U19 Interpro

Connacht 8-43 Munster

The Connacht U19s were unable to make it two Interpro wins from two as Munster proved too strong at an extremely blustery Sportsground on Sunday.

Playing with the elements in the first half, Connacht needed to build a lead but fell behind to an early Billy Scannell try off a rolling maul.

The hosts responded immediately with a Diarmuid Codyre penalty but Munster moved further in front before the break as Jake Flannery, Luke Clohessy and David Hyland all touched down for a commanding 22-3 half-time lead.

Facing into a very strong wind after the interval, Connacht had it all to do after the break. Despite a whole-hearted performance, they were unable to make any inroads and Munster rounded off the win thanks to a try from captain Colin Sisk and Jonathan Wren (two).

Connacht kept going and scored a consolation try late on as winger Jack O’Mahony touched down in the left corner.

Connacht round off the campaign away to Leinster in Donnybrook next Saturday.

Connacht: Hugh Lane (Galwegians); Cillian McCabe (Galwegians), Luke Fitzgerald (Young Munster), Adi Donovan (Galwegians), Jack O’Mahony  (Young Munster); Diarmuid Codyre (Galwegians), Colm Reilly (Ballinasloe); Ronan Corless (Galwegians), Dylan Tierney (Corinthians), Ryan Lomas (Buccaneers); Zach Sattar (CBC Monkstown); Niall Murray (Buccaneers); Michael O’Donnell (Galwegians), Cian Huxford (Corinthians)(Capt.), Pat Howley (Ballina)

Replacements: Morgan O’Brien (Corinthians), Brian Boland (Ballina), Sean Dunne (Lansdowne), Jake Gallagher (Coláiste Iognáid) Sam Kroupa (Nenagh Ormond), Rob Hennessy (Galwegians), Michael Hanley (Buccaneers), Aaron Martyn (Galwegians).

Connacht U19s Fixtures & Results

September 3: Connacht 27-21 Ulster, Sportsground;

September 10: Connacht 8-43 Munster, Sportsground;

Saturday, September 16: Leinster v Connacht, Donnybrook, 6pm;

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