The Ireland U18 Schools side kicked off their season with a narrow win over their Italian counterparts in Viadana at the weekend.
The Ireland Under 18 Schools team kicked off their season with a three point win over their Italian counterparts in Viadana on Saturday.
Two tries from Tiernan O’Halloran with a conversion and penalty from Ferdia Doherty and a further penalty from replacement Ben Sargent helped Ireland to a 18 points to 15 win in the Stadium ‘Luigi Zaffanella’ against an Italian U18 XV.
Ireland U18 Schools
15. Ferdia Doherty (Gonzaga College)
14. Tiernan O’Halloran (Cistercian College Roscrea)
13. Brendan Macken (Blackrock College)
12. Alex Kelly (St Michaels College)
11. Chris Colvin (Royal School Armagh)
10. Gareth Quinn McDonagh (Crescent College)
9. Peter Du Toit (The King’s Hospital School)
1. James Tracey (Newbridge College)
2. Niall Scannell (PBC Cork)
3. Martin Moore (Castlenock College)
4. Shane Buckley (Rockwell College)
5. David O’Mahony (PBC Cork)
6. Stephen Leckey (Methodist College)
7. Niall Annett (Methodist College) Capt.
8. Jordi Murphy (Blackrock College)
16. Aran O’Brien (St Munchins College)
17. Conor Carey (Methodist College)
18. Bryan Carroll. (PBC Cork)
19. Aaron Spring (Sligo Grammar School)
20. Harry Doyle (Royal School Armagh)
21. Paddy Jackson (Methodist College)
22. Ben Sargent (Crescent College)