Friday, September 16, 2022

The Connacht Eagles side to take on the Munster ‘A’ team tomorrow at UL in Limerick has been named. (k/o 1.30pm)

There are three changes in the backs from last weekend’s game away to Leinster. Shane Jennings starts at full-back in place of Adam O’Carroll who is named in the replacements, Hugh Gavin comes in for Seán Fox on the wing, and Colm Reilly replaces Will Reilly at scrum-half.

Josh O’Connor who is in good try scoring form starts in the back three along with Jennings and Gavin.

Cathal Forde and Daniel Hawkshaw continue at centre, while Ballina man Harry West starts at fly-half.

In the forward pack, Fiachna Barett from Belmullet lines out at tight head prop in place of Sam Illo, while Sligo man Donnacha Byrne comes in at blindside flanker with Ciaran Booth named in the replacements.

Charlie Ward starts at loose head with Eoin de Buitléar set to captain the side again from the hooker position.

John Forde and Darragh Murray are paired at second row.

In the back-row Byrne will be alongside Oisín McCormack and Seán Masterson.

CONNACHT EAGLES SQUAD V Munster ‘A’
Saturday 17th September @ University of Limerick, Limerick (k/o 13:30)
15. Shane Jennings
14. Josh O’Connor
13. Daniel Hawkshaw
12. Cathal Forde
11. Hugh Gavin
10. Harry West
9. Colm Reilly
1. Charlie Ward
2. Eoin de Buitléar (c)
3. Fiachna Barrett
4. John Forde
5. Darragh Murray
6. Donnacha Byrne
7. Oisín McCormack
8. Seán Masterson

16. Oisín Dolan
17. Oisín Michel
18. Paddy Fahy
19. Ciaran Booth
20. Mark Boyle
21. Hubert Gilvarry
22. John Devine
23. Adam Madden
24. Adam O’Carroll

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