18 May, 12:24
The news today that Ronan O'Gara's long and distinguished playing time is over, brings to a close what was by any standards, a remarkable career.
Six minutes before the half time whistle O'Leary got over the line giving the home side an 18-3 lead going into the break. Two penalties followed for Keatley in the second half with the final score finishing up Munster 24 - Connacht 9.
Munster: Sean Scanlon, Luke O’Dea, Keith Earls, Danny Barnes, Simon Zebo, Ian Keatley, Tomas O’Leary, Marcus Horan, Denis Fogarty, John Hayes, Donncha O’Callaghan, Mick O’Driscoll (Capt.), Billy Holland, Niall Ronan, Paddy Butler Replacements: Sean Henry, Dave Kilcoyne, BJ Botha, Ian Nagle, James Coughlan, Duncan Williams, Scott Deasy, Tom Gleeson
Connacht: Gavin Duffy (Capt.) Fetu’u Vainikolo, Eoin Griffin, Dave McSharry, Tiernan O’Halloran, Niall O’Connor, Frank Murphy, Brett Wilkinson, Ethienne Reynecke, Ronan Loughney, George Naoupu, Mike McCarthy, Dave Gannon, Johnny O’Connor, John Muldeoon Replacements: Adrian Flavin, Dylan Rogers, Rodney Ah You, Mick Kearney, Eoin McKeon, Paul O’Donohoe, Matthew Jarvis, Kyle Tonetti
Referee Dudley Phillips (IRFU)