Munster Youths Prepare for Leinster Clash
6th October 2005 By Munster Rugby
Munster Youths prepare for their IRFU Youth Interprovincial clash with Leinster on Saturday.
U18 Youth Interprovincial
Saturday 8th October 2005
LEINSTER v ULSTER
Barnhall RFC, 1pm kick off
The Munster Youth team management have opted for the same starting fifteen to play Leinster that defeated Ulster 27-0 last week- albeit with a number of positional switches. Double try scorer last week, Diarmuid McMahon swaps wings with Paul Cullity, while in the pack, props Michael Moynihan and Pat O Regan also swap positions, as well as second rows David Foley and Noel Kinnane. Both teams come into this game with solid wins behind them. Leinster beat Connacht 22-10 in their first game of the Championship last weekend.
15. Paddy O Sullivan (Killarney), 14. Paul Cullity (Castleisland), 13. William Divane (Corca Dhuibhne), 12. Gareth Hogan (Youghal), 11. Diarmuid McMahon (St. Senans), 10. Daniel Lyons (Clonmel), 9. Dale Harris (Waterpark), 1. Michael Moynihan (Sunday s Well), 2. Conor Whelan (Nenagh Ormond)- Captain, 3. Pat O Regan (Tralee), 4. Noel Kinane (Thurles), 5. David Foley (Clonmel), 6. Sean Nixon (Newcastle West), 7. Alan Dinan (Cork Constitution), 8. Keith Quigley (Nenagh)
16. Conor Brislane (Nenagh Ormond), 17. Wayne O Mahony (Thurles), 18. Eamon Boland (Youghal), 19. Fiachra Wynn (Ennis), 20. Adam Doyle (Sunday s Well), 21. Shane Dowling, 22. AN Other
15: Karl Manning (Navan), 14: Colin Draper (Tullamore), 13: Damien Wildes, (Greystones), 12: Eamonn Sheridan (Navan), 11: Rory Stynes (Co. Carlow), 10: Shane Carr (Navan), 9: Kris Greene (Tallaght), 1: John Rowe (Wexford), 2: Sean McArdle (Dundalk), 3: Shane Brennan (Portlaoise), 4: William Earle (Gorey), 5: Eoin Sheriff (Gorey) CAPTAIN, 6: Johnny Iliff (Navan), 7: Brian Quinn (Wicklow), 8: Brian McKeever (Navan),
16: Barry O’Connor (Gorey), 17: Andy Grace (Tallaght), 18: Kevin Bracken (Tullamore), 19: Daniel Kenny (Greystones), 20: Lorcan Kavanagh (Boyne), 21: Mark Geraghty (Dundalk), 22: Paul Flynn (Navan)
Referee: Michael Black (URS)
The Munster Youth 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.
Saturday October 1st 2005
Munster 27 Ulster 0, Dooradoyle
Saturday 8th October 2005
Leinster v Munster, Barnhall RFC, 1pm
Saturday 15th October 2005
Connacht v Munster, venue in Galway tbc, 1pm