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Squad Update & AIL Involvement

10th October 2016 By Munster Rugby

Squad Update & AIL Involvement

The latest injury update post-Leinster and we look back at the weekend’s senior, academy and sub-academy representation in round 4 of the AIL.

Keith Earls and Dave Kilcoyne will follow return to play protocols this week for concussions sustained in the clash with Leinster on Saturday.
In the weekend’s club action, Cathal Sheridan sustained a leg fracture in UL Bohs’ win over Galwegians and is awaiting a specialist opinion. 
Colm O’Shea is another waiting on a specialist opinion after picking up a knee injury in Clontarf’s win over Garryowen.
John Andress did not train today and will continue his treatment with the Munster medical team for a knee injury sustained in Shannon’s loss to Nass.
Meanwhile, Andrew Conway continues to follow return to play protocols for concussion.
Continuing to rehab – Jean Kleyn (ankle), Dave O’Callaghan (shoulder), Kevin O'Byrne (elbow), Sammy Arnold (knee), Mark Chisholm (concussion), Sean McCarthy (knee), Francis Saili (shoulder), Mike Sherry (back) and Dave Foley (elbow).

AIL involvement
In Division 1A, Darren O’Shea and academy players Rory Burke, Liam O’Connor, Ned Hodson and Shane Daly all enjoyed success with Cork Constitution at Temple Hill.  The hosts, who started the day at the foot of the table, defeated leader Lansdowne 31-13 with Daly amongst the try scorers.
Cian Bohane crossed for Young Munster as they travelled to College Park to face Dublin University.  In a game that also saw the academy’s Dan Goggin, Calvin Nash and Gavin Coombes, and the sub academy’s Alan Tynan line out for the Cookies, an injury time try would cost them victory, losing 32-27.  Sub academy player Colm Hogan featured for the college men.
As mentioned already, Colm O’Shea welcomed a number of his Munster colleagues to Clontarf with Garryowen making the journey to Castle Park.  Alex Wotton and David Johnston, the academy’s Conor Oliver, Sean O’Connor and Steven McMahon, and the sub academy’s Liam Coombes, Peadar Collins and Dave McCarthy all featured for the Limerick side with Wootton and Coombes crossing in the second 40.  However, like Young Munster, Garryowen also fell afoul of an injury time score, a drop goal seeing Clontarf snatch a 16-14 victory.
In Division 1B, John Andress, academy back row John Foley and the sub-academy’s Jack Stafford and Niall Mulcahy lined out for Shannon with the Limerick side still chasing their first win of the season, losing 10-14 to Naas on the back pitch in Thomond Park.

Meanwhile, UL Bohemian continue to lead in Division 1B after their 27-23 win over Galwegians at Crowley Park.  Cathal Sheridan and the sub-academy’s Joey Conway and Peter Kelleher were all included for Bohs.

Next Home Game:
Munster welcome Glasgow Warriors to Thomond Park for their first home game of the 2016/17 European Champions Cup on Saturday October 22nd at 1pm. 

Tickets can be purchased online here, from the Munster Rugby Ticket Offices in Irish Independent Park and Thomond Park or by calling 061 421103.



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