16 Apr 14
Munster trained in the sunshine at UL yesterday, ahead of Saturday evening's crucial derby away to Connacht in the RaboDirect PRO12.
The A side were on the board early when Luke O'Dea scored after seven minutes and the full back latched onto a kick-ahead to score his second after Jonathan Holland had opened the scoring for the Development side. The impressive Holland added a second penalty but Scott Deasy missed a penalty that could have cancelled that one out with the last kick of the half.
The second half began without David Wallace who was always scheduled to play just 40 minutes and the Development side resisted early A pressue thanks to sterling defence with Ed Kelly and Ryan Murphy leading the way. They lifted the siege only for a superb Deasy kick to touch for a five metres line-out and an overthrow was snaffled by John Ryan to set up another period of pressure on the Development line.
They resisted that but Deasy once again produced a superb touchfind that this time had Ian Nagle driving for the line. Yet again the Development side resisted and took play into the opposition half.
Munster A: Sean Scanlon; Luke O'Dea, Ivan Dineen, Declan Cusack, R O'Mahony; Scott Deasy, Duncan Williams; Dave Kilcoyne, Sean Henry, John Ryan; Brian Hayes, Ian Nagle; Billy Holland capt, David Wallace, Paddy Butler, Mike Sherry, S Tokula,
Munster Development: Darren Mooney (UL Bohemians); Aaron Cahill (Young Munster), Corey Hircock (Garryowen), Cian Bohane (Dolphin), Conor Kearns (Dublin University); Jonathan Holland (Cork Consitution), Cathal Sheridan (UL Bohemians); James Cronin (Dolphin), Andrew Cudmore (Cork Constitution), Alan Cotter (Young Munster); Darren O'Shea (Dolphin), Ed Kelly; (UL Bohemians) Cathal O'Flaherty (Cork Constitution), Brian O'Hara (Cork Constitution), Ryan Murphy (Dolphin). Replacements: JP Cooney (Garryowen), Peter O'Shea (Garryowen), Eddie Rossiter (UL Bohemians), Darren Gallagher (Young Munster), Lloyd Foote (Cashel)), James Ryan (James Ryan), Brian Haugh (Young Munster), Andrew Burke (Young Munster),, Harry McNulty (Dublin University), Ray Moloney (Young Munster).
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon.