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League Finalists Make Munster Squad

League Finalists Make Munster Squad

Two players who graced last weekend’s AIB League Division One final – Cork Constitution full-back Denis Hurley and Garryowen scrum half Gerry Hurley – have been included in Munster’s extended squad for their final match of the season against Glasgow Warriors.

Munster coach Declan Kidney has named a 28-man squad for this Saturday’s final Magners League clash at home to the on-form Warriors (Musgrave Park, kick-off 5.30pm).

As well as the two Hurleys, Thomond winger Keith Earls, a member of the Ireland Under-20 Grand Slam-winning side this season, has been called up for provincial duty. All three players are members of the Munster Academy.

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Gerry Hurley played a starring role in Garryowen’s Division One final victory last weekend, while namesake Denis scored a try in the course of an outstanding display for runners-up Constitution.

Also returning to the squad from injury is Shaun Payne who has been out of action since breaking a thumb against Cardiff in early March.

MUNSTER Squad: Backs – Mossie Lawlor, Shaun Payne, Denis Hurley, Anthony Horgan, Keith Earls, Ian Dowling, John Kelly, Barry Murphy, Lifeimi Mafi, Jeremy Manning, Ronan O’Gara, Gerry Hurley, Brian O’Meara, Tomas O’Leary.

Forwards – John Hayes, Federico Pucciariello, Tony Buckley, Frankie Roche, Frankie Sheahan, Denis Fogarty, Mick O’Driscoll, Donncha O’Callaghan, Paul O’Connell (capt), Denis Leamy, Alan Quinlan, Anthony Foley, John O’Sullivan, James Coughlan.