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.
Munster play Ulster in Ravenhill at 7.05pm and the Munster A's are in action earlier in the day against Ulster Ravens in Deramore Park at 3pm.
Niall Ronan who has been out of action since January with cruciate ligament damage is named in the starting line up for the A side. Shannon prop Kevin Griffin is named in the replacments.
Munster: Denis Hurley; Doug Howlett Capt., Casey Laulala, James Downey, Luke O'Dea; Ian Keatley, Duncan Williams; Dave Kilcoyne, Damien Varley, BJ Botha; Donncha O'Callaghan, Billy Holland; Dave O'Callaghan, Sean Dougall, James Coughlan. Replacements: Mike Sherry, Marcus Horan, Stephen Archer, Dave Foley, Tommy O'Donnell, Conor Murray, Ronan O'Gara, Keith Earls.
Munster A: Johnny Holland; Ronan O'Mahony, Danny Barnes, JJ Hanrahan, Ivan Dineen; Scott Deasy, Peter Stringer; James Cronin, Sean Henry, Christy Condon; Philip Donnellan, Brian Hayes; Niall Ronan, Barry O'Mahony, Paddy Butler. Replacements: Duncan Casey, Kevin Griffin, Alan Cotter, Cathal O'Flaherty, Shane Buckley, Cathal Sheridan, Corey Hircock, Cian Bohane.
Injury Update: Johne Murphy is recovering after under-going knee scope surgery on Tuesday. Sean Scanlon has withdrawn from the A side after straining his back in training and Johnny Holland takes his place at fullback.