19 Apr 14
In ideal playing conditions at the Sportsground Munster claimed a bonus point victory against Connacht to win 32-23 tonight, moving the province back to 2nd spot in the table.
Darbyshire, the Munster Head of Strength & Conditioning, died last Monday morning, and his funeral takes place tomorrow morning.
New signings BJ Botha and Ian Keatley will be among those in Cork along with 11 players who have come up through the ranks to earn full time contracts.
Six of those are forwards, Mike Sherry, Stephen Archer, Dave Foley, Ian Nagle, Peter O'Mahony and Paddy Butler, with the five backs, Conor Murray, Simon Zebo, Scott Deasy, Declan Cusack and Danny Barnes, joined by Ivan Dineen and Sean Scanlon who are on Development contracts.
Munster Squad (2011/2012): F Jones, D Hurley, D Howlett, S Deasy, S Scanlon, I Dineen, D Barnes, K Earls, J Murphy, L Mafi, S Zebo, T Gleeson, I Keatley, R O'Gara, D Cusack, T O'Leary, C Murray, D Williams, P Stringer. BJ Botha, D Hurley, S Archer, M Horan, W du Preez, J Ryan, J Flannery, D Fogarty, D Varley, M Sherry, S Henry, P Borlase, M O'Driscoll, D O'Callaghan, P O'Connell, D Foley, I Nagle, B Holland, D Ryan, P Butler, D Leamy, N Ronan, T O'Donnell, P O'Mahony, D Wallace, J Coughlan,