9 Dec, 19:48
Munster are delighted to announce the signing of highly-rated Cardiff Blues utility forward Robin Copeland.
The west Cork support base will be glad to see Dunmanway man Darren Sweetnam start on the wing in a dynamic back-line that includes Ronan O’Mahony who scored a hat-trick of tries against London Irish in the pre-season game.
Out-half Johnny Holland was ruled out during the week after picking up a groin injury and his place goes to his academy colleague Rory Scannell who makes his B&I Cup debut, while Gearoid Lyons, named in the replacements, is named in his first Munster A squad.
The Club players included in the side are Dolphin’s Paddy Ryan starting in the front row and Cork Con’s Max Abbott and Niall Kenneally named on the bench. Sub academy player Abbott most recently played in the Munster U20s campaign.
It's an all family affair for the Munster A's on Saturday with two sets of brothers involved, both the O'Mahony and Scannell families will be well represented on the day.
Munster A: Ronan O’Mahony; Andrew Conway, Ivan Dineen, Cian Bohane, Darren Sweetnam; Rory Scannell, Cathal Sheridan Capt.; Alan Cotter, Niall Scannell, Paddy Ryan; Billy Holland, Dave Foley; Dave O’Callaghan, Sean Dougall, Shane Buckley. Replacements: Max Abbott, John Ryan, Darren O’Shea, Barry O’Mahony, Brian Haugh, Gearoid Lyons, Niall Kenneally.
In hosting the event Bandon RFC are officially launching the addition of their new floodlights and the event is supported by the Economic Development Fund of Cork County Council.
All support is welcome and there will be a cash entry at the gate with free admission to MRSC members and Ten Year Ticketholders, on presentation of card. There is also a discounted rate available to Season Ticket Holders, on presentation of season ticket. Supporters are please advised to arrive early.
Pricing: €10 Adult. €3 Junior, €20 Family Pack (2 adults/2 juniors)