Wednesday 13 December 2017

Underage teams enjoy mixed luck against Ulster opponents

Munster u18 schools captain
Munster u18 schools captain

Ulster were the opponents for all four of the underage representative teams at the weekend with the visitors coming out on top in each encounter.

The Munster U-18 Schools and Clubs sides both recorded impressive victories at the Kingspan Stadium to set up Interprovincial deciders against Leinster tomorrow.

The Clubs team host Leinster at Waterpark RFC (ko 12.30pm) while the Schools side host Leinster at CBC in Cork (ko 2.30pm).

The U-19s and U-20s signed off with home defeats to end disappointing campaigns.

The Munster U-18s Schools side, sponsored by Trend Micro, produced a superb performance to beat Ulster 22-7 at the Kingspan Stadium last Saturday.

The win was secured with tries from Colm Hogan, Glen Dickinson and Mark O'Mara as captain Bill Johnston kicked a penalty and two conversions.

The Munster U-18 Clubs side, sponsored by Trend Micro, enjoyed an outstanding 34-6 bonus-point win in Ulster. Winger Seán Gray from Crosshaven scored two first-half tries with Tralee's Jack Quilter and Seán Ivess from Newcastle West also touching down. The Munster U-19s, sponsored by Star Elm Frames, fell to a disappointing 5-3 loss to Ulster at the Mardyke Arena in their final Interprovincial game last Saturday.

Ulster scored a first-minute try to take the lead. Munster out-half Paul Downes kicked a penalty in the opening minute of the second half but the hosts were unable to breach the Ulster defence.

The Munster U-20s, sponsored by GxP Systems, fell just short at Dooradoyle last Friday as Ulster won 17-12 and so claimed the U-20 Interprovincial title.

Irish Independent

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