The Munster Under 19s were previously two representative teams. Formerly, there was an Under 19 Schools and Under 19 Development XV, but the side now includes a combination of players from clubs and schools throughout Munster.
2016-2017 Munster U19s Season
The U19s, sponsored by Bank of Ireland, beat Connacht 35-0 in their Interpro opener at Thomond Park. Three tries in the first half from James Taylor, Jack O’Sullivan and Peter Sylvester laid the foundations for the win with Taylor accurate with the conversions as Munster led 21-0 at the break. Further scores from Aaron Rice and Daniel Hurley made sure of the victory with Taylor again on target with both conversions.
That was followed by a 15-13 loss to Ulster at CIT. Two James Taylor penalties had Munster 6-5 ahead at half-time but the visitors were the stronger side in the second half with Jack O’Sullivan’s late try, converted by David McCarthy, not enough for Munster.
The final game, against Leinster, also ended in defeat (20-9). Taylor kicked three first-half penalties as Munster led 9-6 at the break but Leinster scored two converted tries in the second half to seal the win as Ulster took the title.
Saturday, 13 September, Munster 35-0 Connacht, Thomond Park
Saturday, 10th September, Munster 13-15 Ulster, CIT
Saturday, 17th September, Leinster 20-9 Munster, Anglesea Road
Aaron Rice (St. Munchin’s College), Alex Molloy (Waterpark), Dave McCarthy (Skibbereen), James Taylor (CBC), Joe Murphy (Clongowes Wood), Jordan Higgins (Shannon), Liam Barrett (Bruff), Patrick Ryan (Ardscoil Rís), Paul Buckley (PBC), Peter Sylvester (PBC), Sean Hudson (Bandon Grammar), Bryan O’Connor (PBC), Charlie Carmody (St. Munchin’s College), Colm Heffernan (Tullamore), Conor O’Flynn (PBC), Diarmuid Barron (Rockwell College), Jack Daly (Castleisland), Jack Mullany (Dungarvan), Jack O’Sullivan (PBC), James French (Bandon Grammar), Odhran Ring (Ardscoil Rís), Pat Casey (Bantry Bay), Richard Thompson (CBC), Sean Duffy (CBC), Seán English (Castletroy College), Tadgh McCarthy (Bantry Bay)
2016-2017 Management Team
Head Coach: Noel O’Meara
Assistant Coach: Denis Leamy
Team Manager: Tom Fogarty
S&C: Johnny McGailey
Scrum Coach: Ian Murray
Performance Analyst: Gill Bourke
Kit Manager: Billy McNamara
2015-2016 Munster U19s Season
The Munster Under 19s were crowned Interprovincial Champions following a clean sweep over Ulster, Leinster and Connacht under Head Coach Colm McMahon. Captained by CBC’s Alex McHenry, the side opened their campaign with a 17-13 win away to Connacht at Queens University. An impressive victory over Leinster followed at CIT with tries from Liam Coombes, Shane Bushe and Jack O’Donnell (2). Conor Fitzgerald added the extras on three occasions to bring the final score to 26-18. With a championship title on the offering, the Munster men travelled to Galway for their last fixture to take on Connacht. In a memorable finale to their season, Munster secured a 49-19 win on the day claiming the Interprovincial Title for season 2015/16.
2015-2016 Fixtures And Results
Saturday, September 5, Ulster v Munster, QUB, Belfast, kick-off 5.00pm
Result: Munster 17 Ulster 13
Saturday, September 12, Munster v Leinster, CIT, kick-off 4.00pm
Result: Munster 26 Leinster 18
Saturday, September 19, Connacht v Munster, Sportsground, Galway, kick-off 5.00pm
Result: Munster 49 Connacht 19
Conor Beary, Shane Bushe, Peadar Collins, Joey Conway, Liam Coombes, Gavin Coombes, Glen Dickinson, Daryl Egan, Bailey Faloon, Conor Fitzgerald, Alan Fitzgerald, Sean Ivess, Peter Kelleher, James Kendrick, Alex McHenry, Bryan McLaughlin, Dylan Murphy, Ben Murray, Jack O’Donnell, Kevin O’Leary, Mark O’Mara, Ross O’Neill, Jack Quilter, Nathan Randles, Dylan Reeves-Wasik, Jack Stafford, Fineen Wycherley, Jerry McCabe, Josh Pickering.
