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    Munster A in QF of B & I cup

    Won 31-5 today and are no 6 seeds as Plymouth had BP win over Nottingham

    #2
    Well done you galinka for this thread. Great work out of the A team management and players. Dave Foley was playing for the A team less than two months ago.

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      #3
      Munster A have progressed to the quarter-finals of the British and Irish Cup after a convincing bonus-point win against Stirling earlier today.
      Peter Malone's side led by just seven points at the break but four tries in the second half secured the win and a place in the last eight.Plymouth Albion's bonus-point win against Nottingham meant that Munster Aneeded to win by 37 points to secure top spot in the pool but they fell 11 points short and go into the quarters as sixth seeds.
      Munster A took an early lead through Ronan O'Mahony's sixth try in six B&I Cup games with academy out-half Johnny Holland adding the extras to make it 7-0 after nine minutes.
      Despite that early score, Munster A were unable to extend the lead and the half ended 7-0.
      They upped the tempo in the second half and Johnny Holland crossed for the second try after 47 minutes before adding the conversion himself to make it 14-0.
      Holland had to be withdrawn with an injury shortly after but it didn't halt his side's momentum and CJ Stander crossed for the third try after 50 minutes withGerry Hurley kicking the conversion to make it 21-0.
      Darren Sweetnam touched down the bonus-point try after 57 minutes to put the win beyond doubt with Rory Scannell, Holland's replacement, narrowly off target with the conversion.
      Gerhard van den Heever scored Munster's fifth, his third try in eight days, to make it 31-0 with Scannell again unlucky with the conversion.
      Brian Archibald touched down Stirling's only score after 65 minutes to reduce the arrears but it was only a consolation as Munster A secured their passage to the last eight.
      Archibald was sin-binned for a deliberate knock-on late in the game with Munster A substitute Brian Haugh following him to the bin in the final minute but it made no difference to the final 31-5 scoreline.
      Academy prop Niall Horan came on for Alan Cotter to make his British and Irish Cup debut after 74 minutes.
      Stirling County: Ben Addison; Graham Lindsay, Danny Gilmour, Brian Archibald, Rory Hughes; Stuart Edwards, Sean Kennedy; Jamie Bhatti, Alex Moffat (Capt.), Garry Mountford; Craig Deacons, Perry Parker, Dimitri Basilia, Shaun McDonald, Jamie Swanson. Replacements: Reyner Kennedy, Kris Burney, Colin Hutton, Euan Dewar, Will Bordill, AJ McFarlane, Fraser Lyle.
      Munster A: Ronan O'Mahony; Gerhard van den Heever, Cian Bohane, Denis Hurley, Darren Sweetnam (Niall Kenneally 66); Johnny Holland (Rory Scannell 50), Gerry Hurley (Brian Haugh 53); Alan Cotter (Niall Horan 74), Niall Scannell (Ger Slattery 74), John Ryan; Ian Nagle, Billy Holland (Darren O'Shea 74); Dave O'Callaghan (Shane Buckley 53), Barry O'Mahony (Capt.), CJ Stander.Replacements: Ger Slattery, Niall Horan, Darren O'Shea, Shane Buckley, Brian Haugh, Rory Scannell, Niall Kenneally.

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        #4
        Our Bok boys scoring plenty of tries for Munster. Would like to see GVDH added to our HEC squad
        Con Artist

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          #5
          He's going the right way about earning that!

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            #6
            Was surprised myself how view commented - some great young prospects beyond 1st 15

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              #7
              Draw for quarters made
              We are away to Leinster. Weekend April 4/5/6th
              http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/30562.php

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                #8
                Hopefully not on the 5th anyway.
                Tis but a scratch.

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                  #9
                  How did Bristol get a home QF? They were second in their Pool.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Piquet View Post
                    How did Bristol get a home QF? They were second in their Pool.
                    This should explain how rankings were decided
                    http://www.irishrugby.ie/provincial/news/30524.php

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Crua View Post
                      He's going the right way about earning that!
                      So is someone from a bit closer to home, a certain Ronan O'Mahony.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by the plastic paddy View Post
                        So is someone from a bit closer to home, a certain Ronan O'Mahony.
                        Absolutely! Think he has 6 tries from 6 games in the B&I and a couple from his outings in the Rabo. But he is already in the HEC squad isn't he?

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                          #13
                          Quarter-final will be played in Donnybrook on Fri Apr 4th at 7pm

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