Friday, April 22, 2022

Connacht Junior head coach Barry Ruane has included three Mayo club players in his starting line-up for tomorrow’s interprovincial tie against Munster in Killarney.

Westport RFC’s Sam Walsh is picked at scrum-half, while his clubmate Stephen Loftus is inside-centre.

Ballinrobe RFC’s Craig Hansberry has been chosen at tighthead prop.

The game will kick-off at 2.30pm in Killarney Rugby Club.

Connacht Team:

  1. Aidan Leech (Creggs RFC)
  2. Hiram Hennessy (Corinthians RFC)
  3. Craig Hansberry (Ballinrobe RFC)
  4. Martin Cummins (Dunmore RFC)
  5. Niall Staunton (Connemara RFC)
  6. Brian Diffley (Creggs RFC) Captain
  7. Brian Ruane (Tuam RFC)
  8. TJ Berry (Connemara RFC)
  9. Sam Walsh (Westport RFC)
  10. Shane Purcell (Creggs RFC)
  11. Ross Murphy Sweeney (Buccaneers RFC)
  12. Stephen Loftus (Westport RFC)
  13. Mark Purcell (Creggs RFC)
  14. Marty Conneely (Connemara RFC)
  15. Henry O’Toole (Connemara RFC)

Replacements: Sean Tonra (Castlebar RFC) Hooker, Sean O’Connell (Buccaneers RFC) Prop, Niall Carney (Tuam RFC) Prop, Fergus Galvin (Buccaneers RFC), Alan Finnerty (Tuam RFC), Paul Lee (Connemara RFC), Aodha Hession (Creggs RFC), Ian Heanue (Connemara RFC).

Managers: Sean Higgins (Tuam RFC) & Declan Slattery (Tuam RFC)

Head Coach –Barry Ruane (Tuam RFC)

Forwards Coach – Alan Bane (Corrib RFC), Backs Coach – Eddie Walsh (Westport RFC)

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