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Munster U19’s Campaign on Course

11th September 2007 By Munster Rugby

Munster U19’s Campaign on Course

With temperatures rising into the mid 20’s, Musgrave Park could easily have been mistaken for a World Cup venue in the South of France on Sunday. However the heat did nothing to deter the Munster U19 side from producing a battling display to notch up their second win of this season’s interprovincial series.

MUNSTER U19 12-10 LEINSTER U19

Only Ulster now stand between Tommy Crowe’s side and the interprovincial title. However, Ulster will have exactly the same thought on their minds when they overcame Connacht to set up next weeks decider. The match against Ulster is to be played next Saturday 15th September at Civil Service RFC in Stormont, Belfast. ko 1pm

Leinster really came out of the blocks early on Sunday and took an early lead through a Ian Madigan penalty after only 45 seconds. Madigan then followed up his penalty with a well worked try on 12 minutes which he duly converted leaving Leinster 10 points to the good. Munster then gradually clawed their way back into the game, thanks to some heroic defence at times and started to press into Leinster territory, and after a well worked back move, centre Andrew Joyce scored under the posts after 28 mins. Conor Murray converted to leave the half time score 7-10 to Leinster.

The second half was fiercely contested and both sides had opportunities to take control of the game, but a series of stoppages meant the game struggled to find any real rhythm at times. However Munster were by now starting to look the more determined side and as the half went on, they sensed they could pounce. After 15 mins of the second half, Full Back Ronan O’Mahoney finished off a flowing move with a serious injection of pace that left the Leinster defence trailing in his wake. Leinster came back strong at this stage of the game but try as they might, the Munster defense held and closed out the match on top.

Once again, many thanks to our loyal band of followers for their support on a day when many probably headed to the beach. The team and management really do appreciate your support.

So it’s off to Ulster for the climax to what has been a very memorable season so far.

Munster U19’s v Leinster
15. Ronan O’Mahony (Garryowen), 14. Odhran Mulrooney (Cork Constitution), 13. Danny Barnes (Tralee), 12. Andrew Joyce (UCC), 11. Paul Gleeson (Young Munster), 10. Colm Downes (Garryowen), 9. Conor Murray (Young Munster), 1. Gavin Duffy (Sunday’s Well), 2. David Twomey (UL Bohemian), 3. Felix Ross (UL Bohemian), 4. Mike Linehan (UCC), 5. Ian Duffy (Midleton), 6. James Flood (UCC), 7. Paddy Cleary (Bruff), 8. James Ryan (UCC) CAPTAIN
Replacements: 16. Shane Walsh (Sundays Well), 17. Andrew Cudmore (UCC), 18. Darren Kavanagh (Richmond), 19. Leon Toland (Kilfeacle), 20. Darren Mulcair (Garryowen), 21. Alex O’Mahony (Clonakilty), 22. Michael Kelliher (Richmond)

Head Coach- Tommy Crowe
Assistant Coaches- John Broderick, Conor Twomey, Mark Fitzgerald
Management- Graham Burns, Tom Casey
Physio- Conor Burke

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