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Ireland Under-19 Team To Play Australian Schoolboys

Ireland Under-19 Team To Play Australian Schoolboys

The Ireland Under-19 team and replacements (sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers) has been named by coach Allen Clarke for their encounter with the Australian U-19 Schools side at Cork IT on Wednesday (kick-off 7.30pm).

The Australian Schoolboys faced the Irish Under-19 Schools side at Belfield last Friday, pulling clear in the second half for a 31-14 victory. Click here to read our match report.

Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s game at Cork IT, U-19 coach Allen Clarke said: “The Under-19 grade is an integral part of the National Representative Pathway. As a nation, it is our first combined age grade side.

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“The match against Australia provides a unique occasion to measure our young Irish talent against the best from the southern Hemisphere.

“It also offers Irish rugby the opportunity to benchmark the quality of our Elite Player Development programmes and the quality of this year’s group leading into next year’s Under-20 Six Nations and Junior World Championship tournaments.”

IRELAND UNDER-19 TEAM & REPLACEMENTS (v Australia U-19 Schools, Cork IT, Wednesday, December 2, kick-off 7.30pm):

15 – Andrew Conway (Blackrock)
14 – Tiernan O’Halloran (Galwegians)
13 – Brendan Macken (Blackrock)
12 – Luke Marshall (Ballymena)
11 – Corey Hircock (Bedford/Exiles)
10 – James McKinney (Queen’s University)
9 – Peter Du Toit (UCD)
1 – James Tracy (Newbridge College)
2 – David Doyle (UCD)
3 – Martin Moore (Lansdowne)
4 – Simon Hanbidge (CBC Cork) 
5 – David O’Mahony (PBC Cork) 
6 – Jordi Murphy (Blackrock) (capt)
7 – Aaron Conneely (Colaiste Iognaid)
8 – Eoin McKeon (Colaiste Iognaid)


16 – Louis Padian (Worcester/Exiles)
17 – Paul Mullen (King’s Hospital)
18 – Kevin O’Byrne (UCC)
19 – Stephen Leckey (Glasgow Hawks/Exiles)
20 – Dominic Gallagher (Trinity College)
21 – Mark Dolan (Marist College)
22 – Gareth Quinn McDonagh (Shannon)
23 – Alex Kelly (St. Michael’s College)