Eleven new recruits that will enter the Munster Rugby Academy ahead of the 2017/18 season.
Stephen Fitzgerald, Dan Goggin, Bill Johnston, Conor Oliver and Brian Scott have all been confirmed for Senior Promotion. With the latest intake brings the number of players to 20 in the Academy.
Five of the new recruits are Irish representatives from last month’s World Rugby U20 Championship in Georgia theese are Liam Coombes (Garryowen), Joey Conway (UL Bohs), Conor Fitzgerald (Shannon), Jack Stafford (Shannon) and Alan Tynan (Young Munster).
Joining the Ireland U20 representatives are Craig Casey (Arscoil Rís), Daniel Hurley (Garryowen), Alex McHenry (Cork Con) and Jack O’Sullivan (PBC), advancing from the province’s development pathway, while Jack Power and James McCarthy join from the Leinster Academy and Welsh underage system respectively.
Here is the 2017/18 Greencore Munster Rugby Academy:
Year 3: Liam O’Connor (Prop/Cork Con), JP Phelan (Prop/Garryowen).
Year 2: Gavin Coombes (Backrow/Young Munster), Shane Daly (Centre/Cork Con), John Foley (Backrow/Shannon), Calvin Nash (Centre/Wing/Young Munster), Vincent O’Brien (Hooker/Cork Con), Sean O’Connor (Lock/Garryowen), Fineen Wycherley (Lock/Young Munster).
Year 1: Craig Casey (Scrumhalf/Ardscoil Rís), Joey Conway (Prop/UL Bohs), Liam Coombes (Back three/Garryowen), Conor Fitzgerald (Outhalf/Shannon), Daniel Hurley (Back three/Garryowen), James McCarthy (Fullback), Alex McHenry (Centre/Cork Con), Jack O’Sullivan (Back row/PBC), Jack Power (Fullback), Jack Stafford (Scrumhalf/Shannon), Alan Tynan (Outhalf/Young Munster).