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Munster School’s U18s

The Interprovincial

Championship 2017


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The Munster U18 Schools kick off this year’s Interprovincial Series on Wednesday, 23rd August away to Leinster. The side, coached by Mark Butler, are currently preparing for the series at University of Limerick along with their Under 19’s and Under 18 Clubs counterparts.

Thomond Park will host their second fixture where they meet Ulster, followed by a further Leinster encounter at Cork Institute of Technology. Their series concludes on Saturday, 16th September, in Belfield taking on Ulster. Head Coach Noel O’Meara will front the Munster 18 Clubs side who kick off their campaign on Saturday, 9thSeptember. A home fixture to Connacht will be their opening challenge as they set out to defend their title. Home to Leinster will be the first outing for the Munster Under 19 squad, scheduled for Saturday, 2ndSeptember at CIT. The side will hope to open their campaign with a win before travelling to Connacht the following week. Led by Head Coach Colm McMahon, Munster 19’s conclude their championship in Belfast where the take on current title holders Ulster. There will not be an Under 20 Interprovincial Series, however a combined Munster U20 and Development side will take on their Leinster counterparts in Thomond Park on Friday, 1st September, ko 7pm. They then travel to Connacht on Friday, 8th September for their final fixture. Munster U18 Schools Wed., 23rd August | Leinster v Munster | Donnybrook | ko 3pm Mon., 28th August | Munster v Ulster | Thomond Park | ko 3pm Sat., 9th September | Munster v Leinster | Cork IT | ko 3.30pm Sat., 16th September | Ulster v Munster | RBAI | ko 1.30pm Munster U18 Schools Come Up Short In Brave Leinster Battle

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23rd August 2017 By The Editor The Munster U18 Schools suffered a 34-22 defeat to Leinster at Donnybrook in today’s opening Interprovincial match of 2017. It was just 1 minute into the game before the hosts claimed a converted try to open the scoreboard. Three minutes later Munster centre John Hurley crossed the whitewash however out-half Ryan O’Sullivanfailed to convert to level the match. A second converted try followed for Leinster on the 21st minute however, once again, the visitors were quick to reply with Captain Cian Hurley touching down. This time O’Sullivan made no mistake to add the extras. In superb conditions Leinster soon claimed a penalty bringing their lead to 17-12 at the break. The second half kicked off with an early penalty to Leinster extending their advantage to 20-12. Munster substitute out-half Jack Delaney soon replied narrowing the gap to 20-15. Twelve minutes into the second half Leinster scored their third converted try giving them a 27-15 lead. Once again, Munster responded quickly with an impressive try from Jamin Hoffman with Delaney converting. The final score was credited to Leinster who touched down with 10 minutes to go finishing up 34-22 to the hosts. Munster Under 18 Schools XV: Mark McLoughlin (PBC); Jack Hunt (Rockwell College), Jamin Hoffman (Crescent College), John Hurley (Crescent College), Ronan Quinn (Glenstal Abbey); Ryan O’Sullivan (Rockwell College), Oisin Mangan (Rockwell College); Conor Fitzgerald (Crescent College), Aaron Hennessy (The Arya Project Scarriff), Mark Donnelly (CBC); David McCarthy (PBC), Eoin Quiler (PBC); Cian Hurley (Capt.) (CBC), Mark Crowe (St. Munchin’s College), Alex Kendellan (PBC). Replacements: Kieran O’Shea (Castletroy College), Ciaran Ryan (Rockwell College), Evan Sheehan (St. Munchin’s College), Luke Obersby (Midleton College), Daniel Okeke (Ardscoil Rís), Jack Riordan (CBC), Jack Delaney (Crescent College), Jude Pendijito (St. Munchin’s College), Tommy Downes (CBC), Andrew Hogan (Glenstal Abbey), Timmy Duggan (Crescent College).

Munster U18 Schools Defeat Ulster 28th August 2017 By The Editor Munster U18 Schools, sponsored by Trend Micro, claimed a narrow 10-9 win over Ulster today at Thomond Park Stadium in the second fixture of their Interprovincial campaign. The home side were first on the scoreboard following a successful penalty kick from Crescent out-half Jack Delaney in the opening 10 minutes. It wasn’t long before Ulster’s scrum half Nathan Doak replied to level the match and soon after struck again on target giving the visitors a 6-3 lead on the 14th minute. In great conditions the Munster backs made an impressive break 10 minutes before half time, sending Glenstal winger Andrew Hogan over the line to claim the first and only try of the match. Delaney made no mistake in adding the extras giving Munster a 10-6 lead going in at the break. It was Ulster that claimed the only score of the second half on the 25th minute, with a well taken penalty off the boot of Doak to narrow Munster’s lead to just one point. In a tight contest, both sides had their opportunities, but failed to cross the whitewash in the second half finishing up 10-9 to the hosts. Following their disappointing defeat to Leinster last week in Donnybrook, the Munster side will hope to follow on from today’s success and avenge their opening round defeat to the title holders on Saturday, 9th September at home in Cork IT (ko 4pm). Munster U18 Schools v Ulster U18 Schools Munster U18 Schools XV: Timmy Duggan (Crescent College); Jack Hunt (Glenstal Abbey School), Tommy Downes (CBC), Jude Pendijito (St. Munchins College), Andrew Hogan (Glenstal Abbey School); Jack Delaney (Crescent College), Jack O’Riordan (CBC); Ciaran Ryan (Rockwell College), Kieran O’Shea (Castletroy College), Mark Donnelly (CBC); Cian Hurley (Capt.) CBC), Eoin Quilter (PBC); Daniel Okeke (Ardscoil Rís), mark Crowe (St. Munchin’s College), Alex Kendellan (PBC) Replacements: Aaron Hennessy (The Arya Project), Conor Fitzgerald (Crescent College), Evan Sheehan (St. Munchin’s College), David McCarthy (PBC), Jay Traynor (De La Salle College Waterford), Luke Obersby (Midleton College), Oisín Mangan (Rockwell College), John Hurley (Crescent College), Jamin Hoffman (Crescent College), Ronan Quinn (Glenstal Abbey School), Mark McGloughlin (PBC). Referee: Dermot Blake (IRFU)

