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Munster U20’s Take on Leeds

16th August 2007 By Munster Rugby

The Munster U20’s Squad, sponsored by Toyota, will travel to Leeds this Friday ahead of their game against Leeds Academy on Saturday at 3pm.

This is the first of two warm up games for the Munster U20’s as they prepare for the forthcoming U20 Interprovincial Series. They face UL Bohemians Senior team in their second warm up game on Saturday the 25th August in Annacotty, Limerick (kick off 12pm).

The U20 squad has been in training since the end of June under Manager Alan Miller and Coaches Hamish Adams and Ian Costello. The initial group of 40 players was cut down to a squad of 26 ahead of this weekend’s game.
The U20’s Interprovincial Championship kicks off at the end of August and will run through to the end of September. This is a huge opportunity for up and coming Munster players as they get a chance to contest for places in the Irish U20’s squad and the Munster Rugby Academy.

Hamish Adams, Munster Rugby Academy Manager commented on the importance of the U20’s Interprovincial Championship saying "This U20’s Interpro campaign is a fantastic opportunity for any outstanding young players to stake a claim for the development of their professional career with Munster Rugby through the Academy and Irish U20’s National Honours".

Fixtures
Saturday 18/08/07 – Leeds Tykes – Venue Leeds UK – Time 15.00
Saturday 25/08/07 – UL Bohemians – Venue Annacotty Limerick – Time 12 Noon
Friday 31/08/07 – Connacht – Venue Sportsground Galway – Time 17.00
Saturday 08/09/07 – Leinster – Venue Musgrave Park Cork – Time 15.00
Friday 14/09/07 – Ulster – Venue Ravenhill Belfast – Time 19.00
Saturday 22/09/07 – Finals – Venue Athlone Co Westmeath – Time TBC

Munster U20 Management Team:
Manager: Alan Miller
Coaches: Hamish Adams and Ian Costello.
Physio: Scott Murphy.
Video Analysis: Lenny Browne.
Fitness Trainer: Ray Egan.
Kit Manager: Ian Fleming

Munster U20 Squad 07/08
Forwards Backs
John Ryan Prop CBC Diarmuid Upton Scrum Half Crescent Comprehensive
Stephen Archer Prop UCC Andrew Burke Fly Half Crescent Comprehensive
Patrick O’ Regan Prop UL Bohs Eoin Kennedy Scrum Half UCC
David Kilcoyne Prop Ard Scoil Ris Declan Cusack Fly Half Thomond
Matthew Kearney Hooker UCC Scott Deasy Centre PBC
Michael Sherry Hooker Garryowen Richard Mullane Fullback Shannon
David Foley Second Row UL Bohs Murray Kinsella Centre Newtown College
Ian Nagle Second Row Glenstal Sean Scanlon Fullback Crescent College
John Griffin Second Row Young Munster Diarmuid McMahon Winger Castletroy College
Niall Barry Back Row PBC Brian Derham Winger PBC
Kieran Essex Back Row UCC Mark Cosgrove Winger Thomond
Noel Kinnane Back Row UL Bohs John Verling Winger Roscrea College
James O’ Neill Back Row Ard Scoil Ris
Liam Og Murphy Back Row Young Munster

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