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Win for Ulster Schools in Thomond Park

Win for Ulster Schools in Thomond Park

Ulster were narrow 12-10 winners over Munster in the Schools interprovincial played in Thomond Park.

A penalty from out-half Gareth Steenson, in the tenth minute of the second half, gave Ulster victory over Munster in the Schools interprovincial played in Thomond Park. Ulster held 1 nine point (9-0) interval leads thanks to three Steenson penalties but Munster then turned that lead over with a try conversion and penalty from Barry Keeshan within minutes of the the restart. However, Ulster composed themselves and after Steenson had restored their narrow advantage they defended it dimpressively.

Munster Schools. Dermot O’Kane (Crescent Comprehensive); Paul Hurley (CBC Cork), Cian McNaughton (Rockwell), John Gleeson (PBC Cork), David Kingston (PBC Cork); Barry Keeshan (PBC Cork), Tomas O’Leary (CBC Cork); James Mackessy (Rockwell), Denis Fogarty (Rockwell), Alan Guiry (St Munchins); Ross Noonan (CBC Cork), Dermot Murnane (St Munchins); David Upton (Crescent Comprensive), Eoin Griffin capt (Crescent Comprehensive), Mark Melbourne (Rockwell).

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Ulster.Tommy Bowe (Royal School Armagh) Simon Gardiner (Royal Belfast Academical Institution), Thomas Horner (Campbell College Belfast), Johnnie McLaughlin (Methodist College Belfast), Robert Conway (Coleraine Academical Institution), Gareth Steenson (Royal School Armagh), Michael Kirkwood (Methodist College Belfast), Niall Conlon Capt(Royal Belfast Academical Institution), Ben Hanvey (Belfast High School), John McNeill (Portora Royal School), Lewis Stevenson (Ballyclare High School), Mark Jenkinson (Royal School Dungannon), Michael Williams (Methodist College Belfast), David Burns (Coleraine Academical Institution), Neil McComb (Campbell College).

Replacements: Stephen Morrow (Ballyclare High School), Paul McKenzie (Bangor Grammar School), Richard McCarter (Foyle Londonderry College), Stephen Auld (Royal School Armagh), Gary Maxwell (Royal School Dungannon), Johnnie Craig (Royal Belfast Academical Institution), Matthew Shiells (Royal School Armagh), Philip Gilliland (Foyle Londonderry College).