Munster got the job done on Friday against Connacht to book a place in the Guinness Pro14 final for the first time in four years.
They are leading Pool B with 12 points which make it impossible for any other team to win the conference after they won against Connacht 20-17.
It was a Carbery penalty that sealed the match for Munster on Friday and setup a huge date with the defending champions Leinster.
It was first half tries from Healy and Cronin which gave Connacht only a 10-7 lead at the break. Munster took the lead with a Mike Haley try. Connacht responded with Paul Boyle getting over but it was eventually the boot of Carbery that sealed the win for the home side.
Connacht began the game well and got their noses in front early on when Healy got a great pass from Carty to score for the visitors.
Munster had two chances to get over the line but great defence from Connacht prevented the home side to open the scoring. They finally got over with Cronin to get on the board.
One must acknowledge Connacht massive effort in defence and stopping Munster attacks. Even with only 14-men on the park when Aki was shown a yellow card they defended like demons.
Then came the brilliance of Haley halfway through the second half when he took the ball out of the air, get in space and then with a brilliant chip-and-chase got his team in front.
Connacht hit back immediately when Chris Cloete was shown a yellow card. Boyle took the one man advantage and got through a gap but it was Carbery who came on as replacement that slotted a penalty over to give the win to Munster.
|Munster (7) 20|
|Tries: Cronin, Haley Cons: Healy, Carbery Pens: Healy, Carbery|
|Connacht (10) 17|
|Tries: Healy, Boyle Cons: Carty 2 Pen: Carty|
|Mar 5, 2021||9:30 pm||PRO14 2020/2021||GUINNESS PRO14 2020/2021||90'|