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  • 15-04-2011 2:22pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ormond lad


    Does anyone know of the squads for these games,
    Fixtures are:
    april 30th Connacht Ulster in Tuam and Munster Leinster in Charleville

    May 7th Leinster Connacht in Donnybrook and Ulster Munster in Limavady

    May 14th Leinster Ulster in Coolmine and Connacht Munster in Galway Sportsgrounds

    munsters should mainly be made up of division 1 players but this hasnt been the case in recent years with last year having more players from division 2 and 3 then division 1


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ormond lad


    Munster Juniors Prepare For Interpro Series
    15 April 2011, 2:38 pm
    By Cliona Quaid

    The Munster Juniors Squad took to the pitch yesterday evening in Castleisland RFC for a friendly clash against a selected XV from all Kerry Clubs in preparation for the upcoming Junior Interpro series.
    In a highly contested fixture the Munster Juniors edged the match giving a final score 21-14 with the Junior Interpro side scoring three converted tries to two.
    The Munster Junior management are currently selecting their squad with a further warm up match to face a South East select in Waterford City RFC on 24th April where the squad will be finalised for the season.
    The Interpro series begins on 29th April against Leinster Juniors in Charleville RFC which will kick off at 7.00 p.m. This follows an away fixture to Connacht in the Showgrounds the following Saturday 7th May at 2.30 p.m. The series will conclude with Munster away to Ulster in Limavady RFC grounds on Saturday, 14th May at 2.30 p.m.
    Munster Junior Squad from: Kevin Merrican, David McCormack (Clanwilliam); David Joyce (Clonmel); JJ Frahill, Tom Keaveny (Cobh); Ciaran O’Coileain (Corca Dhuibhne); Alan O’Donnell, Eddie Fraher (Galbaly); Darragh Meade (Kanturk); Ger Luby (Capt), Jack O’Sullivan (Kilfeacle); Brian O’Leary (Killarney); Trevor Downes (Kilrush), Tadgh Wright (Kinsale); Darragh Fitzgerald, Barry Gibbons, John Barry, Darren Clancy, Barry Kelly (St. Marys), Barry O’Dwyer, Brian Lyons, Aidan O’Dwyer (Thurles), Colm Walsh (Waterpark), Liam Kelleher (Mallow), Dermot O’Sullivan, Brian O’Sullivan, Mike Deane (Tralee)
    Head Coach: John O’Neill
    Assistant Coach: Kevin Dwyer
    Manager: Tony Daly
    Technical Advisor: Ray Gadsden
    from http://www.munsterrugby.ie/domestic/news/8955.php
    well done barry dwyer being looked at for the munster juniors at 18 is some achievement


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,572 ✭✭✭ WeeBushy


    Excuse the ignorance, but what are the requirements to be picked? As in, from what level/age group are the players picked?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ormond lad


    WeeBushy wrote: »
    Excuse the ignorance, but what are the requirements to be picked? As in, from what level/age group are the players picked?
    J1 but no players from a senior clubs 2nd team


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,927 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatFromHue


    with seapoint being promoted and more than likely being promoted again i wonder how the leinster team will get on


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ormond lad


    CatFromHue wrote: »
    with seapoint being promoted and more than likely being promoted again i wonder how the leinster team will get on[/QUOTE
    How does how seapoint did in the AIL have anything to do with how the leinster juniors will get on this year?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ormond lad


    ormond lad wrote: »
    Munster Juniors Prepare For Interpro Series
    15 April 2011, 2:38 pm
    By Cliona Quaid

