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Munster A Defeat New England Free Jacks

7th April 2019 By The Editor

Dave O’Callaghan in the thick of it for Munster A

Dave O’Callaghan in the thick of it for Munster A ©INPHO/Emily Harney

Munster A opened their Cara Cup campaign with a 38-19 win against the New England Free Jacks on Saturday afternoon at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, Massachusetts.

There was one change to the replacements with Old Crescent’s Cian Reale taking the place of Young Munster’s Paddy Kelly who was ruled out due to illness.

Despite an early converted try from the home side Munster A responded with four tries before the break. The tries cames from Alan Tynan, Alex Wootton, Gavin Coombes and captain Duncan Williams.

Ben Healy kicked two conversions to give a half-time scoreline of 7-24.

Five minutes into the second half the lead was extended further with a Sean O’Connor converted try.

However, the Free Jacks continued to rally and crossed twice over a 10-minute period, converting their second with 20 minutes to go.

Munster A had the final say with replacement James McCarthy scoring in the last minute, and with James Hart taking over the kicking duties it finished 19-38.

The Cara Cup continues with Munster A taking on Leinster A at Union Point Sports Complex in Weymouth, Massachusetts on Wednesday.

Munster A: Alan Tynan; Conor Phillips, Seán French, Alex McHenry, Alex Wootton (James McCarthy, 72); Ben Healy (James Hart, 70), Duncan Williams (C) (Jack Stafford, 60); Liam O’Connor (David Jennings, 78), Eoghan Clarke (Billy Scannell, 55), Luke Masters (Keynan Knox, 60); Gavin Coombes (Cian Reale, 78), Seán O’Connor; Dave O’Callaghan, Conor Oliver (Jack Daly 55), Jack O’Sullivan.

Referee: Lex Weiner

Munster A Cara Cup Results & Fixtures

Saturday, April 6

New England Free Jacks 19-38 Munster A, ICC Canton, Massachusetts

Wednesday, April 10

Munster A v Leinster A, Union Point Sports Complex Weymouth, Massachusetts, 7pm local time/1am Irish time;


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