Squad Update | Pre Dragons
21st January 2019 By The Editor
The Munster squad returned to training at the High Performance Centre in Limerick today ahead of Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 clash against Dragons at Rodney Parade (3pm).
The Munster Rugby Medical Team have released the below injury update.
Tommy O’Donnell was removed with a left shoulder injury sustained against Exeter on Saturday. He has been assessed by the Munster Rugby medical department and awaits specialist review for further management.
On the international front, nine Munster players have travelled to Portugal with the Ireland side – Dave Kilcoyne, Peter O’Mahony, John Ryan, Niall Scannell, CJ Stander, Joey Carbery, Keith Earls, Chris Farrell and Conor Murray.
The IRFU released the below squad news this morning.
Following a scan, versatile forward Tadhg Beirne has been ruled out of the opening two rounds of Ireland’s Guinness Six Nations campaign.
Andrew Conway picked up a knock during Munster’s round 6 win over Exeter Chiefs. Conway is unable to train this week but will be fully fit to train next week.
Six Greencore Munster Rugby Academy players are preparing for the Ireland U20 6 Nations Championship.
Craig Casey (vice-captain), Sean French, Ben Healy, James McCarthy, Jonathan Wren and Josh Wycherley have been named in the squad.
Both U20s 6 Nations home games take place at Irish Independent Park, buy tickets below.
Sixteen senior and Academy players were in All Ireland League action at the weekend.
Mike Sherry, Ronan O’Mahony, Diarmuid Barron, Liam Coombes and Jack Daly all featured in Garryowen’s 23-22 loss to UCC at Dooradoyle with Barron scoring two tries.
Jack Stafford was a try-scorer for Shannon in their 24-20 win away to UCD with Ciaran Parker also featuring.
Duncan Williams, Kevin O’Byrne, Liam O’Connor, Alex McHenry and Seán French helped Cork Constitution to a 28-5 victory over Terenure College.
O’Byrne and McHenry touched down in the win.
Calvin Nash, Gavin Coombes, Keynan Knox and Alan Tynan featured for Young Munster in their 24-20 loss to Clontarf with Tynan kicking a conversion.
The following are progressing with rehabilitation: Brian Scott (foot), James Cronin (leg), Jack O’Donoghue (knee), Dave O’Callaghan (foot), JJ Hanrahan (hip).
Next Home Game
Fri, February 15 – Guinness PRO14: Munster v Southern Kings, Irish Independent Park, 7.35pm; Early Bird Closes on Wed, January 30 – Buy tickets here
6 Nations Rugby In Cork
Friday, February 1, 2019: Ireland U20s v England U20s, Irish Independent Park, 7.15pm; Buy tickets here
Friday, March 8, 2019: Ireland U20s v France U20s, Irish Independent Park, 7.15pm; Buy tickets here