19 May, 11:13
There are six uncapped players in the Ireland squad for the summer tour to North America that was named this morning. An Emerging Ireland squad has also been selected for the Tblisi Cup in Georgia.
The draw for the AIB Junior Cup has pitted pre-tournament favourites Seapoint against neighbours Monkstown, while last year's beaten finalists Youghal will be at home to Mallow.
The well-attended draw took place in the AIB Corporate Box at Lansdowne Road this afternoon.
The teams were drawn by Leinster players Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary's College) and Niall Ronan (Lansdowne) - who could well be facing each other in the first round of the AIB Cup should Lansdowne beat holders Cork Constitution in the preliminary round.
Also drawing the sides were Buccanneers and AIB Club International team coach Geoff Moylan and Gerald McCarter, the assistant coach to the AIB Club International team.
There are a number of cross-provincial ties in the Junior Cup, with Ballina at home to Armagh and Sligo on the road to Limavady, while Cobh Pirates will host Boyne.
2006/07 AIB JUNIOR CUP DRAW:
- ROUND ONE - DECEMBER 16 -
Dromore v Westport
Youghal v Mallow
Ballina v Armagh
Limavady v Sligo
Monivea v Crosshaven
Tullamore v Coleraine
Cobh Pirates v Boyne
Seapoint v Monkstown
The winning teams from the first round will also be entered into an open draw for the AIB Junior Cup quarter-finals in January, which will be played on Saturday, February 10, 2007.
The winning teams from the quarter-finals will go into a third open draw for the semi-finals, which will be played on Saturday, March 17, with the Junior Cup Final being played on Saturday, April 14.