Leinster ‘A’ team to face Jersey
December 5, 2014 12:00 am client
Girvan Dempsey has named the Leinster ‘A’ team to face Jersey RFC in tomorrow’s British & Irish Cup Round 5 match (KO 3pm, St Peter’s).
There’s a return to his former club for Sean McCarthy who joined Leinster from Jersey during the summer. He starts on the bench for Leinster ‘A’ in tomorrow’s game.
A win for Leinster ‘A’ would almost certainly guarantee top spot in pool 5 and progression to the British & Irish Cup quarter-final.
Cian Kelleher starts at full-back after bagging a hat-trick of tries in last week’s 67-12 win over Carmarthen Quins in Donnybrook. Sam Coghlan Murray and Adam Byrne complete the back three.
Rory O’Loughlin returns to the starting XV and will be partnered in midfield by Tom Daly.
Cathal Marsh and Nick McCarthy, the half-back pairing that started in last week’s win over Carmarthen, is retained for the trip to Jersey,
The versatile Jordan Coghlan, who has featured in the back row and in midfield for Leinster ‘A’ this season, will start at number 8, flanked by Ben Marshall and Josh van der Flier.
Ross Molony will captain Leinster ‘A’ from the second row, with Gavin Thornbury alongside him. Peter Dooley, James Tracy and Oisin Heffernan complete the ‘A’ team front eight.
Leinster ‘A’ return to Donnybrook next Saturday to take on Plymouth Albion at 2.30pm.
1. Peter Dooley
2. James Tracy
3. Oisin Heffernan
4. Ross Molony CAPTAIN
5. Gavin Thornbury
6. Ben Marshall
7. Josh Van Der Flier
8. Jordan Coghlan
9. Nick McCarthy
10. Cathal Marsh
11. Adam Byrne
12. Tom Daly
13. Rory O’Loughlin
14. Sam Coghlan Murray
15. Cian Kelleher
16. Sean McCarthy
17. Jeremy Loughman
18. Tadhg Beirne
19. Peadar Timmins
20. Luke McGrath
21. Steve Crosbie
22. Billy Dardis