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    Munster 19s beat Leicester 35-3


      Great stuff- well done lads.


        Clubs team for tomorrows game against Connacht
        Tim Hegarty
        (Old Christian’s RFC, Colaiste An Chroi Naofa, Carrignavar); Ihechi Oji (Douglas RFC, Douglas Community School), Conor McMahon (Nenagh Ormond RFC, Nenagh CBS), Dylan Brosnan (Young Munster RFC, St Clement’s College), Jack Barrett (Bruff RFC, Charleville CBS); Tony Butler VC (Ennis RFC, St. Flannan’s College), Ethan Coughlan (Ennis RFC, Rice College); Kian Regan (Tralee RFC, Gealcholaiste Chiarrai), Dylan Murphy (Nenagh Ormond RFC, Nenagh CBS), Darragh McCarthy (Cobh Pirates RFC, Cobh Community College), Jay Traynor (Waterpark RFC, De la Salle College, Waterford), Craig Hannon (Galbally RFC, John The Baptist Community School), Fearghail O’ Donoghue (Cashel RFC, Cashel Community School), Richard Wallace (Killarney RFC, St. Brendan’s College, Killarney), Jack O’Keeffe C (Nenagh Ormond RFC, Nenagh CBS).

        Replacements: Ciaran Bohane (Ballincollig RFC, Colaiste Choilm), Eddie McIntosh (Clonmel RFC, Clonmel High School), Matt McCarthy(Clonakilty RFC, Clonakilty Community College), Jack Cosgrave (Young Munster RFC, Gaelcholaiste Luimnigh), Tadhg Galvin (Bandon RFC, Hamilton High School), Gavin Foley (Skibbereen RFC, Skibbereen Community School), Chimdi Oji (Douglas RFC, Douglas Community School), Anthony Castillo (Mallow RFC, Davis College).


          Report on U18s Schools game v Leinster yesterday:

          From Munster site:
          Munster U18 Schools recorded a draw with Leinster in their second Interpro match of the IRFU U18 Interprovincial Festival, while Munster U18 Clubs lost out to Connacht at UL yesterday.

          Both sides have one round of fixtures remaining with Munster U18 Schools set to face IQ U18 Rugby this Sunday (kick-off 11am), before Munster U18 Clubs take on their Leinster counterparts in the final match of the festival (kick-off 5pm).
          Munster U18 Schools 7-7 Leinster U18 Schools
          There was nothing to separate the two sides dur
          ing an exciting Interpro encounter at UL after a scoreless first-half resulted in a converted try a piece come the full-time whistle.
          Munster’s Jack Delaney missed a penalty opportunity early on in the match before Leinster regained control of possession.
          In the 39th minute, it was Leinster who recorded the first points on the board through Josh Pyper before Josh Cosgrave converted.
          Munster then responded with Harry O’Riordan making an impressive break through the defence to touch down, while Delaney lined-up the conversion and drew level in the 57th minute.

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          More detail from from Leinster site: Leinster need to beat Ulster on Sunday after drawing with their hosts in the U18 Schools Interprovincial Series at University of Limerick yesterday.

          Leinster went straight to their wide game and crisp passing almost put full-back Ed Kelly away. Munster countered with a subtle grubber from their out-half Cian Whooley which had to be cleaned up by wing Matt Grogan.

          It all made for an exciting prospect at the end of the second day of the U18 Rugby Festival in which there was a discernible improvement in game standards. Munster benefited from three early penalties for centre Jack Delaney to hit the right post with his first shot at goal.
          The home province was mixing the game well between the thrust of Delaney and the tactical kicking of Whooley. Leinster’s first real threat came from captain Sam Barry’s burst down the left without the support to keep Munster stretched.

          There was not an inch given as Leinster prop Levi Vaughan worked hard and wing Matt Grogan scrapped to drag Killian Dineen into touch. When centre Justin Leonard’s left-handed pass put Barry clear on the right, the Munster defence was able to deal with Grogan.

          The Blues were looking good again until they kicked the ball away with the dangerous Chris Cosgrave crying out for a chance to carry. Unfortunately, there was a long delay as prop Craig Finn was treated for an injury and withdrawn from the game.

          This led to a disconnect in play as Whooley miscued a clearance and Leinster fumbled two balls badly. The speed of left-wing Josh Pyper forced a high tackle and Cosgrave took on a difficult shot which sailed just left of the posts. Cosgrave almost took out that disappointment the next time the centre saw the ball by beating two defenders as the first-half ended scoreless.

          It was no surprise when the breakthrough came from the pressure Leinster applied in the midfield, Pyper seizing on a spilled ball to fly to the sticks for Cosgrave’s conversion to make it 7-0 in the 40th minute. As is the way, Munster almost struck back straight away when Delaney was stopped in his tracks by full-back Ed Kelly.

          Munster number eight Danial Okeke was making an impact which required Grogan to win a turnover in retreat. Lock Alex Soroka twice got his hands to Munster lineout ball as the Reds started to turn the screw. They used Okeke as a decoy from a scrum to create enough room for centre Harry O’Riordan to knife over and for Delaney’s conversion to level it in the 57th minute.

