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Men’s Junior Interpros Make Welcome Return For 2022

Men’s Junior Interpros Make Welcome Return For 2022

Junior Interprovincial, Newcastle West RFC, Limerick 5/5/2017 Munster vs Leinster Munster's John Lillis has a kicked blocked down by Lenister Eric Flynn Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Fixtures have been confirmed the 2021/22 Junior Men’s Interprovincial Series, which makes a welcome return after an enforced three-year hiatus.

The competition is under the care of the IRFU Junior Working Party and the three rounds will take place over the weekends of April 23rd, April 30th and May 7th


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Saturday April 23rd – Round 1
Munster v Connacht, Killarney RFC, 2:30pm
Ulster v Leinster, Carrickfergus RFC, 2:30pm

Saturday April 30th – Round 2
Connacht v Leinster, Buccaneers RFC, 2:30pm
Munster v Ulster, Tralee RFC, 2:30pm

Saturday May 7th – Round 3
Leinster v Munster, New Ross RFC, 2:30pm
Ulster v Connacht, Lurgan RFC, 2:30pm

The competition is decided in a round-robin format, with all provinces playing each other once.

Longford’s Kieran O’Gorman was the last man to lift the McGee Memorial Cup in 2019.

“The standard of junior rugby is phenomenal,” said the former Leinster Junior Men’s Captain. “Myself and a few of the lads who’ve played AIL didn’t expect it to be as good as it was but it’s absolutely phenomenal.

“Junior Rugby is phenomenal. It’s the backbone of rugby. It’s local. It’s small towns, local clubs and local players. It’s just brilliant and to get rewarded wearing a Leinster jersey is even better.

All four provinces have named their sides to line out in the first round of the IRFU Junior Men’s Interprovincial Series for 2021/22.

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Connacht Rugby Junior Men’s Squad – Round 1 2021/22

Henry O’Toole (Connemara), Marty Connelly (Connemara), Mark Purcell * (Creggs), Stephen Loftus * (Westport), Ross Murphy Sweeney * (Buccaneers), Shane Purcell * (Creggs), Sam Walsh * (Westport), A.Leech (Creggs), Hiram Wood Hennessy * (Corinthians), Craig Hansberry * (Ballinrobe), Marty Cummins (Dunmore), Niall Staunton (Connemara), Brian Diffley (Creggs) (Captain), Brian Ruane * (Tuam), TJ Berry (Connemara), Niall Carney * (Tuam), Sean Tonra * (Castlebar), Sean O’Connell (Buccaneers), Fergus Galvin * (Buccaneers), Alan Finnerty (Tuam), Paul Lee * (Connemara), Aodha Hession * (Creggs), Ian Heanue (Connemara)

*Denotes First Cap

Head Coach: Barry Ruane

Munster Rugby Junior Men’s Squad – Round 1 2021/22

Munster: Shane Airey (Newcastle West RFC), Jesse Smith (Charleville & District RFC), Willie Walsh (Waterpark RFC), Brian Mullins (Richmond RFC), Keelan Stephenson (Richmond RFC), Tadhg Bennett (Richmond RFC), Conor Kavanagh (Fethard & District RFC), Noel Roche (Waterpark RFC), Cathal O’Regan (Clonakilty RFC), TJ Relihan (Newcastle West RFC), Brian Kissane (Clanwilliam FC), Paddy O’Donoghue (Galbally RFC), Darragh Crowe (Clanwilliam FC), Sean Glynn (Mallow RFC), Kevin Kinnane (Kilfeacle & District RFC), Ricky Whitney (Kilfeacle & District RFC), Darragh O’Shea (Ballincollig RFC), Rory Hannon (Waterpark RFC), Graham Smith (Crosshaven RFC), Gearoid Phelan (Richmond RFC), Olly Young (Charleville & District RFC), Jimmy Glynn (Mallow RFC), Ryan O’Connell (Old Christians RFC).

