TWO sets of brothers have been named in the Munster ‘A’ side to take on Leinster ‘A’ in their British and Irish Cup quarter-final clash at Donnybrook this Friday, 7pm.
Flanker Barry O’Mahony captains the side with brother Ronan at full-back, while Niall Scannell starts at hooker with Rory Scannell at out-half.
Peter Malone’s side will be looking for a reversal of the semi-final result last season when Leinster ‘A’ beat Munster ‘A’ 17-15 at Dooradoyle.
Paddy Butler and Billy Holland both start in the game for Munster A. Ronan O’Mahony will be looking to add to his six tries in six B&I Cup appearances so far this season as Andrew Conway and Luke O’Dea start on the wings. Ivan Dineen and Cian Bohane form the centre partnership and Rory Scannell is joined in the half-backs by Gerry Hurley.
Academy loose-head prop Niall Horan starts in the front-row, while Young Munster hooker Ger Slattery, who scored two tries against Zebre in the PRO12 in February, starts on the bench.
MUNSTER A - Ronan O’Mahony; Andrew Conway, Cian Bohane, Ivan Dineen, Luke O’Dea; Rory Scannell, Gerry Hurley; Niall Horan, Niall Scannell, Brian Scott; Darren O’Shea, Billy Holland; Shane Buckley, Barry O’Mahony (Capt), Paddy Butler. Replacements: Ger Slattery, Rory Burke, Sean McCarthy, Jack O’Donoghue, Brian Haugh, David Johnston, Niall Kenneally.