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Ireland U-18 Schools Squad Announced For FIRA-AER Championship

Ireland U-18 Schools Squad Announced For FIRA-AER Championship

The Ireland Under-18 Schools squad, sponsored by PwC, to take part in this year’s FIRA-AER Under-18 European Championship has been named.

Head coach Terry McMaster has selected a 26-strong squad for the tournament, which will be played in the Armagnac-Bigorre region of France between April 15 and 24.

For the first time, all of the Six Nations countries are taking part, joining 22 other teams from across Europe in their annual Championship.

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Ireland qualified for the elite pool of the tournament which also includes England, Wales and France. The team booked their place with a well-merited 31-12 win over the Scotland Under-18s in Glasgow earlier this month.

The U-18 Schools squad will start the tournament with a semi-final against host team France in Auch this coming Sunday.

The winners of that game will progress to the final with the losers taking part in a 3rd/4th place play-off against the other losing semi-finalists.

IRELAND UNDER-18 SCHOOLS Squad (Justin Bridou FIRA-AER Under-18 European Championship, Armagnac/Bigorre, April 15-24):

Backs (12) –

Christopher Farrell (Campbell College)
Jack Fitzpatrick (Gonzaga College)
Seamus Glynn (Presentation Brothers, Cork)
Rob Henshaw (Marist College, Athlone)
Conor McEllin (Blackrock College)
Luke McGrath (St. Michael’s College)
Cian O’Halloran (Christian Brothers, Cork)
Stuart Olding (Belfast Royal Academy)
Mark Roche (Blackrock College)
Rory Scannell (Presentation Brothers, Cork)
Rory Scholes (Campbell College)
David Shanahan (Belvedere College)

Forwards (14) –

Mark Best (Campbell College)
Bryan Byrne (Clongowes Wood College)
Edward Byrne (Clongowes Wood College)
Gordon Frayne (Clongowes Wood College)
Thomas Ferrari (Sligo Grammar School)
Donagh Lawler (St. Michael’s College)
Dan Leavy (St. Michael’s College)
Andrew Murphy (St. Michael’s College)
Ryan Murphy (Presentation Brothers, Cork)
Jack O’Neill (Castleknock College)
Luke Satchwell (The King’s Hospital)
Jerry Sexton (St. Mary’s College)
Christopher Taylor (Wallace High School)
Gavin Thornbury (Blackrock College)

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

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