Quinlan gained some valuable match practice last Saturday, playing a full eighty minutes for Shannon in their 34-24 AIB Cup win over UCD at Belfield. He lined out in a back row that included his cousin David Quinlan.
The Munster â00Aâ00 squad for todayâ00s midlands tie includes four other Shannon players â00 Tony Buckley, Sean Cronin, Donnacha Ryan and Mossie Lawlor.
Eoghan Hickey, who flung over an extra-time penalty to guided Garryowen into the AIB Cup semi-finals last weekend, is included, along with his club-mates Eugene McGovern, Chris Wyatt, Mark Melbourne, Conan Doyle and Ciaran Oâ00Boyle, who all played in Garryowenâ00s 16-13 victory over St. Maryâ00s College last Saturday.
Meanwhile, Ireland scrum half Guy Easterby will captain a lively looking Leinster side in Portlaoise. The provinceâ00s back line includes Fionn Carr (Blackrock), Stephen Grissing (St. Maryâ00s), Fergus McFadden (UCD) and Jonathan Sexton (St. Maryâ00s) â00 four players who have been in excellent form for their clubs in the AIB League.
Portlaoiseâ00s club grounds are located at Togher on the outskirts of the town.
LEINSTER â00Aâ00: Fionn Carr; Stephen Grissing, Michael Berne, Fergus McFadden, Gary Brown; Jonathan Sexton, Guy Easterby (capt); Ronan McCormack, Brian Blaney, Robert Sweeney, Devin Toner, Adam Byrnes, Richie Leyden, Diarmuid Laffan, Des Dillon.
Replacements: John Lyne, Harry Vermaas, Fosi Palaâ00amo, Cian Culleton, Alex Dunlop, James Power, Andrew Dunne, Cian McNaughton.
MUNSTER â00Aâ00 SQUAD: Eugene McGovern, Tony Buckley, Tim Ryan, Michael Essex, Sean Cronin, Shane Oâ00Connor, Chris Wyatt, Mark Melbourne, Alan Quinlan, Tim McGann, Donnacha Ryan, James Coughlan, Mossie Lawlor, Conan Doyle, Denis Hurley, Tom Gleeson, Diogo Mateus, Ciaran Oâ00Boyle, Eoghan Hickey, Jeremy Manning, AN Other, Chris Delooze.
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)