Head coach Noel McNamara has named the Leinster Rugby ‘A’ team to face Munster Rugby ‘A’ in the British & Irish Cup quarter-final at Energia Park tomorrow (Good Friday, KO 3pm).

Supporters can pay at the ground from €10/5 for the terrace or €15/10 for the stand, with gates open at 1.30pm.

A number of players that were involved in the Ireland U20’s Six Nations campaign have been named in the side for the game on Good Friday, which will be captained by Bryan Byrne.

Ed Byrne Bryan Byrne

Byrne will be flanked in the front row by twin brother Ed, who starts at loosehead, and Clontarf FC prop, Vakh Abdaladze, who starts at tighthead.

There is plenty of senior experience in the second-row pairing of Mick Kearney and Ian Nagle.

Josh Murphy, who has made seven starts for the senior side this season, is named at number 8 in a back row with Peadar Timmins and Óisín Dowling.

Tommy O'Brien

Tommy O’Brien, who captained Ireland U20 in this year’s Six Nations campaign, is named in a back three with Jack Kelly and Barry Daly.

Gavin Mullin and Conor O’Brien, who has made two senior appearances this season, form the ‘A’ team centre pairing.

There are a further four Ireland U20 players – Ronan Foley, Hugh O’Sullivan, Harry Byrne and Sean O’Brien – named on the bench, with senior experience coming from props Peter Dooley and Michael Bent, along with UCD club man Sean McNulty who is selected as the replacement hooker.

Leinster ‘A’

15. Jack Kelly
14. Tommy O’Brien
13. Gavin Mullin
12. Conor O’Brien
11. Barry Daly
10. Ciarán Frawley
9. Charlie Rock
1. Ed Byrne
2. Bryan Byrne
3. Vakh Abdaladze
4. Mick Kearney
5. Ian Nagle
6. Óisín Dowling
7. Peadar Timmins
8. Josh Murphy


16. Sean McNulty
17. Peter Dooley
18. Michael Bent
19. Ronan Foley
20. Hugh O’Sullivan
21. Harry Byrne
22. Sean O’Brien