Thursday 22 February 2018

Great start for Munster juniors

Aidan Ware in action for the Juniors. Photo: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland
Aidan Ware in action for the Juniors. Photo: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland Newsdesk

The Munster Junior side started their interprovincial campaign last Saturday with an impressive victory away to Leinster at Portlaoise.

The side, coached by John O'Neill, produced an outstanding second half performance to defeat their Leinster counterparts 43-20.

They scored six tries, with Dean O'Brien getting two, and Sean Herlihy, Warren Kelly, Dan Horgan and Nicky Irwin one each.

John Lillis converted five of the tries and also added a drop goal.

They now face defending champions Ulster, who began their campaign with a 33-20 win over Connacht, tomorrow in Clonakilty RFC.

Munster Juniors - Dean O'Brien (Newcastle West); Warren Kelly (St Senan's), Shane Moloney (Thurles), Kieran Merrigan (Clanwilliam), Dan Horgan (Muskerry): John Lillis (Thurles), Nicky Irwin (Thurles); Pa Ryan (St. Senan's), Mike Cronin (Castleisland), Colm Skeehan (Thurles); Dave Foley (Newcastle West), Rory O'Donnell (St. Mary's); Courtney Canning (Clonakilty, capt), Aidan Weir (Old Christians), Kieran Downey (Castleisland).

Reps: Darragh Fitzgerald (St. Mary's), Darren Collins (Muskerry), PJ O'Connor (Charleville), Brendan Childs (Galbally), Ian Fitzgerald (St. Senan's), Sean Herlihy (Newcastle West), Aidan Dwyer (Thurles), Brian Collins (St. Senan's).

Irish Independent

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