    The Munster Juniors Squad took to the pitch yesterday evening in Castleisland RFC for a friendly clash against a selected XV from all Kerry Clubs in preparation for the upcoming Junior Interpro series.
    In a highly contested fixture the Munster Juniors edged the match giving a final score 21-14 with the Junior Interpro side scoring three converted tries to two.
    The Munster Junior management are currently selecting their squad with a further warm up match to face a South East select in Waterford City RFC on 24th April where the squad will be finalised for the season.
    The Interpro series begins on 29th April against Leinster Juniors in Charleville RFC which will kick off at 7.00 p.m. This follows an away fixture to Connacht in the Showgrounds the following Saturday 7th May at 2.30 p.m. The series will conclude with Munster away to Ulster in Limavady RFC grounds on Saturday, 14th May at 2.30 p.m.
    Munster Junior Squad from: Kevin Merrican, David McCormack (Clanwilliam); David Joyce (Clonmel); JJ Frahill, Tom Keaveny (Cobh); Ciaran O’Coileain (Corca Dhuibhne); Alan O’Donnell, Eddie Fraher (Galbaly); Darragh Meade (Kanturk); Ger Luby (Capt), Jack O’Sullivan (Kilfeacle); Brian O’Leary (Killarney); Trevor Downes (Kilrush), Tadgh Wright (Kinsale); Darragh Fitzgerald, Barry Gibbons, John Barry, Darren Clancy, Barry Kelly (St. Marys), Barry O’Dwyer, Brian Lyons, Aidan O’Dwyer (Thurles), Colm Walsh (Waterpark), Liam Kelleher (Mallow), Dermot O’Sullivan, Brian O’Sullivan, Mike Deane (Tralee)
    Head Coach: John O’Neill
    Assistant Coach: Kevin Dwyer
    Manager: Tony Daly
    Technical Advisor: Ray Gadsden
    from http://www.munsterrugby.ie/domestic/news/8955.php
    well done barry dwyer being looked at for the munster juniors at 18 is some achievement
    final squad to be picked after the game in waterford next sunday, several cashel players who havent trained with the squad yet will then be added to the squad for the interpros


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,048 Amazotheamazing


    ormond lad wrote: »
    well done barry dwyer being looked at for the munster juniors at 18 is some achievement

    Wonder will a senior club take a look at him, usually the Limerick clubs are good at poaching/"developing" Tipperary talent.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ormond lad


    ormond lad wrote: »
    well done barry dwyer being looked at for the munster juniors at 18 is some achievement
    Wonder will a senior club take a look at him, usually the Limerick clubs are good at poaching/"developing" Tipperary talent.
    Dont think he'll move to a senior club, family ties are too tight with thurles for that to happen id guess though barry and his older brother aidan both came on for sundays well in their AIL game against us on saturday down in cork
    EDIT aidan has been dual status with the well for the whole season and barry has played 1 or 2 games


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,048 Amazotheamazing


    ormond lad wrote: »
    Dont think he'll move to a senior club, family ties are too tight with thurles for that to happen id guess though barry and his older brother aidan both came on for sundays well in their AIL game against us on saturday down in cork
    EDIT aidan has been dual status with the well for the whole season and barry has played 1 or 2 games

    Don't follow it too closely but I didn't know players who've played senior rugby with dual status can drop back to junior status for the interpros.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ormond lad


    ormond lad wrote: »
    Dont think he'll move to a senior club, family ties are too tight with thurles for that to happen id guess though barry and his older brother aidan both came on for sundays well in their AIL game against us on saturday down in cork
    EDIT aidan has been dual status with the well for the whole season and barry has played 1 or 2 games
    Don't follow it too closely but I didn't know players who've played senior rugby with dual status can drop back to junior status for the interpros.
    apparantly, as long as they have not started more than 50% of the AIL games they are still eligible.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 80 ✭✭ indabunka


    CatFromHue wrote: »
    with seapoint being promoted and more than likely being promoted again i wonder how the leinster team will get on

    Leinster Juniors played and beat Greystones 49-5 in a trial game last evening. They looked good for a team that has only been together for a week or so.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 103 ✭✭ backrow67n8


    I was at the Munster juniors vs south east selection in Waterford City RFC today. Munster won 26-5. Wasn't a very good performance by the Juniors, they lacked imagination in attack, they kept going back and across the field to little effect. The scrum was poor enough too although the lineout went very well.

    Taking into account that this game was seen as a confidence builder for next week the coaches must be more than a little worried as they struggled to break down the defence of South-east who were made up of players mostly playing in the 3rd division of the Munster Junior league.

    The Juniors have some serious pace out wide but could never create the space for the likes of Dave Joyce and Barry Kelly to do any significant damage.

