Munster U21s beaten by well prepared Connacht
7th September 2002 By Munster Rugby
The provincial U21s were in action today (07/09) in Musgrave Park with Munster taking on Connacht. A surprising result saw Munster lose out to Connacht by 19 points to 13.
The provincial U21s were in action today (07/09) in Musgrave Park with Munster taking on Connacht. In the run up to the game Munster would have been tipped as favorites but in a surprising turn around Connact were the side to impress.
The Connacht U21s showed today that all their preparation is beginning to pay off, as the fielded a better balanced and prepared side than Munster. Munster have a lot of work to do before they meet Leinster in Donnybrook next Friday at 17:30.
Connacht 19 Munster 13
Tomas O’Leary (Try), Richard Lane (2 pens, 1 conv).
Trevor Richardson (Try), Colin Glynn (1 conv, 3 pen, 1 drop goal).
Munster U21 Team:
Eugene McGovern, Rory O’Connor, Joey Dannaher, Stephen Keogh, Shane O’Neill, Garrett Noonan, Eoin Nihill, Brendan O’Connor, Fiach O’Loughlin, Tomas O’Leary, Alistair Crowley, Keith Mattews, Danny Murphy, Colin Murphy, Richard Lane.
Replacemets: Vincent Soden, Fergus Gately, Dennis Fogarty, Frank Cogan, John McCarthy, Kevin O’Mahony, Cathal Garvey, Peter O’Brien.
In other news….
The Munster Junior team lost out to Leinster in the inter provincial series at Ballincollig RFC in Cork by 18 points to 11.