01 Aug 14
Munster full-back Niamh Briggs contributed 18 points to Ireland's 23-17 win over the USA today in their Pool 'B' World Cup opener.
Currently positioned top of the table on 9 points, just three points ahead of Leinster, a win for Munster on Saturday will guarantee them the trophy which they last won back in 2005.
Speaking ahead of the game Head Coach O'Neill said "We are looking forward to the task ahead on Saturday and know Connacht will be well up for the challenge. We are confident that if we play to our potential we'll have a great chance of taking the win".
"Though we are top of the table we are not taking anything for granted, nothing has been won yet and we are nowhere unless we perform on the day. Preparations have been going really well and I'm confident our lads will play with pride and give it everything as they have right through the series".
Munster Juniors: Eoin Duffy (Waterpark); Greg Carroll (Clonmel), Darren O'Keeffe (Crosshaven), Luke McCabe (Kanturk), Rob Carroll (Clonmel); Ben Martin (Clonmel), Stuart Lee (Old Christians); Barry Kelly (St. Mary's), Mike Cronin (Castleisland), Brian O'Neill (Kanturk); Stephen Burke (Galbally), Ruari O'Donnell (St. Mary's); Brian Downey (St. Mary's), Kevin Allen (Cobh Pirates), Dan McCabe (Kanturk). Gareth Mulcahy (Clonmel), Patrick Ryan (St. Senan's), Barra Buckley (Kanturk), Dave O'Donoghue (Waterpark), Mark Chandler (Cobh Pirates), Darragh Meade (Kanturk), Peter Earlie (Kanturk), Conor Cooney (Clonmel), Declan Moloney (Newcastlewest), Gary Piggott (Kanturk), Tommy Kelleher (Newcastlewest).
Munster Juniors Captain Dan McCabe from Kanturk RFC