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Result: Ireland Select XV 38 Connacht 3

Result: Ireland Select XV 38 Connacht 3

3,168 spectators turned out at Donnybrook to watch Ireland’s latest Rugby World Cup warm-up match, which finished in a six-try victory over Eric Elwood’s Connacht side.

2011 RUGBY WORLD CUP WARM-UP MATCH: Thursday, August 18

IRELAND SELECT XV 38 CONNACHT 3, Donnybrook, 6.30pm

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Scorers: Ireland Select XV: Tries: Mick O’Driscoll, Leo Cullen, Geordan Murphy, Fergus McFadden, Ian Keatley, Denis Hurley; Cons: Paddy Wallace 4
Connacht: Pen: Niall O’Connor

14 minutes – Ireland Select XV try: Mick O’Driscoll – 5-0; conversion: Paddy Wallace – 7-0
17 mins – Ireland Select XV try: Leo Cullen – 12-0; conversion: Paddy Wallace – 14-0
21 mins – Connacht penalty: Niall O’Connor – 14-3
35 mins – Connacht penalty: missed by Niall O’Connor – 14-3
40+1 mins – Ireland Select XV penalty: missed by Paddy Wallace – 14-3
Half-time – Ireland Select XV 14 Connacht 3
48 mins – Ireland Select XV try: Geordan Murphy – 19-3; conversion: missed by Paddy Wallace – 19-3
64 mins – Ireland Select XV try: Fergus McFadden – 24-3; conversion: Paddy Wallace – 26-3
66 mins – Ireland Select XV try: Ian Keatley – 31-3; conversion: Paddy Wallace – 33-3
77 mins – Ireland Select XV try: Denis Hurley – 38-3; conversion: missed by Paddy Wallace – 38-3
Full-time – Ireland Select XV 38 Connacht 3

IRELAND SELECT XV: Geordan Murphy (Leicester Tigers); Johne Murphy (Young Munster/Munster), Darren Cave (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Ian Keatley (Munster), Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster); Paddy Wallace (Ballymena/Ulster), Isaac Boss (Terenure College/Leinster); Tony Buckley (Sale Sharks), Sean Cronin (Leinster), John Hayes (Bruff/Munster), Mick O’Driscoll (Cork Constitution/Munster), Leo Cullen (Blackrock College/Leinster) (capt), Kevin McLaughlin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Niall Ronan (Shannon/Munster), Denis Leamy (Cork Constitution/Munster)

Replacements used: Denis Hurley (Cork Constitution/Munster) for J Murphy (28 mins), Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) for Boss (47), Marcus Horan (Shannon/Munster) for Hayes (50), Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster) for Cullen, Chris Henry (Ballymena/Ulster) for Ronan (both 61), Ian Whitten (Ballymena/Ulster) for Keatley, Damien Varley (Garryowen/Munster) for Cronin (both 73).

CONNACHT: Tiernan O’Halloran; Mark McCrea, Eoin Griffin, Henry Fa’afili, Brian Tuohy; Niall O’Connor, Paul O’Donohoe; Dylan Rogers, Adrian Flavin, Rodney Ah You, Michael Swift, Michael Kearney, John Muldoon (capt), Ray Ofisa, George Naoupu.

Replacements used: Thomas Anderson for Kearney (49 mins), Matthew Jarvis for O’Halloran, Johnny O’Connor for Ofisa (both 55), Ethienne Reynecke for Flavin, Denis Buckley for Rogers, Tiernan O’Halloran for Tuohy (all 66), James Loxton for McCrea (68), David Moore for O’Donohoe (74).

Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (IRFU)