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.