Young Munster Name Starting XV for Cork Con in MSC Final

IT is 91 years since Young Munster won their first Munster Senior Cup title in 1928 and they went on to create more club history when they added the Bateman Cup to their trophy cabinet. This Friday night they will be trying to lift the famous silverware for the first time since 2010 when they beat UCC 22-13 in the decider.

Their opponents have become Munster Cup specialists over the past decade coming out on top in the competition on five consecutive occasions from 2013 to their last win in 2017 and they are second on the table of honour on 29, ten adrift of Garryowen who have won the title 39 times.

While attendances at club rugby games have drifted away since the introduction of the professional game the Munster Senior Cup remains quite close to priority for most clubs and Friday’s pairing promises to be a real cracker of a cup tie.

It is only six days since they played out a thriller in Tom Clifford Park, the Cork boys winning by a single point and victory for the Boys from the Yellow Road would herald some serious pre-Christmas celebrations in Greenfields if they can get the better of ‘Con.’

Young Munster will be seeking their eighth cup win success having won it in 1928, 1930, 1938, 1980, 1984, 1990 and 2010. They appear to have put together a decent side this season going on last Saturday’s performance (which one YM supporter was quoted as saying ‘we threw it away’!) ‘Munsters’ could well be leaving the southern capital in joyful spirits.

The game kicks-off at 7.45pm and if you can’t make it down to Cork the game will be live streamed on the Munster Rugby YouTube Channel.

Social Sharing

Posted in

Six Internationals back for Munster ahead of final home URC game while three return from injury

Jack Crowley is one of six players returning from international duty with Mike Haley one of three players ...
Read More

Ireland secure Grand Slam with a bonus point victory over England in Dublin

It is a first-ever Grand Slam success won on home soil and just the fourth overall in Ireland's ...
Read More

Hayes penalty wins Munster Senior Cup treble for Young Munster

Young Munster 27 Nenagh Ormond 24 By Tom Clancy at Thomond Park Young Munster sealed a hat-trick of ...
Read More

Peter O’Mahony Munster’s sole starter in Ireland’s Grand Slam bid

Peter O'Mahony is Munster's sole starter in the side seeking a Grand Slam with Conor Murray dropping to ...
Read More

Munster confirm contract extensions for duo as another departs the province

Hurley will join the previously confirmed Patrick Campbell in progressing from the Academy to the senior squad ahead ...
Read More

Munster Rugby unveil Limerick Centre of Excellence plans

The province is already progressing with a Centre of Excellence in Musgrave Park with work to commence later ...
Read More

Ringrose and Henderson ruled out for England clash with doubts over Sheehan, Kelleher and Doris

There have been a pair of players drafted into the squad for the final round game after a ...
Read More

HIGHLIGHTS | Ireland outlast Scotland in titanic Six Nations clash

Ireland can secure a first-ever Grand Slam in Dublin this Saturday when they welcome England to the Aviva. ...
Read More