18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
Flanker Denis Leamy, who was also making his first competitive start of the new campaign, goes on the burst at Thomond Park.
Munster's South African centre Trevor Halstead, who was making his 20th league appearance in Limerick, is tackled by Marcus Di Rollo of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh centre Marcus Di Rollo has his progress halted by Munster's Eoghan Hickey, who came on to replace injury victim Ronan O'Gara, and David Wallace.
Munster's Denis Leamy lines up a tackle on Edinburgh number eight David Callam.
Edinburgh's Scotland scrum half Mike Blair flings a pass out from a ruck.
Edinburgh's Alasdair Strokosch and Munster lock Mick O'Driscoll, who was a late replacement for injured captain Paul O'Connell, compete for a high ball.
Ex-UCD and Leinster out-half Eoghan Hickey, who kicked a conversion and penalty, tries to hand off Edinburgh's Dougie Hall.
Tipperary man Denis Leamy slides over for Munster's only try at Thomond Park. It was the 24-year-old's seventh score in the past three seasons of Celtic League rugby.
**All photos by Billy Stickland of Inpho Photography**