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British & Irish Cup Final To Be Held In Cork

British & Irish Cup Final To Be Held In Cork

Munster ‘A’ will take on Welsh side Cross Keys in the British & Irish Cup final at Musgrave Park on Friday, April 27 (kick-off 5.30pm).

This will be Munster’s second chance to claim the title since their defeat to the Cornish Pirates in the inaugural British & Irish Cup final back in 2010.

Munster ‘A’ saw off their Leinster counterparts last Friday night in a thrilling extra-time semi-final win in front of nearly 5,000 fans at the RDS.

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Meanwhile, Cross Keys, coached by former Wales International Mark Ring, became the first Welsh side to make it through to the final of the competition following a 20-16 semi-final victory over the Cornish Pirates.

Commenting on last Friday’s victory over Leinster ‘A’, Munster ‘A’ head coach Ian Costello said: “We were delighted with the result at the RDS, especially with the character and work ethic shown by the players to come back from 20-9 down with a man in the bin.

“It was also especially pleasing to finish in such a strong manner after 100 minutes of rugby against quality opposition.”

He added: “We are looking forward to the final against Cross Keys who are having an excellent season in the British & Irish Cup campaign and will no doubt provide another huge challenge for our players.

“We would be hoping for a large turnout of Munster supporters on the night to create a special atmosphere at Musgrave Park for the final.”

The entry fee for the final is €;10 per adult and €;5 per student/OAP. There will be free entry for Munster Supporters Club Season Ticket holders.

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