The midweek crowd of just over 6,000 was swelled by several hundred from Swansea who saw victory snatched from their grasp by a Pat Murray try scored to the left of the posts with just three minutes of normal time left on the clock to give the home side a 17-13 victory.
It was an enthralling encounter throughout with Munster trailing 13-10 as the game entered the final quarter, Murray grabbing the vital score and Kenny Smith converting for another famous victory.
ScorersKen Smith (try, 2 cons, pen), P Murray (try)) Munster Pat Murray capt (Shannon); Richard Wallace (Garryowen), Dan Larkin (Garryowen), Sean McCahill (Sunday's Well), Ken Smith (Garryowen); Paul Burke (Cork Con), David O'Mahony (Cork Con); John Fitzgerald (Young Munster), Terry Kingston (Dolphin), Peter Clohessy (Young Munster); Mick Galwey (Shannon), Gabriel Fulcher (Cork Con); Eddie Halvey (Shannon), David Corkery (Terenure), Anthony Foley(Shannon).
ReplacementsBrian Toland (Old Crescent) for Halvey (32nd min).Michael Fitzgerald (Young Munster) for John Fitzgerald (temp).
Referee: Ed Morrisson (RFU).