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Cardiff Calling for Munster U20’s

22nd August 2008 By Munster Rugby

Cardiff Calling for Munster U20’s

The Munster U20 side travelled to Wales this weekend to take on a Cardiff Blues Academy side in a challenge match, in preperation for the upcoming Interprovincial series.

The Munster U20’s will take on the Cardiff Blues Academy at 19.45 this evening in Beddau RFC, Wales.

A twenty six strong team was selected to travel this weekend and they are joined by Head Coach Ian Costello, Forwards Coach Anthony Foley and the Management team.

Following this weekend’s game the Munster U20 Team will play UL Bohemians and UCC in challenge matches prior to commencing their Interprovincial campaign against Connacht on September 12th in Limerick.

The Munster U20 Squad commenced training at the start of July, and travelled to Wexford last weekend where they took advantage of the facilities at the Cryotheraphy Clinic, Hydro Pool and the High Performance Gym at Whites Hotel.

Two pitch sessions were held on Friday with a further one held on Saturday morning at Wexford Wanderers RFC and on Saturday afternoon they took part in a trial match at Enniscorthy RFC.

The training camp was of great benefit to the players and management alike, as it aided in the squad selection process. The final squad of thirty players was announced, of which twenty six were then selected for the challenge game in Wales.

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Interprovincial Fixtures:
Sept. 12th v Connacht in Limerick
Sept. 19th v Leinster in Dublin
Sept. 26th v Ulster in Limerick

Munster U20 Management Team
Head Coach: Ian Costello
Forwards Coach: Anthony Foley
Team Manager: Alan Miller
Fitness & Conditioning Coach: Ray Egan
Video Analyst: Len Browne
Kit Manager: Alan Hickey
Physio: Damien Mordan
Fitness & Conditioning Coach: Paudie Roche

Players that took part in Wexford Training Camp:

Forwards
Duffy Gavan
Kavanagh Darren
Cagney Brian
Cooney J P
Ross Felix
Twomey David
Rennison Sean
Ryan James
Kelleher Peter
Hogan Podge
Bransfield Jack
Cantillon Darragh
O Dwyer Kyle
Frawley Daragh
Hayes Brian
Mulcahy James
Sheehan Barry
Deegan John
O’Callaghan Brian
O’Hara Brian
O’Mahony Peter
O’Callaghan David
Torrie Patrick
Backs
O’Mahony Alex
Aherne Finbar
Doyle Mark
Cross Ian
Guerin Rob
Murray Conor
Nolan Chris
Barnes Danny
Kelleher Michael
Joyce Andrew
O Mahony Ronan
Mulrooney Odhran
Gleeson Paul
Harris Dale
Downes Colm
Parfray Pat
James McCann

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