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Munster U20s Season Build-Up

7th August 2009 By Munster Rugby

Munster U20s Season Build-Up

The U20s under the watchful eye of Coach Anthony Foley have been busy for the past few weeks in preparation for the season ahead. An extended squad of 38 players trained together for the month of July attending weekly sessions in alternate centres based in Fermoy RFC and Charleville RFC. These sessions culminated in a final training game with the end result, reducing the squad to 26 players.

Munster U20For the August weekend the squad assembled in Limerick for training and a team building session.  On the Saturday they travelled to Kilkee, Co. Clare where David Neville of Nev Sail Watersports led the charges through a vast array of team activities and the day was topped off nicely with a BBQ back in Curraghgower, Limerick. 

The squad will be kept busy for the weeks ahead with three training games planned before the interprovincial campaign commences.  First up they will travel to take on Heriots RFC followed by a game against a Munster Academy select XV, and finally they will face UL Bohs.

The players themselves have shown great commitment and dedication so far impressing with their attitude and work ethic, and players and management are looking forward to the upcoming games. 

Manager Alan Miller wished to express thanks to those involved from the off-set, “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those players who were included in the extended squad but who did not make the reduced squad. Their commitment over the 4 week training period was highly commendable and we wish them all every success in their future rugby careers.  Also we would like to thank our partners, Charleville RFC, Fermoy RFC and Herlihys Centra in Fermoy and Mallow.

Upcoming Fixtures:
Heriots RFC – Away – Saturday 22/08/09
Munster Academy – Friday 28/08/09
UL Bohemians – Friday 04/09/09

Interprovincial Campaign:
Connacht – Away – Showgrounds – Friday 11/09/09
Leinster – Home – Thomond Park – Friday 18/09/09
Ulster – Away – Ravenhill – Friday 25/09/09

Munster U20s Management Team:
Anthony Foley – Head Coach
Ian Costello – Assistant / Backs Coach
Alan Miller – Manager
Feargal O’Callaghan – Fitness & Conditioning Coach
Paudie Roche – Assistant Fitness & Conditioning Coach
Damien Mordan – Physio
Alan Hickey – Kit Manager
Elliot Corcoran – Video Analyst

Munster U20s Squad:
Ger Burke
Garth Quinn McDonagh
Duncan Casey
Brian Cagney
Brendan Cullinane
JP Cooney
Brian Hayes
Edward Kelly
Sean Duggan
Dave O’Callaghan
John Quill
Brian O’Hara
Patrick Butler
Dan Heffernan
David O’Driscoll
Brian Slater
Michael Kelliher
Cormac O’Flynn
Kevin Kidney
Joe Holland
Simon Zebo
Craig O’Hanlon
Gavin Nugent
Lukas Kunz
Darren Moroney
Luke O’Dea



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