    Moment of the game had to be Waterford City veteran no.8 Lenny Power scoring for the South East selection after some good pick and drives around the fringes.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ormond lad


    Trevor Downes (Kilrush), Darragh Fitzgerald (St Marys),Tom Keveney (Cobh Pirates), JJ Frahill (Cobh Pirates), Eoin O’Connor (Cashel), Ger Lubey (Kilfeacle) Capt, David McCormack (Clanwilliam), Tadgh Wright (Kinsale), Ollie McGlinchey (Cashel), Darach Meade (Kanturk), Darragh O’Brien (Cashel), Kieran Merrigan (Clanwilliam), Dermot O’Sullivan (Tralee), Mike Deane (Tralee), Pat O’Connor (Cashel), Alan O’Donnell (Galbally) Ed Horgan (Cashel), Brian Lyons (Thurles), Brian O’Sullivan (Tralee), Barry O’Dwyer (Thurles), Kevin Quinlan (Cashel), Ciaran O’Coieain (Corca Dhuibhne).
    http://www.munsterrugby.ie/domestic/news/8994.php


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ormond lad


    John Purdy – Portadown
    Rob McCausland – Bangor
    Alex Scott – Cooke
    Ryan Wilson – Clogher Valley
    Andrew Kennedy – Cooke
    Andrew Willis – Armagh
    David Sharkey – Cloghr Valley
    Chris Leatham – Dromore
    Tom Finn – Dromore
    Matthew Wright – Armagh
    Chris Brigil – Dromore
    Colin Atkinson – Armagh
    Edward Irvine – Armagh
    Adam Parke – Coleraine
    Matt Wilson – Portadown
    Michael Harshaw – Dromore
    Tom Frazer – Cooke
    Richard Corbett – Bangor
    Stephen Robinson – Dromore
    Jodie McMurray – Cooke
    Gary Hall - Dromore
    Stephen Dickey – Coleraine
    Coaches – Jacques Benade, Andrew Hughes, Mark Neilly
    Manager – John Todd
    Assistant Manager – Billy Savage
    How do dromore have 6 in the squad when they finished 7th in the league while armagh and cooke who finished 1st and 2nd only have 4 each?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,274 ✭✭✭ freyners


    Jamie Bowes (Sligo), Ronan Coughlan (Monivea), John Culkin (Monivea), Liam Curran (OLBC), Tom Ellard (Westport), Mata Fafita (Sligo), Seamus Fahy (Monivea), Dave Hansberry (OLBC), Kevin Higgins (Monivea), Martin Lee (Corrib), Wesley Maxwell (Sligo), Doran McHugh (OLBC), Aidan McNulty (Ballina), Conor Mulligan (OLBC), Brian Murphy (Corrib), Brian Murphy (Monivea), Michael Murphy (Ballina), Ger O’Connor (Monivea), Rory O’Connor (Monivea), Willie Parker (Monivea), Paddy Pearson (Sligo), Dave Prior (Monivea), Eoin Rooney (Monivea), Aaron Spring (Sligo), Tom Toolan (Ballina), Mike Ward (Tuam)

    http://domestic.connachtrugby.ie/201104261927/connacht-juniors-announced


  • Registered Users Posts: 80 ✭✭ indabunka


    Typical of the Leinster Branch. All other branches have announced their Junior squads but not Leinster. As defending champions and with only 6 hours to kick off I wonder why? :mad: Are they really only interested in D4 rugby.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ormond lad


    indabunka wrote: »
    Typical of the Leinster Branch. All other branches have announced their Junior squads but not Leinster. As defending champions and with only 6 hours to kick off I wonder why? :mad: Are they really only interested in D4 rugby.
    I doubt leinster are only interested in rugby in d4 look at the leinster youths etc and the amount of work the cdos and academy coaches put into them and youll know that leinster rugby are trying their hardest to get rid of the stupid description of leinster rugby being d4 only
    Leinster Juniors team for tonights match against Munster in Charleville.

