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Irish U-19s Make One Change For Scotland Clash

Irish U-19s Make One Change For Scotland Clash

Harry McAleese will start at scrum half in place of Kris Greene in the only change to the Ireland Under-19 side for tonight’s IRB U-19 World Championship encounter with Scotland (Ravenhill, kick-off 7.30pm).

Ballynahinch’s McAleese will start at scrum half, partnering Scott Deasy of PBC Cork at half-back, with Greene dropping to the replacements bench.

The Irish U-19s, who are sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, need a win after losing 15-10 to defending champions Australia in last Thursday’s opener. Scotland lost 11-6 to France in their opening fixture of the tournament.

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IRELAND UNDER-19 TEAM AND REPLACEMENTS (v Scotland U-19, IRB U-19 World Championship, Ravenhill, Belfast, April 9, kick-off 7.30pm):

– Player/School/Club –

15 – Adam Craig (Instonians)
14 – Niall Morris (Blackrock College RFC)
13 – Eoin O’Malley (UCD)
12 – Conor Cleary (St. Michael’s College)
11 – Paddy Brophy (St. Michael’s College)
10 – Scott Deasy (Presentation Brothers College, Cork)
9 – Harry McAleese (Ballynahinch RFC)
1 – Paul Karayiannis (RBAI/Queen’s)
2 – Stephen Douglas (Ballymena)
3 – Matthew Nelson (Ballynahinch)
4 – Brian Cawley (UCD)
5 – Ian Nagle (Glenstal Abbey)
6 – Kieran Essex (Christian Brothers College, Cork/UCC)
7 – Rajan Reilly (St. Michael’s College)
8 – Paul Ryan (Blackrock College RFC) (capt)


16 – Michael Sherry (Ard Scoil Rís/Garryowen)
17 – Ian Leonard (St. Michael’s College)
18 – Patrick McCabe (Dublin University)
19 – David Foley (UL Bohemians)
20 – Jason Harris-Wright (Blackrock College)
21 – Patrick Mallon (St. Michael’s College)
22 – Kris Greene (St. Mary’s College RFC)
23 – Jamie Smith (Ballymena)
24 – Murray Kinsella (Newtown School, Waterford)
25 – Alan Gaughan (Buccaneers)
26 – Tommy Seymour (Down High School)

Coaching Staff –

Coach – Charlie McAleese
Manager – Gerard Slattery
Assistant Coach – Bobby Byrne
Defence coach – Kurt McQuilkan
Physiotherapist – Shane Collins
Physiotherapist – Josh Hoopes
Doctor – Tim O’Flanagan
Fitness Advisor – Ray Egan
Technical Advisor – Derek Suffern

Pool A – Ireland Fixtures –

Monday, April 9: Scotland v IRELAND, Ravenhill, Belfast, 7.30pm
Friday, April 13: South Africa v IRELAND, Ravenhill, Belfast, 7.30pm

– For further information on the tournament and up to date match reports, log onto www.irbu19.com