2015-2016 Munster U19s Management Team
Head Coach: Colm McMahon
Assistant Coach: Noel O’Meara
Team Manager: Steve Mulvihill
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Danielle Cunningham
Scrum Coach: Ian Murray
Performance Analyst: Olan Daly
2014-15 Munster U19s Season
The under 19s won one out of three in the 2014/15 Interprovincial campaign. The campaign started with a 19-10 loss to Leinster at templeville Road with Vincent O’Brien scoring the Munster try with Paul Downes kicking five points. The second game was a bonus-point 30-10 win over Connacht at Clifford Park. James O’Connor, Dan Walsh, Joe White and Ben Betts were the try-scorers with Paul Downes kicking another 10 points. The campaign ended on a disappointing note as Ulster came away from the Mardyke Arena with a 5-3 win with a Paul Downes penalty Munster’s only score of the game. Colm McMahon was the Head Coach with Rory Horgan captaining the side.
2014-15 Munster U19s Squad
Philip Poilet – UL Bohemian, Shane Fenton – Ardscoil Rís, Ben Betts – Young Munster, Vincent O’Brien – Christian Brothers College, Peter Meyer – St. Muchin’s College, David Jennings – Clonakilty, Josh Barnes – Tralee, Seán O’Connor – Rockwell College, Patrick Staff – Young Munster, Ronan Murphy – Castletroy College, Stephen Hickey – Cobh Pirates, Tommy Anglim – Rockwell College, Daniel Walsh – CBC, Rory Cunningham – Old Crescent, Kelvin Brown – Shannon, James O’Connor – Tralee, Brian Fanning – Bruff, Tim Cronin – Bantry Bay, Paul O’Keeffe – Kanturk, Gary O’Sullivan – Crescent College, Rory Horgan – Rockwell, Joe White – Clonakilty, Paul Downes – Bruff, John Poland, PBC.
2013-14 Munster U19s Season
The U19s were pipped to the Interprovincial title by a last-minute converted try by Connacht in their final game. They faced a number of difficult sides as part of their pre-season and ran the Italian U20 side close as they were beaten 25-23 at Musgrave Park with the visitors kicking a last-minute penalty to secure the win. Beaten 13-10 by Ulster at Ravenhill in their first interpro game despite leading at the break. Bounced back in their second game to record a convincing 28-15 win against Leinster at Musgrave Park. A win in their final game against Connacht at Corinthian Park would have been enough to win the championship but a late converted try gave Connacht a 10-7 victory. Academy player Jack Cullen plays in the back-line and the squad is captained by Rockwell’s Steven McMahon. Keith Murphy is the Head Coach.
2013-14 Munster U19 Squad
Liam O’Connor – CBC, Sean McNulty – Rockwell College, Mike O’Donnell – Crescent College Comprehensive, Johnathon Keane – Crescent College Comprehensive, Darragh Power – Waterpark RFC, Jack Boland- Glenstal, Luke O’Leary – Sundays Well RFC, Ben Kilkenny – St. Munchins, Jack Cullen – Academy, Tomas Quinlan – CBC, Eathon Moloney – Garryowen FC, JJ O’Neill – Crescent College Comprehensive, Steven McMahon – Rockwell College Capt., Brion Moriarty – Ardscoil Rís, Stephen Fitzgerald – Ardscoil Rís, Denis O’Connell – Rockwell College, Jack O’Halloran – Ardscoil Rís, Brendan Quinlan – Rockwell College, Dylan Lane – PBC, Cormac Blake – Crescent College Comprehensive, David O’Mahony – Rockwell College, Dylan Horgan – Highfield RFC, Eoin O’Carroll – Tralee RFC
2012-13 Munster U19s Season
Following a successful pre-season trip to London Irish, the team opened their competitive season with a hard earned win over Ulster at Ravenhill. Unfortunately, the team failed to maintain their good form and subsequently slumped to a comprehensive defeat at the hands of Leinster ‘Blues’ in Dooradoyle. Their concluding fixture against Leinster ‘Whites’ in Ashbourne also proved disappointing as they went down to a 19 – 23 defeat. Sonny Dwyer (Rockwell College) captained while the coaching duties were carried out by Keith Murphy.
2011-12 Munster U19s Season
The development side had a most successful season – following a drawn match with Connacht, the Exiles, Ulster and Leinster reserve team were all put to the sword. Their only reverse was at the hands of a strong Leinster XV. Will Foley (PBC) and Ian McCarthy (Glenstal Abbey) led the sides, while Brendan O’Connor, Ray Egan, Mossie Lawlor and Ken O’Connell shared the coaching duties.