Munster U18 Schools Suffer Defeat 9th September 2017 By The Editor

College), Andrew Hogan (Glenstal Abbey School); Jack Delaney (Crescent College), Jack O’Riordan (CBC); Conor Fitzgerald (Crescent College), Aaron Hennessy (The Ayra Project) , Mark Donnelly (CBC); Cian Hurley (CBC), Eoin Quilter (PBC); Luke Obersby (Midleton College), Mark Crowe (St Munchin’s College), Alex Kendellen (PBC). Replacements: Kieran O’Shea (Castletroy College), Ciaran Ryan (Rockwell College) Evan Sheehan (St Munchin’s College), David McCarthy (PBC), Jay Traynor (De La Salle College), Daniel Okeke (Ard Scoil Ri¬s), Oisin Mangan (Rockwell College), Cian Whooley (CBC), Mark McLoughlin (PBC). Referee: Oisin Quinn (IRFU). Mixed Results In Ulster 16th September 2017 By The Editor

The Munster Under 18 Schools side were defeated 23-12 by their Leinster counterparts at the CIT Grounds, with the home side staging a late rally to score 12 unanswered points. Both sides had their moments in a scoreless opening quarter as Munster, with the wind at their backs, had the visitors pinned back from the kick-off. The home side found themselves on the defensive for most of the second quarter and the deadlock was broken in the 25th minute when Ed Brennan made a break from a five-meter scrum to score the game’s opening try. Mick O’Gara’s conversion attempt rebounded off the upright. O’Gara increased the visitors’ lead to eight points as he slotted over a penalty approaching the interval. Leinster continued to have home side on the back foot for most of the second half as Sam Dardis barged over in the corner following a maul deep inside the Munster 22. Midway through the second half, O’Gara converted his second penalty to stretch the margin to 16 points. In the closing stages, Ethan Baxter exposed gaps in the Munster defence to pounce for their third try which O’Gara converted. Munster refused to give up without a struggle and they opened their account in the 33rd minute as Tommy Downes embarked on a soccer-style dribble from the visitors’ 22 to score his side’s first try. Aaron Hennessy scored Munster’s second try in stoppage time following a ruck outside the visitors’ 22 and Andrew Hogan converted. Munster: John Hurley (Crescent College); Jamin Hoffman (Crescent College), Tom Downes (CBC), Jude Pendijito (St Munchin’s

There were mixed results today in Belfast where the Munster U18 Schools were defeated by Ulster while the Munster U19s came home with a one point victory. CBC’s Cian Hurley led his U18 Schools side into their final Interprovincial fixture of the season with the home side earning a 3-0 lead in the 4th minute. Munster out-half Cian Whooley soon replied to level the match however two successive penalty kicks gave Ulster a 9-3 lead going in at the break. A second Whooley penalty 3 minutes into the second half narrowed the gap to 9-6. Ten minutes later Whooley once again hit the target leveling the scores at 9 a-piece however a converted try soon after allowed Ulster to regain their advantage at 16-9. Whooley made no mistake on the 28th minute to claim his fourth penalty kick. This was the final scoring act of the match, finishing up 16-12 to Ulster. Munster U18 Schools XV: 1 Mark Donnelly (CBC), 2 Kieran

O’Shea (Castletroy College), 3 Evan Sheehan (St. Munchin’s College), 4 Jay Traynor (De La Salle College, Waterford), 5 Eoin Quilter (PBC), 6 Cian Hurley (Capt.) (CBC), 7 Mark Crowe (St. Munchins College), 8 Alex Kendellen (PBC), 9 Oisin Mangan (Rockwell College), 10 Cian Whooley (CBC), 11 Ronan Quinn (Glenstal Abbey School), 12 Tommy Downes (CBC), 13 Jamin Hoffman (Crescent College), 14 Jack Hunt (Rockwell College), 15 John Hurley (Crescent College). Replacements: 16 Aaron Hennessy (The Arya Project), 17 Conor Fitzgerald (Crescent College), 18 Ciaran Ryan (Rockwell College), 19 David McCarthy (PBC), 20 Daniel Okeke (Ard Scoil Rís), 21 Jack O’Riordan (CBC), 22 Ryan O’Sullivan (Rockwell College), 23 Jack Delaney (Crescent College), 24Jude Pendijito (St. Munchins), 25 Andrew Hogan (Glenstal Abbey School), 26 Timmy Duggan (Crescent College), 27 Mark McLoughlin (PBC), 28 Luke Obersby (Midleton College).

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