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Player Focus: James Gallagher

Player Focus: James Gallagher

We profile Ireland U19 squad member James Gallagher as he prepares for the game against Australia Schools in Ravenhill on Saturday.

Name: James Gallagher

Age: 18

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Position: No.8/Blindside

Hometown: Glenavy

Club: Ballymena RFC

School: Methodist College

First Rugby Experience: at age 8 at Vire RFC Normandy France

Rugby career influences: Nicky Wells, Davy Wells, Steven Lindsay

Rugby achievements: 2 Ulster Schools Cups, Bronze medal U18 FIRA/AER European Championships 2013

Other achievements: 3 Ulster Boxing Gold Medals, All Ireland Boxing Silver & Bronze medallist, Antrim U16 Gaelic Championship medallist

Sporting relatives: Brothers Dominic & Charles both U18 European Boxing Silver medalists, Patrick & Owen Gallagher members of Antrim Snr Football squad.

Related Links –

Ireland U19 Squad Announced