2010-2011 Munster U19s
2010/11 U19 Management:
Head Coach Brian Walsh; Forwards Coach Paul Cunningham; Backs Coach Mark Butler; Technical Assistant Ultan O’Callaghan; Manager Donal Brennan; Conditioning Coach Feargal O’Callaghan; Elite Development Officer Ray Egan.
2010/11 Munster U19s Squad
Tom Ryan (Garryowen FC), Jamie McGarry (Ard Scoil Ris), Eamonn Carr (St Munchin’s College), Kevin Slater (CBC), Shaun Horgan (Rockwell), Sean Og Murphy, Neil Cronin (Castletroy College), Coran Keane, Dan Healy (Glenstal Abbey), Richard Martin (Dolphin RFC), Stephen Maguire, Darren O’Shea (Crosshaven RFC), Yasin Browne (CBC), Eoghan Cross (Garryowen FC), Jeremiah Cronin (Highfield RFC). Barry McNamara (St. Munchins College), Jake Considine (Young Munster), Kieran Frost (CBC), Ben Crumplin (Crosshaven), Tim Rafferty (UL Bohs), Cian McGovern (Crosshaven), Joe Keane (UL Bohs). Joey Doherty (Dungarven), Mark Leonard, Darren O’Keeffe (Crosshaven), Graham Murray, Aidan McMahon (Young Munster), Brendan Monohan (CBC), Evan Mulcahy (St Munchins College), Keith Kennedy (Castletroy College), David O’Sullivan (Midleton College), Andy Weston (Midleton College), Jack Donovan (Crescent College Comprehensive), Dave O’Brien (Castletroy College), Tony Cantwell (Clonmel), Michael Culhane (Newcastle West RFC), Sean Glynn (CBC). Replacements: Conor Scannell (CBC), Kevin Long (Garryowen FC), Ciaran Keogh (CBC), Henry Travers, Alex Griffin (Garryowen FC), Jamie Gavin (Garryowen FC), Conor Barry (CBC).
2009-2010 Munster U19 Schools Squad
Mark O’Mahony (CBC); John Randles (CCC); Des O’Callaghan (Glenstal); James McGovern (St. Munchins); Kieran Stokes (CBC); Eimhin Hogan (St. Munchins); Brian Vaughan (PBC); Paul Mullen (Glenstal); Donncha O’Riordan (Midleton); Paudie Monaghan (CCC); Simon Hanbridge (CBC); Tom Goggin (St. Munchins); David O’Mahony (PBC); Cian Russell (CCC); Liam Mungoven (Glenstal); Kevin Doyle (Castleytroy); Robert O’Herlihy (PBC); Keith McManus (St. Munchins); Bryan Carroll (PBC); Brian Mullins (St. Munchins); Peter Murray (Castletroy); Cathal Quinn (CBC); Darragh O’Doherty (CCC); Tomas Harrington (CBC); Padraig O’Connor (Castletroy); Dan Costello (Glenstal); Connor Cunnane (St. Munchins); Padraig Quinn (Castletroy); Jack Murray (St. Munchins); Will Murphy (PBC); Ronan Barry (PBC); Jack Duffy (PBC)
2009-2010 Munster U19 Development Squad
Derry O’Connor (CCC); Jurgen Quinlivan (Ard Scoil Ris); Cian O’Shea (CCC); Ben Sargant (CCC); Stephen Collins (Ennis); Daniel McSwiney (Highfield); Will O’Connor (St. Munchins); Robin Healy (Garryowen); Adrian Doyle (Newcastlewest); Cian Bohane (PBC); Jonathon Holland (Sundays Well); Andrew Kelleher (Cashel); Sean Upton (CCC); Ivan Sherlock (CCC); Conail Murphy (PBC); Dara Arthurs (Young Munster); John Sherin (St. Munchins); Geardoid Crowe (Ennis); Brian Costigan (Glenstal); JJ Clarke (Glenstal); Kevin O’Byrne (Highfield); Michael Madden (St. Munchins); Gavin Herbert (CCC); Colm Considine (Ennis); Scott Hornibrooke (Waterpark); John Cleary (Bruff); Jack Flannery (CCC); Jake Considine (Young Munster); Mark Corby (Clonmel); Aaron O’Brien (St. Munchins); Ian Mullarkey (PBC)
2008-2009 Munster U19 Development XV Season
The side opened their season with a narrow defeat away to the Cardiff Blues Academy in a challenge match. The crucial match against Leinster was lost at Donnybrook, but wins over Connacht and Ulster resulted in the side taking the runners-up position in the championship. Academy member Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution) captained the team and the side was coached by Ian Costello, with Anthony Foley as his assistant.