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Squad Update

18th September 2017 By The Editor

Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne.

Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne. ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Munster gathered in UL today to begin preparations for Friday’s away clash at Glasgow Warriors in round four of the Guinness PRO14.

Apart from the usual bumps and bruises, the medical team were happy to report a clean bill of health following the weekend’s hard-fought win over Ospreys.

James Cronin suffered no ill-effects from his return to action following a knee injury and there was good news also for Dave Kilcoyne with a scan indicating his knee injury is not as bad as first feared.  He will continue to be monitored by the medical team.

JJ Hanrahan (shoulder), Duncan Casey (groin) and Sam Arnold (calf) will all progress to full training this week.

Continuing to rehab: Gerbrandt Grobler (ankle), Conor Oliver (shoulder), Dan Goggin (knee), Ronan O’Mahony (fibula), Dave O’Callaghan (knee) and Darren O’Shea (shoulder).

A number of senior and academy representatives lined out for their respective clubs in the weekend’s AIL action.

Kevin O’Byrne joined the academy’s Alex McHenry and Shane Daly in helping Cork Constitution to a 30-18 win at Temple Hill, Daly crossing for a try.

For Garryowen, brothers David and Bill Johnston and academy fullback Liam Coombes all started with Mike Sherry and academy prop JP Phelan both featuring off the bench as the Limerick side went down 13-7 to St Marys at Templeville Road.

The academy duo of Daniel Hurley and Gavin Coombes started for Young Munster as they endured a disappointing home defeat to UCD at Tom Clifford Park, 20-39.

Brian Scott netted a brace for Dolphin as they too suffered a disappointing home defeat, going down 20-30 to Naas who featured former Munsterman Johne Murphy in their starting side.

Another past-player, Cian Bohane started in the centre for UCC as they enjoyed a 16-20 win over Shannon at the Mardyke. Brothers Stephen and Conor (academy) Fitzgerald and academy scrum half Jack Stafford all featured for the visitors.

On the 4G pitch at UL, academy prop Joey Conway started for UL Bohemian as the college-men lost 13-20 to Banbridge.

Next Home Game

Munster return to home action against Cardiff Blues at Thomond Park on Saturday September 30th for a lunchtime kick-off, 1.30pm.

Tickets from

  • Adults €20
  • Juniors €7
  • Families €40

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


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