Munster Team Management:

Head Coach: John Lillis

Assistant Coaches: Geoff Kenny, Mike Calnan

Team Manager: Tony Daly

Selectors: Kevin O’Dwyer, James Neville & Christy McNamara

Physio: Denis Corridan

Full Leinster Rugby Junior Men’s Squad 2021/22

Craig Miller (Athy RFC), Ciaran Fennessy (Athy RFC), Cal O’Connor (Balbriggan RFC), Paul O’Connor (Balbriggan RFC), Nick Smith (Boyne RFC), Rory Hennessy (Boyne RFC), Robbie Vallejo (Boyne RFC), Caomhán Brennan (Co Carlow FC), Daniel Crotty (Co Carlow FC), JJ McIlwrath (Cill Dara RFC), Gordon Shannon (Cill Dara RFC), Dylan Caey (Edenderry RFC), Andrew Walsh (Gorey RFC), Eoin Walsh (Gorey RFC), Fionn O’Loughlin (Gorey RFC), Mikey Duke (Gorey RFC), Wes Carter (Kilkenny RFC), Jake McDonald (Kilkenny RFC), Martin Murphy (Monkstown FC), Ruadhán McDonnell (Monkstown FC), Tristan Brady (Monkstown FC), James Ryan (New Ross RFC), Will Jennings (Newbridge RFC), Tom Tracey (Newbridge RFC), Michael Tracey (Roscrea RFC), Zach Jungmann (Seapoint), Eddie Weaver (Seapoint), Matt McKenna (Seapoint), John O’Brien (Suttonians RFC), Thomas Culleton (Suttonians RFC), Jordan Leybourne (Tullow RFC), Jack McDonald (Tullow RFC), Stevie Smith (Tullow RFC), Ben Watson (Wicklow RFC), David Nicholson (Wicklow RFC).

Leinster Team Management

Head Coach: Enda Finn (Cill Dara RFC)
Assistant Coaches: Maurice Logue (Tullow RFC), Joe Duffy (Wicklow RFC), Corey Carty (Co Carlow FC)
Performance Coach: Eoin Stanley (MU Barnhall RFC)
Scrum Coach: Ken Knaggs

Manager: Robert McDermott (Edenderry RFC)
Logistice: Damien Curley (Longford RFC)
Physio: Bláithín Brady (Monkstown FC)
Team Doctor: Dr Maurice Carroll (Edenderry RFC)
PRO: Caroline McFadden (Balbriggan RFC)

Ulster Rugby Junior Men’s Squad – Round 1 2021/22

Keiran Donaghy* (Lurgan RFC), Neil Saulters* (Instonians RFC), Alan Whitten* (Instonians RFC), Josh Young* (Ballyclare RFC), Eoghan Murphy* (Instonians RFC), Ali Burke* (Instonians RFC), Matthew Elliot* (Cooke RFC), Callum Smyton* (Clogher Valley RFC), Matthew Keane* (Instonians RFC), David Maxwell* (Clogher Valley RFC), Scott Martin* (Ballyclare RFC), Michael Lawton* (CIYMS RFC), Paul Armstrong (C) (Clogher Valley RFC), Andrew Rutledge (Dromore RFC), Ruairi O’Farrell* (Instonians RFC), Matthew Coulter (Ballyclare RFC), Raymond Dobson* (Donaghadee RFC), Neil Henderson* (Clogher Valley RFC), Aaron Playfair* (Ballyclare RFC), Kyle Gregg* (Academy RFC), Ryan Flavelle* (Cooke RFC), Reece Smyton* (Clogher Valley RFC), Matthew McDowell* (Ballyclare RFC), Josh Brame* (Dromore RFC)

*Denotes New Cap

Ulster Team Management: 
Head Coach: Graeme Eastwood
Assistant Coach: Damien Campbell
Assistant Coach: Shaun Bloomfield
Team Manger: Jeremy Ogle
S&C Coach: Simon Derby
Physio: Josh Kennedy


Previous Winners:
2006-07: Munster
2007-08: Leinster
2008-09: Leinster
2009-10: Leinster
2010-11: Connacht
2010-12: Connacht
2012-13: Munster
2013-14: Leinster
2014-15: Ulster
2015-16: Munster
2016-17: Ulster
2017-18: Leinster
2018-19: Leinster