5 Dec, 14:49
The Ireland Under-19 squad to face Australia Schools at Ravenhill on Saturday week (December 14) has been announced.
The Schools side's defence, marshalled by number eight David Pollack and Ron Boucher then held up superbly against a period of pressure from the 19s and with two minutes of normal time remaining, Kearney atoned for some earlier misses by kicking the winning penalty.
Scorers: Ireland Schools: B O'Mahony try, R Kearney pen. Ireland Under-19s: K Hallett 2 pens.
Ireland Schools: R Kearney (Clongowes); R Drysdale (Belfast RA), T Gleeson (PBC Cork), D Cave (Sullivan Upr School), P Shallow (Rockwell); C Doyle (Ard Scoil Ris), D Williams (CBC Cork); D Hurley (CBC Cork), S Cronin (Ard Scoil Ris), L Casey (Ard Scoil Ris), D Best (Ballyclare HS), D Toner (Castleknock), R Boucher (CBC Monkstown), B O'Mahony (Crescent), D Pollock (RS Dungannon). Replacements: E Ryan (PBC Cork) for T Gleeson (48 mins).
Ireland Under-19s: M Butler (Sligo); J McGrugan (Ballymena), C McNaughton (Greystones), S Megaw (Queen's), C Power (Corinthians); K Hallett (Exiles), P Phelan (Exiles); M Diffley (Buccaneers), J Kerins (UCC), P Doran-Jones (Dublin University), R Noonan (UCC), B Holland (CBC), M Essex (CBC), F McGuckian (UCD), S Ferris (Portadown). Replacements: B O'Neill (Belvedere) for M Butler, J McCall (RS Armagh) for F McGuckian, C Gildea (Terenure) for K Hallett (all 48 mins).
Referee: A Rogan (Leinster Branch).