Munster defeat Connacht at Sportsground

MUNSTER have beaten Connacht in their postponed Magners League Match at the Sportground in Galway.

MUNSTER have beaten Connacht in their postponed Magners League Match at the Sportground in Galway.

Munster trailed 6 - 3 at half time with their only score coming from the boot of stand-in captain Ronan O'Gara.

Connact led 12 - 6 approaching the hour mark before Tom Gleeson went over in the corner to score the game's only try.

Ronan O'Gara converted Gleeson's effort to give Munster a one point lead heading into the final quarter and he extended the province's lead to four points with a drop goal late on.

Munster's victory ensures they remain top of the Magner's League heading into their New Year's Day clash against Ulster at Thomond Park.