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Ireland Under-18 Clubs Team Is Announced

Ireland Under-18 Clubs Team Is Announced

The Ireland Under-18 Clubs team to play Germany in their first international match in Berlin this Saturday has been announced by head coach Greg Lynch.

Saturday afternoon’s Under-18 international match will take place at SC Berliner, with a kick-off time of 2pm (local time).

Three players who played for Ireland in last year’s FIRA-AER Under-18 European Championship final against France are retained in the starting line-up. 

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The trio are captain Eoghan Masterson from Portlaoise, who starts at number 8, centre Thomas Daly from County Carlow and Navan flanker Akhlaque Khan.

IRELAND UNDER-18 CLUBS Team & Replacements (v Germany Under-18s, U-18 International Match, SC Berliner, Saturday, March 27, kick-off 2pm local time/1pm Irish time):

15 – David Panter (St. Paul’s Coll/London Irish/Exiles)
14 – Tom Flynn (Epsom Coll/Cobham RFC/Exiles)
13 – Conall Doherty (City of Derry/Ulster)
12 – Thomas Daly (County Carlow/Leinster)
11 – Conor Fitzgibbon (Buccaneers/Connacht)
10 – Liam Bourke (Navan/Leinster)
9 – Finbarr McGowan (Longford/Leinster)
1 – Peter Dooley (Birr/Leinster)
2 – George McGuigan (Gosforth Academy/Newcastle Falcons/Exiles)
3 – Ryan Furniss (Worcester Coll/Worcester Warriors/Exiles)
4 – Sean O’Brien (Galwegians/Connacht)
5 – Ultan Dillane (Tralee/Munster)
6 – Conor Joyce (Solihull Sch/Leicester Tigers/Exiles)
7 – Akhlaque Khan (Navan/Leinster)
8 – Eoghan Masterson (Portlaoise/Leinster)


16 – Jamie Dever (Westport/Connacht)
17 – Josh O’Rourke (De La Salle Palmerston/Leinster)
18 – Cillian Walsh (Killarney/Munster)
19 – David O’Connell (Old Christians/Munster)
20 – Cronan Gleeson (Nenagh Ormond/Munster)
21 – Eoin Stynes (County Carlow/Leinster)
22 – Kieran Butler (New Ross/Leinster)
23 – Adam Byrne (Naas/Leinster)

Ireland Management Team:

Willie Gribben – Manager
Greg Lynch – Head Coach
Jimmy Duffy – Assistant Coach (Forwards)
Wayne Mitchell – Assistant Coach (Backs)
Joe McGinley – Conditioning Coach
Brett Igoe – Video Analyst
David Hanly – Physiotherapist
John Quinlan – Doctor
Tom Nyhan – Team Assistant