18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
Kevin McLaughlin from Gonzaga College who played at number 6 in all of Ireland's games last year is selected at number 8 for Saturday's trial and he will be directly opposed by Wallace High School's Chris Henry who will lead a Possibles side that includes Billy Holland son of former international and current Munster team manager, Jerry.
Irish School's Trial, Saturday, December 14th, in Blackrock College, Williamstown at 2:00pm.
Probables. David Kingston (PBC Cork); Stephen Grissing (St. Mary's College), Cian McNaughton (Rockwell College), Andrew Trimble (Coleraine), Vincent Gough (Castlenock College); Fergal Lawlor (Cistercian Roscrea), David O'Leary (PBC Cork); Palmer Eccles (Regent House), James Coady (Blackrock College), Adrian Kirkpatrick (Ballymena Academy); Ryan Caldwell (RBAI), Ross Noonan (CBC Cork); Paul Nash capt (St Mary's College), Gavin Murphy (Clongowes Wood College), Kevin McLaughlin (Gonzaga College).
Possibles. Daniel Riordan (Colaiste Iognaid); David Blain (Blackrock College), Jamie McGrugan (Ballyclare), Mark Scott (Methodist College), Jonathan Burgess (RBAI); Brian O'Shea (Crescent College), Brian O'Neill (Belvedere College); Alex O'Sullivan (Pres Bray), Cathal Parkes (St Munchins College), Darragh Hurley (CBC Cork); Alex Dunlop (Terenure College), Billy Holland (CBC Cork); Adam Lusk (RBAI), Keelan O'Toole (Blackrock College), Chris Henry capt (Wallace H.S).
Replacements. Eamon Fitzgerald (Belvedere College), Conor Lavelle (Garbally College), Morgan Hickey-Crowe (Clongowes), Conor Keegan (St Paul's College), Rory Drysdale (B.R.A.), Jonathan Sexton (St Marys College), Jeff Wong (Royal School Dungannon), Barry John Leahy (Blackrock College), John Kerins (CBC Cork), Robert Brockert (Ard Scoil Ris), Keith O'Malley Farrell(Terenure College), James McGavery (Regent House), Cliff Murphy (Belvedere College), Stephen Minnis (Methodist College), Jonathan Harte (CBC Cork).