Leinster took a large step toward retaining the Interprovincial title with a 4-2 win at Garryduff, based around a three-goal blitz before half-time.
The blues started the better but were rocked by John Jermyn’s drag-flick in the 12th minute.
But Gareth Watkins had the visitors level inside a minute when Stephen Butler cleverly auto-passed and played in Peter Blakeney. The Rovers’ man rounded Conor Harte and, though he miscontrolled, the ball fell to Watkins for the simplest of tap-ins.
Butler made it two from a corner three minutes later before Alan Giles’ waist-high volley extended the advantage on the half-time hooter.
And the win was complete seven minutes after the break when Peter Blakeney scored. Munster created slightly more as Leinster took their foot off the gas and got their reward – while Ronan Gormley was in the bin – when Jermyn fired home, assisted by Alec Moffett.