Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Munster pile on misery for Ulster's young guns

The Ulster Youth team was completely outclassed in the Inter-Provincial series after they slumped to their third defeat, 24-6 against Munster at Musgrave Park.

Having already lost to Leinster 43-3 and Connacht 15-13, they only managed to score the one try in the competition.

Admittedly, they had difficulties forming a settled team due to various problems including injuries but it is disappointing that the season finished just like the last – without a win.

They started well with a Jack McCool penalty after 30 seconds but soon after Munster were 7-3 ahead with a Ryan Minihan try which Paul O'Keefe converted.

McCool kicked a second penalty but the home team took a 14-6 advantage after 12 minutes when Tralee's Josh Barnes cut through for the second goaled try.

After 38 minutes full-back Joe White added the third so the interval score was 19-6.

Munster gained their bonus point try just after the restart when prop Ben Betts crossed.

Leinster, after trailing Connacht 10-0, came back to record a 16-13 victory and clinch the title. They finished with 13 points while Munster had nine, Connacht six and Ulster one.

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