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Munster U20s Face Connacht Challenge

9th September 2010 By Munster Rugby

Securing victory after last weekend’s opening defeat to Ulster will be top priority for Conor Twomey’s young charges this Friday night when they take on Connacht in the Mardyke at 7pm.

Securing victory after last weekend’s opening defeat to Ulster will be top priority for Conor Twomey’s young charges this Friday night when they take on Connacht in the Mardyke at 7pm.

Twomey makes one positional change in the backline with academy player Gareth Quinn-McDonagh moving to fullback and UCC’s Johnny Holland moving into outhalf.

In the front row Niall Scannell makes the move from prop to hooker with Kevin O’Byrne making way, and last week’s replacement prop John Randles is named in the starting XV.

David O’Mahony is named in the second row in place of Tom Goggin, and he is joined by Cathal O’Flaherty with Captain Shane Buckley moving into the backrow.

Admission is free to the Mardyke on Friday night and all support is welcome.

Munster U20s Interprovincial Fixtures:
Munster v Connacht, Friday September 10th, Mardyke, ko 7pm
Leinster v Munster, Friday September 17th, Donnybrook, ko 7pm

Munster U20s: Gareth Quinn-McDonagh, Lucas Kuntz, Corey Hircock, JJ Hanrahan, Cathal Quinn, Johnny Holland, Ronan Barry, Paul Mullen, Niall Scannell, John Randles, Cathal O’Flaherty, Dave O’Mahony, Shane Buckley (Capt.), Simon Hanbidge, Luke Cahill. Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Jake Considine, Tom Goggin, Robert O’Herlihy, Eoin O’Shaughnessy, Daniel Horgan, Jack Costigan, Olan Dennehy.

Munster U20s Management Team:
Conor Twomey Head Coach
Terry Dillon Backs Coach
Ken O'Connell Forwards Coach
John Kelly Defence Coach
Alan Miller Operations Manager

Interprovincial Results:
Munster U20 15 – Ulster U20 20
Connacht U20 14 – Leinster U20 24

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