All in all it was a composed display by this Munster team who will give there opponents Leinster a lot to ponder on in the run up to the final which takes place on the 26th of March at the Railway Union Grounds in Dublin. Munster: B Farrell (LIT), B Duggan (Coll Spioraid Naofa) M Powell (Coll Of Comm), P O'Connor (Co Chiarain), B Heaton (LIT), D Gleeson (LIT), B Guilfoyle (Col Chiarain), J O'Neill (UL Bohs), A Rees (Ul Bohs) Capt. N Yelverton (UL), B Burke (Garda), A O'Boyle (UL), A Ryan (Col Spioraid Naofa), J O'Hanlon (Coll of Com), J Lillis (WIT)Subs Used: DJ Collins, F Strumble, T O'Sullivan R Carroll, R C O' Leary, R Devine, I Hanley. Scorers: John Lillis, 1 Try, 5 Con. Niall Yelveton, 2 Con. Brendan Burke, 3 tries, James O' Neill, 2 tries. Ulster: M Thompson, S Duffy, A Cambell, 4.J Kelso, S Corr, G Tucker, A Hamilton, S Dickie, A Tees, I Gilchreest, Lowry, K Alderdice, N Irwin, C Blair, M Sterling.Subs Used: C Bowman, W Patton, J Wilson, J Lee, T Hamilton.
In what was a very level game the whole way through, Leinster's ability to snatch vital scores at important stages of the game was the telling factor in the end. However, Connacht were not a team who come to have their title taken from them in a tame manner and the resulting contest between both sides was characterised by strong running from both packs.
Leinster's Cathal Connolly (Portobello) kicked superbly and finished with a total tally of 3 penalties and two conversions.
Leinster: K Duffy, B McCormack, J Barretts, R Fitzpatrick, B Moroney, C Mcginn, G Fogarty, E OReilly, M Quinn, J Martin, C Connolly, F Cooney, D McCarthy, I Scally Subs Used: K Molloy, B Carson, T Cambell, D Page. Scorers: Killian Duffy 1 try, Conor McGinn 1 try, Cathal Connolly 3 pens, 2 cons.
Connacht: A McHale, K O'Gorman, E Bracken, T Grey, J Tormey, A Hughes, R Bowe, C McLade, K Turley, P Moloney, S Quinn, W Wallace. A Dwyer, A Downey, JP Cleary. Scorers: K O'Gorman 1 try, S Quinn 2 tries, A McHale 1 try.
Report courtesy of Donal Duggan.