Munster Under 19’s bounce back to defeat Connacht

Munster U19 defeated Connacht 43-8 on Sunday last to keep their interprovincial title hopes alive

Munster Under 19’s enjoyed a six point victory over their Connacht counterparts on Sunday thanks to a brace from PBC winger Jonathan Wren as well as tries from Billy Scannell, Luke Clohessy, Jake Flannery, Colin Sisk and David Hyland..

Connacht, who had the blustery conditions at their back in the first half couldn’t take advantage of the elements and Munster’s Scannell capitalised off a rolling maul to get the first of the game. Connacht did respond straight after with a penalty from Diarmaid Codyre but that would prove to be their only first half score.

Munster went on to dominate the first half as Ard Scoil Ris’ Luke Clohessy, PBC’s Hyland and Rockwell’s Flannery all dotted down for the vistitors to go in 22-3 ahead at the break.

Connacht had it all to do in the second half with the strong wind they had in the first half now facing them. Colm McMahon’s side went on to cap off a strong performance with a double from Wren and a score from team captain Colin Sisk.

Connacht did manage to grab a late consolation try through Young Munster’s Jack O’Mahony but it wasn’t enough to spoil Munster bonus point win. Next week is the final round of fixtures in the Under 19 interprovincial series with Muster facing a trip up North to face Ulster while Leinster will win the series if they beat Connacht at home in Donnybrook.

CONNACHT U-19: Hugh Lane (Galwegians); Cillian McCabe (Galwegians), Luke Fitzgerald (Young Munster), Adi Donovan (Galwegians), Jack O’Mahony (Young Munster); Diarmuid Codyre (Galwegians), Colm Reilly (Ballinasloe); Ronan Corless (Galwegians), Dylan Tierney (Corinthians), Ryan Lomas (Buccaneers), Zach Sattar (CBC Monkstown), Niall Murray (Buccaneers), Michael O’Donnell (Galwegians), Cian Huxford (Corinthians) (capt), Pat Howley (Ballina).

Replacements: Morgan O’Brien (Corinthians), Brian Boland (Ballina), Sean Dunne (Lansdowne), Jake Gallagher (Coláiste Iognáid), Sam Kroupa (Nenagh Ormond), Rob Hennessy (Galwegians), Michael Hanley (Buccaneers), Aaron Martyn (Galwegians).

MUNSTER U-19: Jonathan Wren (PBC); Conor Phillips (Crescent College Comprehensive), Sean French (PBC), Evan O’Gorman (Young Munster), Ikem Ugwueru (Ennis); Jack Flannery (Rockwell College), Colin Sisk (CBC) (capt); Josh Wycherley (CC Roscrea), Billy Scannell (PBC), Luke Masters (CBC); Roy Whelan (Ardscoil Rís), Paddy Kelly (St. Munchin’s College), David Hyland (PBC), Daniel Feasy (Crescent College), Luke Clohessey (Ardscoil Rís).

Replacements: John Hodnett (Clonakilty), Travis Coomey (Bandon Grammar School), Ashley Deane (Bandon Grammar School), Colin Deane (Bandon Grammar School), James O’Shaughnessy (PBC), Harry Byrne (Garryowen), Michael Gorman (Ardscoil Rís), Conor Hayes (Young Munster).


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