10/04/02.The Ulster Branch would like to advise the public that on Saturday 13th April the Irish Schools side will face Welsh Schools at Ravenhill, kick off, 3.00pm.
With a win over the English already under their belts team Manager Barney McGonigle is hopeful of a victory against the Welsh despite losing to French last weekend. Obviously we were disappointed to lose against the French but we played well for long periods. We’ll bounce back and regroup in Belfast to prepare for the game against Wales.”
McGonigle added that the team are looking forward to the prospect of playing
in Belfast and enjoying some strong Ulster support.
Irish Schools: Eamon Fitzgerald (Belvedere College), Stephen Grissing (St Mary’s College), John Hearty (Blackrock College), Simon Morrissey (Gonzaga College), Robert Conway (Coleraine A.I.); Thomas Horner (Campbell College), David Connellan Captain (Clongowes Wood College); Cillian O’Byrne (St Mary’s College), Oliver McCormack (St Mary’s College), Robert Sweeney (St Mary’s College); Lewis Stephenson (Ballyclare H.S), Arthur Houlihan (Clongowes Wood
College); Kevin McLaughlin (Gonzaga College), David O’Brien
(Belvedere College), Jonathon Rockett (St Michael’s College).
Replacements: 16 – Ken Copeland (Blackrock College), 17 – Gregg Stafford (Castleknock College), 18 – Stephen Auld (Royal School Armagh), 19 – Kieron Leonard (St Mary’s College), 20 – Niall Conlon (R.B.A.I), 21 – Jim Mackessy
(Rockwell College), 22 – Damien Varley (St Munchen’s College).
Coach: Bobby Byrne (Gonzaga College).Assistant Coach: Peter Melia (Christian Brothers, Cork).
Manager: Barney McGonigle (Friends School, Lisburn).