Ireland Under 21 coach Michael Bradley and his assistant, Mark McDermott will assemble their squad in Dublin this weekend for the first major training session of their season.
Ireland Under 21 coach Michael Bradley and his assistant, Mark McDermott will assemble their squad in Dublin this weekend for the first major training session of the season.
Team manager David Haslett has announced a 32 strong squad for the training camp that will be held in Blackrock College, Williamstown, starting on Friday (13th) and ending on Sunday (15th). In addition 11 players have also been named as back-up.
As part of their preparation for the 2002/03 championship, the Under 21s will play an Irish Colleges’ side on December 21st and in January will have a second preparatory game against an AIB league side.
Ireland U21 Squad.
Backs:Tommy Bowe (Queens), Peter O’Brien (UCC), Richard Lane (UCC), Gareth Hayes (UCD), KeithMatthews (UL Bohemians), Ken Kennedy (UCD), Barry Murphy (UL Bohemians), John Hearty (Blackrock College), David Warwick (Newport – Wales), David McAllister (Terenure College), Barry Keeshan (UCC), Michael Rainey (Glasgow Hawks), Conor O’Loughlin (Buccaneers), Fiach O’Loughlin (Shannon).
Forwards: StephenKeogh (UCC), Ciaran Potts (St Mary’s College), Niall Ronan (Lansdowne), John Muldoon (Galwegians), Michael McComish (Belfast Harelquins), Shane O’Connor (Cork Constitution), Neil McComb (Dundee Uni/Belfast Harlequins), David Gannon (UCD), Simon Crawford (UCD), Declan Fitzpatrick (Belfast Harlequins), Jody Danagher (UL Bohemians), Rory Best (Belfast Harlequins), Kevin Corrigan (UCD), John Lyne (Lansdowne), Eugene McGovern (Old Crescent), Jason Moran (UCD), Denis Fogarty (Garryowen), Robert Connolly (Greystones).
Additional: Niall O’Hara (Buccaneers), Patrick O’Gorman (Saracens), Nicholas McClelland (London Irish), Andrew Tallon (Lansdowne), Daragh Geraghty (UCD), Robbie Shaw (Wasps), Frank Cogan (Cork Constitution), Paul Minnis (Belfast Harelquins), Eoin Nihill (Garryowen), David Kelly (Buccaneers), Niall Conlon (Dublin University.