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Friday Night Success for Irish Sides

5th February 2010 By Munster Rugby

Friday Night Success for Irish Sides

The Irish Wolfhounds (As) returned to winnings way while the Irish Women and U20s both recorded opening wins in their respective RBS 6 Nations Campaigns.

With the Irish Wolfhounds in action in Ravenhill, the Irish side bounced back from last week’s defeat to England Saxons to record a 34-19 win over Scotland A this evening.

Scorers for Ireland Wolfhounds – Tries: Chris Henry, Fergus McFadden, Gavin Duffy, Isaac Boss and Johne Murphy, who joins Munster at the end of the season; Cons: Ian Humphreys 3; Pen: Ian Humphreys

Munster players representing Irish Wolfhounds – Marcus Horan, Tony Buckley, Peter Stringer, Ian Dowling, Niall Ronan

The Irish Women kicked off their 6 Nations Championship in Ashbourne RFC tonight by defeating Italy 22-5. Scorers included Munster’s Joy Neville, touching down for 2 tries, and Niamh Briggs adding 2 conversions and a dropgoal.

Munster players representing Irish Women – Chris Fanning, Kate O’Loughlin, Joy Neville, Gillian Bourke, Louise Austin, Louise Beamish, Helen Brosnan

It was a one sided affair in Dubarry Park tonight with the Irish U20s keeping their Italian visitors scoreless, winning 39 nil. Munster’s Simon Zebo made it over the line in the second half, and Brian Hayes made an appearance after 64 minutes with Munster team-mate David O’Callaghan making way. Winger Darren Hudson certainly made his presence felt as he pulled out a hat-trick performance and Shannon’s Patrick Butler was in impressive form off the back of the scrum.

Scorers for Ireland U20s – Tries: Darren Hudson 3, Nevin Spence, Simon Zebo, Brendan Macken; Cons: James McKinney 2, Brian Kingston; Pen: James McKinney

Munster players representing Irish U20s – Brian Cagney, Dave O’Callaghan, Patrick Butler, Simon Zebo, Brian Hayes

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