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Youths Lose Out to Ulster in Ravenhill

14th October 2002 By Munster Rugby

Youths Lose Out to Ulster in Ravenhill

Munster Youths played a disappointing game Saturday last when they travelled to the famous Ravenhill grounds for their Interprovincial Championship opener.

Munster Youths played a disappointing game Saturday last when they travelled to the famous Ravenhill grounds for their Interprovincial Championship opener.

Ulster, last seasons Interpro champions started the game with a burst of enthusiasm and stunned the Munster under 18s when their winger James Kirkpatrick scored the first try within two minutes of the starting whistle.While the Youths never settled in the first half Ulster grew in confidence kicking a penalty in the 12th minute and another converted try from Stephen Ferris on the 30th minute to give them a comfortable lead on the half time break.

Munster had a much improved performance in the second period camping inside the Ulster twenty two but splendid defence by Ulster prevented Munster winger Ian Hanley from scoring on four occasions. Munster did however snatch a last minute try from reserve scrum half Aidan Floyd which Hanley converted.

Final score Ulster Youth 17 Munster Youths 7.

Munster Team:

Ian O Regan (Sundays Well RFC), Ciaran Burke (Youghal RFC), Dave Lombard (Clonakility RFC), Declan Foy (Killarney RFC), Ian Hanley (Kilfeacle RFC), Colin Mahoney (Highfield RFC), Conor Prenderville (Abbeyfeale RFC), Ricky Walsh (Highfield RFC), Sami Francis (Tralee RFC), Ger Luby (Kilfeacle RFC), Michael O Hea (Clonakility RFC) captain, Darren Twomey (Sundays Well RFC), Kieran O Neill (Clonakility RFC), T. J. Hickey (Cashel RFC), Matt Moloney (Thurles RFC). Replacements: Jason Frahill (Cobh RFC) for Luby, Batt Duggan (Clonakility RFC) for Hickey, Dave O Hea (Highfield RFC) for Moloney, Dave Ryan (Highfield RFC) for O Neill, Paul Moynihan (Cobh RFC) for Lombard, Aidan Floyd (Highfield RFC) for Prenderville and Brian Shanahan (Castleisland RFC) for Francis.

Munster Youths play Leinster on Saturday 19th at Musgrave Park, Kick off at 2.30.

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