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National Representation

27th February 2009 By Munster Rugby

National Representation

There is a full line up of action taking place this evening ahead of Ireland’s 6 Nations game against England tomorrow, as players from around Munster gain National honours in their respective competitions.

There is a full line up of action taking place this evening ahead of Ireland’s 6 Nations game against England tomorrow, as players from around Munster gain National honours in their respective competitions.

So who is involved where?……………

AIB Club International – Ireland Club XV v England Counties
Donnybrook, ko 5pm

The Ireland Club XV return to action after last year’s thrilling win against Scotland when they take on England counties this evening in Dublin.  Seven Munster senior clubs are represented in the match 22, with four players previously capped at Club International level. 

There is a strong Munster connection in the management also, with Cork Con’s Brian Walsh as head coach, assisted by UCC’s Brian Hyland and Shannon’s Donal Brennan as manager. 

There was one last minute change to the side due to illness with Clontarf’s Niall O’Brien now coming in for the UCD’s Killian Lett.

Ireland Club XV: Ed Torrie (UL Bohs), Cronan Healy (Cork Con)*, Darragh Fitzpatrick (Blackrock College), Philip Brophy (St. Mary’s College), Derek Corcoran (Young Munster), Barry Keeshan (Dolphin)*, Ruairi Cushion (Old Belvedere), Marin Gately (Highfield)*, Brett McNamee (Dungannon), Kevin Moran (Buccaneers), Alan Maher (Lansdowne)*, Marc Warburton (Old Wesley), Kevin Croke (UCD), Barry O’Mahony (Dolphin), Hugh Hogan (St. Mary’s College)*Capt.
Replacements: Robert Quinn (Lansdowne), Colum Murphy (Lansdowne), Alex Dunlop (Terenure College), Ron Boucher (Lansdowne), Sam Cronin (UCC)*, Niall O’Brien (Clontarf), Tadgh Bennett (Shannon)

Ireland U20 v England U20
Dubarry Park, ko 6.15pm

It’s a top of the table clash in the U20’s Six Nations, as Ireland and England go head to head in Athlone.  In the campaign so far England have recorded wins against Italy and Wales while Ireland had closer wins over France and Italy. 

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