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Team Named | Munster A/Development Team To Face Ireland U20s

27th December 2019 By The Editor

Cian Hurley captains the Munster A/Development side.

Cian Hurley captains the Munster A/Development side. Inpho

The Munster A/Development team have been named for Sunday’s Challenge Match against the Ireland U20s at Irish Independent Park (1pm, free entry).

Garryowen’s Cian Hurley captains the side with six Greencore Munster Rugby Academy players selected – Seán French, Alan Tynan, Eoghan Clarke, James French, Eoin O’Connor and Paddy Kelly.

Academy man Thomas Ahern (Shannon), Cork Constitution’s Jack Crowley and UCC’s Harry O’Riordan all start for the Ireland U20s. See full Ireland team details here.

UL Bohemians’ Jamie Shanahan starts at full-back with former Glenstal Abbey man Ronan Quinn – now with Dublin University – and Seán French (Cork Constitution) on either flank.

Garryowen’s Jack Delaney and former CBC man Tommy Downes (Galwegians) partner up in the centres.

Young Munster duo Charlie O’Doherty and Tynan are in the half-backs.

Garryowen’s Mark Donnelly, Clarke (Shannon) and James French (UCC) pack down in the front row.

O’Connor (Young Munster) and Kelly (Garryowen) are named in the second row with Hurley, Anthony Ryan (Dublin University) and Shannon’s Daniel Okeke completing the side.

An extended list of replacements has been named.

Kieran O’Shea (UL Bohemian), Aaron Hennessy (Nenagh Ormond), Liam Bishop (IQ Rugby) and Amhlaoibh Porter (Cork Constitution) are all included along with Cashel RFC duo Ciaran Ryan and Farrell O’Donoghue and UCC trio Aidan Brien, Killian Coghlan and Louis Bruce.

Guest players Ben Murphy and Tim Corkery complete the squad.

Aaron Hennessy was named but has withdrawn from the squad.

Munster A/Dev: Jamie Shanahan; Ronan Quinn, Tommy Downes, Jack Delaney, Seán French; Alan Tynan, Charlie O’Doherty; Mark Donnelly, Eoghan Clarke, James French; Eoin O’Connor, Paddy Kelly; Cian Hurley (C), Anthony Ryan, Daniel Okeke.

Replacements from: Kieran O’Shea, Ciaran Ryan, Liam Bishop, Aidan Brien, Amhlaoibh Porter, Farrell O’Donoghue, Ben Murphy, Tim Corkery, Killian Coghlan, Louis Bruce.

Ireland U20s Home 6 Nations Fixtures

Friday, January 31, 2020

Ireland v Scotland, Irish Independent Park, 7.15pm; Buy tickets here

Friday, February 7, 2020

Ireland v Wales, Irish Independent Park, 7.15pm; Buy tickets here

Friday, March 6, 2020

Ireland v Italy, Irish Independent Park, 7.15pm; Buy tickets here


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