25th April 2017 By The Editor
The Munster squad regrouped at the High Performance Centre in UL this morning as they switch their focus to the final two rounds of Guinness PRO12 action where they hope to secure a home semi final at Thomond Park on May 20th at 6.15pm.
Dave Kilcoyne, John Ryan, Niall Scannell, Peter O’Mahony, Andrew Conway and Tommy O’Donnell will not take part in training this week as they all follow a workload management programme.
Rory Scannell will follow return to play protocols after sustaining a concussion in Saturday’s semi-final encounter against Saracens.
Jean Deysel (ribs) continues to be assessed by the medical team and will not be available for this weekend’s Guinness PRO12 game against Treviso.
Conor Murray continues to be monitored for a shoulder injury and remains a doubt for the round 21 encounter.
In Friday night’s British and Irish Cup victory against Jersey in Irish Independent Park Robin Copeland sustained a shoulder injury and requires further medical assessment.
Continuing to rehab – Jean Kleyn (neck), Dave Foley (wrist), Sean McCarthy (knee), Mike Sherry (back).
A number of contracted players lined out in the weekend’s AIL action. Academy players Shane Daly, Ned Hodson, Liam O’Connor, Vincent O’Brien and Rory Burke helped Cork Constitution to a gripping 19-16 semi final victory on the Aviva Stadium’s back pitch, setting up a 1A final rematch with Clontarf in the stadium proper in two weeks’ time.
The academy duo of Calvin Nash and Fineen Wycherley endured a tougher afternoon with Young Munster who suffered their third 1A semi-final defeat in as many years as defending champions Clontarf proved too strong at Castle Avenue, winning 37-29.
Meanwhile the academy’s JP Phelan, Sean O’Connor and Steven McMahon helped Garryowen to a 41-19 win over Old Wesley at Dooradoyle. O’Connor and McMahon both crossed for tries.
Consequently the Division 1B playoff final will be an all Limerick affair after Angus Lloyd and UL Bohemian recorded a fine 17-19 away win over Naas at Forenaughts.