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Munster Youths Kick Off Interprovincial Championship

29th September 2005 By Munster Rugby

Munster Youths Kick Off Interprovincial Championship

Munster Youths kick off their Interprovincial Championship on Saturday, hosting Ulster at Dooradoyle at midday

U18 Youth Interprovincial

Saturday 1st October 2005

MUNSTER V ULSTER

Dooradoyle, 12 noon

The following is the Munster Youths team to play Ulster on Saturday:

MUNSTER YOUTHS v ULSTER

15. Paddy O Sullivan (Killarney), 14. Diarmuid McMahon (St. Senans RFC), 13. William Divane (Corca Dhuibhne), 12. Gareth Hogan (Youghal), 11. Paul Cullity (Castleisland), 10. Daniel Lyons (Clonmel), 9. Dale Harris (Waterpark), 1. Pat O Regan (Tralee), 2. Mick Moynihan (Sunday s Well), 3. Conor Whelan (Nenagh Ormond)- Captain, 4. David Foley (Clonmel), 5. Noel Kinane (Thurles), 6. Sean Nixon (Newcastle West), 7. Alan Dinan (Cork Constitution), 8. Keith Quigley (Nenagh)

Replacements:

16. Conor Brislane (Nenagh), 17. Eamon Boland (Youghal), 18. Wayne O Mahony (Thurles), 19. Fiachra Wynn (Ennis), 20. Alan O Connell (Old Christians), 21. Adam Doyle (Sunday s Well), 22. Geoff Ryan (Thomond)

Referee: Eoghan Farrell (ARLB)

MUNSTER YOUTHS KICK OFF INTERROVINCIAL CAMPAIGN

Munster Youths embark on their Interprovincial campaign on Saturday when they host Ulster at Dooradoyle, and will be hoping to win back the title last won in 2003/4.

The squad has been selected from last year s Regional Championship, a competition ran at Under 17 level, where teams representing North, West, South and East Munster competed against eachother. Last season, West Munster won the competition for the first time, and a number of those players are now on this Munster Youth team.

Sponsored by Avonmore Supermilk, the present squad has worked very hard with the coaches, including Head coach, Tom Mulcahy, forwards coach Eddie Montgomery, backs coach Pat Collins and Manager Nick O Keeffe, ably assisted by Regional Development Officer Mark Hickey.

This year the championship is in two phases, with a round robin phase in October and the semi finals and final to take place on the last two weekends of January.

The Youth Interprovincials have been underway for over 15 years, and have contributed greatly to raising the standard of Youth Rugby in the province. As an indication of some of the calibre of those involved, a number of top class rugby players, including Alan Quinlan and Donncha O Callaghan both played on the Munster Youths team before going onto international success.

FIXTURES:

YOUTH INTERPROVINCIALS

Saturday October 1st 2005

Munster v Ulster, Dooradoyle, 12 noon

Saturday 8th October 2005

Leinster v Munster, venue tba, 1pm

Saturday 15th October 2005

Connacht v Munster, venue tba, 1pm

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