For the first time, all of the Six Nations countries are taking part, joining 22 other teams from across Europe in their annual Championship.
Ireland qualified for the elite pool of the tournament which also includes England, Wales and France. The team booked their place with a well-merited 31-12 win over the Scotland Under-18s in Glasgow earlier this month.
The U-18 Schools squad will start the tournament with a semi-final against host team France in Auch this coming Sunday.
The winners of that game will progress to the final with the losers taking part in a 3rd/4th place play-off against the other losing semi-finalists.
IRELAND UNDER-18 SCHOOLS Squad (Justin Bridou FIRA-AER Under-18 European Championship, Armagnac/Bigorre, April 15-24):
Backs (12) -
Christopher Farrell (Campbell College)
Jack Fitzpatrick (Gonzaga College)
Seamus Glynn (Presentation Brothers, Cork)
Rob Henshaw (Marist College, Athlone)
Conor McEllin (Blackrock College)
Luke McGrath (St. Michael's College)
Cian O'Halloran (Christian Brothers, Cork)
Stuart Olding (Belfast Royal Academy)
Mark Roche (Blackrock College)
Rory Scannell (Presentation Brothers, Cork)
Rory Scholes (Campbell College)
David Shanahan (Belvedere College)
Forwards (14) -
Ireland U-18 Schools Management Team:
Terry McMaster - Head Coach
Kenny Hooks - Assistant Coach
Paul Barr - Assistant Coach
Lorcan Balfe - Team Manager
Chris Shields - Strength & Conditioning Coach
Ozzie Fogarty - Team Doctor
David Lyons - Team Physio
Vinny Hammond - Team Analyst