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Ireland U-18 Schools Squad Confirmed For Tournament

Ireland U-18 Schools Squad Confirmed For Tournament

The Ireland Under-18 Schools squad, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, has been named for the Five Nations Festival which this year takes place in Llandovery in Wales.

Ireland coach Terry McMaster has named a 27-man squad, made up of 13 backs and 14 forwards for the Under-18 Five Nations Festival.

The selection features a number of players from the four provincial Schools Cup champions – Clongowes Wood, Presentation Brothers College, Cork, Ballymena Academy and Colaiste Iognaid.

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This year’s U-18 Five Nations Festival takes place in Llandovery RFC in Wales from April 2 to April 10.

IRELAND UNDER-18 SCHOOLS Squad (U-18 Five Nations Festival, Llandovery RFC, Wales, April 2-10):

Backs (13) –

Luke McGrath (St. Michael’s College)
Harry Doyle (Royal School Armagh)
Patrick Jackson (Methodist College)
Sam Coghlan Murray (Newbridge College)
Mark Corballis (St. Michael’s College)
Aaron Thomas (Castleknock College)
Stephen Macauley (Clongowes Wood College)
Cathal Marsh (St. Michael’s College)
Ritchie McMaster (Coleraine Academical Institution)
Peter Nelson (Royal School Dungannon)
Garret O’Suilleabhain (Clongowes Wood College)
Charlie Simpson (Ballymena Academy)
JJ Hanrahan (Rockwell College)

Forwards (14) –

Adam Clarkin (Terenure College)
Aaron Conneely (Colaiste Iognaid)
Eoghan Cross (Crescent Community College)
Conor Gilsenan (Clongowes Wood College)
Jack Conan (St. Gerard’s School)
Daniel Qualter (Sligo Grammar School)
Rory Harrison (Methodist College)
Kyle McCall (Wallace High School)
Des Merrey (The King’s Hospital)
James Rael (Castletroy Community College)
Peter Reilly (Castleknock College)
Niall Scannell (Presentation Brothers College, Cork)
Yasin Browne (Christian Brothers College, Cork)
Shane Buckley (Rockwell College)

Ireland Under-18 Schools Management:

Terry McMaster – Coach
Kenneth Hooks – Assistant Coach
Gabriel Fulcher – Assistant Coach
Lorcan Balfe – Manager
Ozzie Fogarty – Doctor
David Lyons – Physio
Chris Shields – Fitness Advisor
Matthew Maguire – Team Assistant

Under-18 Five Nations Festival Fixtures:

Friday, April 2 –

Ireland v Wales, 2pm
Scotland v England, 4pm

Tuesday, April 6 – 

England v Ireland, 2pm
Scotland v Italy, 4pm

Saturday, April 10 – 

Wales v Italy, 2pm 
Scotland v Ireland, 4pm

Click here for directions to Llandovery RFC, the venue for the tournament.