    1. Richie Bond - Portlaoise
    2. James Clifford - Monkstown
    3. Rob Dempsey - Roscrea
    4. John Southern - Newbridge
    5. Frank Murphy - Tullow
    6. Darrell O'Hora - Newbridge
    7. Karl Roche - Skerries
    8. Barry Hurley - Wicklow
    9. Gavin Kennedy - Ashbourne
    10.Bryan Croke - Boyne
    11. David Murphy - Portarlinton
    12.Barry Lynn (C) - Wicklow
    13.Bevan Duffy - Boyne
    14.Brian Howell - Boyne
    15.Richard Dunne - Enniscorthy

    16.Ger Moore - Cill Dara
    17.Shane Reilly - Portlaoise
    18.Dave O'Connor - Kilkenny
    19.Wayne Kerr - Cill Dara
    20.Darren McGrath - Kilkenny
    21.Ivan Poole - Enniscorthy
    22.Ross Barbour - Enniscorthy


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ormond lad


    Disappointing start for Munster in Junior Inter Pro'
    29 April 2011, 11:56 pm
    By Olan Allen

    Defending champions Leinster made a great start to this year's Junior Inter Provincial championship with a maximum point victory over Munster at Charleville.
    Munster 24, Leinster 30.
    Leinster laid the foundation for this victory in the opening half when they led 25-16 at half time.
    Dave Murphy, Gavin Kennedy and Bevan Duffy scored tries for the visitors in the opening forty minutes. Brian Croke converted two of the tries and also added two penalties.
    Skipper Ger Luby replied with a try for Munster and Dara Meade converted and kicked three penalties.
    Bevan Duffy secured the bonus point with a fourth Leinster try early in the second half. Munster responded with a try from substitute Brian O’Sullivan and Meade added a penalty but despite a late rally Munster were unable to add to their total.
    Scorers Munster: Ger Luby, Brian O’Sullivan tries, Dara Meade con, 4 pens.
    Leinster: Brian Croke try, 2 cons, 2 pens, Dave Murphy, Gavin Kennedy and Bevan Duffy tries.
    Munster: Pat O’Connor (Cashel); Mike Deane (Tralee), Dermot O’Sullivan (Tralee), Kieran Merrigan (Clanwilliam), Darragh O’Brien (Cashel); Dara Meade (Kanturk), Ollie McGlinchey (Cashel); Trevor Downes (Kilrush), Darragh Fitzgerald (St. Mary’s), Tom Keveney (Cobh Pirates); J.J. Frahill (Cobh Pirates), Eoin O’Connor (Cashel); Ger Luby (Kilfeacle) capt, David McCormack (Clanwilliam), Tadgh Wright (Kinsale).
    Replacements: Alan O’Donnell (Galbally), Eoin Horgan (Cashel), Brian Lyons (Thurles), Brian O’Sullivan (Tralee), Barry O’Dwyer (Thurles), Kevin Quinlan (Cashel), Ciaran Ó Coileain (Corca Dhuibhne).
    Leinster: Richie Duane (Enniscorthy); Brian Howell (Boyne), Bevan Duffy (Boyne), Barry Lynn (Wicklow), Dave Murphy (Portarlington); Brian Croke (Boyne), Gavin Kennedy (Monkstown); Richie Band (Portlaoise), James Clifford (Monkstown), Rob Dempsey (Roscrea); John Southern (Newbridge), Frank Murphy (Tullow); Darrell O’Hora (Newbridge), Carl Roche (Skerries), Barry Hurley (Wicklow).
    Replacements: Ger Moore (Cill Dara), Shane Reilly (Portlaoise), Dave O’Connor (Kilkenny), Wayne Kerr (Cill Dara), Dearan McGrath (Kilkenny), Ivan Poole (Enniscorthy), Ross Barbour (Enniscorthy).
    Referee: Dave O’Brien (IRFU)
    www.munsterrugby.ie


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ormond lad


    connacht beat ulster 36-12


  • Registered Users Posts: 80 ✭✭ indabunka


    Any news on the Leinster juniors team to play Connacht on Saturday and is it going ahead at Donnybrook?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 427 ✭✭ ch2008


