A 24-man Ireland Under-18 Clubs squad, sponsored by PwC, has been named for the International Triangular Festival matches against England and France in Gloucestershire next week.
The International Triangular Festival will take place at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire over Easter. Ireland play a France U-18 team (selected from the best players in their regional academies) at Hartpury on Wednesday, April 1 (kick-off 2pm).
The England U-18 Counties team will provide the opposition for Ireland in the festival finale on Saturday, April 4 (kick-off 11am).
The selected Ireland squad includes four players from the IRFU Exiles – Dominic Gorard (St. Benedict’s), Niall Saunders (Epsom College), Otto Gray (Canford School) and Jack Combes of host venue Hartpury College.
Coached by Wayne Mitchell who is assisted by Brendan O’Connor and Jamie Turkington, the Ireland U-18 Clubs side warmed up for the Festival with a game against Italy in Ashbourne last month.
IRELAND UNDER-18 CLUBS Squad (2015 International Triangular Festival, Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, April 1-4):
Backs (11) –
Luke Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Jack Combes (Hartpury College/Exiles)
Liam Coombes (Skibbereen/Munster)
Darragh Cummins (Sligo/Connacht)
Ciaran Frawley (Skerries/Leinster)
Dominic Gorard (Ealing Trailfinders/St. Benedict’s/Exiles)
Otto Gray (Canford School/Exiles)
Peter Howard (Cill Dara/Leinster)
Conor Nash (Navan/Leinster)
Sean O’Brien (Mullingar/Leinster)
Niall Saunders (Harlequins/Epsom College/Exiles)
Forwards (13) –
Jack Aungier (Suttonians/Leinster)
Paul Boyle (Gorey/Leinster)
Joe Carley (Enniscorthy/Leinster)
Eoin Corcoran (Longford/Leinster)
Conor Farrell (Navan/Leinster)
Alan Fitzgerald (Young Munster/Munster)
Conor Hand (Navan/Leinster)
Conor Maguire (Boyne/Leinster)
Ian McCarthy (Highfield/Munster)
Tadgh McElroy (Dundalk/Leinster)
Greg McGrath (Wexford Wanderers/Leinster)
Dylan Reeves Wasik (Bruff/Munster)
Jack Regan (Birr/Leinster)
IRELAND U-18 CLUBS’ FIXTURES:
Wednesday, April 1: Ireland U-18 Clubs v France U-18s, Hartpury College, 2pm
Saturday, April 4: England U-18 Counties v Ireland U-18 Clubs, Hartpury College, 11am