St Michael's prop Royce Burke-Flynn has been ruled out of the game due to a shoulder injury. His place at tight head goes to Michael Ferguson. The switch sees Alan Cotter of St Munchin's College included as a replacement.
The Ireland Schools team and replacements to play France Schools on Friday, April 8 in Dubarry Park (kick-off 6.45pm), is as follows:
(15) Luke Fitzgerald (Blackrock College)(14) Shane Hanratty (Gonzaga College)(13) Mark McCrea (Belfast High School)(12) Keith Earls (St Munchin's College)(11) Vasily Artemiev (Blackrock College)(10) Brian Collins (Castlenock College)(9) Adam Bartholomew (Royal School Armagh)(1) Cian Healy (Belvedere College)(2) Cian Culleton (Blackrock College)(3) Michael Ferguson (Sullivan Upper School)(4) Thomas Anderson (Rainey Endowed School)(5) Conor McInerney (St Mary's College)
(16) David Gilchrist (Belvedere College)(17) Alan Cotter (St Munchin's College)(18) Neil Simpson (Belfast Royal Academy)(19) Don Keogh (Christian Brothers College Cork)(20) David Moore (Blackrock College)(21) James Shiells (Royal School Dungannon)(22) Owen McMurray (Methodist College)
Ireland Schools Results/fixture 2005:
Saturday, March 26: Ireland 28 England 17, Temple Hill, Cork
Saturday, April 2: Wales 13 Ireland 33, Pontypool RFC
Friday, April 8: Ireland v France, Dubarry Park, Athlone, 6.45pm