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Ireland U-18 Schools Squad Is Announced

Ireland U-18 Schools Squad Is Announced

The Ireland Under-18 Schools squad, sponsored by PwC, has been announced ahead of their crucial game against Scotland Under-18s in Glasgow on Sunday.

The match is a qualifying game for the FIRA/AER U-18 European Championship, which takes place in the Armagnac-Bigorre region of France between 15 and 24 April 2011.

The Ireland Under-18 Schools were defeated by England Schools in the first qualifying fixture back in December, so this game is important in deciding which section of the FIRA-AER tournament they qualify for.

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Scotland caused an upset last weekend when they beat England 26-21 in Leeds, so the Ireland side now need a bonus point win and to deny Scotland a bonus point to ensure qualification for the elite section.

IRELAND UNDER-18 SCHOOLS Squad (v Scotland Under-18s, FIRA-AER Championship Qualifier, Braidholm RFC, Glasgow, Sunday, April 3, kick-off 12pm):

Ben Alexander (Royal Belfast Academical Institution)
Mark Best (Campbell College)
Bryan Byrne (Clongowes Wod College)
Edward Byrne (Clongowes Wood College)
Christopher Farrell (Campbell College)
Thomas Ferrari (Sligo Grammar School)
Jack Fitzpatrick (Gonzaga College)
Gordon Frayne (Clongowes Wood College)
Rob Henshaw (Marist College Athlone)
Donagh Lawler (St. Michael’s College)
Dan Leavy (St. Michael’s College)
Conor McEllin (Blackrock College)
Luke McGrath (St. Michael’s College)
Andrew Murphy (St. Michael’s College)
Ryan Murphy (Presentation Brothers Cork)
Cian O’Halloran (Christian Brothers Cork)
Stuart Olding (Belfast Royal Academy)
Jack O’Neill (Castleknock College)
Luke Satchwell (The King’s Hospital)
Rory Scannell (Presentation Brothers Cork)
Rory Scholes (Campbell College)
Jerry Sexton (St. Mary’s College)
David Shanahan (Belvedere College)
Christopher Taylor (Wallace High School)

Ireland U-18 Schools Management Team:

Terry McMaster – Head Coach
Kenny Hooks – Assistant Coach
Paul Barr – Assistant Coach
Lorcan Balfe – Team Manager
Chris Shields – Strength & Conditioning Coach
Ozzie Fogarty – Team Doctor
David Lyons – Team Physio
Vinny Hammond – Team Analyst
Jessica O’Brien – Team Co-ordinator

Related Links –

FIRA-AER Justin Bridou U-18 European Championship