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Representative Roundup

2nd March 2009 By Munster Rugby

Representative Roundup

The senior Ireland XV are not the only side contending for Grand Slam honours as the Ireland U20’s side still remain in contention with a last gasp win over England on Friday evening in Athlone.

Ireland U20’s

The Irish U20’s continue on winning ways with a 19-18 win over England at the weekend. In dramatic fashion outhalf Ian Madigan stole the lead with a 45m drop goal well into injury time.

The win puts Ireland in pole position as the only side to win three out of three at this stage of the U20’s Six Nations. In the other fixtures Scotland beat Italy 14-10 and France defeated Wales on a 40-20 scoreline.

The remaining fixtures include an away trip to Scotland on Friday March 13th and away to Wales on Friday March 20th.

Ireland Under-20: David Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster); Ronan O’Mahony (Garryowen/Munster), Ian McKinley (UCD/Leinster), Eamonn Sheridan (Lansdowne/Leinster), Michael Keating (Clontarf/Leinster); Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster), Matthew Healy (Lansdowne/Leinster); Paddy McAllister (Ballynahinch/Ulster), Thomas Sexton (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Jack McGrath (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Ciaran Ruddock (Neath/Exiles), James Sandford (Queens University/Ulster), Rhys Ruddock (Millfield School/Exiles), Dominic Ryan (Lansdowne/Leinster), Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) (capt).
Replacements used: Jack O’Connell (Lansdowne/Leinster) for McGrath (55 mins), Michael Noone (Seapoint/Leinster) for P O’Mahony (63), Mark Flanagan (UCD/Leinster) for Sandford (70). Not used: David McGregor (Ballynahinch/Ulster), Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster), Shane Gahan (Lansdowne/Leinster), Gary Foley (Blackrock College/Leinster).

Pos

Team

Pl

Pts

1

Ireland U20s

3

6

2

France U20s

3

4

3

England U20s

3

4

4

Scotland U20s

3

4

5

Italy U20s

3

0

6

Wales U20s

3

0

"Munster

AIB Club International

The Ireland club XV fought back for a 13-13 draw on Friday evening as they led 10-3 going into the break, but a strong attack from England in the second half left it 13-10 running into the final minutes.

Dolphin outhalf Barry Keeshan slotted over a penalty with three minutes to go which led to Ireland’s share of the spoils.

Fellow Dolphin man Barry O’Mahony secured the man of the match award after scoring Ireland’s try in the first half.

The Ireland Club XV will go on to play Scotland on Friday the 13th of March in Watsonian Rugby Club, Edinburgh, ko 7.30pm.

Scorers: Ireland: Try: Barry O’MahonyBarry KeeshanEngland: Try: James Doherty; Con: Mark Bedworth; Pens: Mark Bedworth 2

Ireland Club XV: Ed Torrie (UL Bohemians); Cronan Healy (Cork Constitution), Darragh Fitzpatrick (Blackrock College), Philip Brophy (St. Mary’s College), Derek Corcoran (Young Munster); Barry Keeshan (Dolphin), Ruairi Cushion (Old Belvedere); Martin Gately (Highfield), Brett McNamee (Dungannon), Kevin Moran (Buccaneers), Alan Maher (Lansdowne), Marc Warburton (Old Wesley), Kevin Croke (UCD), Barry O’Mahony (Dolphin), Hugh Hogan (St. Mary’s College) (capt).
Replacements: Robert Quinn (Lansdowne), Colum Murphy (Lansdowne), Alex Dunlop (Terenure College), Ron Boucher (Lansdowne), Sam Cronin (UCC), Niall O’Brien (Clontarf), Tadhg Bennett (Shannon).

"Dolphin

Ireland Women

It was a game of two halves for the Irish women as they led 13-5 at the break, but England responded with a four try haul in the second half to win 29-13.

It still remains a very tight 6 Nations Championship with four sides on equal points and Irish Captain Joy Neville is still hopeful of securing their best ever Six Nation’s finish.

Up next is Scotland in Edinburgh on Friday March 13th and then Wales on Saturday March 21st in Cardiff.

Ireland Women: Niamh Briggs (Clonmel/Munster); Grace Davitt (Blackrock/Leinster), Lynne Cantwell (UL Bohemians/Munster), Helen Brosnan (Highfield/Munster), Amy Davis (Blackrock/Ulster); Joanne O’Sullivan (Richmond/Ulster), Tania Rosser (Blackrock/Leinster); Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemians/Leinster), Yvonne Nolan (Blackrock/Leinster), Gillian Bourke (UL Bohemians/Munster), Caroline Mahon (UL Bohemians/Leinster), Orla Brennan (Blackrock/Leinster), Louise Austin (Blackrock/Leinster), Sinead Ryan (Navan/Leinster), Joy Neville (UL Bohemians/Munster) (capt).

Replacements used: Shannon Houston (Blackrock/Leinster) for Davis, Jeannett Feighery (UL Bohemians/Munster) for Brosnan (both 61 mins), Debbie Clarke (Blackrock/Leinster) for Austin (65), Jess Limbert (Lichfield/Ulster) for Nolan, Emer McManamly (Blackrock/Leinster) for Mahon, Kate O’Loughlin (Clonmel/Munster) for Brennan (all 75). Not used: Louise Beamish (UL Bohemians/Munster).

Pos

Team

Pl

Pts

1

England Women

3

4

2

France Women

3

4

3

Ireland Women

3

4

4

Wales Women

3

4

5

Scotland Women

3

2

6

Italy Women

3

0

"Ireland

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