The Ireland Youth (U18) squad for the upcoming Four Nations Tournament was finalised over the weekend following training at Sutonians RFC. They play a warm up game in Galway next Saturday.
13/03/02.Italy will provide the opposition in the Sportsground next Saturday (1pm) and the Irish side will be captained by Corinthians’ hooker Frank Leonard. The side has had prepatory games against the Academy sides of UL Bohemians and UCD and against a Welsh selection
Ireland Youth Squad (for game v Italy in Galway, Saturday 16th March (1pm).
John Kermath (Boyne/Leinster); Stephen Carey (Nenagh/Munster), Claude Crawford (Banbridge/Ulster), Breffni O’Donnell (UL Bohs/Leinster), John Harney (Clonmel/Munster); David Bryan (Exiles), Robert Pollock (Monaghan/Ulster); Matthew Black (Portadown/Ulster), Frank Leonard capt (Corinthians/Connacht) Ronan Loughney (Corinthians/Connacht); Sean Hennessy (Co Carlow/Leinster), Leonard Sullivan (Killarney/Munster); Cian O’Connor (Cashel/Munster), Oisin Hennessy (Monaghan/Ulster), Tim Ryan (Highfield/Munster).
Replacements. Eamon Bracken (Tullamore/Leinster). Phillip Currie (Portadown/Ulster), Adam Friel (Exiles), Tom Doran (Exiles), Patrick Gill (Exiles),
Paddy O’Toole (Galwegians/Connacht), Dave O’Reilly (Galwegians/Connacht).
*The following players will be included for the Four Nations Tournament which runs from 29th March – 6th April in Leeds.
Jamie Musgrave (Trinity/Leinster), Michael O’Hea (Clonakilty/Munster), Donal Nee (Connemara/Connacht), Michael Kennedy (Enniskillen/Ulster).