HEAD Coach Colm McMahon has named his 12-man Munster 7s squad for the Limerick World Club 7s tournament at Thomond Park Stadium this coming Friday and Saturday.
Munster 7s head coach McMahon features a mix of academy, sub-academy and club talent in a side that will be captained by academy player Alex Wootton, of Garryowen FC.
Wootton is one of four Ireland Men’s 7s representatives in McMahon’s squad alongside Young Munster’s Diarmaid McCarthy, Lansdowne’s Cian Aherne and Clanwilliam’s Alan Bennie.
From the academy ranks, recent Ireland U20s representative Tomás Quinlan again features for Munster at the Limerick World Club 7s and this year is joined by his colleagues Wootton, Ryan Foley, Steven McMahon, Jack Cullen, Frank Bradshaw Ryan (sub-academy) and Olly Lyons (Exiles). Lyons has been training with the academy for pre-season.
Also on the international front, following his recent move to Ireland, Malaysian 7s player Murray Linn is included while Cork Constitution’s Niall Kenneally completes the twelve man squad.
MUNSTER 7’S SQUAD: Cian Aherne, Alan Bennie, Frank Bradshaw Ryan, Jack Cullen, Ryan Foley, Niall Kenneally, Murray Linn, Olly Lyons, Diarmaid McCarthy, Steven McMahon, Tomás Quinlan, Alex Wootton.
One of twelve competing sides from around the world (including the four Irish provinces), Munster are drawn in Pool 2 of the competition and will play at the following times on Friday.
Friday, August 21
12.09pm Munster v Canadian Maples
2.44pm Munster v Samurai
5.02pm Munster v San Francisco
Saturday’s fixtures are dependent on Pool results and will be confirmed on Friday night, but gates will open again on Saturday at 11am.