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Ireland Under-19 Team Selected For Parma Trip

Ireland Under-19 Team Selected For Parma Trip

The Ireland Under-19s, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, take their Italian counterparts in Parma this Sunday as they continue their build-up towards next month’s IRB U-19 World Championship which is being held on Irish soil for the first time.

The Irish U-19s took on a Ballynahinch selection last weekend as part of their warm up programme – click here for a match report.

The IRB U-19 World Championship will take place in Belfast and Bangor from April 4 to 21 and Ireland will be facing defending champions Australia in their opening game in Pool A.

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IRELAND UNDER-19 TEAM AND REPLACEMENTS (v Italy U-19, Sunday, March 18, Gran Parma Moletolo, Parma, kick-off 2.30pm local time):

– Player/School/Club –

15 – Adam Craig (Instonians)
14 – Niall Morris (Blackrock College RFC)
13 – Eoin O’Malley (UCD)
12 – Murray Kinsella (Newtown School, Waterford)
11 – Alan Gaughan (Buccaneers)
10 – Darragh Fitzpatrick (Blackrock College)
9 – Kris Greene (St. Mary’s College RFC)
1 – Paul Karayiannis (RBAI/Queen’s University)
2 – Stephen Douglas (Ballymena)
3 – Matthew Nelson (Ballynahinch)
4 – Brian Cawley (UCD)
5 – David Foley (UL Bohemians RFC)
6 – Kieran Essex (CBC Cork/UCC)
7 – Michael Entwistle (Ballymena)
8 – Paul Ryan (Blackrock College RFC) (capt)


16 – David Moore (Blackrock College RFC)
17 – Martin Dufficy (Dublin University)
18 – Tommy Seymour (Down High School)
19 – Jamie Smith (Ballymena)
20 – Jan Simon Byrne (Blackrock College)
21 – Stephen Archer (UCD)
22 – Patrick McCabe (Dublin University)
23 – Michael Sherry (Ard Scoil Ris/Garryowen)
24 – Ian Nagle (Glenstal Abbey)
25 – David Johnston (Belfast Harlequins)
26 – Jason Harris Wright (Blackrock College)


Head Coach – Charlie McAleese
Manager – Gerard Slattery
Assistant Coach- Bobby Byrne
Defence Coach- Kurt McQuilkin
Doctor – Tim O’Flanagan
Physiotherapists – Shane Collins, Josh Hoopes
Fitness Advisor – Ray Egan
Technical Analyst – Derek Suffern