5 Dec, 14:49
The Ireland Under-19 squad to face Australia Schools at Ravenhill on Saturday week (December 14) has been announced.
Speaking at Monday's press conference at the Europa Hotel in Belfast, Ireland head coach Declan Kidney comments on pre-season training and the planned camps, and continuing the good work which began earlier in the summer with the North American tour and the Churchill Cup.
Ireland team manager Paul McNaughton talks about the protocol surrounding foreign-based players and their release for international duty, forwards coach Gert Smal gives his opinion on the front row and the impact of the Lions on the forward selection for the autumn internationals, while Declan Kidney chats about our November opposition and the Tri Nations.
The third and final part of Monday's press conference at the Europa Hotel, with Declan Kidney answering questions about Keith Earls, the performances of Ireland's Lions players, gaining momentum for the 2011 World Cup and planning for the future.