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Munster Development Side Named For Ireland U20s Clash

28th December 2023 By The Editor

Munster Development Side Named For Ireland U20s Clash

Sean Edogbo will line out at number eight for Munster Development against Ireland U20s.

A Munster Development side will face Ireland U20s in Musgrave Park at 1pm tomorrow (Friday).

The match forms part of a double-header with the Clovers taking on the Wolfhounds in the Celtic Challenge at 4pm. Buy tickets here.

Head Coach Tommy O’Donnell has named a 24-man squad for the clash with Academy players George Hadden, Darragh McSweeney, Ethan Coughlan, Daniel Okeke and Jack Oliver all included in the matchday squad. 

Hadden, who plays his AIL rugby with Garryowen, starts at loosehead where he will be joined by Cork Constitution’s Danny Sheahan and Shannon’s Darragh McSweeney in the front-row. Sheahan and McSweeney both played their schools rugby with PBC.

Kamil Nowak and Conor Ryan form the second-row partnership. Nowak plays his club rugby with Cork Constitution while he also played his schools rugby with CBC. Ryan plays for UCC and came up through the age-grade ranks with Clonakilty RFC.

In the back-row, David Nowak and Jacob Sheahan starts at blindside and openside respectively. David Nowak plays his club rugby with Cork Constitution and played his schools rugby with CBC. Jacob Sheahan plays his club rugby with UCC while he played his schools rugby with PBC. UCC’s Sean Edogbo, younger brother of Munster Academy second-row Edwin, starts at number eight. Edogbo came up through the ranks with Cobh Pirates RFC.

UL Bohemian’s Jake O’Riordan starts at scrum-half where he is joined by the Munster Academy’s Ethan Coughlan at out-half. O’Riordan played his schools rugby with St Munchin’s while Coughlan is currently playing for Shannon RFC and came up through the ranks with Ennis RFC.

The centre partnership sees Gordon Wood, who captains the side, line out at inside centre where he is joined by Cian O’Halloran at 13. Wood currently plays for Garryowen while O’Halloran plays his AIL rugby with Shannon. Wood and Long played their schools rugby with St Munchin’s College and Crescent College Comprehensive. 

The back-three is made of Young Munster’s Oisín Pepper, UCC’s Sean Condon and Shannon’s Stephen Kiely. Pepper, Condon and Kiely played their schools rugby with St Munchin’s, PBC and Castletroy College respectively.

Munster Development

15. Stephen Kiely (Shannon RFC)

14. Sean Condon (UCC RFC)

13. Cian O’Halloran (Shannon RFC)

12. Gordon Wood (Garryowen FC) (C)

11. Oisin Pepper (Young Munster RFC)

10. Ethan Coughlan (Shannon RFC)

9. Jake O’Riordan (UL Bohemian RFC)

1. George Hadden (Garryowen FC)

2. Danny Sheahan (Cork Constitution FC)

3. Darragh McSweeney (Shannon RFC)

4. Kamil Nowak (Cork Constitution FC)

5. Conor Ryan (UCC RFC)

6. David Nowak (Cork Constitution FC)

7. Jacob Sheahan (UCC RFC)

8. Sean Edogbo (UCC RFC)

Replacements from: Kian Regan (UL Bohemian RFC), Adam Wrona (UCC RFC), Matt Burke (Shannon RFC), Daniel Okeke (Shannon RFC), Oisín Toland (Old Crescent RFC), Josh Costello (Shannon RFC), Aaron Quirke (UCC RFC), James Conroy (Garryowen FC), Jack Oliver (Garryowen FC). 

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