    LEINSTER JUNIORS:

    15: Richie Dunne (Enniscorthy RFC)
    14: Ross Barbour (Enniscorthy RFC)
    13: Bevan Duffy (Boyne RFC)
    12: Barry Lynn (Wicklow RFC) CAPTAIN
    11: Dave Murphy (Portarlington RFC)
    10: Bryan Croke (Boyne RFC)
    9: Gavin Kennedy (Ashbourne RFC)

    1: Kenny Dorian (Dundalk RFC)
    2: Ger Moore (Cill Dara RFC)
    3: Rob Dempsey (Roscrea RFC)
    4: John Southern (Newbridge RFC)
    5: Frank Murphy (Tullow RFC)
    6: Darrell O’Hora (Newbridge RFC)
    7: Karl Roche (Skerries RFC)
    8: James Nolan (Co Carlow FC)

    REPLACEMENTS:

    16: Gareth O’Reilly (Newbridge RFC)
    17: Richie Bond (Portlaoise RFC)
    18: Andy Hall (Longford RFC)
    19: Wayne Kerr (Cill Dara RFC)
    20: Dearan McGrath (Kilkenny RFC)
    21: Ivan Poole (Enniscorthy RFC)
    22: Ben Swindlehurst (Newbridge RFC)

    Again, not one Dublin-based player on the team...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,592 GerM


    ch2008 wrote: »
    LEINSTER JUNIORS:
    Again, not one Dublin-based player on the team...

    Karl Roche, a Skerries man, no?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ormond lad


    Munster team announcement delayed until this evening due to doubts about the fitness of several players.Their main worries areTadgh Wright, Darragh O’Brien and Barry O’Dwyer.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ormond lad


    ch2008 wrote: »

    Again, not one Dublin-based player on the team...
    How many dublin clubs did well in div 1a or 1b in the leinster league this season, theres only 1 maybe 2 in total so its not surprising theres only 1 dub in the 22


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,517 ✭✭✭✭ thebaz


    indabunka wrote: »
    Typical of the Leinster Branch. All other branches have announced their Junior squads but not Leinster. As defending champions and with only 6 hours to kick off I wonder why? :mad: Are they really only interested in D4 rugby.

    why does the late announcement of squad, mean the branch are only interested in rugby in D 4 ???


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 955 sickpuppy


    ormond lad wrote: »
    How many dublin clubs did well in div 1a or 1b in the leinster league this season, theres only 1 maybe 2 in total so its not surprising theres only 1 dub in the 22

    The garda club walked div 1 b lost one match all season no members in team or squad.

    Also in div1 A Coolmine were 4th and Skerries were 3rd surely more than 1 player from these clubs is worthy of a place in the squad.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ormond lad


    ormond lad wrote: »
    How many dublin clubs did well in div 1a or 1b in the leinster league this season, theres only 1 maybe 2 in total so its not surprising theres only 1 dub in the 22
    sickpuppy wrote: »
    The garda club walked div 1 b lost one match all season no members in team or squad.

    Also in div1 A Coolmine were 4th and Skerries were 3rd surely more than 1 player from these clubs is worthy of a place in the squad.
    If they walked div1B you would think they would have 1 maybe 2 in squad but politics and where the coaches/selectors are from play a big role in picking squads like these as well as players not being interested in playing 4 or 5 games at the end of the season.
    Richmond who finished 2nd behind cashel in munster junior div 1 this season and won munster div 1 last season had no one even looked at for the squad this year


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 955 sickpuppy


    ormond lad wrote: »
    If they walked div1B you would think they would have 1 maybe 2 in squad but politics and where the coaches/selectors are from play a big role in picking squads like these as well as players not being interested in playing 4 or 5 games at the end of the season.
    Richmond who finished 2nd behind cashel in munster junior div 1 this season and won munster div 1 last season had no one even looked at for the squad this year

    Politics play a huge part in anys election process i guess
    i doubt many players would not want to play for there province or adopted province if you play junior rugby its achance to really test yourself.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ormond lad


    connacht beat leinster 20-14


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ormond lad


    Ulster 26 Munster 24


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