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Munster A Side Named For B&I Cup Semi Final

30th March 2017 By The Editor

Munster A captain Cian Bohane on the attack.

Munster A captain Cian Bohane on the attack. ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Munster A Head Coach Peter Malone has named his side for tomorrow night’s British and Irish Cup semi final against Ealing Trailfinders at CIT, Cork – KO 7.30pm.

Just two changes are made to the side that defeated Ulster 26-3 in the quarter final.  Following his involvement in the U20 6 Nations, academy playmaker Bill Johnston returns at 10 with his older brother, David, switching to the fullback position.

The final personnel change comes on the left flank with Alex Wootton making his return from the shoulder injury he sustained away to Rotherham Titans in December.

Named among the replacements, should they feature tomorrow night, Mark Chisholm and Shannon scrum half Jack Stafford will make their B&I Cup debuts.  Chisholm is included in his first matchday squad following an extended break on the sideline due to concussion, while Stafford was another who represented Ireland at this year’s U20 6 Nations.

Munster A: David Johnston; Dan Goggin, Sam Arnold, Cian Bohane – capt., Alex Wootton; Bill Johnston, John Poland; Peter McCabe, Kevin O’Byrne, Brian Scott; John Madigan, Darren O’Shea; Sean O’Connor, Conor Oliver, Robin Copeland.

Replacements: Duncan Casey, Liam O’Connor, Rory Burke, Mark Chisholm, Gavin Coombes, Jack Stafford, Stephen Fitzgerald.

Munster A v Ealing Trailfinders, British and Irish Cup semi final, Friday March 31 at CIT, Cork – ko 7.30pm.

Matchday Information


  • Adult €10
  • Junior €5
  • Student €5
  • Family Pack €20 (2 adults & 2 junior)

Tickets can be purchased online here, at CIT from 6.30 on matchday, from the Munster Rugby Ticket Offices at Thomond Park and Irish Independent Park, or by calling 061 421103.

Traffic & Travel

CIT is located on Rossa Avenue in Bishopstown on the west of Cork City. It has easy access via the N40 South Ring Road and N22 Cork–Macroom -Tralee road. Latitude: 51.885884 Longitude: -8.533218.

Parking is available to supporters in CIT, behind the athletics track. Click here for a map of the CIT campus. Munster A v Ealing takes place at the Sports Stadium (no. 17 on map).

Supporter Information
The gates will be open from 6:30pm, with concessions in the ground open at 6:30pm also.

Please note:

  • No one will be able to enter the stadium with alcohol or glass and customers will be requested to remove the lids of any soft drink containers on entering the stadium.
  • Please do not enter the pitch area at any time and adhere to the stadium ground regulations found
  • There will be stewards and security on site to assist you with your enquiries on the day, and to ensure that the event runs smoothly and safely, so please respect their requests.

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