Meanwhile, Connacht have made one enforced change to their team, Buccaneers second-row Clifford Richardson injured in the 32-16 semi-final win against Ulster, is replaced on the side by his younger brother Trevor.
Munster. Peter O'Brien (UCC); Richard Lane (UCC), Barry Murphy (UL Bohs), Keith Matthews (UL Bohs), Alister Cowley (Cork Con); Barry Keeshan (UCC), Fiach O'Loughlin (Shannon); Eugene McGovern (Old Crescent), Denis Fogarty (Rockwell), Jody Danagher (UL Bohs); John McCarthy (Clonakilty), Ryan Hartigan (UL Bohs); Stephen Keogh (UCC) capt; Eoin Nihill (Garryowen), Brendan O'Connor (-).
Connacht. N O'Hara (Buccaneers); S Meagher (Buccaneers); C Begley (Corinthians); S Brady (Buccaneers); P O'Sullivan (Buccaneers); C Glynn (Galwegians); C O'Loughlin (Buccaneers); A Nash (Buccaneers); M Madden (Buccaneers); W Maxwell (Garryowen); T Richardson (Buccaneers); D Kelly (Buccaneers); G Thompson (Galwegians); I Muldoon (Galwegians); J Muldoon (Galwegians) (capt.).Replacements. D Rowe (Dublin Univ.); S Brosnan (Garryowen); F Leonard (Corinthians); J Tormey (Buccaneers); J McDonagh (Galwegians); J Leonard (UL Bohs); E Kiely (Corinthians).