          It was anybody’s from then on as Leinster moved the ball without really carving out a golden opportunity and Munster relied on the counter by full-back Killian Dineen.

          Leinster U18 Schools take on Ulster U18 Schools this Sunday, 26th August, in their third and final game of the series, kicking off at 3pm. The Leinster side will need to secure a win against the Northern province if they are to win this year’s championship.

          At University of Limerick – Munster U18 Schools 7 (H O’Riordan try; J Delaney con); Leinster U18 Schools 7 (J Pyper try; C Cosgrave con).

          Leinster Rugby U18 Schools:

          1. Levi Vaughan – Terenure College
          2. Lee Barron – St Michael’s College
          3. Sam Illo – Wesley College
          4. Jonathan Fish – St Michael’s College
          5. Alex Soroka – Belvedere College
          6. Jack Barry – Gonzaga College CAPTAIN
          7. Aaron Coleman – Belvedere College
          8. Will Hickey – St Michael’s College
          9. Rob Gilsenan – St Michael’s College
          10. David Wilkinson – Clongowes Wood College
          11. Josh Pyper- Presentation College Bray
          12. Justin Leonard – Belvedere College
          13. Chris Cosgrave – St Michael’s College
          14. Matthew Grogan – Belvedere College
          15. Ed Kelly – St Michael’s College

          16. Calum Dowling – Clongowes Wood College
          17. Barry Dooley – Clongowes Wood College
          18. Hugo O’Malley – Blackrock College
          19. Jack Guinane – St Michael’s College
          20. Tom Gilheany – Clongowes Wood College
          21. Ben Murphy – Presentation College Bray
          22. Niall Carroll – St Michael’s College
          23. Tim O’Brien – Clongowes Wood College
          24. Simon O’Kelly – St Michael’s College
          25. Arthur Henry – Gonzaga College
          26. Gavin Meagher – Cistercian College Roscrea

          Munster Rugby U18 Schools:

          1. Mark Donnelly (CBC, Cork) CAPTAIN
          2. Billy Kingston (CBC, Cork)
          3. Craig Finn (St Munchin’s)
          4. Will O’Callaghan (Ardscoil Ris)
          5. John Forde (PBC, Cork)
          6. Jack Kelleher (PBC, Cork)
          7. Jack Ward Murphy (Ardscoil Ris)
          8. Daniel Okeke (Ardscoil Ris).
          9. Jake Connolly (Crescent)
          10. Cian Whooley (CBC, Cork)
          11. Aaron Leahy (CBC, Cork)
          12. Jack Delaney (Crescent)
          13. Harry O’Riordan (CBC, Cork)
          14. Conor Sheahan (St Munchin’s)
          15. Killian Dineen (Ardscoil Ris)

          16. Ronan O’Sullivan (CBC)
          17. Donagh Hyland (Glenstal Abbey)
          18. Corey Hanlon (CBC)
          19. Luke Obersby (Midleton College)
          20. Niall Queally (Glenstal Abbey)
          21. Mark O’Connor (CBC Cork)
          22. Will Twomey (Glenstal Abbey)
          23. Daniel Hurley (PBC)
          24. Michael Hand (PBC)

          "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

          Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

          Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP


            So 18s interpros complete.
            Schools 1 draw and 2 losses
            Clubs 1 win and 2 losses.
            Anyone see rounds 2/3 games?


              Munster U19 v Ulster U19, Saturday 1 September, CIT, 1.30pm

              15. Andrew Hogan (Mullingar RFC / Glenstal Abbey)

              14. Timmy Duggan (Old Crescent RFC)

              13. Louis Bruce (Presentation Brothers College)

              12. Tommy Downes (Mallow RFC / Christian Brothers College)

              11. Ronan Quinn (Garryowen FC / Glenstal Abbey)

              10. Ben Daly (Waterpark RFC)

              9. Charlie O’Doherty (Newcastle West RFC)

              1. Ciaran Ryan (Kilfeacle & District RFC / Rockwell College)

              2. Scott Buckley (Kinsale RFC / Christian Brothers College)

              3. Darragh Fitzgerald (Rugbaí Corca Dhuibhne RFC)

              4. Eoin O’Connor (Waterpark RFC)

              5. Eoin Quilter (Presentation Brothers College)

              6. Cian Hurley (Christian Brothers College) (C)

              7. Evan Murphy (Nenagh Ormand RFC)

              8. Alex Kendellen (Cork Constitution FC / PBC)


              16. Aaron Hennessy (Ennis RFC)

              17. Padraig McCarthy (Bantry Bay RFC)

              18. Shane O’Driscoll (Midleton RFC)

              19. Mark Stafford (Midleton RFC)

              20. Kevin O’Connor (Cashel RFC)

              21. Jack Crowley (Bandon RFC)

              22. Harry Benner (Tralee RFC / Glenstal Abbey)

              23. Jack Hunt (Rockwell College)


                So 19s won last week and travel to Dublin to play Leinster tomorrow who also won last weekend. Any team news yet?


                  19s lost 24-21. Play Connacht in Thomond next weekend.


                    19s beat Connacht 45-11.