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Munster A Side Named For B&I Cup Final

20th April 2017 By The Editor

Munster A Side Named For B&I Cup Final

Munster A Head Coach Peter Malone (c) Inpho

Munster A Head Coach Peter Malone makes just two changes for tomorrow night’s British and Irish Cup final against Jersey Reds at Irish Independent Park, ko 7.30pm.

The first change is seen in the back row with academy flanker Gavin Coombes starting at blindside for the first time, while his academy colleague, Stephen Fitzgerald, also returns to the starting XV, taking charge at fullback.

Injury to his brother Bill sees David Johnston revert to the 10 jersey tomorrow night with the versatile playmaker now having started for Munster A at outhalf, centre and fullback this season.  Johnston and academy prop Brian Scott are the only two players to start every game of the current campaign.

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

Replacements: Duncan Casey, Liam O’Connor, Rory Burke, Mark Chisholm, Sean O’Connor, Abrie Griesel, Greg O’Shea.

Munster A v Jersey Reds, British and Irish Cup final, Friday April 21st at Irish Independent Park, Cork, ko 7.30pm.

Tickets can be purchased online here, from the Munster Rugby Ticket Offices at Irish Independent Park and Thomond Park, or at the ground on match night.  Full Matchday Information can be found below.

ITV Channel Television have confirmed that they will stream the game live.

MunsterRugby.ie spoke exclusively to Robin Copeland in previewing tomorrow night’s final.

Matchday Information


Adult – €10

Junior – €5

Family Pack – €20 (2 adults & 2 junior)

Tickets are available to buy:

  • online here
  • Munster Rugby Ticket offices at Irish Independent Park and Thomond Park
  • At Irish Independent Park from 6:30pm on match day.

Please note that tickets for this game have been sold on a general access basis, i.e. tickets are not specific to a stand or terrace.

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

The presentation of the B&I Cup will take place on the pitch after the game.

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.
  • Parking is not available within the grounds of Irish Independent Park.

Weather in Cork

Cloudy with highs of 15 degrees.

Munster Rugby wish to thank you for your continued support.


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