A squad of 26 players has been named for the Ireland Under-18 Schools, sponsored by PwC. They take on the Scotland Under-18s in Dundee this Saturday ahead of the upcoming European Championship.
Saturday’s match will serve as a warm-up game as the Ireland Under-18 Schools squad prepare for the Rugby Europe 2015 Under-18 Championship in Toulouse at the end of the month.
Ireland are in the Elite Pool in the Rugby Europe tournament, drawn against Georgia in the opening game. Should they win that, they will play the winners of Wales v Italy. Ireland were beaten finalists in 2014, losing 30-14 to a very strong England side.
The Ireland Under-18 Schools squad is coached by Noel McNamara who assisted by Adrian Flavin and Paul McCarthy.
IRELAND UNDER-18 SCHOOLS Squad (v Scotland Under-18s, Under-18 International, Mayfield, Dundee, kick-off 11am):
Rory Butler (Campbell College Belfast)
Tim Carroll (Cistercian College Roscrea)
Alexander Clarke (Ballymena Academy)
Peter Cooper (Sullivan Upper School)
Tom de Jongh (Belvedere College)
Conor Dean (Blackrock College)
Oisin Dowling (St. Michael’s College)
John Foley (St. Munchin’s College Limerick)
Tim Foley (Cistercian College Roscrea)
Cillian Gallagher (Summerhill College Sligo)
Jonny Guy (St. Andrew’s College)
Colm Hogan (Glenstal Abbey)
Bill Johnston (Rockwell College) (capt)
Daniel Kealey (Campbell College Belfast)
Peter Kelleher (Christian Brothers Cork)
Jack Kelly (St. Michael’s College)
Jack Lyons (Crescent College Limerick)
Robert Lyttle (Methodist College Belfast)
Conor McEvoy (Sullivan Upper School)
Jonathan McKeown (Ballymena Academy)
Dylan Murphy (Cistercian College Roscrea)
Calvin Nash (Crescent College Limerick)
Jack O’Sullivan Jnr (Presentation Brothers Cork)
Jonathon Stewart (Wallace High School)
Michael Sweeney (Belvedere College)
Caelan Doris (Blackrock College)