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Craig Casey to Captain Munster A’s against Cardiff Blues

The Munster A team has been named by Head Coach Peter Malone for Friday evening’s Celtic Cup clash against Cardiff Blues at Irish Independent Park (6pm).

Senior scrum-half Craig Casey captains the side and is one of five additions to the starting XV along with Jack Crowley, Louis Bruce, Corrie Barrett and John Hodnett.

Five Greencore Munster Rugby Academy players are involved as Ben Healy, Paddy Kelly and Hodnett start with Diarmuid Barron and Thomas Ahern among the replacements.

Garryowen’s Bailey Faloon and Skibbereen man Jamie Shanahan are named in a Munster A squad for the first time this season with Shanahan in line to make his debut at this level.

Munster A: Jack Crowley; Rob Hedderman, Harry O’Riordan, Jack Delaney, Louis Bruce; Ben Healy, Craig Casey (C); Corrie Barrett, Scott Buckley, James Kendrick; Cian Hurley, Paddy Kelly; David Hyland, John Hodnett, Luke Clohessy.

Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Luke Masters, Dylan Murphy, Thomas Ahern, Daniel Okeke, Bailey Faloon, Charlie O’Doherty, Jamie Shanahan. 

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