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Squad Update | AIL Returns & Team Training Resumes

10th October 2023 By The Editor

Jack Daly, Fineen Wycherley, Gavin Coombes, Neil Cronin and Rory Scannell warming up.

Jack Daly, Fineen Wycherley, Gavin Coombes, Neil Cronin and Rory Scannell warming up. Inpho

The Munster squad returned to training at the HPC on Monday morning following a down week with 12 days until the URC opener against Sharks at Thomond Park on Saturday, October 21 (5.15pm).

Buy Sharks tickets here and see full info on our different Season Ticket packages and the benefits here.

There were five Munster players in World Cup action at the weekend as 100-cap Peter O’Mahony and Tadhg Beirne both started Ireland’s win over Scotland with Jack Crowley, Dave Kilcoyne and Conor Murray featuring off the bench.

The men’s AIL season kicked off at the weekend with 11 Munster players involved.

In Division 1A, Academy prop Kieran Ryan and back-row forward Daniel Okeke helped Shannon to a 27-22 victory over UCD.

Senior hooker Chris Moore and Academy back-row forward Ruadhán Quinn scored tries for Young Munster with senior prop Keynan Knox and Academy centre Fionn Gibbons also in action as they lost away to Lansdowne.

Academy scrum-half Jack Oliver kicked a conversion and a penalty with Academy prop George Hadden also starting as Garryowen were beaten by Highfield in a Munster derby.

In Division 1B, senior hooker Scott Buckley and Academy full-back Ben O’Connor were in action for UCC as they lost to Blackrock College.

In Division 2A, Academy lock Evan O’Connell started for UL Bohs as they were beaten by Nenagh Ormond.

Tickets

URC Round 1: Saturday, October 21

Munster v Cell C Sharks, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 3: Saturday, November 4

Munster v Dragons RFC, Musgrave Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 5: Saturday, November 18

Munster v DHL Stormers, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 7: Friday, December 1

Munster v Glasgow Warriors, Musgrave Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

Champions Cup Round 1: Saturday, December 9

Munster Rugby v Aviron Bayonnais, Thomond Park, 5.30pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 8: Tuesday, December 26

Munster v Leinster, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

Champions Cup Round 4: Saturday, January 20

Munster Rugby v Northampton Saints, Thomond Park, 5.30pm; Buy tickets here

Saturday, February 3

Munster Rugby v Crusaders, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 5pm; Buy final tickets here

URC Round 11: Friday, March 1

Munster v Zebre Parma, Musgrave Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 13: Saturday, March 30

Munster v Cardiff Rugby, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 16: Saturday, May 11

Munster v Connacht, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 18: Saturday, June 1

Munster v Ulster, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here

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