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- First title for Bandon in Munster Junior Cup final
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- Win keeps Munster on target for a home PRO12 semi-final bonanza
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- Young Munster target a successful week-end
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- Ulster are next up for second-placed Munster
- Young Munster and Garryowen carve out AIL victories
- Young Munster are seeking win over Con after tonight’s AIL results
- Ireland’s under 18 squad includes three Limerick schools players
- Deysel to make his debut against the Warriors
- Two crucial AIL games in Limerick this Saturday
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- Three tries as Munster A reach the B&I cup final
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- Powerful Munster side is named for quarter-final tie
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- Garryowen continuing to fight for AIL 1A survival
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- Young Munster have Junior Cup on their mind
Young Munster target a successful week-end
- Updated: 13/04/2017
(Key man for Young Munster in Junior Cup, Paul Downes)
THIS coming week-end could be a milestone one for Young Munster RFC. Their seniors could be playing at home in the semi-final of the Ulster Bank AIL if results go well for them this Saturday while on Sunday next their junior side will meet Bandon in Thomond Park in the final of the Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Cup.
The Greenfields side are holders of the trophy, beating Cork Constitution in the decider last season in Cork and they are fancied to record back to back successes in this competition for the second time in their history.
With home advantage and facing a side that finished third in the Munster Junior League division one this season they will go into the tie full of confidence.
Wins over Highfield in the quarter final and Clanwilliam at the penultimate stage showed the determination of this Young Munster squad and they certainly have the players who can do the business at local headquarters on Sunday. Under the coaching of Gearoid Prendergast, Ger Bourke and Gerry Slattery, ‘Munsters’ will be well prepared and their traditionally vociferous support will also provide a plus factor.
Bandon are the surprise team of this competition although they gave a good account of themselves in the MJL1, winning ten of their games, losing just two and drawing one. Their win over junior league champions Clonmel in the semi-final shows that they have the ability and the character to cause an upset. Kerry Desmond has piled up an impressive points tally from placed kicks
Paul Downes has proven to a match-winner for Young Munster in this competition and he kicked all the points in their semi-final win over Clanwilliam. They can also call on a few players with a lot of AIL experience such as a front-row of David Begley, Mark O’Mara and Paul Allen and former Garryowen player Aaron McCloskey in the second-row. Cian Clohessy has been impressive in the centre while back-row Elie Mundu has made an impression when called upon by the senior selectors.
This promises to be a game worth seeing and a visit to Thomond Park, 2.30 on Sunday is recommended.
Shannon are also in action on Sunday. They travel to Temple Hill to play host club Cork Constitution in the final of the Bank of Ireland Seconds League semi-final.