12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
The new Ireland Under-18 management team, headed by coach Greg Lynch, has selected a squad that will take part in a training stint at Presentation College Bray between December 28-30.
The session will culminate in a trial match between Ireland Under-18s and Presentation College Bray on Friday, December 30 (kick-off 2.00pm).
The Under-18s have a new coaching team for the current season. Greg Lynch has been named as head coach and he will be assisted by Richie Murphy and Eoin Collins. The team will be managed by David Eakin.
The Ireland Under-18 training squad is as follows:
Conor Armstong (Sedburgh), Matthew Betty (Rossall), Kevin Bracken (Tullamore RFC), Thomas Burns (Campion), Andrew Cassidy (Campion), William Earle (Wexford RFC), Stephen Ferguson (City of Derry RFC), Noel Finane (Thurles CBS), David Foley (Clonmel RFC), Desi Fusco (Malone), Mark Garaghty (Dundalk RFC), Walter Gribbons (Connemara RFC), Dale Harris (Waterpark), Conor Higgins (Ballinasloe RFC), Gareth Hogan (Youghal RFC), Frank Jones (Filton), Sean Joyce (Connemara RFC), Eoghan Kennedy (Musgrave RFC), Daniel Lyons (UCC/Clonmel RFC), Karl Manning (Navan RFC), Bryan McKeever (Navan RFC), Michael Moynihan (Sundays Well), Matthew Newman (Broomsgrove), Sean Nixon (Newcastle West RFC), David Nolan (Galwegians RFC), Breffni O'Reilly (Monaghan RFC), Shaun Phillips (Filton), John Rowe (Wexford RFC), Eamonn Sheridan (Navan RFC), Eoin Sheriff (Gorey RFC), William Stewart (Ballyclare), Conor Whelan (Nenagh RFC), Damian Wildes (Greystones), Tom Young (Harrogate).