For the third consecutive season, Munster fell in the semi finals to Leinster in the Guinness Pro 14.
In truth, it was a grim affair in the Aviva with Munster never looking like threatening the opponents tryline.
Ronan Kelleher’s contentious first half effort was the only try of the game as Leinster held out for a 13-3 win.
Howver, Munster will rue a number of missed penalties that proved very costly in the end.
Leinster move on to play Ulster in the final next weekend after they beat Edinburgh 22-19 courtesy of a last minute kick from Ian Madigan.