07 Mar 14
Munster A just edged out Connacht Eagles 32-26 in an eight-try thriller at Dooradoyle this afternoon.
Eleven players have been called up to international duty and those who have been involved at club level may continue to see some action again this weekend in the All Ireland League while the Academy players continue with their schedule as normal.
Those playing over the weekend included JJ Hanrahan who kicked 3 penalties and a conversion for UL Bohs in their victory against Garryowen, and he was joined by Cathal Sheridan and academy winger Darren Moroney. They turned out against Barry O'Mahony and academy players Shane Buckley, Corey Hircock, Ronan O'Mahony and James Rael.
Scott Deasy scored a try in Cork Con's win away to Lansdowne and academy outhalf Johnny Holland kicked 2 conversions and 2 penalties. John Ryan who was on the bench for Munster the night before against Cardiff started also and academy players Philip Donnellan, Brian Hayes and Cathal O'Flaherty completed the Munster involvement.
Danny Barnes who also travelled to Cardiff with Munster started for Dolphin on Saturday against St. Mary's. Christy Condon featured as well, alongside academy players Niall Scannell, Ryan Murphy and James Cronin who added a try. Young Munster and academy scrumhalf Brian Haugh kicked 2 penalties in his side's defeat to Clontarf.