And injury has also forced the withdrawal of Danny Barnes from tonight's match with Scott Deasy slottting into the centre in place of the Tralee man.
The two vacant places on the bench go to Academy player Johnny Holland and Shannon's Richie Mullane.
Munster A: Johne Murphy; Darren Moroney, Scott Deasy, Ivan Dineen, Ronan O'Mahony; JJ Hanrahan, Cathal Sheridan; James Cronin, Sean Henry capt, John Ryan; Dave Foley, Ian Nagle; Brian Hayes, Sean Dougall, Barry O'Mahony. Replacements: Duncan Casey, Alan Cotter, Philip Donnellan, Ryan Murphy, Brian Slater, Johnny Holland, Richie Mullane.
Hear what Munster A Defence Coach Mike Prendergast had to say about tonight's clash here.