year development contract extension for the 2014/15 season and starts the pre-season rehabbing after undergoing surgery on his knee in May 2014.

    Barry O'Mahony
  • Ronan O'Mahony

    Ronan O'Mahony

    DoB1989-05-28 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight91 kg (14 st 4 lb) PositionWing

    Senior Debut:  v Newport Gwent Dragons, April 2012, Rodney Parade

    Club: Garryowen FC

    School: Castletroy College

    International Honours: Ireland U18; Ireland U19; Ireland U20

    Twitter: @RonanOMahony1

    As a sub academy player O'Mahony made his Munster debut as a replacement against the Sale Sharks in the pre-season game in Musgrave Park in August '09.

    He made the move up to the academy at the start of the 10/11 season and after completing his three years secured a development contract for season 2013/14, joining his older brother Barry in the senior set-up.

    Ronan made his RaboDirect PRO12 debut scoring a try against Newport Gwent Dragons in April 2013 and was one of three academy players nominated for the Academy Player of the Year in May 2013.  

    O'Mahony burst in to the limelight when he scored a hat-trick against London Irish in the pre-season game in Musgrave Park and was subsequently named in Munster's Heineken Cup squad for 2013/14.

    Scored six tries in Munster A's first six games in the B&I Cup in the 2013/14 season.

    Captained Munster A for the first time when they beat Connacht Eagles 15-13 at the Sportsgrounds in February.

    Signed a one-year development contract extension for the 2014/15 season.

    Captained a Munster 7’s side at the Limerick World Club 7s Festival in Thomond Park, August 2014.

    Ronan O'Mahony
  • Greg O'Shea

    Greg O'Shea

    DoB1995-03-23 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight77 kg (12 st 1 lb) PositionWinger

    Munster Academy Year: 2

    Position: Winger

    School: Crescent College Comprehensive

    Club:  Shannon RFC

    Honours: Ireland U18 Schools 2012 & 2013; Munster U18 Schools 2012

    Greg was part of the Crescent College side that won the Munster Schools Senior Cup in March 2013, defeating Rockwell in the Final.  O’Shea’s try against CBC deep in added time in the replayed semi-final at Musgrave Park proved crucial in Crescent’s first Cup win in 19 years.

    He is one of three players advancing straight in to the academy from school level and Greg has also won two Junior Cup titles with CCC in 2010 & 2011.

    O'Shea featured for the Ireland U18 Schools in the FIRA/AER U-18 European Championships in Spain in April 2012 and in France in March 2013.

    The flying winger was selected for the Ireland Youth Olympic team for the European Youth Olympics in Trabzon, Turkey in July 2011, running in the 100m sprint and the 4 x 100m relay.

    Played for Munster U20s in the Interprovincial campaign in September 2013.

    Made his Munster senior debut coming on against Gloucester in the pre-season game in Kingsholm in August 2014, and went on to make his B&I Cup Munster A debut against Moseley RFC in Clonmel in October.

    Greg O'Shea
  • Tomas Quinlan

    Tomas Quinlan

    DoB1995-01-27 BirthplaceCork Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight94 kg (14 st 11 lb) PositionFly Half

    Tomas Quinlan
  • Niall Scannell

    Niall Scannell

    DoB1992-04-08 BirthplaceCork Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight109 kg (17 st 2 lb) PositionHooker

    Senior Debut: v Scarlets, December 2013, Musgrave Park

    Club:  Dolphin RFC

    School:  PBC

    International Honours:  Ireland Schools/U20

    Twitter:  @N_Scannell222

    Niall captained the Ireland U20s at the 2012 Junior World Championships in South Africa and made his  British and Irish Cup debut in January 2013 against Aberavon RFC.  

    He secured a development contract for season 2013/14 after completing two years of the academy programme while his younger brother Rory was promoted to the academy.

    Scannell captained his school's side to victory in the Avonmore Schools Senior Cup in 2010.

    Included in Munster's 2013/14 Heineken Cup squad.

    Made his senior debut as a 30th minute substitute for the injured Duncan Casey against Scarlets and followed that up a week later with a start against Connacht at Thomond Park.

    Hyper-extended his elbow at training in January which forced him to miss out for a number of weeks but returned in February.

    Signed a one-year development contract extension for the 2014/15 season.

    Picked up a fractured wrist during pre-season and will miss the start of the 2014/15 season.

    Niall Scannell
  • Rory Scannell

    Rory Scannell

    DoB1993-12-22 Birthplace Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight94 kg (14 st 11 lb) PositionCentre

    League Debut:  v Cardiff Blues, November 2014, Cardiff Arms Park

    Munster Academy Year: Two

    Position: Centre/Out-half

    School: PBC

    Club: Dolphin RFC

    Honours: Ireland U18 Schools 2011; Ireland U20s 2013; Munster U20s 2012 & 2011

    Rory was promoted from the sub academy to the academy programme at the start of the 2013/14 season and is younger brother of former Ireland U20s Captain Niall Scannell who moved from the academy to a development contract.

    From Cork the versatile back played his schools rugby with PBC and now plays his club rugby with Dolphin.  He represented the Munster U20s for two seasons and has previously played for Ireland U18 Schools with Ryan Murphy in 2011 when they won the FIRA-AER European Championship.

    Rory started in all of the 2013 Irish U20s 6 Nation games, playing across the backline.

    Scannell played an instrumental role in the U20s Junior World Championship in France in June 2013, featuring in every game, starting at fullback in the opening game against Australia.  He also added 2 conversions and 8 penalties during the campaign.  

    Went on to make his Munster senior debut against London Irish in the pre-season game in Musgrave Park in August 2013, and his Munster A B&I Cup debut against Stirling County in October '13 at Bandon RFC.

    Played for the Munster 7’s side at the inaugural Limerick World Club 7s Festival in Thomond Park, August 2014.

    Represented the Munster senior team in pre-season action again in August 2014 - away to Gloucester and a week later in the SEAT Challenge against London Irish at the Waterford RSC. 

    Made his PRO12 debut when starting away to Cardiff Blues in the round 7 game in November 2014.

    Rory Scannell
  • Cathal Sheridan

    Cathal Sheridan

    DoB1988-11-14 BirthplaceSligo Height1.75 m (5' 9") Weight86 kg (13 st 7 lb) PositionScrum Half

    Heineken Cup Debut:  v Gloucester, October 2013, Thomond Park

    Senior Debut:  v Edinburgh, February 2013, Musgrave Park

    Club:  UL Bohemians

    Previous Club:  Sligo Rugby Club

    School:  Sligo Grammar School

    International Honours:  Ireland Club XV

    Twitter:  @catsheridan1

    The 25-year-old hails from Ballysadare Co Sligo and he represented Connacht at U19 level before moving to Limerick where he plays his club rugby with UL Bohemians.

    A product of the Munster Rugby Academy, Sheridan has represented Munster A and played with the Ireland Club International side.

    As a developement player he started to break into the first team in the 2012/13 season, making seven appearances.

    Moved up to a senior contract in the 2013 season and made his Heineken Cup debut against Gloucester in October.

    Started his first Heineken Cup game away to Perpignan in December and played an important part in the dramatic 18-17 win.

    Suffered a setback away to Ulster at the start of 2014 after injuring the medial ligaments in his left knee. Ruled out for approximately 4-6 weeks.

    Sheridan returned to action against Cardiff Blues in February but suffered another setback towards the end of the month when he was ruled out for 3-4 months after breaking a bone in his right forearm against Ospreys.

    Made a return to action in Munster's pre-season friendly away to Gloucester in August.

    Cathal Sheridan
  • Ger Sweeney

    Ger Sweeney

    DoB1988-12-30 Birthplace Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight116 kg (18 st 3 lb) PositionProp

    Ger Sweeney
  • Alex Wootton

    Alex Wootton

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionWing

    Munster Academy Year: One

    Position: Winger

    School: Sedbergh School, England

    Club: Garryowen

    Honours: Ireland U20 2013; Munster A 2013; Munster U20 2013

    Originally from Stockport, winger Alex Wootton played for Ireland at the Under 20 World Championship.

    A product of Northampton Saints academy, Wootton went to England’s Sedbergh School, once attended by former England captain Will Carling and Gloucester winger James Simpson-Daniel.

    Made his Munster A debut in December 2013 against Plymouth Albion at the RSC in Limerick.

    Included in the Ireland U-20 squad for the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship in New Zealand.

    Alex Wootton