19 May, 11:13
There are six uncapped players in the Ireland squad for the summer tour to North America that was named this morning. An Emerging Ireland squad has also been selected for the Tblisi Cup in Georgia.
In all there are 16 players in the Academy whose most recent graduates include Andrew Conway and development contracted players Brendan Macken, Jack McGrath, Niall Morris, Paul Ryan, Eoin Sheriff and Rhys Ruddock who made his Ireland senior debut in June against Australia.
All of this year's panellists are enrolled in the HETAC programme, which is a qualification supplementary to their third level degrees, which covers modules in areas such as: public speaking, mental training, conditioning theory, media skills, drugs & testing and understanding agents and contracts.
The Leinster Academy is managed by Colin McEntee.
LEINSTER ACADEMY PANEL (2010/11 Season):
Noel Reid, Darren Hudson, Ben Marshall, Jack O'Connell, John Cooney, Sam Coghlan Murray, Jordi Murphy (all Year 1), Dominic Ryan, Michael Keating, Ian Madigan, Mark Flanagan, Ciaran Ruddock, Stewart Maguire (all Year 2), Ian McKinley, Tom Sexton, Eamonn Sheridan (all Year 3).